College GameDay has made some fun stops already this year. It opened in Texas for Oregon vs. Auburn, and stayed in the area the following week, for the massive Texas vs. LSU game.
This week, ESPN’s beloved Saturday pregame show went up to Ames for the first time. Iowa and Iowa State are still playing, after multiple weather delays.
We now know the location for College GameDay in Week 4. One look at the schedule, and it shouldn’t be a hard one to guess.
Georgia hosts Notre Dame in a rematch of a 2017 classic in South Bend. That road win helped vault the Dawgs to the College Football Playoff. The Fighting Irish made the field last season.
With both teams starting the year undefeated, Athens is a perfect choice for GameDay.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 15, 2019
GameDay last made its way to Athens in 2013, ahead of a huge game between the Dawgs and LSU Tigers. Georgia won that thriller 44-41.
This may not be the best omen for the Bulldogs though. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, UGA has a very poor record when their game is the focus for College GameDay.
Georgia has cruised along to a 3-0 record to open the year. The No. 3 team in the country beat Vanderbilt in the season opener in Nashville, and has now dispatched of FCS Murray State and today, Arkansas State 55-0.
Notre Dame, ranked No. 7, is 2-0 on the year. The Fighting Irish looked a bit shaky against Louisville in Week 1. After a bye last Saturday, the Fighting Irish throttled New Mexico today 66-14.
Next week will be a statement game for either team, and will have the winner firmly in the early College Football Playoff discussion.