Ol’ Uncle Verne had leaked the info a few days ago, but CBS and the SEC made things official today with the announcement that next Saturday’s matchup between LSU and Alabama will be a 7 p.m. CT kickoff as a part of a double-header on CBS.
For the sixth-consecutive season, the Nov. 5 LSU-Alabama football game will be televised in primetime by CBS, the Southeastern Conference and its network television partners announced Monday.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT in Tiger Stadium as part of CBS's day-night doubleheader.
Both 19th-ranked LSU (5-2, 3-1 SEC) and top-ranked Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) have open dates on Oct. 29 leading in to the annual clash of SEC Western Division standouts.
The last two games in this series in Baton Rouge have ended in heartbreak, to put it mildly, but they’ve still been classic, memorable games. The Crimson Tide look pretty unbeatable right now, but then LSU has been renewed since Ed Orgeron took over for Les Miles.
So that means we know two things about this game: A) it will last somewhere between 5 and 10 hours, and B) this game will be, as the kids these day say, lit. A chance to make some more memories.
We’ll just have to see if they’re good ones or bad ones.