ESPN to air LSU-ASU game

LSU's game against Arizona State on Sept. 10 in Tiger Stadium will be televised to a national audience by ESPN and will carry at 7:45 p.m. start time, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.

In addition, the league office announced that LSU's season-finale against Arkansas in Tiger Stadium will be played on Friday, Nov. 25 and will be televised by CBS. Kickoff for LSU's game against the Razorbacks will be 1:30 p.m.

The LSU-Arizona State game on Sept. 10 will mark the first meeting between the teams and will feature two squads that both won nine games a year ago. The Sun Devils posted a 9-3 mark in 2004 and beat Purdue, 27-23, in the Sun Bowl.

LSU's game against Arkansas will be played on a Friday and televised by CBS for the 10th straight year. Last year, the Tigers beat the Razorbacks, 43-14, in Little Rock to secure a berth in the Capital One Bowl.

LSU's opens its first season under Les Miles at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 against North Texas in Tiger Stadium.

2005 LSU Football Schedule

Date                   Opponent                                    Site                             Time                              TV

Sept. 3               North Texas                                Baton Rouge           7 p.m.                                           

Sept. 10             Arizona State                              Baton Rouge           7:45 p.m.                       ESPN

Sept. 24             Tennessee                                    Baton Rouge           TBA

Oct. 1                 at Mississippi State                  Starkville Miss.      TBA

Oct. 8                 at Vanderbilt                               Nashville, Tenn.    TBA

Oct. 15               Florida                                          Baton Rouge           TBA

Oct. 22               Auburn                                         Baton Rouge           TBA

Nov. 5               Appalachian State (HC)          Baton Rouge           7 p.m.

Nov. 12             at Alabama                                  Tuscaloosa, Ala.    TBA

Nov. 19             at Ole Miss                                  Oxford, Miss.          TBA

Nov. 25             Arkansas                                     Baton Rouge           1:30 p.m.                       CBS


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