EAST LANSING – ESPN’s College GameDay will likely be next Saturday, back in East Lansing to feature Michigan State’s home game with Oregon.
It’s the very first time Spartan Stadium has hosted a match with two top-10 ranked teams since 1966, when No. 1-ranked Notre Dame played No. 2 Michigan State.
The No. 5-ranked Spartans opened the season with a 37-24 win at Western Michigan on Friday night, while No. 7 Oregon scored a 61-42 home win over FCS Eastern Washington on Saturday night.
It Is the second straight year ESPN GameDay has come to East Lansing, as it absolutely was present for the Spartans’ 49-37 loss to Ohio State last Nov. 8 in Spartan Stadium.
ESPN GameDay was present for Michigan State’s match in Eugene last season against the Ducks, a 46-27 Oregon success.
The victory started the Ducks season, helping Oregon make the College Football Playoffs w it beat then-defending national champ Florida State before losing to Ohio State in the tournament game.
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, out-dueled by Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota this past year, said the Oregon match continues to be in the trunk of his head.