In the first three weeks of the college football season, attention has largely focused on Clemson and Alabama, with the former extending its winning record to 18 games and the latter looking like a team on a mission to reclaim the national title.

However, Oklahoma has also received its fair share of headlines, largely thanks to a series of astonishing performances from Jalen Hurts.

Amid all of this, Louisiana State University has largely flown under the radar. That it has done so and for so long it’s extremely surprising, given the Tigers have won the first three games by a combined 165-55 scoreline.

LSU has already beaten No. 12 ranked Texas on the road—the Aggies were ranked ninth at the time—and now ranks fourth in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and a spot lower in the coaches poll.

Joe Burrow has been a major factor in the Tigers’ high-octane offense so far this season. The LSU quarterback has 1,122 passing yards and 11 touchdowns through the first three games, during which he has completed 83.3 percent of passes.

At 4/1, Burrow is now the third favorite to win the Heisman Trophy after beginning the season as an 18/1 outsider.

“This is who we are as an offense,” he said after LSU routed Northwestern State 65-14 on Saturday. “We are going to take our quick passes and our deep shots and that is going to continue to work well for us.”

Burrow and the Tigers travel to Nashville, Tennessee, this weekend looking to improve to 4-0 when they take on Vanderbilt.

The Commodores are 0-2 after losing 42-24 against Purdue last weekend.

Vanderbilt has struggled on both sides of the ball, conceding 479 total yards against Georgia in Week 1 and an enormous 509 yards through the air against Purdue on Saturday.

Considering that Burrow has completed 83.3 percent of passes, Vanderbilt’s hopes of beating the Tigers for the first time since 1990 appear very slim.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers in action during a game against the Northwestern State Demons at Tiger Stadium on September 14 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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When and where is the game?

The Tigers take on Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 21.

Kick-off is scheduled for 11 a.m. local time (12 p.m. ET.)

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by the SEC Network.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via the SEC Network’s digital platforms as well as fuboTV.

Series record

The two teams have met 29 times, with LSU leading the series 22 wins to Vanderbilt’s seven.

The Tigers have won the last seven meetings against Vanderbilt and have conceded nine points or fewer in the last six games against the Commodores. The two programs last met in September 2010, with LSU winning 27-3 in Nashville.


According to Oddschecker, LSU is a 23-point favorite and is 91/100 to win and cover the spread, while Vanderbilt is a 23/2 underdog. The over/under bar for total points scored is set at 62.5.

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