Until the 1st trimester
The LSU Tigers were expected to win this one, and so far that’s exactly how it’s been. They are way ahead after a quarter with a 21-7 lead over the central Michigan Chippewas. WR Deion Smith has led the way so far for the Tigers, having caught two passes for two touchdowns and 68 yards.
LSU was led by Smith, who so far has caught two passes for two touchdowns and 68 yards. Smith didn’t help his team much against the McNeese State Cowboys last week, so it’s a good turnaround for him.
LSU and CMU were both victorious in their last outing, but for now only LSU is able to continue this streak. We’ll see if LSU can maintain their lead to secure another victory and offset the positive energy from Central Michigan.
Central Michigan @ LSU
Current records: Mid Michigan 1-1; LSU 1-1
What there is to know
The mid-Michigan Chippewas are sizeable 19.5 points behind for Saturday’s game. They will hit the road to face the LSU Tigers at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Tiger Stadium. After both teams get rid of their previous opponents, one of them is about to suffer a disheartening setback.
The Chippewas got on the board against Robert Morris’ Colonials last week, but Robert Morris never followed suit. CMU steamed past Robert Morris 45 for nothing at home. The game was pretty much decided at half-time, when the score was already 28 to zero.
Meanwhile, you can’t lose the contest if you win every quarter, and that was precisely LSU’s strategy against the McNeese State Cowboys last week. LSU was the clear winner by a 34-7 margin over McNeese State. The fight was almost over by the end of the third, by which time the Tigers had established a 24-to-none advantage. They leaned on the efforts of QB Max Johnson, who had three touchdowns and 161 yards on 27 attempts, and WR Kayshon Boutte, who grabbed two touchdowns on reception.
Their victories brought the two teams to an identical 1-1. The Chippewas and LSU both have easy wins in recent memory. We’ll see what ego takes a hit when they clash.
How to watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Or: Tiger Stadium – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- TV: SEC Network
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 6.00
The Tigers are a 19.5-point favorite against the Chippewas, according to the latest college football odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as 20.5-point favorites.
Over / Under: -107
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History of the series
This is the first time these teams have met in the past six years.