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UM-LSU football opener gets its own Marvel comic book cover to juice up fans

ESPN and Marvel’s comic book cover mockup of the Miami Hurricanes’ marquee season-opening matchup against the LSU Tigers.
ESPN and Marvel’s comic book cover mockup of the Miami Hurricanes’ marquee season-opening matchup against the LSU Tigers.

Nothing like a comic book cover on steroids to get University of Miami and LSU football fans juiced up.

ESPN and Marvel teamed up to unveil four comic book covers “that feature school mascots facing off over Labor Day weekend,’’ according to ESPN.

The games: Louisville vs. Alabama, Oregon State vs. Ohio State, Washington vs. Auburn and Canes vs. LSU.

The LSU Tigers are ready to build off their 9-4 record from last year, and Ed Orgeron is encouraged by his team's progress in the offseason.

The UM-LSU game is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Its comic book cover depicts an especially nasty-looking LSU mascot Mike the Tiger swiping at— and missing — UM’s Sebastian the Ibis, Sebastian’s eyes bulging and muscular arms getting ready to, perhaps, slam Mike.

All four games will be televised on ABC, with the other three games taking place on Sept. 1. Oregon State and Ohio State kicks off at noon. Washington vs. Auburn kicks off at 3:30 p.m. in Atlanta. Louisville and Alabama is the nightcap, slated to start at 8 p.m.

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