ESPN’s College GameDay, FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff Headed to Columbus for Showdown Between Ohio State and Michigan

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College GameDay and Big Noon Kickoff will be on Ohio State’s campus for The Game next weekend.

With all eyes on what is expected to be a No. 2 vs. No. 3 battle between Ohio State and Michigan inside the Horseshoe, ESPN and FOX’s traveling college football pregame shows will be in Columbus to preview the matchup.

Ohio State and Michigan will enter the game undefeated at a perfect 11-0, which means a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship and College Football Playoff hopes are on the line in what will undoubtedly be an instant classic in the historic rivalry.

The Buckeyes are 37-16 all-time when GameDay is on campus for one of its games. Ohio State picked up its latest victory in a 21-10 win over Notre Dame in the season opener. However, its last loss when GameDay attended one of its contests was a 42-27 defeat to the Wolverines, adding another layer to an already intriguing faceoff between the programs.

Looking back further, GameDay was in attendance for the 2006 and 2016 matchups between Ohio State and Michigan. The Buckeyes won The Game in both instances, defeating the Wolverines 42-39 in what many have called “The Game of the Century” in 2006 and claiming a 30-27 double-overtime victory in the latter courtesy of a Curtis Samuel walk-off touchdown in 2016.

ESPN College GameDay Appearances for Ohio State Games
Date Game Location WINNER
SEPT. 28, 1996 #4 OHIO STATE at #5 NOTRE DAME SOUTH BEND, IN OHIO STATE, 29–16
OCT. 5, 1996 #4 PENN STATE at #3 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 38–7
OCT. 26, 1996 #2 OHIO STATE at #20 IOWA IOWA CITY, IA OHIO STATE 38–26
OCT. 4, 1997 #8 IOWA at #7 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 23–7
OCT. 3, 1998 #7 PENN STATE at #1 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 28–9
SEPT. 14, 2002 #10 WASHINGTON STATE at #6 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 25–7
NOV. 23, 2002 #12 MICHIGAN at #2 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 14–9
JAN. 3, 2003 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP: #2 OHIO STATE vs. #1 MIAMI TEMPE, AZ OHIO STATE, 31–24 (2OT)
AUG. 30, 2003 #17 WASHINGTON at #2 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 28–9
NOV. 15, 2003 #11 PURDUE at #4 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 16–13 (OT)
NOV. 22, 2003 #4 OHIO STATE at #5 MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR, MI MICHIGAN, 35–21
SEPT. 10, 2005 #2 TEXAS at #4 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH TEXAS, 25–22
OCT. 8, 2005 #6 OHIO STATE at #16 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PARK, PA PENN STATE, 17–10
SEPT. 9, 2006 #1 OHIO STATE at #2 TEXAS AUSTIN, TX OHIO STATE, 24–7
SEPT. 23, 2006 #24 PENN STATE at #1 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 28–6
SEPT. 30, 2006 #1 OHIO STATE at #13 IOWA IOWA CITY, IA OHIO STATE, 38–17
NOV. 18, 2006 #2 MICHIGAN at #1 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 42–39
JAN. 8, 2007 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP: #2 FLORIDA vs. #1 OHIO STATE GLENDALE, AZ FLORIDA, 41–14
OCT. 27, 2007 #1 OHIO STATE at #25 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PARK, PA OHIO STATE, 37–17
NOV. 17, 2007 #7 OHIO STATE at #23 MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR, MI OHIO STATE, 14–3
JAN. 7, 2008 BCS CHAMPIONSHIP: #2 LSU at #1 OHIO STATE NEW ORLEANS, LA LSU, 38–24
