Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, Lee Corso and Co. going to Ann Arbor, Mich. To give “The Game” the “College GameDay” treatment.
It’s easy to see why: The Big Ten East Division – potentially the Big Ten championship – all face a historic showdown between Ohio State No 2 (10-1) and No 5 Michigan (10-1). The winning team almost certainly earns a spot in the College Rugby Round, not to mention bragging rights for another year.
The Buckeyes are in the midst of the longest winning streak in series history, winning eight straight games in nine seasons against the Wolverines (keep in mind this game was canceled last year due to COVID-19). Another win on Saturday would end the longest winning streak in this series by either team, as Michigan won nine games in a row from 1901-09.
Ohio has one count of self-selecting poison, a crime of the nature Runner before Heisman in midfield CJ Stroud (Completion rate of 71.1, 3,468 yards, 36 touches and 5 interceptions), backrun TreVeyon Henderson (150 dashes, 1,098 yards, 14 touches) and players Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and Jaxson Smith-Njigba (187 touchdowns, 2,919 receptions and 30 touchdowns combined).
Michigan doesn’t have strong offensive capabilities, but has a much better equipped defense to deal with the Buckeyes than Michigan State, following a 56-7 loss to Ohio State. The Wolverines are 10th nationally in total points defensively (306.8 yards per game), eighth in passing defense (178.4 yards per game) and seventh in defensive scoring. points (16.3 points per game).
With that, Sporting News breaks down everything you need to know as “College GameDay” previews Ohio State-Michigan:
Where is the location of the ‘College GameDay’ for Week 13?
- Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Fit: Ohio State is 2nd in 5th place Michigan
Michigan will be hosting its 13th “College GameDay” on Saturday when the Buckeyes are visiting. The Wolverines had an all-time 9-3 record when they hosted, though one of those three failures went to 7th place Ohio State in 2007. Overall, Michigan is 16-17 all-time in 33 appearances. appeared on “GameDay.” That includes a 1-5 record against Ohio State, though it’s worth mentioning that the record improved dramatically when the teams went head-to-head in Ann Arbor: 1-1.
The Buckeyes will appear in the 52nd edition of “College GameDay” on Saturday, two more than them in second place is Alabama (50). They are on a 36-15 streak in their previous 51 meetings, including the previous 56-7 win-No. 7 Michigan State in Week 12.
Schedule of ‘College GameDay’ on ESPN
- Channel: ESPN
- Start time: 9 a.m. ET
Davis, Herbstreit, Howard and Pollack will be previewing the Week 13 action live from Michigan Stadium starting at 9 a.m. ET. The game will air on Fox, with the match kicking off at noon ET.
“GameDay” will almost certainly arrive at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in Week 14 for a preview of the SEC title showdown between No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 Alabama. Big 12 championship game – middle Oklahoma State No. 7 and No. 10 Oklahoma or No. 8 Baylor – is another potential meeting the program might consider.
|Week||Fit||Location||Guest Selector||Corso .’s headgear||Result|
|0||Bang Alcorn vs. NCCU||Atlanta||Eddie George||brave||NCCU 23, State of Alcorn 14|
|first||Number 5 Georgia vs Number 3 Clemson||Charlotte, N.C||Kane Brown||Bulldogs||Georgia 10, Clemson 3|
|2||Number 10 Iowa at Number 9 Iowa State||Ames, Iowa||Ashton Kutcher||Hawkeyes||Iowa 27, State of Iowa 17|
|3||Number 22 Auburn at 10 Penn State||University Park, Pa.||Saquon Barkley||Nittany Lions||Penn State 28, Auburn 20|
|4||#12 Notre Dame vs #18 Wisconsin||Chicago||Danica Patrick||Fighting the Irish||Notre Dame Cathedral 41, Wisconsin 13|
|5||Ranked 8th Arkansas in 2nd place Georgia||Athens, Ga.||Harris English||Bulldogs||Georgia 37, Arkansas 0|
|6||Number 6 Oklahoma vs Number 21 Texas||Dallas||Mark Cuban||Longhorns||Oklahoma 55, Texas 48|
|7||11 Kentucky at #2 Georgia||Athens, Ga.||Jeff Foxworthy||Bulldogs||Georgia 30, Kentucky 13|
|8||Number 10 Oregon at UCLA||Pasadena, Calif.||Bill Walton||Bruins||Oregon 34, UCLA 31|
|9||#6 Michigan at #8 Michigan State||East Lansing, Mich.||Ken Jeong||Werewolves||Michigan State 37, Michigan 33|
|ten||Tulsa at 6 Cincinnati||Cincinnati||Nick Lachey||Bearcats||Cincinnati 28, Tulsa 20|
|11||#11 Texas A&M at #15 Ole Miss||Oxford, ma’am.||Lane Kiffin||Rebels||Ole Miss 29, Texas A&M 19|
|twelfth||7 Michigan State at 4th place Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Twenty-one pilots||Buckeyes||Buckeyes 56, Spartans 7|
|13||Ohio State is 2nd in 5th place Michigan||Ann Arbor, Mich.||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Who is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 13?
“GameDay” has yet to announce its celebrity guest selector for Week 13: