The last time the Penn State Nittany Lions and the LSU Tigers took the field against one another, it was the 2010 Capital One Bowl, a game which saw Penn State upset their SEC foe 19-17 on a muddy afternoon behind the performance QB Daryll Clark.
Now, according to a report from Penn Live, officials are talking about having the teams go against one another again in 2020. The report actually came to light after the Big Ten accidentally posted a 2020 schedule with Penn State vs. LSU penciled in for Sep. 12 of that year. They later removed the posting.
But, Penn State officials have confirmed to the Pennsylvania outlet that the two schools have been in talks about a matchup that year, possibly at a neutral site instead of a home-and-home.
This would be yet another addition to a long line of opponents that Penn State has scheduled for the future, which already includes Pitt, West Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Lions will renew their rivalry with the Panthers from 2016-’19, and they’ll take on the Hokies in ’22 and ’23, and the series with the Mountaineers will run in ’23 and ’24.
But, a matchup against one of the top programs in the SEC, neutral site or home-and-home, is a huge feather in the Lions’ cap. Not bad for a school that was supposed to be rendered unwanted following the sanctions.