ESPN is apparently not too confident Michigan State or Indiana’s chances of pulling off an upset this weekend.
According to Michigan beat reporter Kyle Rowland, College GameDay will be heading to Columbus for next weekend’s epic Big Ten clash between the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 3 Michigan Wolverines.
Not only will ESPN bring GameDay to town, they will be kicking off the show two hours earlier than usual for a special five-hour show on Nov. 26.
ESPN College GameDay will be in Columbus next week for the Ohio State-Michigan game. A special five-hour show beginning at 7 a.m.
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) November 19, 2016
ESPN confirmed the news shortly after.
Columbus, we're headed your way.
Get up. It's a 5-hour show.
IT'S RIVALRY WEEK. pic.twitter.com/whgfaXEoLO
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 19, 2016
The decision comes as no surprise, considering the Buckeyes and Wolverines will be the top match up on the schedule. And with both teams fighting for an opportunity to represent the East Division in the Big Ten Championship and potentially punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff, all eyes will be on the game.
Kickoff between Michigan and Ohio State is set for noon ET on ABC.