LSU football will be looking to improve to 4-1 this weekend during a trip to the Plains. The Tigers are headed to Auburn to take on Bryan Harsin’s struggling squad in a match-up that’s always a tough scrap for both sides. There are a lot of headlines surrounding this game, most notably the fact it could be Harsin’s last game, and it’s also Brian Kelly’s first SEC road test.
The Bayou Bengals opened up as one touchdown favorites, and there has been a lot of shift in the line since that time. As things stand on Friday night, LSU is favored by -8.5 in the eyes of Las Vegas oddsmakers. If the last two years have told us anything though, it’s that the visiting Tigers will have to dig deep in order to earn a victory. It’s going to be a tough bout between two teams in limbo at this moment in time, who will emerge victorious?
Here is how you can view the 2022 Tiger Bowl between LSU and Auburn:
LSU football: Coverage map, announcers, local listings at Auburn
After being relegated to ESPN+ and SEC Network+ last weekend against New Mexico, the Tigers are back on primetime television. LSU and Auburn will kick off at 6 p.m. CT from Jordan-Hare Stadium on the Plains. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. The game will also be available to watch on Watch ESPN/ESPN+ as long as your cable subscription has ESPN included.
For the third time in five games so far this year, two of ESPN’s familiar faces will be on the call for a Bayou Bengals game. Joe Tessitore is the play-by-play commentator, which is set to add to the craziness of a rivalry already known for its intense endings. The Tiger Bowl has enough twists and turns as it is, adding the Tessitore effect to the 2022 edition will only make things more fun. The color commentator alongside him will be former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy and Katie George will be on sideline reporting duty at Pat Dye Field.
LSU has a 1-1 record so far this season when Tessitore and Co. are on the call for its games. The Tigers opened the season with a dramatic last-second loss to Florida State before rebounding in front of the ESPN crew a couple of weeks ago versus Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference opening match-up.
The Bayou Bengals have also lost the Tiger Bowl in consecutive seasons now. A win on Saturday would see them avoid their first three-game losing streak to Auburn since 1989-1994. A win would also take their record to 4-1 on the year and 2-0 in SEC play. This would be a tremendous beginning to the season for a team that many expected to be amongst the SEC’s bottom dwellers in a transitional period.
Be sure to tune into ESPN on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. CT with Tessitore, McElroy and George to watch the 2022 Tiger Bowl featuring Brian Kelly’s surging LSU team and Bryan Harsin’s sluggish Auburn squad.