Alabama and LSU’s much-anticipated rematch is finally here after getting postponed in November.
Well, anticipated for the Tide, anyway. LSU (3-4 SEC) hasn’t exactly looked the part of defending national champion, suffering its worst start to a season through seven games since 1999: The Tigers started 2-5 through under coach Gerry DiNardo, part of a season in which they finished 3-8. For context on exactly how long ago that was, Nick Saban took over as LSU’s coach the following year.
No. 1 Alabama, meanwhile, is 8-0 and in the driver’s seat for the SEC West division title, conference championship and College Football Playoff berth. The Tide have been lethally efficient on offense this season, led by the three-headed monster of quarterback Mac Jones (2,728 passing yards, 23 touchdowns to three interceptions); receiver DeVonta Smith (72 catches, 1,074 yards, 12 touchdowns); and running back Najee Harris (873 yards, 6.0 yards per carry, 17 touchdowns). To make matters worse, the defense has improved over the course of the season, allowing just three touchdowns since the second half of the Georgia game on Oct. 17.
Oh, and Saban is returning to coach after a COVID-19 diagnosis.
That said, don’t expect LSU to roll over for Alabama (no pun intended): They still have such talented players as Derek Stingley Jr. at cornerback and Arik Gilbert at tight end, among others. And no matter what their record is at this point in the season, look for coach Ed Orgeron to have his players ready for the rival Tide.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Alabama-LSU on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channels and more.
What channel is Alabama vs. LSU on today?
- TV channel (national): CBS
- Live stream: fuboTV
Alabama vs. LSU will air live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET. Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will call the game from the booth with Jamie Erdahl serving as the sideline reporter.
Alabama vs. LSU start time
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 5
- Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Saturday’s game will be the fifth national broadcast for Alabama, all of which came on CBS. It will be the Tigers’ third nationally televised game, also all on CBS.
Alabama football schedule 2020
|4||Sept. 26||Alabama 38, Missouri 19|
|5||Oct. 3||Alabama 52, Texas A&M 24|
|6||Oct. 10||Alabama 63, Ole Miss 48|
|7||Oct. 17||Alabama 41, Georgia 24|
|8||Oct. 24||Alabama 48, Tennessee 17|
|9||Oct. 31||Alabama 41, Mississippi State 0|
|12||Nov. 21||Alabama 63, Kentucky 3|
|13||Nov. 28||Alabama 42, Auburn 13|
|14||Dec. 5||at LSU*|
|15||Dec. 12||at Arkansas*|
*Reflects SEC schedule change
LSU football schedule 2020
|4||Sept. 26||Mississippi State 44, LSU 33|
|5||Oct. 3||LSU 41, Vanderbilt 7|
|6||Oct. 10||Missouri 45, LSU 41|
|8||Oct. 24||LSU 52, South Carolina 24|
|9||Oct. 31||Auburn 48, LSU 11|
|12||Nov. 21||LSU 27, Arkansas 24|
|14||Nov. 28||Texas A&M 20, LSU 7|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Alabama|
|14||Dec. 12||at Florida|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Ole Miss|