FIU vs. Louisiana Tech: How a 4-0 loss to Louisiana Tech might impact the football schedule
FIU coach Tony Bennett’s team will face a potential opponent that could be facing an early-season bye in Week 1, according to a league source.
That opponent is LSU.
The Tigers’ season ended in Week 9 with a 5-7 loss to the Knights.
They’ll likely play a three-game home schedule beginning next week.
The first game against the Tigers would be at the Citrus Bowl, the SEC championship game.
LSU is 2-0 on the season, but has lost two straight at home.
Bennett has also been the first SEC coach to go unbeaten at home in the first quarter of a season, and he’s only had two games this season at LSU.
“This is an early start, but I’m going to keep working at it,” Bennett said in a conference call with reporters.
“We’re going to be working very hard.
We have to go out there and we have to execute, we have no time off.
We just have to keep going and keep grinding.”
LSU is the third ranked team in the country, behind Alabama and Florida State.
Bennett said that he’s been able to “build a great relationship” with his team, but there’s no timeline for a return to the SEC.
LSU has won three games by 20 or more points in each of its last four seasons.