The third-ranked LSU Tigers will play their opener against North Texas in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, marking a victory of sorts for the Baton Rouge area after it was struck by tropical weather from Isaac.
University officials said Thursday afternoon's final determination was made after checking the stadium and consulting with area authorities to ensure the community could handle the anticipated crowd of more than 90,000.
The two schools were motivated to do what they could to get the game in this weekend because they did not have any corresponding open dates the rest of the season.
''Our options are limited as far as opportunities to play this game and there was minimal damage to the stadium, so we are proceeding with the season opener on Saturday night,'' LSU athletics director Joe Alleva said. ''We understand there are portions of the state that are still recovering from the storm and there may be some fans that cannot, for various reasons, make it to Tiger Stadium. We wi...