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LSU-Alabama set for 7 p.m. kickoff on Nov. 8

LSU-Alabama set for 7 p.m. kickoff on Nov. 8

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The No. 16-ranked Tigers and No. 3 Crimson Tide will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 on CBS.

The game is the late spot in the network's doubleheader. It will televise Texas A&M at Auburn at 2:30 p.m.

This marks the fourth straight year that CBS will show the LSU-Alabama game in prime time and the eighth straight year CBS will show the game overall.

Coach Les Miles' Tigers are fresh off of a 10-7 upset of then-No. 3 Ole Miss, a third straight win for the Tigers since a 41-7 loss at Auburn. Alabama has won three straight as well following a 23-17 loss at Ole Miss on Oct. 4, winning 34-20 Saturday at Tennessee.

The Southeastern Conference also fined LSU $5,000 for fans rushing the field after Saturday's upset win over Ole Miss.

The Advocate reports this was LSU's first violation of the policy, which bans fans from entering the competition area, since it went into effect in 2004. A second violation would cost the school $25,000, and a third and subsequent violations would be a $50,000 penalty.

LSU had not stormed the field in football since a 2001 win over Auburn, a game in which the Tigers clinched the SEC West title and a trip to the SEC Championship Game.

LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said after the game that he did not mind the expected fine from the SEC. LSU's athletic budget is $109 million.

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