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No. 9 LSU, McNeese St. Ready For First Clash

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staton1Banged up McNeese State heads into Tiger Stadium for their first meeting with No. 9 LSU on Saturday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Network.

"This game is a tough task for us," judged McNeese coach Matt Viator, "Anytime you play a good football team, in a tough atmosphere and maybe a minus a few of your good players, it's always going to be tough. But our kids are excited. It's a great opportunity for us to go over and play. We'll do the best we can."

McNeese will also pick up $750,000 for playing in Tiger Stadium.

"I have always had a lot of respect for coach Les Miles, said Viator. "He has been good for the coaching profession in Louisiana.

"They have a great team with great players. It's amazing what coach John Chavis has done on defense, what he has put together, They have a lot of speed and run the ball and like a coach put it, they don't nice. They don't line up the same way and are constantly pressuring. I've never seen anybody do what they do on defense. They continue to run good players in down after down after down.

"Special teams wise they are very good as well. Patrick Robinson is unbelievable and the corner team is good as well, On the offense, in the last two weeks they've turned in good performances and their formula for playing both Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee is working. They've got excellent athletes at wide receiver, the offensive line is good and one of the best players on their team, I think is  their fullback Stevan Ridley, That guy is really good."

Prediction" There is no line on the game but I see the Tigers winning 38-3.

Other college picks: Tulsa -19 over Tulane; Miami (Fla,) -19 1/2 over Duke; Clemson -15 over Maryland; Southern Miss 14 1/2 over Memphis; Boise State -39 1/2 over San Jose State; Ohio State -4 over Wisconsin; Iowa -3 over Michigan (best bet);  South Carolina -5 over Kentucky; Texas +9 1/2 over Nebraska; Ole Miss +21 over Alabama.



SOME HITHER, OTHERS YON: Fans are reminded that LSU's game against McNeese State on Saturday in Tiger Stadium will kick off a 6 p.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports Network. The game will also be shown on the internet on stream of the game will be blacked out in areas that receive FS South, FS Southwest and Sun Sports. Next week, the Tigers travel to Auburn for a 2:30 p.m. game that will be televised nationally by CBS, Currently, the only other Tigers game scheduled for television is the No. 13 contest against Louisiana-Monroe, which will kick off at 6 p.m.and will be shown on TigerVision. LSU is expected to be notified on Monday, Oct. 25, about the kickoff time and the television network for its game against Alabama on Nov. 6 in Tiger Stadium.

LSU vs. McNeese State

October 16, 2010 * Baton Rouge, La. (Tiger Stadium)

6:08 p.m. kickoff * Fox Sports Net


Times of Interest

9 a.m.                                    LSU SportShop opens

Noon                                     LSU Ticket Office opens

1:30 p.m.                              Southern Hauler performs at Zatarain’s Tiger One Village (front of PMAC)

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.                  Men’s Basketball Autograph Session (Men’s BKB Practice Gym at PMAC)

2 p.m.                                    L-Club Tailgate (L-Club at PMAC)

3 p.m.                                    Club level and Suites open at Tiger Stadium

LSU At the Game Programs on sale in and around Tiger Stadium

Live Sports Radios on sale in and around Tiger Stadium

3:15 p.m.                              LSU Student gates open at Tiger Stadium

3:30 p.m.                              All remaining gates open at Tiger Stadium

3:50 p.m.                              LSU walks down “Victory Hill”

4 p..m.                                    LSU Game Day presented by CST radio show at Zatarain’s Tiger One Village

4:10 p.m.                              Mike VI and LSU band march down Victory Hill

5:33 p.m.                              Mike the Tiger and LSU Cheerleaders field parade

5:46 p.m.                              Teacher of the Year Presentation

5:47 p.m.                              Sturlese Scholarship Presentation

5:48 p.m.                              Tiger Girls National Championship Presentation

5:49 p.m.                              Guest Captains Presentation

5:52 p.m.                              Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame performance

5:56 p.m.                              Alma Mater and National Anthem

6:04 p.m.                              LSU takes the field

6:05 p.m.                              McNeese State takes the field

6:08 p.m.                              Kickoff: LSU vs.. McNeese State on FSN


First Timeout of First Quarter

University Recognition


Third Timeout of First Quarter

Peoples Health Illustrious Alum



McNeese State Band performs

LSU Golden Band from Tigerland performs


Guest Captains

Jim Hubiz

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Tony Acosta

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