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Huskies will play under the lights in Baton Rouge

The SEC announced its early TV schedule today, including Washington's September 8th game in Baton Rouge against LSU.

The game will be televised on ESPN and will kick off at 6 p.m. (CST) in Baton Rouge and 4 p.m. here in the Pacific Northwest.

The Huskies' game vs. LSU will mark the first time the UW has traveled to an SEC stadium since 1983, when Washington also went to Baton Rouge to face the Tigers. The UW opened the 2009 season against the LSU at Husky Stadium.

The Huskies can expect over 92,000 people in attendance in the place nicknamed Death Valley.

Since 1960, LSU is 201–59–3 (.773) in night games at Husky Stadium. Current LSU coach Les Miles has only lost once in a night game.

From the LSU website  ...

LSU enters the 2012 season riding a nation-leading 17-game home winning streak and having won 43 of its 49 games under coach Les Miles, a stretch that dates back to the start of the 2005 season and includes wins over 13 top 25 teams. The Tigers won a school-record 19 straight home games from Oct. 15, 2005, through Nov. 10, 2007. LSU is 73-11 at home since the 2000 season -- including perfect home records of 7-0 in 2004, 8-0 in 2006 and back-to-back perfect seasons in 2010 (7-0) and 2011 (6-0). Only twice since 2000 have the Tigers lost more than one home game. Under Miles, LSU is a perfect 21-0 against non-conference teams at home.