No. 1-ranked Alabama’s Week 10 road game against No. 4 LSU on Saturday, Nov. 3, will kick off at 7 p.m. CT and will air on CBS, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.
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Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl will be on the call for CBS from Tiger Stadium.
The Tigers have posted a 7-1 (4-1 SEC) record to begin their season. LSU lost to then-No. 22 Florida, 27-19, on Oct. 6 in Gainesville, Fla., but has since defeated Georgia and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., LSU boasts a perfect 5-0 record inside Tiger Stadium.
Alabama and LSU will meet for the 83rd time in series history in two weeks in what has become a hard-fought rivalry game. The Crimson Tide owns the all-time series, 51-25-5 and has defeated the Tigers seven straight times, winning the most recent meeting between the two, 24-10, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This year’s game, however, will be played in Baton Rouge.
Nick Saban is 8-4 in his career against LSU, including an 8-3 mark at Alabama. LSU coach Ed Orgeron is 0-4 all-time against the Tide, including an 0-1 mark in leading the Tigers. The former interim head coach recalled his last two Alabama-LSU game at SEC Media Days.
“I think each game is different,” Orgeron said in July. “You look at that first game, it was 0-0 going into the fourth quarter, and we were toe-to-toe with them. Their quarterback made some very good plays. You got to give him credit. They hung in there. We didn’t finish the game.
“I think if you look at last year’s game at Alabama, it was a physical contest. We felt that we could handle them physically and compete with them, and that was the first time I think our players felt that in a while.
“We missed some plays. We had DJ Chark open. We didn’t hit him. Their passing game gave us problems, and their quarterback made plays and we didn’t. Give Coach Saban and his staff the credit. They won the football game.
“Almost is not good enough against Alabama. But we feel that a couple of plays here and there and continue to be physically, we’re going to be right in there with them.”
The 2018 version of Alabama-LSU has its usual intrigue. Both teams enter the Week 10 game ranked in the top five of the Coaches Poll and AP Top 25 Poll. Also, LSU’s star linebacker Devin White is set to miss the first half of Nov. 3’s game after being penalized for targeting in the second half of the Mississippi State game. Reports suggest LSU is trying to appeal the suspension.
This week, the Crimson Tide and Tigers will have some time off, as both teams are on byes.
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