SEATTLE – How do you get thousands of college students to get up at 5 a.m. and stand out in the rain, hoping to get on tv? When you bring college football’s most popular ESPN “College GameDay” show to town, that’s how. ESPN’s traveling tailgate road show has been a fixture at the biggest college football games, for the past 19 years, the Seattle Times reported. This morning at 6 a.m., the show debuted on the University of Washington campus at Red Square, The GameDay show preceeding today’s big game between the UW Huskies and the Oregon Ducks.
Washington is 0-3 in “GameDay” contests, all on the road. The Huskies lost at No. 2 Nebraska in 1998, at No. 13 Michigan in 2002 and at No. 3 Ohio State in 2003.
A UW victory over one of its fiercest rivals would be an enormous upset.
Unbeaten Oregon, favored by 14 points, is 10-6 in “GameDay” appearances, 4-1 on the road. The Ducks are not only 5-0 this season, but coming off their fifth consecutive game of scoring 50 points or more. If Oregon does it again Saturday, it will tie the NCAA record for most 50-point games in a row.