On the NCAA football 2013 live stream and television schedule for Saturday will be several big matchups involving battles between opponents ranked in the Top 25 polls. One of these will feature a showdown from the SEC Conference, as two of the powerhouse teams will meet up. Today's LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs game will be among the TV and live stream NCAA football matchups, with CBS providing the coverage.
According to a CBS Sports report on Sept. 28, today will make the No. 9 Bulldogs the fourth team in BCS era history to play three top ten teams within just their first four games. One of those games gave the Bulldogs their first loss of the season, as Clemson was able to get the win 38-35 in their big opening matchup. However, Georgia bounced back with a win over South Carolina 41-30 and has remained among the top ten in the polls. Now they have a chance to defeat another ranked opponent, but it won't be easy as they face the No. 6 overall LSU Tigers.
Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins said of today's matchup:
"We definitely control our own fate. If we beat LSU ... that would boost us up in the polls. People would favor us more and realize we're still a title-worthy team."
Many fans and analysts thought that Georgia had a shot at reaching the BCS title game last season, but the Bulldogs fell short. A win over LSU could be the victory they need to propel them in the right direction, as their schedule looks to get easier from here on out. The only opponent they have on the schedule that is currently ranked besides LSU, is No. 20 Florida. The Gators are hurting at the quarterback position, though, after losing Jeff Driskel for the season.
LSU has quietly moved up the ranks in the polls early, and are one of three SEC teams in the top ten. Currently, only No. 1 Alabama outranks them, the team they met two seasons ago for the BCS Championship. LSU has defeated No. 20 TCU, followed by UAB, Kent State, and in their first SEC game just last weekend, Auburn. Now they'll come into today's game with a bigger challenge in Georgia.
In addition to their desire to keep moving up the top ten, LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger used to dream of playing for Georgia, but ended up with LSU, so he's got a bit of extra motivation. Mettenberger told reporters he was anxious to get through this game, saying:
"My life has ended up here at LSU and I couldn't be happier with it. I'm proud to call myself a Tiger. I'm just excited to go into another SEC opponent's stadium and go in there and get a win."
For today's meeting, Georgia is a 3 1/2 point favorite, after opening at 3 points. The over/under total bet is set at around 62 combined points. Georgia is also favored by a point in the first half, showing that odds makers believe the Bulldogs to be the "slightly better" team in this matchup. The game will be held at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georg., giving the Bulldogs an edge with some hometown love from the fans.
Today's LSU vs. Georgia game has a scheduled start time of 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Television coverage is available in Roanoke and across the United States via CBS and local affiliate stations, including WDBJ 7. In addition, the CBS Sports website may also live stream today's SEC game for college football fans to enjoy here at their site, or at this area of the site, according to various sources.