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ESPN's College GameDay returns to Happy Valley for Penn State-Ohio State showdown

JOHN McGONIGAL
Centre Daily Times (TNS)

College GameDay is returning to Happy Valley.

Penn State

Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Rece Davis and the rest of ESPN’s crew will be on-hand next Saturday morning before Penn State’s prime-time, White-Out game against Ohio State, the university announced Saturday evening.

A location will be announced Monday. The show set up shop on the Old Main Lawn last year before Penn State beat Michigan 42-13.

GameDay, making its seventh trip to State College, begins at 9 a.m. on ESPN. The game kicks off at Beaver Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on ABC with Herbstreit and Chris Fowler on the call.

Corso will choose headgear between the No. 10 Nittany Lions or No. Buckeyes, a pair of undefeated teams that posted a combined 440-146 scoring margin to start the season.

This matchup — one between coaches James Franklin and Urban Meyer and quarterbacks Trace McSorley and Dwayne Haskins — was circled a long time ago by Penn State fans. Without another premiere game on the Week 5 slate, it made total sense to have GameDay in Happy Valley.

We’ll see who Corso picks — and what signs Nittany Lion fans can come up with this year.