This week’s version of “College GameDay” is poised to be a historic one.
The popular college football preview show is spurning the Power 5 for the historically-Black college trail, slated to set up shop in Jackson, Miss. for Jackson State vs. Southern.
The rivalry between the Tigers and the Jaguars is among the best in all of sports. Under Deion Sanders’ tutelage, Jackson State has become must-watch football, increasing the visibility and pull for HBCUs across the Black Belt. The Tigers are 7-0 this season, further cementing their status as one of the FCS’ best teams.
And despite some recent struggles, Southern has long been able to mount a claim for that title, as well. The Jaguars are 5-2 on the year, lagging slightly behind JSU’s unbeaten start. However, the program has helped develop generation after generation of football talent, including Hall of Famer Mel Blount and current Bear offensive guard Ja’Tyre Carter.
JACKSON STATE, WE’RE COMING TO YOUR CITY‼️
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 23, 2022
It should be an enthralling affair, full of all the sights and sounds that HBCU football has come to be associated with over the years. And ESPN will be there, tracking all the action as it unfolds.
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With that, here’s what you need to know about “GameDay’s” visit to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Where is ‘College GameDay’ location for Week 9?
- Rental: Jackson, Miss.
- Time: 9 am ET
- matchups: Southern at Jackson State
This week’s iteration of “College GameDay” will take place at Jackson State, home of Deion Sanders and the Tigers. It’s a significant choice for “GameDay”, which has not been hosted at an HBCU since 2008, when Florida A&M hosted Hampton.
The “GameDay” crew sure picked a good one to attend, though. Jackson vs. Southern, known more commonly as the BoomBox Classic, is one of the finest rivalries in all of college sports. It’s been a tightly-contested affair in the past, with Southern holding a slim 35-30 advantage in the all-time series.
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‘College GameDay’ schedule on ESPN
Saturday, Oct. 29
- Start time: 9 am ET
- TV channels: ESPN
- Streaming: ESPN+, fuboTV
The “GameDay” crew will preview all of Saturday’s action live from Jackson, Miss. Southern’s clash with Jackson State is scheduled to kick off at 2 pm ET.
There are a host of intriguing matchups in this week’s college football slate, games that should make the “GameDay” crew’s decision quite difficult, including No. 2 Ohio State at No. 13 Penn State; Notre Dame at No. 16 Syracuse; No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 22 Kansas State; No. 19 Kentucky at No. 3 Tennessee; and Stanford at No. 12 UCLA, among others.
|Week||Matchups||Rentals||Guest Picker||Corso’s Headgear||Outcome|
|1||West Virginia at No. 17 Pitt (Thursday)||Pittsburgh||N/A||Panthers||Pitt 38,WVU 31|
|1||No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 2 Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Jack Harlow||Buckeyes||Ohio State 21, Notre Dame 10|
|2||No. 1 Alabama at Texas||Austin, Texas||Glen Powell||Crimson Tide||Alabama 20 Texas 19|
|3||Troy at Appalachian State||Boone, NC||Luke Combs||Mountaineers||Appalachian State 32,Troy 28|
|4||No. 20 Florida at No. 11 Tennessee||Knoxville, Tenn.||Bianca Belair||Volunteers||Tennessee 38Florida 33|
|5||No. 10 NC State at No. 5 Clemson||Clemson, SC||Christian Wilkins||N/A||Clemson 30, NC State 20|
|6||No. 17 TCU at No. 19 Kansas||Lawrence, Camp.||Rob Riggle||N/A||TCU 38,Kansas 31|
|7||No. 3 Alabama at No. 6 Tennessee||Knoxville, Tenn.||Peyton Manning||Volunteers||Tennessee 52, Alabama 49|
|8||No. 9 UCLA at No. 10 Oregon||Eugene, Ore.||Sabrina Ionescu||Oregon||Oregon 45, UCLA 30|
|9||Southern at Jackson State||Jackson, Miss.||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Who is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 9?
This week’s celebrity guest picker has not been announced yet. However, expect it to be someone with serious ties to the Jackson, Miss. community. Each of the last seven guest pickers have attended the school where “College GameDay” was being hosted that week.