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Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) returns his interception in the first half of LSU and Wisconsin's season opener, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, with Wisconsin fullback Derek Watt trying to make the tackle.

The SEC Network’s prime channel and prime crew will broadcast LSU’s home opener Saturday against Sam Houston State.

Because of a huge number of non-conference games this weekend, the SEC Network will have games on its main and alternate channels.

The LSU-Sam Houston State game will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on the main SEC Network channel, which for Cox subscribers in South Louisiana is 82/1082 (high definition).

The SEC Network’s top crew of veteran play-by-play announcer Brent Musberger, analyst Jesse Palmer and sideline reporter Maria Taylor will call the game from Tiger Stadium.

It will be the first LSU game to be shown live on the new network.

A total of six games will be shown on the SEC Network’s main or alternate channel Saturday, including the Nicholls State-Arkansas game.

That game will kick off at 3 p.m. in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the game to be shown on the SEC Network’s alternate channel (Cox 83/1083).

Additionally, all games will be available via or

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Here’s the complete list of SEC Network games for Saturday (all times Central):

* Florida Atlantic at Alabama, 11 a.m. (SEC Network main)

* Arkansas State at Tennessee, 11 a.m. (SEC Network alternate)

* Eastern Michigan at Florida, 3 p.m. (SEC Network main)

* Nicholls State at Arkansas, 3 p.m. (SEC Network alternate)

* Sam Houston State at LSU, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network main)

* Lamar at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network alternate)