BATON ROUGE - LSU fans will get a rare treat on Saturday as the second-ranked Tigers will face Northwestern State at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium in a game broadcast on TigerVision, the school's pay-per-view network.
Saturday's game marks just the third time in school history that an LSU team ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation will be featured in a TigerVision contest. The other two times came during LSU's national championship season in 2007 when the second-ranked Tigers beat Middle Tennessee, 44-0, in week 3 and then defeated Louisiana Tech, 58-10, in week 10.
LSU is coming off a 40-27 season-opening win over third-ranked Oregon last week in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. Both teams go into the game with identical 1-0 records. The Demons, coached by former LSU assistant Bradley Dale Peveto, rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to beat Delta State, 24-23, in its opener last Thursday.
Saturday's pre-game show starts at 6:45 p.m. with veteran play-by-play man Doug Greengard calling the action and Rene Nadeau providing expert analysis.
TigerVision has served as LSU's in-house pay-per-view network since 1982. LSU is 63-21 overall on TigerVision, which includes a 46-11 mark in Tiger Stadium.
Residents in Louisiana can purchase TigerVision through their local cable and satellite provider, including Cox Communications (order on Channel 150).
Cable customers are reminded that they must have digital cable capabilities to order the games.
Residents outside Louisiana can purchase the TigerVision broadcast through ESPN's Game Plan package or www.ESPN3.com. The ESPN Game Plan and ESPN3.com coverage of LSU-Northwestern State contest will be blacked out in Louisiana.
The cost to purchase the game will be $34.50. The Northwestern State game will be LSU's only TigerVision pay-per-view telecast in 2011.
The game will also be available to Louisiana residents via TigerVision Online, a high quality Internet video stream of the TigerVision broadcast. The cost will be the same as the television broadcast, with a $10 discount to active Geaux Zone members.