LSU-Florida game set for 2:30 p.m. kickoff on CBS
BATON ROUGE –LSU's game against Florida on Saturday, Oct. 6 will be televised by CBS, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.
Kickoff between the Tigers and the Gators is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT (3:30 ET) from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. It will be the first time LSU and Florida have played during the day in Gainesville since 2006 when the Gators posted a 23-10 win over the Tigers on CBS.
Last year, LSU beat Florida in Tiger Stadium, 41-11, on CBS in what was the first of six appearances by the Tigers on the network in 2011. This season's game will mark the seventh time the teams have squared off on CBS in the past eight seasons.
LSU returns to action on Saturday, hosting Towson at 6 p.m. CT in Tiger Stadium in a game that will be televised by ESPNU.
LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s 12-10 road win over Auburn.
Montgomery, a junior from Greenwood, S.C., had four tackles, 3.5 of which went for losses in LSU’s win over Auburn. Montgomery’s first tackle for loss resulted in a safety and gave LSU a 2-0 first quarter advantage. Montgomery added a sack for a 5-yard loss and also had 2.5 tackles that resulted in nine yards in losses in the LSU victory.
The SEC honor is the second for Montgomery this year as he was named the league’s defensive lineman of the week for his play in the 41-3 win over Washington in week 2.
Tigers fall to No. 3
Despite going on the road to win its first Southeastern Conference game, the LSU football team dropped one spot to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches polls that were released on Sunday morning.
Oregon leapfrogged the Tigers and come in at No. 2 in both polls behind Alabama.
Florida State and Georgia round out the top five followed by South Carolina, Kansas State, Stanford, West Virginia and Notre Dame.
Florida rose three spots and sits just outside the top ten at No. 11 in the AP poll and is at No. 12 in the Coaches poll. Mississippi State also moved up in both polls, going from No. 23 to No. 21 in the AP poll and from No. 23 to No. 19 in the Coaches poll.