For the first time in the long, storied history of ESPN’s “College GameDay,” the weekly on-location pregame show will take its act to the long, storied rivalry that is Yale-Harvard.
The two schools will play for the Ivy League Championship on Saturday in Cambridge, Mass., and “GameDay” will be there, with Chris Fowler, Kirk Hirbstreit, Lee Corso and the headgear of his choice.
The show typically makes an appearance at the biggest college football game of the weekend, and with a light slate of Division 1 (FBS) games this Saturday, “The Game” made a lot of sense for the show’s producers.
Harvard is 9-0 (6-0/Ivy League), and Yale is 8-1, (5-1/Ivy), meaning the Bulldogs can grab a share of the league title with a win. The Crimson will earn the outright Ivy championship with a victory on Saturday.
Saturday will mark Harvard’s second appearance on the show. It also was featured during GameDay’s first ever trip to an FCS game back in 2002, when the Crimson took on Penn. Yale has never appeared on College GameDay.
Harvard enters the game as the favorite, but Yale quarterback Morgan Roberts isn’t all that concerned.
“We’ve been underdogs all season,” Roberts said. “Underdogs against Army, underdogs versus everybody. We’re not worried about it, we know what we’re capable of.”
“We’re excited to relish the opportunity, playing as brothers to accomplish something that hasn’t happened in a while.”