All aboard: College GameDay headed for Tallahassee for Clemson at FSU
Next Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot is headed further south from Knoxville, Tenn., to Tallahassee, Fla., for the Clemson Tigers (3-0) versus Florida State Seminoles (3-0) in an early-season ACC matchup.
The show has been to Tally *eight times previously and last visited there Sept. 17, 2011 for then-No. 1 Oklahoma vs. then-No. 5 Florida State. During that visit, former Seminole standout and longtime GameDay analyst Lee Corso brought his triplet grandchildren onto the set decked out in Seminoles gear.
Still, he was not dissuaded from selecting the Sooners for the win, saying, “Nothing personal, this is business.” The Sooners defeated their hosts 23-13.
ABC will broadcast the game at 8 p.m. ET with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit calling all the action with reporting by Heather Cox.
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 Tallahassee.
10/7/95 – (1) Florida St. def. Miami, 41-17
11/30/96 – (2) Florida St. def. (1) Florida. 24-21
11/18/00 – (3) Florida St. def. (4) Florida, 30-7
10/13/01 – (1) Miami def. (13) Florida St., 49-27
10/26/02 – (6) Notre Dame def. (13) Florida St., 34-24
10/11/03 – (2) Miami def. (6) Florida St., 22-14
*11/15/08 – Florida A&M def. Hampton, 45-24
9/17/11 – (1) Oklahoma def. (5) Florida St., 23-13