The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday that LSU’s football game against Alabama on Nov. 3 in Tiger Stadium will kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised by CBS.
Wednesday’s announcement came as no surprise as that was one of the stipulations LSU asked for a year ago when agreeing to move its 2011 regular season game against the Crimson Tide to 7 p.m. in Tuscaloosa. LSU won that contest 9-6 in overtime in what was the second-highest rated regular season game on CBS since Sept. 1987.
Alabama later beat LSU 21-0 to win the BCS national championship in New Orleans.
The 2012 season will be the 12th season of national coverage of the SEC by CBS, which includes televising the annual SEC Championship game from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The SEC on CBS schedule features 15 games during the network’s 12-week season, starting with a to be announced matchup on Saturday, Sept. 15.
LSU currently has one other game selected for CBS and that’s the Friday, Nov. 23 contest against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.
Last year, LSU appeared on CBS six times, including four straight appearances in wins over Florida, Tennessee, Auburn and Alabama. The six appearances on CBS were the most of any team in the SEC and the most by the Tigers since being featured on the network seven times during the 2007 national championship season.
The only other SEC game announced by CBS on Wednesday was the Georgia-Florida contest on Oct. 27 in Jacksonville. The remaining SEC schedule on CBS will be announced six-to-12 days before their broadcast date.