The Auburn Tigers and Louisville Cardinals will open their respective seasons against each other in the Georgia Dome on September 5, and now it appears that game will be broadcast nationally.
Per a report from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the game will be broadcast on CBS at 3:30 p.m., ET. Thus, if you’re an SEC fan, get excited!
Auburn vs. Louisville in Atlanta Sept. 5 & Georgia at Vandy Sept. 12 both CBS at 3:30 p.m.
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) May 28, 2015
With the prominent SEC on CBS broadcast team of Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce calling the game, this is a great way to open the season. Auburn is coming off a season in which it went 8-5 (4-4 SEC) a year after making it to the national title game (and losing to Florida State), and in 2014 lost an overtime heartbreaker to Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl.
Louisville is in a similar position, with 2014 been longtime coach Bobby Petrino’s first year back in his second stint with the Cardinals after coaching the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and then Arkansas and Western Kentucky. In his first season back, the team went 9-4 (5-3 ACC) before losing to Georgia in the Belk Bowl.
Combine the fact that Louisville has quarterback Will Gardner returning and Auburn is set to roll with Jeremy Johnson under center after losing Nick Marshall to the NFL, this game is sure to be a barnburner. The Cardinals will be looking to get back to what they enjoyed during the glory years under Petrino from 2003-2006, while the Tigers will look to reclaim some of the football magic that got them to the BCS National Championship Game two years ago.
Simply put, in terms of games that are kicking off the 2015 season, this tilt is NOT one to be missed!
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