LSU fans may not be happy about missing an opportunity for a night game in Tiger Stadium this weekend, but there are a few benefits to a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.
“I feel like the people will be able to see us better with the sun being out,” said LSU linebacker Devin White.
LSU hosts No. 10 Auburn (5-1, 3-0 SEC) in the Tigers’ Southeastern Conference home opener on Saturday, and thanks to TV schedules, the division rivalry will be the Tigers’ first home day game of the season.
The game airs live on CBS. This is the second consecutive week LSU (4-2, 1-1 SEC) will be shown on the network, following last week’s win at Florida.
Why is playing during the day a big deal around here? It's tradition, for one. Also, LSU is significantly more successful when playing under the lights of Tiger Stadium.
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The Tigers are 247-66-4 since 1960 when playing at night, compared to just 34-26-3 with the sun up. From 1970 to 1999, LSU was 8-17-2 during day games.
Fortunately, the Tigers don't have to play home day games too often.
Saturday will only be the second day game in the last 16 played in Baton Rouge.
LSU lost its only day game last season to Florida in a game that was originally supposed to be on the road but moved due to a hurricane bearing down on the East coast.
"I like day games. Period." said wide receiver DJ Chark. "For night games, the whole day is building up, building up. Day games you just wake up and get after it."
Fans are also significantly more likely to show up for night games. Only one of LSU’s top-15 most attended games in program history was played during the day.
And for the fans who are a little slow to get to campus at such an early time, coach Ed Orgeron has some advice to get out of bed.
“We're going to need (the fans),” Orgeron said. “There's a lot of things that we don't like that we have to do in life. So hopefully they can get up a little earlier, put a little something in their coffee to make them come up and let's go.”
Christian LaCouture’s father planned to make a special delivery to the LSU defensive end Monday.