All aboard: College GameDay going to East Lansing for Big Ten showdown with Ohio State at Michigan State

(L-R) Guest picker and Michigan State basetball alum Mateen Cleaves with Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN College GameDay in East Lansing, Mich., on October 22, 2011. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images)

Pack up the trucks and grab a sweater, College GameDay Built by the Home Depot is moving on out of Tallahassee, Fla., and heading to East Lansing, Mich., site of next Saturday’s Ohio State (4-0) vs. Michigan State (3-1) matchup (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC). College GameDay, in its 26th year, will be making its fifth visit all-time to the Spartans’ campus, the most recent being October 22, 2011 when the school hosted then-No. 6 Wisconsin for a 37-31 upset victory.

College GameDay’s first visit to Michigan State was for the October 25, 1997 showdown against in-state and Big Ten rival Michigan, ranked No.5 at the time. The then-ranked No. 14 Spartans lost 23-7.

While Michigan State is 2-3 when GameDay visits, Lee Corso is 4-1 on his winner picks when in East Lansing. Needless to say, Spartans fans should keep fingers crossed Corso spends the week getting fitted for body armor and a helmet.

College GameDay will air live at 9 a.m. ET on ESPNU and 10 a.m. on ESPN with host Chris Fowler, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and host/reporter Samantha Steele.

Past results from GameDay visits to East Lansing:

10/22/11 – (16) Michigan State def. (6) Wisconsin, 37-31

11/9/05 – (5) Penn State def. Michigan State, 22-21

9/18/04 – Notre Dame def. Michigan State, 31-24

10/9/99 – (11) Michigan State def. (3) Michigan, 34-31

10/25/97 – (5) Michigan def. (14) Michigan State, 23-7

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