LSU, Bama to play at 6:45 on ESPN

LSU's game against Alabama on Saturday in Tiger Stadium will kickoff at 6:45 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN, the Southeastern Conference announced on Sunday.

It will mark LSU's sixth appearance on national television this year, but the first time the Tigers will play on ESPN. LSU has played twice on ESPN2 this season.

Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will handle the call for ESPN.

LSU, who posted a 28-24 win over eighth-ranked Tennessee on Saturday, brings a 7-2 overall mark and a 3-2 league record, into the contest. The Tigers are ranked No. 12 in the nation in both the Associated Press Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Alabama, 24-16 losers to Mississippi State in its last game, is 6-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

Other SEC games on television on Saturday include Georgia at Auburn at 11:30 a.m. on Lincoln Financial Sports; South Carolina at Florida at 2:30 p.m. on CBS; and Tennessee at Arkansas at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

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