By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor
Some things in life you can count on annually: Death, taxes and LSU-Alabama on CBS.
The Tigers and Crimson Tide will kick off in primetime at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Nov. 4, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday, confirming the expected.
No. 23 LSU (6-2, 3-1 SEC) and Ed Orgeron are back in the rankings after a three-game winning streak against SEC rivals but will be taking a significant step up in weight class to take on the No. 1 Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) following a bye week.
It’ll be the seventh consecutive season that LSU-Alabama game occupies the network’s premier timeslot and 11th straight LSU-Alabama meeting aired on CBS.
Alabama has won the previous six meetings in a row, a streak that’s taken on a life of its own within LSU and its fan base. Orgeron isn’t interested in downplaying it, either.
“We talked about it in (the locker room),” Orgeron said. “It is a big deal. LSU-Alabama, it doesn’t get bigger than that. But we’ll worry about that when we come back from our break.”
LSU is expected to be a 24-point underdog against Alabama, according to USA Today handicapper and analyst Danny Sheridan.
TWO TIGERS RECEIVE HONORS
Two Tigers received SEC honors from the league Monday for their performances in LSU’s 40-24 victory over Ole Miss.
Running back Derrius Guice was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week and kicker Connor Culp was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Guice rushed for 276 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Culp connected on all four field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards.
2017 LSU Football – SEC Player of the Week Honors
Player (Position) SEC Honor Opponent
Garrett Brumfield (OG) Offensive Lineman of the Week BYU
Devin White (LB) Defensive Player of the Week Florida
DJ Chark (WR/RS) Offensive Player of the Week Auburn
Devin White (LB Defensive Player of the Week Auburn
Derrius Guice (RB) Offensive Player of the Week Ole Miss
Connor Culp (PK) Special Teams Player of the Week Ole Miss