CRAWFORD | It's official: Louisville to play host to ESPN's College GameDay
It's official. The University of Louisville and ESPN have announced that the school will host ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday when Florida State visits Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville announced late Saturday night that ESPN’s signature college football program, College GameDay, will originate from the school a week from today, when No. 3-ranked Florida State visit the No. 19 Cardinals for an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.
The game features two of the best young quarterbacks in the nation, Louisville sophomore Lamar Jackson and Florida State freshman Deondre Francois. Jackson has thrown for seven touchdowns and run for six through the first two games of the 2016 season. Francois threw for 419 yards in his college debut and passed for 262 yards in a 52-8 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
Both teams will come into Saturday’s game 2-0.
“We’re excited to have ESPN College GameDay coming to Louisville,” Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said. “The show’s presence here is really a great tribute to our football program. I know our fans will embrace all of the pageantry surrounding Saturday’s event and carry that enthusiasm into the stadium to support our team during the game.”
Kickoff for the ABC telecast is at noon. The location for the broadcast has yet to be determined. Details for fans wishing to attend will be released later.
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