LSU's 2016 schedule sets up nicely for a potential National Championship run

October 30, 2015

The full slate of 2016 SEC schedules came out Thursday afternoon. LSU's '16 slate looks promising in what should be a very big year for Les Miles' team. 

Next year, a vast majority of significant contributors (Leonard Fournette, Davon Godchaux, Malachi Dupre, Brandon Harris) will become juniors. Barring injury, Fournette likely will again be the best player in all of college football entering the year. 

As for the schedule, it sets up nicely for this program aspiring to feature in the College Football Playoff. 

A season-opening game against Wisconsin provides LSU with an opportunity for a respectable nonconference victory. The Tigers also get Alabama, Ole Miss, Missouri, and Mississippi State at home. A tough stretch could include the consecutive quartet of MSU, at Auburn, Mizzou, and at Florida. 


As is the case this year, LSU will receive a bye week before taking on the Crimson Tide in Baton Rouge.