UCLA football schedules home-and-home series with LSU in 2021, 2024

Nearly two months ago, head coach Jim Mora said that despite a few recruiting misses, he wasn’t backing away from “big fish.”

That goes for the schedule too. UCLA announced today that it will play a home-and-home series with LSU in 2021 and 2024, starting in the Rose Bowl before going to Baton Rouge three years later. Granted, Mora might not even be in Los Angeles by then — his contract extends through 2019 — but he’s clearly trying to set the Bruins up as a perennial power.

In the past six months, UCLA has also scheduled home-home series with Texas A&M (2016/2017), Oklahoma (2018/2019), and Michigan (2022/2023).

Here is the nonconference slate for the next decade (!), though several dates are still TBA:

Sept. 5 — Virginia
Sept. 12 — at UNLV
Sept. 19 — Nevada

Sept. 3 — at Texas A&M
Sept. 10 — UNLV
Sept. 17 — at Nevada

Sept. 2 — Texas A&M
Sept. 9 — Hawai’i
Sept. 16 — at Memphis

Sept. 1 — TBD
Sept. 8 — at Oklahoma

Aug. 31 — San Diego State
Sept. 7 — TBD
Sept. 14 — Oklahoma

Sept. 5 — Rutgers
Sept. 12 — TBD
Sept. 19 — at San Diego State

Sept. 4 — LSU
Sept. 11 — at Rutgers
Sept. 18 — TBD

Sept. 3 — TBD
Sept. 10 — at Michigan
Sept. 17 — TBD

Sept. 2 — Michigan
Sept. 9 — TBD
Sept. 16 — TBD

Aug. 31 — at LSU

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  • Mark

    i give it about a 1% chance that Mora is around for the 2024 matchup, and only slightly stronger odds of making the 2021 game. It’s got nothing to do with his performance. It’s just a LONG way away. Why on earth are these scheduled so far in advance?

    • NOBSisdaMAN

      He’ll be gone or 0-1

      • The MacLeaner

        Sarkisian will probably be 1-0, at Slippery Rock, or Naja’s…

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Sept. 5 — Virginia
          Sept. 12 — at UNLV
          Sept. 19 — Nevada


          • ProbationU

            Looks like you have been studying the best team in town quite a bit lately. Pretty tough being a Trojan these days except for Water Polo.

    • LTEfan

      That’s the way business is done in the scheduling of non-conference games in college football. You can get McNeese State on short notice, not any of these powerhouses.

  • Bruin 34

    Wish it would be sooner as well. But the way Mora has this team going. I can see him still being around. Nice that the new “playoff has at least LSU” playing a legit contender. Not like the rest of the SEC pansies.