BATON ROUGE – In what has become one of the most anticipated games in college football each year, 10th-ranked LSU renews its annual rivalry with top-ranked Alabama on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
Kickoff between the Tigers and the Crimson Tide is scheduled for prime time with a 7 p.m. start on CBS. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, and Tracy Wolfson will call the action for CBS.
The game will also be heard on the LSU Spots Radio Network and in the Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net with Jim Hawthorne, Gordy Rush and Bill Franqueson the call.
LSU, which remains mathematically alive for the SEC Western Division title, is 7-2 overall and 3-2 in league play. The Tigers had their first open date last week after nine consecutive weeks of action. LSU’s last outing came against Furman when the Tigers posted a 48-16 non-conference win over the Paladins.
LSU must win its last three games, which include Texas A&M on Nov. 23 and Arkansas on Nov. 29, and get some help in order to reach the SEC Championship Game. Alabama and Auburn (4-1) are ahead of the Tigers in the league standings.
The Crimson Tide, who are coached by former LSU head coach Nick Saban, has been ranked No. 1 all season and brings an 8-0 overall record and a 5-0 league mark into the contest. Alabama, which also had an open date last week, beat Tennessee, 45-10, in its last outing two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, it is interesting to note that LSU head coach Les Miles has a 5-4 record against Alabama, including a 3-1 advantage in games played in Tuscaloosa.
“This game presents a great opportunity for both teams,” Miles said this week. “Our guys are in college football for these kind of games. We look forward to playing them. Any time you line up against Alabama, there’s a rivalry and there’s national prestige.
“The want to make plays against a very quality opponent is there. I think the greatest compliment that we can pay an opponent is our best efforts, and certainly Alabama will get that.”