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Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for Week 12 on ESPN

Sporting News — (Zac Al-Khateeb)

"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.:

MORE: College football picks, predictions against the spread for every Week 12 top 25 game

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: ESPN
  • Start 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.

Week Matchup Location Guest Picker Corso's Headgear Outcome
2No. 1 Clemson at Wake ForestWinston-Salem, N.C.Chris PaulTigersClemson 37 , Wake Forest 13
3No. 17 Miami at No. 18 LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.Bill MurrayHurricanesMiami 47 , Louisville 34
4Florida State at No. 12 MiamiCoral Gables, Fla.StugotzHurricanesMiami 52, Florida State 10
5No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 GeorgiaAthens, Ga.Omari HardwickBulldogsGeorgia 27, Auburn 6
6No. 7 Miami at No. 1 ClemsonClemson, S.C.Alex RodriguezTigersClemson 42, Miami 17
7No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 AlabamaTuscaloosa, Ala.Derrick HenryCrimson TideAlabama 41, Georgia 24
8No. 18 Michigan at No. 21 MinnesotaMinneapolisVince VaughnWolverinesMichigan 49, Minnesota 24
9No. 3 Ohio State at No. 18 Penn StateUniversity Park, Pa.Trace McSorleyBuckeyesOhio State 38, Penn State 25
10No. 1 Clemson at No. 4 Notre DameSouth Bend, Ind.Chase ClaypoolFighting IrishNotre Dame 47, Clemson 40
11The Masters Augusta, Ga.Jack NicklausBrooks KoepkaDustin Johnson
12No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 OklahomaNorman, Okla.Trae YoungSoonersTBD

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.