Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for Week 13 on ESPN

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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?

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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.

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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)




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


No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor

Waco, Texas

Chip and Joanna Gaines


34-31 Oklahoma

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.

Oklahoma at Baylor odds

Sportsbook Review has Ohio State listed a 18.5-point favorite over Baylor. Both of SN's Bill Bender and Zac Al-Khateeb have predicted a Buckeyes victory: 34-17 by Bender and 38-24 by Al-Khateeb.

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