Tiger fans, be prepared: An approaching cold front could bring plunging temperatures to Knoxville by Saturday night.
Saturday’s forecast in Knoxville calls for lows in the upper 30s, with a 70 percent chance of rain in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph, according to the National Weather Service on Thursday morning.
The Tigers (7-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) kick off against Tennessee (4-6, 0-6) at 6 p.m. at Neyland Stadium.
This trip is an unusual one: It’s the latest date for an LSU road game against a current SEC East team since the Tigers tied Florida, 3-3, on Nov. 25, 1972.
LSU linebacker Devin White, a native of north Louisiana, said this week that he’s ready for the colder temps.
“When we step on the field, I’m probably going to be the only player without tights on and long sleeve shirts,” White said. “I don’t even feel the weather. Five degrees, negative 1, it’s the same me.”
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