LSU football is looking to improve to 3-1 on the season and 3-0 at home on Saturday. The Tigers are hosting New Mexico in one final tune-up game before taking on their fellow SEC foes in a brutal stretch of games. Brian Kelly’s team has already taken care of business against Southern and Mississippi State this season, will it be able to do the same against New Mexico?
The Lobos come into Tiger Stadium for the first time in search of a huge upset. The Mountain West school is also 2-1 on the season thus far. New Mexico has defeated Maine and UTEP, but the Lobos did slip up against Boise State during Week 2. It may not be the prettiest or most sought-after game on television this weekend, but here’s all of the information you need to know ahead of kickoff from Baton Rouge:
LSU football: Coverage map, announcers, local listings vs New Mexico
This game will kick off slightly later than LSU’s game against the Bulldogs last weekend. The Tigers’ clash against New Mexico will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT in what is sure to be a ruckus atmosphere for another Saturday night in Death Valley.
As briefly mentioned earlier, this is contest is not exactly must-see television. This is especially true when one considers the excellent slate of college football set to be played during Week 4. Therefore, this will be the first LSU game of the season that is not going to be available to any viewer with a relatively basic cable subscription across the country.
The Tigers’ game against the Lobos will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN’s streaming platform, ESPN+. The match-up can be viewed on either ESPN+ or SEC Network+, which comes with a subscription to ESPN’s premium streaming platform.
ESPN+ is available to purchase online for $9.99 per month.
LSU has had Joe Tessitore and Greg McElroy commentate their games twice this year (Florida State and Mississippi State), as well as Tom Hart and Jordan Rodgers (Southern). This game will feature Mike Corey and Dave Steckel on the call for ESPN+ and SEC Network+ from the booth in Tiger Stadium. Jalyn Johnson will be on sideline duties.
If you’re unable to watch the game on television, fret not. You will be able to listen to the game live on a plethora of radio stations throughout the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas:
- FM 98.1 (Baton Rouge)
- FM 100.7 (Baton Rouge)
- FM 104.5/104.9 (Baton Rouge)
- FM 107.3 (Baton Rouge)
- AM 870 and FM 105.3 (New Orleans)
- AM 1350 and FM 92.9 (New Orleans)
It’s no surprise this game is being put on the back burner by media companies. The Tigers are heavy favorites (-31.5 through FanDuel Sportsbook) and this contest is competing with a couple of massive clashes across the country. Luckily for LSU fans, this will likely be the last game where the Tigers are not on national television for quite a while. The Bayou Bengals will head to Auburn next week to kick off a run of games against SEC opposition.