Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sorry Folks, No College GameDay for Iowa Game

After beating Northwestern, some Spartan fans took to the blogosphere wondering if MSU might have a shot at landing its fifth College GameDay broadcast.

As Lee Corso might say, not so fast my friends.

GameDay will originate live from the "Battle of the Believers" in Provo, Utah, where #10 Texas Christian takes on #16 Brigham Young. I call it that not just because it's going to be the highest-ranking clash between two faith-based schools this year, but because the winner of this game will still have faith it can crash the BCS.

Michigan State has hosted the football version of GameDay four times, in 1997 and 1999 against Michigan, in 2004 against Notre Dame and in 2005 against Penn State. MSU is 1-3 in those games, the only win coming in 1999 against Michigan.

MSU's last shot at hosting GameDay this year will be the November 21 tilt against Penn State which, if both teams win out from here, will be played for a Big Ten title and an almost guaranteed shot at a Rose Bowl bid.

Here's hoping.

1 comment:

  1. If the Spartans keep winning, College Gameday will come to East Lansing, I guarantee it. Like you said, best bet would be when Penn State comes to town. First things first, though, State HAS to keep the ball rolling and continue winning.