All aboard: College GameDay going to East Lansing for Big Ten showdown with Ohio State at Michigan State
Pack up the trucks and grab a sweater, College GameDay Built by the Home Depot is moving on out of Tallahassee, Fla., and heading to East Lansing, Mich., site of next Saturday’s Ohio State (4-0) vs. Michigan State (3-1) matchup (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC). College GameDay, in its 26th year, will be making its fifth visit all-time to the Spartans’ campus, the most recent being October 22, 2011 when the school hosted then-No. 6 Wisconsin for a 37-31 upset victory.
College GameDay’s first visit to Michigan State was for the October 25, 1997 showdown against in-state and Big Ten rival Michigan, ranked No.5 at the time. The then-ranked No. 14 Spartans lost 23-7.
While Michigan State is 2-3 when GameDay visits, Lee Corso is 4-1 on his winner picks when in East Lansing. Needless to say, Spartans fans should keep fingers crossed Corso spends the week getting fitted for body armor and a helmet.
College GameDay will air live at 9 a.m. ET on ESPNU and 10 a.m. on ESPN with host Chris Fowler, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and host/reporter Samantha Steele.
Past results from GameDay visits to East Lansing:
10/22/11 – (16) Michigan State def. (6) Wisconsin, 37-31
11/9/05 – (5) Penn State def. Michigan State, 22-21
9/18/04 – Notre Dame def. Michigan State, 31-24
10/9/99 – (11) Michigan State def. (3) Michigan, 34-31
10/25/97 – (5) Michigan def. (14) Michigan State, 23-7