ESPN's College Gameday sets up ahead of LSU-Alabama game

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The countdown is on to one of the biggest games, LSU vs. Alabama, and covering such a big rivalry requires an entire team.

The matchup has gotten national attention as ESPN's College Gameday has set up shop in LSU's quad, which is a first. In the past, the show usually broadcasted from the LSU parade grounds.

There were students hanging around the area Friday, playing games and waiting to catch a glimpse of the hosts.

One of the hosts Rece Davis spoke with WAFB about what it means to him to be broadcasting the show from Baton Rouge.

"When you see people who care as much as the LSU fans do, it makes it fun and it makes it exciting to be here," Davis said. "You love to be part of something and you're really gratified that they want to be a part of the show and show up Saturday mornings and we never take that for granted."

Some of the crew met with some of the students afterward, signing shirts and hats as well as taking pictures with the LSU fans.

This the 11th time College Gameday has come to LSU. The last show was last in Baton Rouge on October 25, 2015 for a matchup between LSU, which was ranked No. 24 at the time, and then-ranked No. 3 Ole Miss. The Tigers ended up winning that game, 10–7.

The game against Alabama kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

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