By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor
Get ready for another late night at Tiger Stadium.
As expected, CBS announced Monday that it’ll pick up the LSU-Alabama game for its 7 p.m. time slot for a sixth consecutive year. It’s the network’s only primetime kickoff of the season.
No. 19 LSU (5-2, 3-1 SEC) and No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) will meet at Tiger Stadium on Nov. 5 in the latest installment of what’s become one of college football’s most anticipated annual matchups. This is the tenth consecutive year CBS will air the Tigers and Tide duel for all the nation to see.
Both teams will enjoy their traditional open date this weekend heading into the annual slugfest. Alabama comes to town winners of 20 consecutive games while LSU has won three consecutive games by double-digits since Ed Orgeron took over as interim head coach.
Alabama has won the last five meetings with LSU, though all of those games were of course coached by Les Miles.
– Speaking of as expected, Leonard Fournette was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his record-setting performance in LSU’s victory over Ole Miss. Center Ethan Pocic all picked up Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week honors from the league.
– Cornerback Tre’Davious White was named as one of 16 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the best defensive back in college football.