ESPN announced on Sunday that College Gameday will be in East Lansing next week for the No. 20 Michigan State Spartans against the No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Network noted that Gameday has been in East Lansing five times previously with the following results:
10/22/11 - (16) Michigan State def. (6) Wisconsin, 37-31
11/9/05 - (5) Penn State def. Michigan State, 22-21
9/18/04 - Notre Dame def. Michigan State, 31-24
10/9/99 - (11) Michigan State def. (3) Michigan, 34-31
10/25/97 - (5) Michigan def. (14) Michigan State, 23-7
Gameday begins airing live at 9 a.m. on ESPNU and then at 10 a.m. on ESPN. Chris Vannini of Michigan State blog The Only Colors noted that although Big Ten football hasn't exactly been stellar to this point in the season, ESPN didn't have many other marquee matchups to choose from for next week:
If you're wondering why Gameday is subjecting itself to Big Ten football, check out the schedule of games. Where else were they going to go? Tennessee at Georgia? Texas at Oklahoma State? Wisconsin at Nebraska? MSU/OSU is the only matchup between two ranked teams.