“College GameDay” is heading back 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. will visit Norman, Okla., for the 2020 version of Bedlam. The game is of special importance to 14th-ranked Oklahoma State: At 5-1, it is the last remaining team from the Big 12 with a chance at making the College Football Playoff. Naturally, No. 18 Oklahoma (5-2. 4-2 Big 12) would love nothing more than to play spoiler.
To that end, look for the Sooners to rely heavily on Spencer Rattler, whose last four games (all Oklahoma wins) have seen him throw for 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns to two interceptions. Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders has been less impressive in four games played this season (63 of 93 passing, 766 yards, five touchdowns to three interceptions); can he lead the Cowboys to their first win in Bedlam since 2014?
With that, here’s everything you need to know about “College GameDay” as it visits Norman, Okla.:
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Where is ‘College GameDay’ location for Week 12?
Location: Norman, Okla.Matchup: No. 18 Oklahoma State at No. 14 Oklahoma
This week’s “GameDay” matchup will be the first for both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State this season.
Overall, it will be the Sooners’ 38th appearance as one of the featured teams. Oklahoma is 24-13 in its appearances, including 12-2 as the road team. Some bad news for the Cowboys: Oklahoma is also 6-0 when the featured “GameDay” matchup is Bedlam.
Oklahoma State, meanwhile, is 1-7 in its eight appearances on “GameDay.” Six of those losses were at the hands of Oklahoma; the seventh loss was to top-ranked Florida State in the 2014 Cowboys Classic.
‘College GameDay’ schedule on ESPN
TV channel: ESPNStart time: 9 a.m. ET
The “College GameDay” crew of Davis, Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack will preview Week 12’s college football action live from Norman, Okla. Corso, whose health is at greater risk should he contract COVID-19, has to this point set up a remote office in his home.
The game will be broadcast on ABC, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
“GameDay” has a few options for its Week 13 site. The most obvious of those is in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the ranked matchup 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 Playoff. Another option is Austin, Texas, for the Friday matchup between No. 17 Iowa State and No. 22 Texas.
No. 1 Clemson at Wake Forest
Clemson 37 , Wake Forest 13
No. 17 Miami at No. 18 Louisville
Miami 47 , Louisville 34
Florida State at No. 12 Miami
Coral Gables, Fla.
Miami 52, Florida State 10
No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia
Georgia 27, Auburn 6
No. 7 Miami at No. 1 Clemson
Clemson 42, Miami 17
No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama
Alabama 41, Georgia 24
No. 18 Michigan at No. 21 Minnesota
Michigan 49, Minnesota 24
No. 3 Ohio State at No. 18 Penn State
University Park, Pa.
Ohio State 38, Penn State 25
No. 1 Clemson at No. 4 Notre Dame
South Bend, Ind.
Notre Dame 47, Clemson 40
No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma
Who is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 12?
“GameDay” on Saturday announced former Oklahoma basketball player Trae Young as its celebrity guest picker. The one-and-done Sooners star led the nation in scoring (876 points) and assists (279) in 2017-18, earning Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors on top of consensus All-American status. Young leveraged his play to become the fifth overall pick int he 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.
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma odds
Oklahoma is considered a 7-point road favorite over the Cowboys; Sporting News’ Bill Bender picks the Sooners to win 44-34 and cover the spread.