ESPN’s College GameDay picks Alabama-Auburn vs Ohio State-Michigan: Not a chance

Alabama and Auburn are scheduled to meet for bragging rights on Saturday. Not addresses.

However, the game, which will stream live on Paramount+ (free trial) and fuboTV (free trial), will have a lot riding on it.

The Crimson Tide hosts the Tigers in the Iron Bowl with its national and SEC hopes fading. But it could be the final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium for Tide stars Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr.

Auburn is led by interim head coach Karnell Williams, a former star running back who led his alma mater to two straight wins. Tigers become bowl eligible with a win.

However, ESPN’s College GameDay, along with popular guest picker AJ Hawk, doesn’t see much of a game.

Does Auburn have a shot?

“No chance,” said Desmond Howard. “Alabama got a big over Auburn today.”

Pat McAfee said a Tigers win would be the biggest thing to happen in college football this season.

“College football makes no sense whatsoever,” he said. “So, an Auburn win at Alabama would definitely par for the course. (But) definitely not. Tide roll.”

Hawk, who played for Ohio State, expects the rivalry game to be close.

“I find it difficult to pick against a team coached by Nick Saban,” he said. “I think Alabama finds a way. I think Auburn gives them a game, but I got Alabama in the end.”

“Auburn keeps it close, but Alabama,” Lee Corso added.

Training will make the difference, Kirk Herbstreet said.

“I think Cadillac,” he said. “I think the emotion of the rivalry is an early part of the game, and then I think it was Alabama. They make the adjustments. Just so good.”

Here are the selected picks:

Purdue Indiana

  • Howard: Purdue
  • McAfee: Indiana
  • Hook: Purdue
  • Of course: Indiana
  • Fall ride: Bordeaux

Minnesota Wisconsin

  • Howard: Minnesota
  • McAfee: Wisconsin
  • Hook: Wisconsin
  • Corso: Wisconsin
  • Fall Riding: Wisconsin

South Carolina – Clemson

  • Howard: Clemson
  • McAfee: Clemson
  • Hook: Clemson
  • Of course: Clemson
  • Fall Riding: Clemson

Alabama – Auburn

  • Howard: Alabama
  • McAfee: Alabama
  • Hawk: Alabama
  • Of course: Alabama
  • Fall Riding: Alabama

TCU-Iowa State

  • Howard: University of California
  • McAfee: University of California
  • Hook: TCU
  • Of course: TCU
  • Fall Riding: TCU

Kansas State – Kansas

  • Howard: Kansas State
  • McAfee: Kansas State
  • Hook: Kansas State
  • Of course: Kansas State
  • Fall Riding: Kansas State

Washington State – Washington

  • Howard: Washington
  • McAfee: Washington
  • Hook: Washington
  • Corso: Washington State
  • Fall Riding: Washington

Oregon Oregon

  • Howard: Oregon
  • McAfee: Oregon State
  • Hook: Oregon
  • Of course: Oregon
  • Fall Riding: Oregon

Notre Dame- USC

  • Howard: USC
  • McAfee: USC
  • Hawk: USC
  • Of course: USC
  • Fall Riding: No choice

Ohio State – Michigan

  • Howard: Michigan
  • McAfee: Ohio State
  • Hook: Ohio State
  • Of course: Ohio
  • Fall Riding: Ohio

Mark Heim is a sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.

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