In 2018 the LSU Tigers return to AT&T Stadium and the AdvoCare Classic for their third appearance in the series. Their foe will be the Miami Hurricanes of the ACC on Sunday, September 2. LSU and Miami last faced each other in the 2005 Chick-fil-A Bowl, with LSU collecting a resounding 40-3 victory. The Tigers also lead the all-time series 9-3. Miami’s last win against the Tigers came in Tiger Stadium in 1988 when the Hurricanes drubbed the Tigers 44-3, tying the largest margin of victory in the series. LSU is 2-0 in its previous AdvoCare Classic appearances, defeating Oregon 40-27 to open the 2011 season and beating TCU 37-27 in 2012. Miami has not yet appeared in the AdvoCare Classic.
The 2019 contest continues the theme of pairing a newcomer with an AdvoCare Classic series veteran. On August 31, 2019, the Auburn Tigers and Oregon Ducks tangle in a rematch of the 2011 BCS Championship Game, the final game of the BCS era. The teams will meet for only the second time in history. Auburn defeated Oregon 22-19 on a field goal as time expired in the 2011 title game. Oregon’s lone previous appearance in the series came in 2011 when they fell to another set of SEC Tigers, the LSU Tigers, 40-27.