Week 13 of the college football season will see perhaps the most anticipated clash of the year between the 2nd-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and the 3rd-ranked Michigan Wolverines.
Both Ohio State and Michigan tested Saturday but came away with late wins, leading to a Week 14 battle of undefeated teams.
Given the extreme stakes between these two powerhouse teams, ESPN has revealed that their location for college game day Next weekend the matchup will take place in Columbus, Ohio.
WE GO TO THE GAME‼️
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 20, 2022
This was obviously expected, but fans of both teams took to social media to express their happiness at this decision in a very comfortable pre-game atmosphere.
As expected, ESPN’s College GameDay will be held at Columbus for The Game. They will duel on Columbus pregame shows since FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff will be there as well. https://t.co/B0PwjQkSOf
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 20, 2022
— Harry Douglas (@HDouglas83) November 20, 2022
No shock, GameDay on #The game https://t.co/Y2rFpu9cJm
– Alex Gleitmann (@alexgleitmann) November 20, 2022
As expected. Fox will be there too. Might as well send Marty and McGee and SEC Nation https://t.co/CraoLP4a9H
— Travis Rockhold (@TravisRockhold) November 20, 2022
— Angelo Dawkins (@AngeloDawkins) November 20, 2022
— Brutus Buckeye 🌰 (@Brutus_Buckeye) November 20, 2022
This game could certainly have a significant impact on the future of the College Football Playoffs.
Both Ohio State and Michigan are two of the four undefeated teams remaining in college football, along with the TCU Horned Frogs (who also survived a scare on Saturday) and the Georgia Bulldogs.
There’s at most three guaranteed undefeated teams after next week’s matchup, and the loser in Columbus will then be hoping to put their résumé on a positive footing against other one-loss teams battling for a playoff spot.
Regardless, the rivalry always makes for a great game, and ESPN’s college game day going to matchup should make The Game feel even more special.