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LSU welcomes Georgia Southern to Death Valley to open 2019 season

This one will likely get out of hand in a hurry.

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For the first time since 2015, LSU opens their season in the comforts of Death Valley, as the Tigers play host to the Georgia Southern Eagles Saturday evening.

The Tigers are 15-1 in their last 16 season openers, and that likely won’t change against their Sun Belt foes from Statesboro.

There really isn’t all that much to say about a game like this. LSU is the sixth-ranked team in the nation and will cruise to victory. Even things like Joe Burrow having a strong game wouldn’t prove all that much because it’s kind of to be expected in a game like this.

And, you know what? That’s fine. As noted above, LSU’s season opener hasn’t been in Death Valley since 2015. You may remember that game because it was cancelled after one quarter due to weather. The last full week 1 game the Tigers played at Death Valley was in 2012! Neutral site marquee matchups are fun, but sometimes you have to just schedule a cupcake at home, send the fans home happy, and get off to a 1-0 start for the season.

Also, this game is on SEC Network now. Not ESPNU. Adjust your viewing accordingly.


How to watch or stream

Time: 6:30 p.m. CT

TV: SEC Network

Stream: WatchESPN


Odds

Line: LSU -27.5

Total: 52

(via OddsShark)