A lot of the media attention is focused on Austin, Texas this weekend as the country prepares for the blockbuster battle between Alabama and Texas. While two of the most famous programs in the history of the sport may be battling it out in the Lone Star State, the real party is right next door. LSU football takes on Southern in what’s set to be one of the most fun games on this weekend’s college football platter.
The all-Baton Rouge affair may not attract many viewers around the nation outside of the two fanbases, but it’s going to be a ruckus crowd in the capital. The Tigers are expecting more than 200,000 people to be on campus before the sold-out contest kicks off. If you’re not able to attend Saturday’s game, here is how you can find it on television.
LSU football: Coverage map, announcers, local listings vs. Southern
Similar to most of LSU’s game throughout the season, this match-up will be broadcast to a nationwide audience. Unfortunately though, it will require a certain cable subscription or an ESPN+ package. The Tigers’ game on Saturday night against the Jaguars will be broadcast on the SEC Network starting at 6:30 p.m. CT.
SEC Network’s top team—or, at least, the most recognizable faces on the network—will be on the call for the first meeting between LSU and Southern. Tom Hart will be the Play-by-Play Commentator, Jordan Rodgers is the Color Commentator and Cole Cubelic will be handling sideline duties down on the field at Death Valley.
The all-Louisiana affair kicks off around the same time as some other notable games from around the SEC, as well. Kentucky at Florida (ESPN) and San Jose State at Auburn (ESPNU) are the two games that fellow Southeastern Conference fans will have their eyes on. Mississippi State at Arizona will cap off the night for the SEC. For others in The Boot, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns host Eastern Michigan on NFL Network half an hour prior to the Tigers’ kickoff.
LSU will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Florida State against Southern in front of a ruckus crowd. Death Valley will be sold out for the Tigers’ home opener as Brian Kelly makes his first appearance on the home sideline.
The hosts are -47.5 point favorites at the weekend over their visiting FCS foes, but that doesn’t mean there will be a shortage of entertainment. Southern boasts one of the best offensive attacks in the country, after all. The Jaguars put up an astonishing 86 points against Florida Memorial in their opening game. While they won’t do that against LSU, one would expect them to find the end zone a couple of times on the evening.
It’s going to be one giant party in Baton Rouge for the first ever meeting between these two programs. Be sure to join Hart, Rodgers, Cubelic and the rest of the crew on SEC Network at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday from Tiger Stadium.