Gameday to pay a visit to Tuscaloosa

When LSU travels to Tuscaloosa this weekend for Saturday's Southeastern Conference Western Division contest against third-ranked Alabama, the Tigers will be joined on the Capstone by a large number of national media.

The game is already the featured contest on CBS, which will air the contest between the two top five-ranked teams nationally at 2:30 p.m. CST.

In addition to CBS, ESPN's College GameDay will be on hand for the game, broadcasting its Saturday morning show live from the Alabama campus. College GameDay Radio will also be on site, delivering a Saturday's worth of college football information to a national radio audience.

The weekend's activities actually gets started on Friday morning as ESPN's Cold Pizza, a two-hour daily news and entertainment show on ESPN2, will broadcast live from Tuscaloosa.

The game will be broadcast to a national radio audience on Westwood One Radio, which has hundreds of affiliates all across the country.

The LSU-Alabama contest marks the first time since 1959 that the Tigers have been involved in a top five matchup in the regular season. In 1959, top-ranked LSU, behind an 89-yard punt return from Billy Cannon, knocked off third-ranked Ole Miss, 7-3, in Tiger Stadium.

Saturday's contest will also mark the highest combined ranking between LSU and Alabama since 1972 when the second-ranked Crimson Tide beat the sixth-ranked Tigers, 35-21, in Birmingham.

The Tigers, winners of six straight, are ranked No. 5 in the nation and bring a 7-1 overall mark and a 4-1 league record into the game.

Alabama has won all nine of its games this year and stands at 9-0 overall and 6-0 in league action. LSU has won four of the last five against the Crimson Tide, including a 26-10 win a year ago in Baton Rouge.

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