As we get closer to Saturday's big world wide broadcast on the World Wide Leader, there are eight things you might not know about ESPN's 'College GameDay' coming to WMU.

  1. Kalamazoo will be the 77th different city from which GameDay will originate
  2. Western Michigan is also the 68th different school to host GameDay.
  3. Western Michigan is the 8th first-time school to host GameDay in the last three years. All four debut hosts in 2014 year won their game – Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Harvard and Baylor. Last year, both James Madison and Temple lost. Louisville won as a first-time host, blowing out Florida State in September.
  4. College GameDay has originated from a MAC game just once – October 25, 2003 when Bowling Green defeated Northern Illinois. Northern Illinois’ leading receiver that day – current Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck.
  5. Home teams have lost each of the last three weeks at the GameDay location.
  6. Lee Corso is 7-4 in headgear picks this year.
  7. Lee has never picked Western Michigan or Buffalo. This will be the 56th different mascot head he has donned. Lee lost all three times last year when picking schools for the first time (Arizona, James Madison and Baylor), but won when picking Louisville for the first time in September.
  8. This is the first time in five weeks GameDay will be at a game televised by an ESPN network.

College Game Day starts at 9am on ESPN. The Western Michigan-Buffalo game is at 3:30 from Waldo Stadium on ESPNU.