Much like last year, the second-ranked Buckeyes and third-ranked Wolverines are each playing for berths in the Big Ten Tournament and College Football Playoff. Michigan stunned Ryan Day & Co. in Ann Arbor in 2021, going up the Buckeyes 42-27 for the team’s first victory in the competition since 2011.
Ohio State has had all year to get over that loss, and came into the game with a rare combination: an undefeated record and a chip on its shoulder. Michigan has an 11-0 record as well, and pretty much the same mentality. The Wolverines must prove they can maintain success against the Buckeyes, against whom they haven’t won consecutive games since 1999-2000. Nor have they won Columbus since the turn of the millennium.
This would be the first undefeated meeting between the two teams since 2006, a game Ohio State won 42-39 in Columbus. Will Saturday’s game provide similar fireworks? different outcome? Or will these teams write an entirely new entry in the history of “the game”?
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Only one way to find the exit. Until then, here’s what you need to know about this week’s “College GameDay” appearance.
Where is the Week 12 College GameDay location?
- Site: Columbus, Ohio
- time: 9 a.m. ET
- the match: No. 3 Michigan at No. 2 Ohio State
This will be Ohio State’s 55th appearance on the “College GameDay” program, which is making its 22nd visit to Columbus. This is the second time this year that the Buckeyes have hosted after a top-10 showdown with Notre Dame to open the season.
The Buckeyes remain the winningest team in GameDay history, compiling a 38-16 record in their 54 appearances (including 16-5 as the home team). Ohio State is 1-0 this year after defeating the Fighting Irish.
Michigan will appear for the 35th time on “GameDay,” and its first since last year’s “The Game” in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines are 17-17 all time when among the featured teams, though that includes a paltry 7-13 road record. Michigan is also only 2-5 against Ohio State on “GameDay,” and 0-4 when playing in Columbus.
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ESPN’s “College GameDay” schedule
Saturday 26 November
- start time: 9 a.m. ET
- TV channel: ESPN
- flow: ESPN+, fuboTV
The “GameDay” crew will preview “The Game” as well as all of the other Week 13 games live from outside Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The match will begin at noon EST on Fox.
This weekend’s conference tournament has more than a few enticing options for “College GameDay,” but the most likely is a potential top-four meeting between No. 1 Georgia and LSU, which could be listed among the four teams after the Ohio State-Michigan game. The winner there will almost certainly go to the College Football Playoff.
|week||the match||Site||guest picker||Corso headwear||outcome|
|1||West Virginia at #17 House (Thursday)||Pittsburgh||Unavailable||leopards||house 38,WVU 31|
|1||No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 2 Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Jack Harlow||Box||Ohio State 21 Our Lady 10|
|2||No. 1 Alabama in the state of Texas||Austin, Texas||Glen Powell||crimson tide||alabama 20, Texas 19|
|3||Troy in Appalachia||Boone, North Carolina||Luke Combs||mountaineers||Appalachian State 32,Troy 28|
|4||No. 20 Florida at No. 11 Tennessee||Knoxville, Tenn.||Bianca Beller||volunteers||Tennessee 38Florida 33|
|5||No. 10 NC State at No. 5 Clemson||Clemson, South Carolina||Christian Wilkins||Unavailable||Clemson 30, North Carolina State 20|
|6||No. 17 TCU at No. 19 Kansas||Lawrence, was.||Rob Riggle||Unavailable||TCU 38,Kansas 31|
|7||No. 3 Alabama at No. 6 Tennessee||Knoxville, Tenn.||Peyton Manning||volunteers||Tennessee 52, Alabama 49|
|8||No. 9 UCLA at No. 10 Oregon State||Eugene, ore.||Sabrina Ionesco||ducks||Oregon 45, UCLA30|
|9||South in Jackson State||Jackson, Miss.||Stephen A. smith||Unavailable||jackson state 35, South 0|
|10||No. 1 Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia||Athena, JA.||Luke Bryan||Unavailable||Georgia 27, Tennessee 13|
|11||No. 4 TCU at No. 18 Texas||Austin, Texas||Jordan Spieth||Unavailable||TCU 17, Texas 10|
|12||Montana in the state of Montana||Bozeman, Mont.||Sir Nick Faldo||bobcats||Montana State 55, Montana 21|
|13||No. 3 Michigan at No. 2 Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||to be announced later on||to be announced later on||to be announced later on|
Who is the guest picker for Week 13’s “College GameDay”?
College GameDay has yet to announce a guest pick for Week 13.