ESPN’s College GameDay is in Happy Valley this Saturday to preview what should be a thrilling matchup between Auburn and Penn State.
Since today’s episode of College GameDay is taking place outside of Beaver Stadium, it’s only fitting that a former Penn State star joins the crew for the final segment of the show.
Moments ago, College GameDay officially announced that New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will be their guest picker for Week 3. Barkley should receive a standing ovation when he joins Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit on set.
During his three-year stint at Penn State, Barkley had 3,843 rushing yards, 1,195 receiving yards and 51 total touchdowns. He was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and his production at the collegiate level is why he was the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 18, 2021
Barkley’s morale might be a little down this weekend since New York fell short to Washington on Thursday night. That being said, a Penn State win over Auburn would probably put a smile on his face.
Penn State looked really impressive in its first two games this season, knocking off Wisconsin on the road and dismantling Ball State at home.
If the Nittany Lions can take down the Tigers at home tonight, most of the college football world will consider them a contender for the College Football Playoff.