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Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for Week 11 on ESPN

Sporting News — (Zac Al-Khateeb)

To the surprise of no one, "College GameDay" will visit Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the 2019 version of the "Game of the Century" between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama.

The cross-division meeting No. 5 Penn State and No. 13 Minnesota was enticing as well, but that matchup just doesn't stand up to the SEC West showdown between the Tigers and Tide, which is the season's single-most important game in terms of determining the final College Football Playoff field.

Alabama boasts a 53-25-5 all-time record against LSU, including an eight-game win streak that dates back to these teams' meeting in the 2012 BCS championship game. That also includes three pitched shutout wins for Alabama, the most recent of which came last season. But LSU looks ready to finally get back on the right side of this series with an offense that ranks among the team's best — maybe ever. It's also worth noting LSU won the last "Game of the Century" meeting, which took place in Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2011.

With that, here's everything you need to know about "College GameDay" as it visits Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

MORE: Will Bama, LSU give true meaning to 'Game of the Century'?

Where is 'College GameDay' location for Week 11?

  • Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Matchup: No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama

This will be the 14th time Tuscaloosa will host "GameDay," and the ninth time since 2010. The Crimson Tide are 6-7 all-time when hosting "GameDay," but are 2-2 against LSU. Alabama has a 7-2 all-time record when playing LSU in the "GameDay" game of the week.

'College GameDay' schedule on ESPN

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Start time: 9 a.m. ET

The "College GameDay" crew of Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis and Desmond Howard will preview Week 11's college football action live from Tuscaloosa. The game will be broadcast on CGS with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET.

ESPN typically announces its next "College GameDay" location every Monday. Potential locations for Week 12 include Clemson, S.C. (No. 22 Wake Forest at No. 4 Clemson), Auburn, Ala. (No. 6 Georgia at No. 12 Auburn), Waco, Texas (No. 9 Oklahoma at No. 11 Baylor) and Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan State at No. 14 Michigan).

WeekMatchupLocationGuest PickerCorso's HeadgearOutcome
0Miami at No. 8 FloridaOrlando, Fla.Michael IrvinGators24-20 Florida
1No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 AuburnArlington, TexasBo JacksonDucks27-21 Auburn
2No. 6 LSU at No. 9 TexasAustin, TexasMatthew McConaugheyTigers45-38 LSU
3No. 20 Iowa at Iowa StateAmes, IowaEric ChurchCyclones18-17 Iowa
4No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 GeorgiaAthens, Ga.JeezyBulldogs23-17 Georgia
5No. 5 Ohio State at NebraskaLincoln, Neb.Gabrielle UnionBuckeyes48-7 Ohio State
6No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 FloridaGainesville, Fla.Emmitt SmithGators24-13 Florida
7No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSUBaton Rouge, La.John GoodmanTigers42-28 LSU
8No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn StateUniversity Park, Pa.Lara SpencerNittany Lions28-21 Penn State
9No. 1 NDSU at No. 3 SDSU (FCS)Brookings, S.D.Pat McAfeeBison23-16 NDSU
10No. 15 SMU at No. 24 MemphisMemphis, Tenn.Jerry LawlerMustangs54-48 Memphis

Who is the guest picker on 'College GameDay' for Week 11?

The guest picker for "GameDay" on Saturday is former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas. The world's current No. 4 golfer won the Haskins Award — given to the nation's most outstanding golfer — as a freshman at Alabama in 2012. He was also a member of Alabama golf's 2013 national championship team.

LSU at Alabama odds

Sportsbook Review has Alabama listed as a 6.5-point favorite over LSU. Both of SN's Bill Bender and Zac Al-Khateeb have predicted an Alabama victory: 34-27 by Bender and 38-35 by Al-Khateeb.