The Morning Briefing: November 2, 2018

The cover of the Alabama game program when LSU visited in 2015.Christopher Walsh/BamaCentral

Your daily dose of what's going on with the Crimson Tide, including full TV listings

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Men’s tennis: Country Club of Birmingham Collegiate Invitational, all day

• Volleyball: Georgia at Alabama, 7 p.m.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

· Volleyball: Georgia at Alabama, 7 p.m.

· Football: Alabama at LSU, Saturday 7 p.m., CBS, Live Audio

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Men’s tennis: Sophomore Riccardo Roberto lost to No. 6 seed Justin Butsch 6-1, 4-1, ret., at the USTA $15k Futures tournament in Birmingham.

• Women’s basketball: Exhibition, Alabama 82, Mississippi College, 53: Freshman De’Sha Benjamin had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while sophomore Ariyah Copeland had nine points and 14 rebounds.

Alabama guard Shaquera Wade vs. Mississippi College on Thurday evening.Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Did you notice?

• Former Alabama center Bradley Bozeman and his fiancé Nikki Hegstetter, a former Crimson Tide basketball player, are trying to take their anti-bullying campaign to new level in Baltimore. They formed the Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation in the spring and visited 20 schools in Alabama before the draft. According to the Baltimore Sun, the message from the Ravens offensive lineman includes: “I might look like a 320-pound football player now, but when I was your age, I was just a short fat kid. … It’s your life and you only get one of them,’’ Bozeman tells the kids. “You don’t want to let somebody else determine whether you enjoy it.”

• LSU defensive end Rashard Lawrence told The Advocate that it’s crazy how Alabama has been so efficient and productive with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa running the offense. “I tried not to watch too much [tape], because it gets kind of boring watching them just run up and down the field on everybody.”

• Since he doesn’t have to face Alabama this season, Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason was asked if he was at LSU which would he focus on trying to stop, the Crimson Tide’s running game or passing attack? “What I would do is focus on the run because if Alabama hits you with run and pass, play-action’s going to be a long day at the office for the secondary. Get the run game going, because the play-action creates separation between the second- and third-level defenders.”

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

November 2, 1985: Freshman Gene Jelks became the first black player in Alabama history to top 100 yards in both rushing and receiving during a game. He had 18 carries for 168 yards and three receptions for 120 to lead Alabama’s 44-28 victory over Mississippi State. Amazingly, he didn’t score a touchdown. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"To be honest with you, I hope we elect to kick ass."– Nick Saban when asked what he’ll elect to do if the Crimson Tide wins the coin toss for No. 1 Alabama at No. 3 LSU on Thursday night.

How to watch this week’s college football games

Includes games with ranked teams, SEC teams, local teams or prominent broadcasts:

Friday, November 2(all times CT)

Pittsburgh at No. 23 Virginia, ESPN2

Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m., CBSSN

Colorado at Arizona, 9:30 p.m. FS1

Saturday, November 3

Louisville at No. 2 Clemson, 11 a.m., ABC

Nebraska at No. 8 Ohio State, 11 a.m., Fox

No. 22 Syracuse at Wake Forest, 11 a.m., ACC Network

No. 25 Texas A&M at Auburn, 11 a.m., ESPN

South Carolina at Ole Miss, 11 a.m., SEC Network

South Alabama at Arkansas State, 2 p.m., ESPN+

No. 6 Georgia at No. 11 Kentucky, 2:30 p.m., CBS

No. 12 West Virginia at No. 15 Texas, 2:30 p.m., Fox

No. 19 Iowa at Purdue, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Louisiana at Troy, 2:30 p.m., ESPN+

No. 14 Penn State at No. 5 Michigan, 2:45 p.m., ESPN

No. 24 Boston College at Virginia Tech, 2:45 p.m., ACC Network

Missouri at No. 13 Florida, 3 p.m., SEC Network

No. 16 Utah at Arizona State, 3 p.m., Pac-12 Network

Charlotte at Tennessee, 3 p.m., SEC Network Alternative

No. 17 Houston at SMU, 6 p.m., ESPNU

No. 3 Notre Dame at Northwestern, 6:15 p.m., ESPN

Louisiana Tech at No. 21 Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 LSU, 7 p.m., CBS

No. 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 7 p.m., ABC

No. 20 Fresno State at UNLV, 9:30 p.m., CBSSN

California at No. 10 Washington State, 9:45 p.m., ESPN

No. 18 Utah State at Hawaii, 10:50 p.m., Spectrum Sports

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