LSU football schedule tweaked as Arkansas finale moved to Fridays

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season finale
LSU players celebrate after winning “The Boot” trophy last season in Tiger Stadium. LSU?will meet the Razorbacks again Saturday in Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

BATON ROUGE – LSU's season-finale against Arkansas will be played the day after Thanksgiving for the next two years, the Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday.

The teams will play on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 in Tiger Stadium and again on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Little Rock. Both games will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised nationally by CBS.

LSU and Arkansas met on the day after Thanksgiving for 13 straight years from 1996-2008 before playing on Saturday for the past two seasons.

The SEC foes play annually in the Battle for the Boot, which is a 24-karat gold trophy molded in the shape of Louisiana and Arkansas.

2011 LSU football schedule

Sep. 3     Oregon            Arlington, Texas

Sep. 10   Northwestern State       Baton Rouge

Sep. 15   Miss. St.            Starkville, Miss.

Sep. 24   W. Virginia          Morgantown, W. Va.

Oct. 1     Kentucky            Baton Rouge

Oct. 8     Florida            Baton Rouge

Oct. 15   Tennessee           Knoxville, Tenn.

Oct. 22   Auburn            Baton Rouge

Oct. 29   Bye

Nov. 5    Alabama            Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Nov. 12  W. Kentucky        Baton Rouge

Nov. 19  Ole Miss            Oxford, Miss.

Nov. 25  Arkansas            Baton Rouge