Where is “College GameDay” this week? Location, time, guest picker for week 12 on ESPN
For the first time this season, Columbus, Ohio will host the “College GameDay” in what will be a huge game between the fourth-seeded Buckeyes and the No.7 in Michigan State.
Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Co. will travel to Ohio Stadium to preview a game that will affect not only the Big Ten Championship race but the college football playoff standings as well. If the Spartans pull off the surprise at Columbus, they’ll only have Penn State and division champion Big Ten West between them and a playoff berth.
Things are a little more complicated for Ohio State who, even with a win on Saturday, has a rough road to a fifth playoff appearance. They then have to face Michigan’s No.6 in The Big House before heading to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game. The Buckeyes then face their Week 2 loss to Oregon, yet another team that is in the playoff race.
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This game could be a contrast of styles as Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud looks to lead the Buckeyes to victory. He completed 68.8% of his passes for 3,036 yards and 30 touchdowns on five interceptions. There is no shortage of skill position weapons for use by Jaxon Smith-Njigba (59 receptions, 1,027 yards, five touchdowns), Garrett Wilson (53 receptions, 813 yards, nine touchdowns) or Chris Olave (51 receptions, 708 yards, 11 touchdowns)). Running back TreVeyon Henderson (141 rushes, 1,035 yards, 14 touchdowns) is also a home run threat.
There’s no question running through the Michigan state offensive: running back Kenneth Walker III. The junior leads all FBS for rushing yards (1,483 yards) and ties the national lead in rushing touchdowns (17) and scrum touchdowns (18). He’s also just finished three straight games with at least 143 yards and one scoring. In fact, he’s only played three games with less than 100 rushing yards this season.
What style of play will win on Saturday? Only one way to find out. Until then, Sporting News tells you how to watch “College GameDay” as a preview of the massive Big Ten reunion.
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Where is the “College GameDay” location for week 12?
- Site: Columbus, Ohio
- Match: No. 7 Michigan State to No. 4 Ohio State
The Buckeyes will make their 51st all-time appearance on “GameDay” on Saturday, giving them one spot more than second-place Alabama for most of all time. It will also be the 20th time Ohio State has hosted “GameDay,” a scenario in which the Buckeyes are 14-5 all-time. More impressive is that all but one of those games were between ranked teams (the one exception was an unranked 38-24 win over Penn State in 2010).
Surprisingly, Ohio State has more non-conference losses in Ohio Stadium than conference losses; they lost to Texas (2005), USC (2009) and Oklahoma (2017). In the Big Ten, only Penn State (2008) and Michigan State (2015) can claim “GameDay” victories in Columbus.
Michigan State is making its 16th all-time appearance on “GameDay”, where it has been 9-6 in its previous 15 games. That includes a 2-1 record as a road team, a 9-2 record in ranked games, and a 2-2 record against Ohio State.
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ESPN College GameDay Program
- TV channel: ESPN
- Start time: 9:00 a.m.ET
Davis, Herbstreit, Howard and Pollack will preview the action in Week 12 live from Ohio Stadium starting at 9 a.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN, with the kick-off set for 7 p.m. ET.
“GameDay” has three games to consider for its Week 13 visit, depending on how week 12 unfolds. The most obvious of these is No. 4 Ohio State to No. 6 Michigan. The game could very well determine the Big Ten East champion and, by extension, the Big Ten champion. Another option is Bedlam, between No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 9 Oklahoma State in Stillwater. It is possible that the game presents the Sooners and Cowboys as opponents to a loss; it could also be the first of two meetings this season. The meeting between # 2 Alabama and Auburn in the Iron Bowl is also worth a visit, although the SEC West race could already be decided by then.
|The week||Match||Site||Guest selector||Corso headdress||Results|
|0||Alcorn State vs. NCCU||Atlanta||Eddie george||Courageous||NCCU 23, Alcorn State 14|
|1||Georgia No.5 vs. Clemson No.3||Charlotte, North Carolina||Kane Brown||Bulldogs||Georgia 10, Clemson 3|
|2||No. 10 Iowa to No. 9 Iowa State||Ames, Iowa||Ashton kutcher||Hawk eyes||Iowa 27, Iowa State 17|
|3||# 22 Auburn to # 10 Penn State||University Park, Pennsylvania.||Saquon Barkley||Nittany’s Lions||Pennsylvania State 28, Auburn 20|
|4||No.12 Notre-Dame vs. No.18 Wisconsin||Chicago||Danica Patrick||Irish fighting||Notre-Dame 41, Wisconsin 13|
|5||# 8 Arkansas to # 2 Georgia||Athens, Georgia.||Harris English||Bulldogs||Georgia 37, Arkansas 0|
|6||No.6 Oklahoma vs. No.21 Texas||Dallas||Marc Cuban||Longhorns||Oklahoma 55, Texas 48|
|7||No.11 Kentucky vs. No.2 Georgia||Athens, Georgia.||Jeff Foxworthy||Bulldogs||Georgia 30, Kentucky 13|
|8||Oregon # 10 at UCLA||Pasadena, California||Bill Walton||Bruins||Oregon 34, UCLA 31|
|9||# 6 Michigan to # 8 Michigan State||East Lansing, Michigan||Ken jeong||wolverines||Michigan State 37, Michigan 33|
|ten||Tulsa at No.6 in Cincinnati||Cincinnati||Nick lachey||bear cats||Cincinnati 28, Tulsa 20|
|11||No.11 Texas A&M to No.15 Ole Miss||Oxford, miss.||Kiffin Way||Rebels||Olé Miss 29, Texas A&M 19|
|12||No. 7 Michigan State to No. 4 Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Twenty-one pilots||Buckeyes||To be determined|
Who is the guest selector for the College GameDay for week 12?
“GameDay” announced musical duo Twenty One Pilots – from Columbus, Ohio – as celebrity guest coach for Week 12: