LSU will play at night for the seventh time in seven games.
The Tigers (4-2, 0-2 Southeastern) meet Florida (3-1, 2-1) at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday in Gainesville, Florida – a match set for an SEC Network telecast.
Kickoff times were released Sunday afternoon after CBS used a six-day hold last week, putting off its decision until the outcomes of Saturday’s group of highly-ranked matchups. CBS has a day-time doubleheader Saturday. No. 13 Georgia meets No. 23 Missouri, and No. 3 Mississippi State hosts No. 2 Auburn at 2:30.
LSU’s first six games of the season have started after 6 p.m.
LSU now opens the season with seven televised games. Les Miles’ team has been on SEC Network twice (Sam Houston State and New Mexico State), ESPN three times (Wisconsin, Mississippi State and Auburn) and USPNU once (Louisiana-Monroe).
LSU dropped out of both major polls for the first time since 2008 after its 41-7 loss to Auburn on Saturday, the worst defeat in 15 years.