“College GameDay” returns to the gridiron after its brief stay on the golf course for the fall version of The Masters.
This week, Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and Co. visit Norman, Okla., for the 2020 version of Bedlam. The game has a particular significance for Oklahoma State ranked 14th: at 5-1, it is the last remaining team in the Big 12 with the chance to make the College Football Playoff. Of course, No. 18 Oklahoma (5-2. 4-2 Big 12) would love nothing more than to play spoiler.
To that end, he’s looking for the Sooners to rely heavily on Spencer Rattler, who the last four games (all Oklahoma wins) has seen him pitch for 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns on two interceptions. Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders has been less impressive in four games played this season (63 of 93 passes, 766 yards, five touchdowns to three interceptions); can lead the Cowboys to their first win at Bedlam since 2014?
With that said, here’s everything you need to know about “GameDay College” while visiting Norman, Okla .:
Where is the “College GameDay” situation for Week 12?
- Situation: Norman, Okla.
- Matchup: No. 18 Oklahoma State to No. 14 Oklahoma
This week’s “GameDay” game will be the first for both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State this season.
Overall, it will be Sooners ’38th appearance as one of the teams featured. Oklahoma is 24-13 in its appearances, including 12-2 as a road team. Some bad news for the Cowboys: Oklahoma is still 6-0 when the “GameDay” game is Bedlam.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State is 1-7 in its eight appearances on “GameDay”. Six of those losses went to Oklahoma; the seventh loss was to the top-ranked Florida State in the 2014 Cowboys Classic.
‘College GameDay’ program on ESPN
- TV channel: ESPN
- Start time: 9 am ET
The “College GameDay” team of Davis, Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack will preview the 12-week college football action live from Norman, Okla. a remote office in his house.
The game will be broadcast on ABC, with the kickoff set for 7:30 pm ET.
“GameDay” has a few options for its Week 13 site. The clearest of those is in Tuscaloosa, Ala., For the matchup ranked between No. 1 Alabama and No. 23 Auburn. The Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide last season, ending Nick Saban’s chances of making the College Football Playoffs. Another option is Austin, Texas, for Friday’s meeting in between No. 17 Iowa State is No. 22 Texas.
|Week||Matchup||Situation||Guest Picker||Corso hairstyle||Result|
|2||No. 1 Clemson in Wake Forest||Winston-Salem, NC||Chris Paul||Tigers||Clemson 37 , Wake Forest 13|
|3||No. 17 Miami to No. 18 Louisville||Louisville, Ky.||Bill Murray||Hurricanes||Miami 47 , Louisville 34|
|4||Florida State at a ° 12 Miami||Coral Gables, Fla.||Stugotz||Hurricanes||Miami 52, Florida State 10|
|5||No. 7 Auburn to No. 4 Georgia||Athens, Ga.||Omari Hardwick||Bulldogs||Georgia 27, Auburn 6|
|6||No. 7 Miami to No. 1 Clemson||Clemson, SC||Alex Rodriguez||Tigers||Clemson 42, Miami 17|
|7||No. 3 Georgia to No. 2 Alabama||Tuscaloosa, Ala.||Derrick Henry||Crimson Sea||Alabama 41, Georgia 24|
|8||No. 18 Michigan to No. 21 Minnesota||Minneapolis||Vince Vaughn||Gluten||Michigan 49, Minnesota 24|
|9||No. 3 State of Ohio at No. 18 Penn State||University Park, Pa.||McSorley track||Buckeyes||Ohio State 38, United States Penn State 25|
|10||No. 1 Clemson to No. 4 Notre Dame||South Bend, Ind.||Chase Claypool||He fights the Irish||Notre Dame 47, Clemson 40|
|11||The Masters||Augusta, Ga.||Jack Nicklaus||Brooks Koepka||Dustin Johnson|
|12||No. 14 Oklahoma State to No. 18 Oklahoma||Norman, Okla.||Bring it young||Soon||TBD|
Who is the guest pick on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 12?
“GameDay” announced Saturday that Trae Young is the former Oklahoma basketball player as his guest celebrity guest. The soon-to-be Sooners star led the nation in scoring (876 points) and assists (279) in 2017-18, earning Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors in addition to All-American status consensus. Young tapped his game to become the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, where he became a part of the NBA All-Rookie team in 2019 and earned his first All-Star in 2020.
State of Oklahoma to the probabilities of Oklahoma
Oklahoma is considered a 7-point favorite over the Cowboys; Sporting News’ Bill Bender chooses the Sooners to win 44-34 and covers the spread.