BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU opens the Ed Orgeron Era, whether it be eight games or more, with a Saturday night showdown against Missouri.
Orgeron took over as the Tigers’ interim head coach when Les Miles was fired on Sunday. He’s been there before, guiding USC to a 6-2 record when Lane Kiffin was canned midseason in 2013.
Missouri is facing LSU for the first time since the 1978 Liberty Bowl, so it will be odd for most fans to think of this as a conference game even though it definitely counts in the SEC standings.
What time is the LSU-Missouri game?
Time: 6:30 p.m. Central
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1
Location: Tiger Stadium; Baton Rouge, La.
What TV channel is showing the game?
The game will be broadcast on SEC Network and live streamed via ESPN3/Watch ESPN.
Who is calling the game for SEC Network?
The legendary Brent Musburger will have the call, so expect plenty of subtle gambling references if LSU is leading by 12-13 points near the end of the fourth quarter. Former “Bachelor” contestant Jesse Palmer will handle color duties, so expect more camera shots of the booth than usual. The up-and-coming Kaylee Hartung is the sideline reporter.