The LSU Tigers and Florida State Seminoles will open up their 2022 college football season with a game against one another in New Orleans on Sept. 4 at 7:30 pm ET. Florida State leads the all-time series 7-2, and currently owns a four-game winning streak against LSU. The last time the two teams met was in 1991, with the Seminoles coming out on top by a score of 27-16 in Baton Rouge.
The official logo for this year’s game between the two teams has been revealed. Check out the logo below.
Last season, LSU finished 6-7 in what was Ed Orgeron’s final year as head coach. The Tigers have hired former Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly for the 2022 season. As for Florida State, the Seminoles finished 5-7 in head coach Mike Norvell’s second season with the program. Norvell entered a pivotal Year 3 in Tallahassee, as Florida State has not had a winning season since 2017.
The official logo for FSU’s early season game against LSU. pic.twitter.com/miu1Cj4ngH
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Both Kelly and Norvell were listed as coaches with the most to prove in 2022 by 247Sports’ Austin Nivison.
“After coming close to a national championship at Notre Dame, Kelly chose to make the move down to Baton Rouge,” Nivison wrote. “Kelly took the Fighting Irish to a BCS National Championship and a pair of College Football Playoff appearances, but he will try to finish the job with the Tigers. Kelly has all the resources to do it, but his path to the title game just got even more difficult. Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher are in the same division, and programs like Ole Miss and Arkansas appear to be on their way up. Kelly will be on a mission to show he can hang with the top dogs in the SEC.”
Norvell enters the 2022 season firmly on the hot seat.
“In the modern era of college football, the third season can be make-or-break for a head coach,” Nivison wrote. “That’s where Mike Norvell finds himself in 2022. Even though Florida State failed to make a bowl game last fall, the team did show notable improvement. That needs to continue this year. No one expects the Seminoles to contend for the ACC championship, but getting to a bowl game and then some will go a long way in making sure Norvell’s seat remains cool in Tallahassee. Another losing season and the questions about Norvell might only get louder.”