CBS To Televise Key Matchup That Could Impact College Football Playoff
One of the biggest college football games of the year will be a prime-time affair, as CBS-TV has announced the kickoff on Nov. 7 for Alabama-LSU for 8 p.m., ET.
This is a rare double-header day for the network, which normally televises one SEC game at 3:30. It will feature lead announcers Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson with Allie LaForce as the sideline reporter.
But this game is so huge the network is making a special broadcast. This is the fifth consecutive year CBS has had a special broadcast for this matchup. This year’s Alabama-LSU game could determine the conference champion and one of the four teams in the college playoff.
It’s in Tuscaloosa and features two Heisman Trophy candidates, both running backs, Alabama’s bruising Derrick Henry and LSU’s sophomore sensation Leonard Fournette.
It also features Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who was LSU’s coach when the Tigers won a National Championship. Alabama is 6-3 against LSU with Saban as coach and has won four straight games.
With two run-heavy teams and physical defenses built to stop the run, this could be much like the 9-6 LSU win in 2011. That was hyped as the “Game of the Century,” and featured little offense in an old-fashioned slugfest.