Louisiana at Troy – 2:30 p.m. on ESPN+
The Cajuns seek consecutive statement wins when they Travel to Troy Saturday. Louisiana is coming off a marquee SBC win over Arkansas State, the first marquee win of Billy Napier’s tenure. Louisiana is a 10-point underdog in Vegas. The Trojans won the Sun Belt title in 2017, and are 4-0 in conference play this year. After beating LSU a year ago, Troy beat Nebraska this season making it consecutive seasons with a win against a Power 5 school. Expect a lot of running. Troy running back B.J. Smith leads the conference in rushing, Trey Ragas is second.
1. Alabama at 3. LSU – 7:00 p.m. on CBS
It’s the biggest college football game of 2018 as top ranked Alabama takes on it’s biggest test this season when traveling to Baton Rouge. The Tide is a 2-score favorite in Las Vegas, but history says this will be a close game. LSU hasn’t beaten Alabama since 2011. The match-up is strength on strength. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the Heismen favorite. He’s thrown 25 touchdowns and no interceptions. LSU’s 14 interceptions are the most in college football. LSU is 3-0 this season in games against top-10 teams.
Georgia Southern at ULM – 2:00 p.m. on ESPN3
Grambling State at Mississippi Valley – 2:00 p.m.
Tulane at South Florida – 2:30 p.m. on CBSN
McNeese at Southeastern – 2:30 p.m. on ESPN3
Louisiana Tech at 18. Mississippi State – 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network