Arkansas at LSU: TV, weather and game info

By: Matt Jones
Published: Friday, November 10, 2017
LSU players celebrate with The Boot following a 38-10 win over Arkansas on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Michael Woods
LSU players celebrate with The Boot following a 38-10 win over Arkansas on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Fayetteville.

The 22nd Battle for the Golden Boot will be the earliest.

LSU has played only 11 morning home games since 1969, and none since 2011.

The 11 a.m. kickoff might benefit Arkansas some. Early games typically are not attended as well and not as noisy - and certainly not as intimidating as the legendary Saturday night crowds in Death Valley.

But the No. 24 Tigers are big favorites, and rightfully so. LSU played Alabama well last week in a 24-10 loss on the road and the Razorbacks have had to have two consecutive big second-half rallies to beat Ole Miss and Coastal Carolina - teams with losing records and interim head coaches.

WHERE: Tiger Stadium (102,321), Baton Rouge, La.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday

RECORDS: Arkansas 4-5, 1-4 SEC; LSU 6-3, 3-2 SEC.

WATCH: The game will be televised by ESPN and streamed on the WatchESPN app and ESPN3.com.

ANNOUNCERS: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (commentary) and Julie Stewart-Binks (sideline).

RADIO: Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the TuneIn app or at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The LSU broadcast will be carried on satellite radio - Sirius Ch. 108 and XM Ch. 192.

WEATHER: The game time forecast for Baton Rouge calls for temperatures in the mid 60s, increasing to the low 70s by the end of the game. Winds will be out of the southeast at 5 mph and there is no chance of rain.

COACHES: Arkansas: Bret Bielema - 29-31 overall, 11-26 SEC, 2-2 vs. LSU in fifth season; LSU: Ed Orgeron - 12-5 overall, 7-4 SEC, 1-0 vs. Arkansas in first full season (served eight games as interim coach in 2016).

SERIES: LSU leads the all-time series 38-22-2, including 11-3-1 all-time in games played in Baton Rouge.

LAST MEETING: LSU beat Arkansas 38-10 on Nov. 12, 2016, in Fayetteville.

BETTING LINE: LSU is a 17-point favorite.

DID YOU KNOW?: LSU is one of three teams (Texas and Ole Miss) that Arkansas has played in six different cities. The Razorbacks and Tigers have played regular season games in Fayetteville (4 times), Little Rock (15), Baton Rouge, La. (15), Shreveport, La. (25), and Memphis, Tenn. (1), and played each other at the 1947 and 1966 Cotton Bowls in Dallas.

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