SEPT. 13, 2008 #5 OHIO STATE at #1 USC LOS ANGELES, CA USC, 35–3
OCT. 25, 2008 #3 PENN STATE at #10 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH PENN STATE, 13–6
SEPT. 12, 2009 #3 USC at #8 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH USC, 18–15
JAN. 1, 2010 ROSE BOWL: #8 OHIO STATE vs. #7 OREGON PASADENA, CA OHIO STATE, 26–17
OCT. 16, 2010 #1 OHIO STATE at #18 WISCONSIN MADISON, WI WISCONSIN, 31–18
NOV. 13, 2010 PENN STATE at #7 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 38–24
JAN. 4, 2011 SUGAR BOWL: #8 ARKANSAS vs. #6 OHIO STATE NEW ORLEANS, LA OHIO STATE, 31–26
SEPT. 29, 2012 #14 OHIO STATE at #20 MICHIGAN STATE EAST LANSING, MI OHIO STATE, 17–16
OCT. 5, 2013 #4 OHIO STATE at #16 NORTHWESTERN EVANSTON, IL OHIO STATE, 40–30
DEC. 7, 2013 B1G CHAMPIONSHIP: #10 MICHIGAN STATE vs. #2 OHIO STATE INDIANAPOLIS, IN MICHIGAN STATE, 34–24
NOV. 8, 2014 #13 OHIO STATE at #7 MICHIGAN STATE EAST LANSING, MI OHIO STATE, 49–37
JAN. 12, 2015 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: #5 OHIO STATE vs. #3 OREGON ARLINGTON, TX OHIO STATE, 42–20
NOV. 21, 2015 #9 MICHIGAN STATE at #2 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH MICHIGAN STATE, 17–14
OCT. 15, 2016 #2 OHIO STATE at #8 WISCONSIN MADISON, WI OHIO STATE, 30–23 (OT)
NOV. 26, 2016 #3 MICHIGAN at #2 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 30–27 (2OT)
DEC. 31, 2016 FIESTA BOWL: #3 CLEMSON vs. #2 OHIO STATE GLENDALE, AZ CLEMSON, 31–0
AUG. 31, 2017 #2 OHIO STATE at INDIANA BLOOMINGTON, IN OHIO STATE, 49–21
SEPT. 9, 2017 #6 OKLAHOMA at #2 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OKLAHOMA, 31–16
OCT. 28, 2017 #2 PENN STATE at #6 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 39–38
SEPT. 15, 2018 #4 OHIO STATE vs. #16 TCU FORT WORTH, TX OHIO STATE, 40-28
SEPT. 29, 2018 #4 OHIO STATE at #10 PENN STATE STATE COLLEGE, PA OHIO STATE, 27–26
NOV. 24, 2018 #4 MICHIGAN at #10 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 62-39
JAN. 1, 2019 ROSE BOWL: #9 WASHINGTON vs. #6 OHIO STATE PASADENA, CA OHIO STATE, 28-23
SEP. 28, 2019 #6 OHIO STATE at NEBRASKA LINCOLN, NE OHIO STATE, 48-7
NOV. 23, 2019 #9 PENN STATE at #2 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 28-17
DEC. 28, 2019 FIESTA BOWL: #3 CLEMSON vs. #2 OHIO STATE GLENDALE, AZ CLEMSON, 29-23
OCT. 31, 2020 #5 OHIO STATE at #8 PENN STATE STATE COLLEGE, PA OHIO STATE, 38-25
JAN. 1, 2021 SUGAR BOWL: #3 OHIO STATE vs. #2 CLEMSON NEW ORLEANS, LA OHIO STATE, 49-28
JAN. 11, 2021 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: #3 OHIO STATE vs. #1 ALABAMA MIAMI GARDENS, FL ALABAMA, 52-24
NOV. 20, 2021 #7 MICHIGAN STATE at #4 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 56-7
NOV. 27, 2021 #2 OHIO STATE at #6 MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR, MI MICHIGAN, 42-27
JAN. 1, 2022 ROSE BOWL: #6 OHIO STATE vs. #12 UTAH PASADENA, CA OHIO STATE, 48-45
SEPT. 3, 2022 #5 NOTRE DAME at #2 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH OHIO STATE, 21-10
NOV. 26, 2022 #3 MICHIGAN at #2 OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, OH TBD

As for Big Noon Kickoff, Ohio State has played with the tailgate show in attendance three this season for the Iowa, Penn State and Indiana games. The Buckeyes are a perfect 3-0 in those contests, defeating the Hawkeyes, 54-10, Penn State, 44-31, and Indiana, 56-14, for a combined score of 154-55 in those matchups.

Ohio State’s matchup with Michigan will take place in the traditional early afternoon window, with kickoff scheduled for noon. The Game will be broadcast on FOX.

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