LSU and BYU have never faced one another. The Tigers and Cougars both finished 8-5 this season.
“We are excited about the opportunity to return to Houston for the 2017 season opener against BYU,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said.“We opened the 2014 season against Wisconsin in NRG Stadium and the turnout and response from our fans far exceeded our expectations.
The game will be LSU's second appearance in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff. The Tigers beat Wisconsin in this year's version of the event.
“Any football team or fan who loves the game would be thrilled to have the chance to play a traditional powerhouse like LSU of the SEC in an awesome venue like NRG Stadium,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said. “We are excited and grateful for the invitation to play in such a great game.”