Through 3 Quarters
The LSU Tigers were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Central Michigan Chippewas as LSU lead 42-14. The Tigers have been riding high on the performance of QB Max Johnson, who has passed for five TDs and 354 yards on 34 attempts.
With five sacks, the LSU defense has been a true menace for Central Michigan's offensive line. We'll see how many sacks LSU can scare up the rest of the game.
Central Michigan @ LSU
Current Records: Central Michigan 1-1; LSU 1-1
What to Know
The Central Michigan Chippewas are staring down a pretty large 19.5-point disadvantage in the spread for Saturday's game. They will head out on the road to face off against the LSU Tigers at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Tiger Stadium. After both teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.
The Chippewas got themselves on the board against the Robert Morris Colonials last week, but Robert Morris never followed suit. CMU steamrolled past Robert Morris 45 to nothing at home. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 28 to nothing.
Meanwhile, you can't lose the contest if you win every quarter, and that was precisely LSU's strategy against the McNeese State Cowboys last week. LSU was the clear victor by a 34-7 margin over McNeese State. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Tigers had established a 24 to nothing advantage. They relied on the efforts of QB Max Johnson, who passed for three TDs and 161 yards on 27 attempts, and WR Kayshon Boutte, who snatched two receiving TDs.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 1-1. Both the Chippewas and LSU have easy wins in recent memory. We'll see which one's ego takes a hit when they face off.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Tiger Stadium -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Tigers are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Chippewas, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 20.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.