Who will represent the Big Ten East in the conference title game? That answer may very well be answered on Saturday when No. 9 Penn State visits No. 2 Ohio State for the "College GameDay" game of the week.
With a win, the Buckeyes could win the East outright; should the Nittany Lions win, they would need only to down a moribund Rutgers the following week team to claim the divisional title. Easier said than done, however; Ohio State is an 18.5 point favorite on the strength of its nation-leading scoring offense (51.5 points per game) and defense (9.8 ppg).
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford will need to have a near-perfect game against Ohio State's defense, finding ways to distribute the ball to both running back Journey Brown and receiver KJ Hamler. That will be difficult with Ohio State defensive end Chase Young returning from a two-game suspension. On the other side of the ball, can Penn State defensive ends Yetur Gross-Matos and Shaka Toney keep quarterback Justin Fields and running back J.K. Dobbins out of the end zone?
We'll find out on Saturday. Until then, here's everything you need to know about "College GameDay" as it visits Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Where is 'College GameDay' location for Week 13?
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Matchup: No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio State
This will be the 19th time Columbus hosts "GameDay." Penn State has been the visiting team on six such occasions, with the Buckeyes claiming a 5-1 record against the Nittany Lions. Overall, Ohio State is 13-5 when hosting "GameDay."
'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 13's college football action live from Columbus. 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. Potential locations include ...
No. 2 Ohio State at No. 12 Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
No. 8 Oklahoma at No. 22 Oklahoma State (Stillwater, Okla.)
No. 5 Alabama and No. 16 Auburn (Auburn, Ala.)
No. 14 Wisconsin at No. 11 Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Miami at No. 8 Florida
No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 Auburn
No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas
No. 20 Iowa at Iowa State
No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia
No. 5 Ohio State at Nebraska
48-7 Ohio State
No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 Florida
No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State
University Park, Pa.
28-21 Penn State
No. 1 NDSU at No. 3 SDSU (FCS)
No. 15 SMU at No. 24 Memphis
No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama
No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor
Chip and Joanna Gaines
Who is the guest picker on 'College GameDay' for Week 13?
"GameDay" has yet to announce its picker, but potential guests include noted Buckeyes fan LeBron James and comedian Richard Lewis.