Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for Week 12 on ESPN

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The site of one the most important games for the College Football Playoff will also play host to "College GameDay" on Saturday.

That would be the Big 12 matchup between No. 10 Oklahoma and No. 12 Baylor in Waco, Texas. A loss for either team would eliminate them from Playoff contention, while a win would keep their postseason hopes alive another week.

Baylor has a serious disadvantage in this series, claiming a 3-25-0 record against the Sooners. But, all of those wins have come since 2010, and the Bears played to a 49-41 loss the last time the Sooners visited Waco. This team's defense-first approach will have a tough time with Lincoln Riley's offense, headed by Jalen Hurts, but if they can make a few stops (and Charlie Brewer can string together some timely drives) Baylor might have a shot at pulling off the upset in Waco.

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With that, here's everything you need to know about "College GameDay" as it visits McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

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Where is 'College GameDay' location for Week 12?

  • Location: Waco, Texas

  • Matchup: No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor

This will be the third time Waco hosts "GameDay," and the second time Oklahoma is the visiting team. The Bears won their first such game in 2014, beating visiting Kansas State 38-27. The Bears lost their next matchup in 2015 to Oklahoma, 44-34.

'College GameDay' schedule on ESPN

  • TV channel: ESPN

  • Start time: 9 a.m. ET

The "College GameDay" crew of Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis and Desmond Howard will preview Week 11's college football action live from Waco. The game will be broadcast on ABC with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

ESPN typically announces its next "College GameDay" location every Monday. That almost certainly will be Columbus, Ohio, for the likely top-10 matchup between No. 9 Penn State and No. 2 Ohio State.




Guest Picker

Corso's Headgear



Miami at No. 8 Florida

Orlando, Fla.

Michael Irvin


24-20 Florida


No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 Auburn

Arlington, Texas

Bo Jackson


27-21 Auburn


No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas

Austin, Texas

Matthew McConaughey


45-38 LSU


No. 20 Iowa at Iowa State

Ames, Iowa

Eric Church


18-17 Iowa


No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia

Athens, Ga.



23-17 Georgia


No. 5 Ohio State at Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb.

Gabrielle Union


48-7 Ohio State


No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 Florida

Gainesville, Fla.

Emmitt Smith


24-13 Florida


No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSU

Baton Rouge, La.

John Goodman


42-28 LSU


No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State

University Park, Pa.

Lara Spencer

Nittany Lions

28-21 Penn State


No. 1 NDSU at No. 3 SDSU (FCS)

Brookings, S.D.

Pat McAfee


23-16 NDSU


No. 15 SMU at No. 24 Memphis

Memphis, Tenn.

Jerry Lawler


54-48 Memphis


No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Justin Thomas


46-41 LSU

Who is the guest picker on 'College GameDay' for Week 12?

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, the husband-and-wife duo from HGTV's "Fixer Uppers," will be on hand to deliver the guest picks as their alma mater Baylor hosts GameDay.

Oklahoma at Baylor odds

Sportsbook Review has Oklahoma listed a 10-point favorite over Baylor. Both of SN's Bill Bender and Zac Al-Khateeb have predicted an Oklahoma victory: 42-31 by Bender and 40-30 by Al-Khateeb.

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