ESPN College GameDay is coming to Baton Rouge.
The network’s popular Saturday morning pregame show will broadcast live from LSU’s campus before the Tigers meet No. 3 Ole Miss at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN. The show will set up on the LSU Parade Grounds.
GameDay is making its 10th trip to Baton Rouge in its history. That’s the most of any Southeastern Conference team outside of Florida (12). This will be the show’s first trip to Baton Rouge since coming before LSU’s 2012 game against then top-ranked Alabama.
The Tigers have lost the last three times GameDay has been in Baton Rouge, all coming against No. 1 teams (2012 to Alabama, 2009 to Florida, 2008 to Alabama).
LSU (6-2, 2-2 Southeastern) has won two straight games after falling into an 0-2 hole in conference play. The Tigers throttled Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night in the second-worst beating of the Wildcats in the 57-game series and are likely to return to the top 25.
The Rebels (7-0, 4-0) remained at No. 3 in the nation after whipping Tennessee 34-3 on Saturday night.
GameDay’s appearance in Baton Rouge will come less than a month after the show’s guest picker - singer Katy Perry - took a shot at LSU with a corn dog stunt. Perry was the guest picker on the Oct. 4 edition of the show that broadcast live from Ole Miss’ campus.
She picked Auburn to beat LSU that day and poked fun at the Tigers with use of corn dogs.