The Grambling State Tigers (0-1) will visit the No. 14 ranked LSU Tigers (0-1) in Baton Rouge on Saturday, September 9.
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The game isn’t on regular TV, but it will stream live on SEC Network+ (this can be watched on the ESPN app or website if you have a cable package or streaming service that includes SEC Network), which you can watch for free with FuboTV or DirecTV Stream.
You can watch SEC Network+ with a subscription to FuboTV. You’ll need both the main channel package and the “Sports Plus” add-on, but both can be included with your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Grambling State vs LSU live on the ESPN app (not the FuboTV app) or ESPN.com.
You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials to do that.
DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” You ‘ll need “Choice” or above to watch SEC Network+, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Grambling State vs LSU live on the ESPN app (not the DirecTV Stream app) or ESPN.com.
You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials to do that.
If you’ve used up all your free trials for other streaming services, ESPN+ is the cheapest way to watch this game, as every game that is on SEC Network+ (which is different from the regular SEC Network TV channel) is also available live on ESPN+:
ESPN+ includes hundreds of college football games in 2023, plus dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary and additional original content (both video and written) for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year (or $13.99 per month for a bundle of all three of ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu).
Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch Grambling State vs LSU live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com.
Compatible devices for the ESPN app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X/S, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Another cheaper option if you’re out of free trials, SEC Network+ is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange + Sports Extra” bundle, which is just $31 for your first month:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Grambling State vs LSU live on the ESPN app (not the Sling app) or ESPN.com.
You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials to do that.
LSU vs Grambling 2023 Preview
Both teams opened up their respective seasons last week with losses, so each is looking to rebound here. Louisiana State is coming off a disappointing 45-24 season-opening loss to No. 4 Florida State. The Tigers went up at the half, 17-14, but managed just a touchdown the entire second half, getting outscored 31-7 in the third and fourth quarters combined.
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels went 22-of-37 for 347 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the loss.
“This is a total failure from a coaching standpoint and a player standpoint that we have to obviously address and we have to own,” LSU head coach Brian Kelly said after the loss. “I know adversity is always going to strike at some time in this game, and this is our first real piece of adversity that we have to address. I’m confident our guys and our coaches will rally in the manner that they need to.”
On the other side, Grambling State is fresh from a 35-31 loss to Hampton in it’s first game.
Tigers quarterback Myles Crawley went 25-for-38 for 311 yards and two touchdowns, while wide receiver Lyndon Rash caught eight passes for 90 yards and a score. Grambling State played well, particularly in the second half, when it outscored Hampton 22-14.
On defense, Grambling State gave up 279 yards on the ground in the loss, which wound up making a huge difference in the game.
“Defensively, we got to shore up the stopping a run. I mean, we got to get better at that. I mean, we saw a team that ran the ball extremely well,” GSU head coach Hue Jackson said. “Everybody will be watching because everybody wants to see where is Grambling at right now and where is LSU at right now.”
Grambling State has not beaten an FBS team since 1985, and the odds of them doing that here aren’t great. This will be just the second time LSU has faced off against an HBCU.
This will be the first-ever meeting between Louisiana State and Grambling State.