College GameDay 2012 Schedule: Highlighting Dream Destinations for Week 4

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 15, 2012

EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 08:  The Duck mascot of the University of Oregon Ducks during the second half of the game against Fresno State Bulldogs at Autzen Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Kevin Casey/Getty Images)
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ESPN College GameDay will broadcast from East Lansing in Week 3, the site of No. 20 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Michigan State.

Although I can't argue with that decision, I will attempt to make an argument for three potential dream destinations in Week 4.

With three Top 5 teams set to host ranked conference rivals next weekend, there are several options for Chris Fowler and the crew to choose from. 

Here we highlight the top destinations for Saturday's beloved fan warmup in Week 4. 


Tallahassee, FL - No. 11 Clemson vs. No. 5 Florida State

If the Tigers can survive Furman at home in Week 3 and the Seminoles can avoid an upset bid by Wake Forest, then the stage will be set for a battle of 3-0 ACC powers next weekend.

Not only would a matchup of the two BCS contenders excite on paper, but Clemson vs. Florida State promises to be one of the weekend's more even matchups.

Tajh Boyd and the Tigers held on at home against the Seminoles last season, winning 35-30. In 2010, it was Florida State riding 10 fourth quarter points to a 16-13 win at home. 

As a Maryland man through and through, my ACC bias has me wishing for College GameDay to bring the show to Tallahassee in Week 4. 


Norman, OK - No. 15 Kansas State vs. No. 5 Oklahoma

If Kansas State can win their home matchup with North Texas this weekend they will set up an epic Big 12 opener with No. 5 Oklahoma in Norman in Week 4.

Much like Clemson vs. Florida State, this matchup has mighty BCS implications. Unfortunately, it doesn't promise to be a close game. The Sooners have trounced the Wildcats in their most recent meetings, and beat them 58-17 in Manhattan last season.

Although fans could be in store for a blowout in Norman, the atmosphere outside of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is sure to be electric next Saturday in anticipation for a Top 15 night showdown. 


Eugene, OR - No. 24 Arizona vs. No. 4 Oregon

If the Wildcats can escape South Carolina State at home in Week 3 and the Ducks can avoid an upset at the hands of Tennessee Tech at Autzen Stadium, then fans are in store for a can't-miss Pac-12 clash in Eugene next weekend.

Of course College GameDay has visited Duck Nation time and time again, but for good reason. The crowd is always hyped and colorful if nothing else. 

With both teams coming into the matchup 3-0, though, Lee Corso and the guys would have to take notice. Granted, the game is scheduled to kickoff at 10:30 p.m. ET, I'm sure a large number of college football fans would still tune in. 

College GameDay is all about the atmosphere and the celebration of college football. With that said, it would be hard to argue against any of these three sites in Week 4. 


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