College GameDay will be heading to University Park, Pennsylvania, for the Auburn versus Penn State matchup on Sept. 18, the show announced via Twitter Saturday.
It’s the first regular-season matchup between the two schools and will serve as the famous Penn State “white-out” game.
The Tigers and Nittany Lions previously faced off in the 1996 Outback Bowl and the 2003 Capital One Bowl. Penn State dominated the first matchup, winning 43-14.
Auburn and head coach Tommy Tubberville won the 2003 version 13-9.
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GameDay’s trip to Happy Valley is nothing new, especially for the white-out game. It will be the ninth time in the shows’ history that the crew travels to University Park.
The announcement also marks the fifth consecutive white-out game the show has been to, dating back to the 2017 season. It should be noted that while last season’s white-out game was canceled amidst COVID-19 protocols for the BIG 10 conference, GameDay was hosted for Penn State’s match-up with No. 3 Ohio State.
The Ohio State game was originally scheduled to be the white-out game before it was announced that fans were to be prohibited throughout the 2020 season.
It can be expected that next week’s matchup will be a Top-25 match-up. Penn State, who defeated Ball State 44-13 on Saturday, is currently ranked No. 11 in the latest poll.
Auburn climbed into the Top-25 right at No. 25 following its victory over Akron in Week 1 and followed that performance with a 62-0 shutout victory over Alabama State.
GameDay will begin at 9 a.m. CST and will air live from University Park on ESPN.
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