Last week, ESPN College Gameday was in Virginia, but not Blacksburg for the Virginia Tech game against North Carolina State. It wasn’t in Charlottesville either for Virginia as the Cavaliers hosted Duke in an ACC game.
It was in Harrisonburg for James Madison as the Dukes hosted Appalachian State where the Dukes entered 10-0, just days after the NCAA denied them an eligibility waiver for the postseason. After losing in overtime last weekend, James Madison announced they were no longer pursuing suing the NCAA to become bowl-eligible.
This week, College Gameday is heading to a familiar place with a lot on the line.
College Gameday is going to Michigan vs. Ohio State
College Gameday and ESPN is going to Ann Arbor, Michigan as the Wolverines host Ohio State at noontime in a Big Ten showdown and a berth in the championship game next weekend and likely a spot in the College Football Playoffs.
There is no shortage of storylines surrounding the game as Michigan will be without head coach Jim Harbaugh, who is serving the third and final game of his suspension for the sign-stealing scandal.
Ohio State is looking to get even with their rivals after Michigan went into Columbus last season and beat the Buckeyes for a berth in the Big Ten titles game and eventually the playoff.
This is just one of many rivalry games this Holiday Weekend, including the Virginia Tech/Virginia battle on Saturday afternoon. In the ACC, North Carolina travels to North Carolina State, Louisville hosts Kentucky, Georgia Tech hosts No. 1 Georgia, Clemson is at South Carolina, and undefeated Florida State travels to Florida in other games that include ACC conference teams.
Outside the ACC, Alabama is at Auburn, Arizona is at Arizona State, and Washington State is at Washington. Buckle up, it’s going to be a fun Saturday of college football.