College GameDay will finally go to Washington State’s campus for a game against Oregon. With Lee Corso’s headgear pick set to close the show, which school will he choose?
It’s already halfway through the college football season, so Saturday editions of College GameDay have passed by in a flash. This program leads fans into the latest weekend slate, with Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and others around to break everything down.
At each College GameDay, there’s always someone with the Washington State flag, Ol’ Crimson. Though, the show never goes on the road to see the Cougars play, partially due to their lack of big-time matchups throughout the season.
However, on Saturday, No. 25 Washington State will host the latest GameDay, with a matchup against No. 12 Oregon later that evening.
To close each show, Corso breaks out his headgear pick for the on-site game. It’s always a dramatic sight to see and leads everyone into the day’s games. So, when it’s 11:59 p.m. ET, will it be Washington State or Oregon?
The Ducks sit 5-1 at the season’s halfway mark. Their lone blemish came against Stanford in an overtime loss. It was nearly replicated on Oct. 13, with a narrow overtime victory versus Washington behind 119 receiving yards from Dillon Mitchell.
It’s obviously an important game for Oregon to potentially separate themselves in the Pac-12 and the top 10 in the nation. Can they accomplish this?
Washington State also enters this matchup at 5-1, but with a worse strength of schedule than Oregon. Their only loss happened at USC in a three-point margin.
Most recently, the Cougars toppled Oregon State 56-37. Gardner Minshew led the way with 430 passing yards and five touchdowns as this high-octane offense had no issue scoring throughout the game.
Corso must have liked what he saw out of Washington State because he picked them to overtake Oregon.
It seemed like a tough choice for Corso to choose between these Pac-12 teams, but we’ll have to see if Washington State ultimately lets him down.