LSU cancels season opener

LSU coach Les Miles offered a scholarship to his son Ben Miles on Monday. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

LSU coach Les Miles offered a scholarship to his son Ben Miles on Monday. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

LSU will have to wait another week to have its first game of the season.

After a lengthy rain delay (3 hours, 45 minutes to be exact), the LSU-McNeese State game was cancelled. This was the first time that LSU had to cancel a football game since 1918, according to the Advocate.com’s Ross Dellenger.

The game was first suspended at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday and was officially cancelled at approximately 11:35 p.m., with 10:08 remaining in the first quarter. The game against McNeese State will not be rescheduled.

LSU’s Les Miles met with the media after the game was called.

“Either way — play or not –we’ll be prepared to play the next opponent,” Miles told reporters.

Numerous storm cells, which also caused issues and delays for UGA and Tennessee on Saturday, hovered over LSU’s stadium and never broke up.

LSU will delay the start of the season to next Saturday’s road game at Mississippi State.


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