LSU kicks off its 2022 season in grand fashion, on one of the biggest stages of the weekend. The Brian Kelly era in Baton Rouge will officially begin with a showdown against Mike Norvell’s Florida State from the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. It’s a highly anticipated Sunday evening clash between two of college football’s most recognizable brands.
Neither the Tigers nor the Seminoles have lived up to expectations in years past. Thus, this game will be a huge litmus test for them both as they look to make a statement in front of a national audience. The bright lights of the iconic venue in The Big Easy will be shining down on the burgundy, purple and gold on Sunday evening. Here is everything you need to know about the contest ahead of a 6:30 p.m. (CT) kickoff.
LSU vs Florida State: Game time, TV channel, radio, odds, weather and more
The game will be broadcast on television via ABC. Joe Tessitore and Greg McElroy will have the call, and they will be joined by Katie George on the sideline. If you’re looking to stream the game online, as opposed to on television, watch live on fuboTV. The game will also be broadcast live via ESPN Radio. Commentators Mike Couzens, Max Starks and Ian Fitzsimmons can be heard giving their thoughts on the match-up there.
LSU entered the week as a -3.5 favorite over the Seminoles with most sportsbooks. The odds have shown that Las Vegas views these teams as equals with one factor or another—likely the experienced Kelly—tipping the scales in one program’s favor.
News that Jayden Daniels will be given the starting nod for the Tigers at quarterback has led to a late shift in the betting narrative. LSU has seen its odds better as it becomes a -4.5 point favorite over the, for all intents and purposes, visiting Florida State. If you’re looking to avoid committing to either team, stay away from the increasing spread and bet on the over/under total. The total points line is set at 51.5 as things stand. This late in the game, that likely won’t change.
The weather in New Orleans hardly matters seeing as the players will be going to war inside the Superdome. Nevertheless, for those attending the game, temperatures are in the low-80s with the humidity also flirting with 80%. Scattered, light rain showers are expected throughout the evening in The Big Easy. Dare I say, your typical early-September Louisiana evening?
While LSU vs. Florida State isn’t the weekend’s biggest event, it’ll still draw massive crowds. Every seat in the 75,000-capacity stadium in the heart of New Orleans is expected to be filled with a fan. For each school’s faithful, it’s a party. However, for the players, it’s a business meeting.
Kelly and Norvell are both looking to start this year with a strong, resume-building win. Neither side will realistically have a seat at the table when the College Football Playoff teams are announced, but that doesn’t mean it’s all for nothing. The Tigers and Seminoles should both see this season as an opportunity to build a successful base for their respective programs. This begins in New Orleans on Sunday night.