ESPN College GameDay Will Head Back to Clemson for Showdown vs. Florida State

Randy ChambersAnalyst IOctober 12, 2013

Sept 22, 2012;  Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) is tackled by Florida State Seminoles defensive back P.J. Williams (26) during the first half of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
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Clemson was able to survive a scare against Boston College, which now sets up the critical matchup between two undefeated ACC teams in Clemson and Florida State. With it being the biggest game next week and a meeting between two national championship contenders, ESPN's College GameDay has to show up.

It didn't take long before Chris Fowler spilled the beans:

LSU and Oregon were the last two schools to have the popular television show set up shop twice in one season. The highly anticipated game will be played at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

ESPN won't be disappointed. The last three meetings have been decided by less than two touchdowns, and with conference and national championship implications on the line, we can expect another competitive affair between the two titans.

This is the second time this season College GameDay will visit Memorial Stadium, as Lee Corso and company enjoyed the season opener against Georgia.

Lee Fitting, the show's senior coordinating producer, hinted that another trip to Clemson was likely in the cards, according to Scott Keepfer of the Greenville News: "'You can just about book us for Clemson on the 19th,' Fitting said on the nationally syndicated Paul Finebaum Show. 'This game is going to be treated like the Super Bowl.'"

The Super Bowl? Not quite. But it will be a gigantic contest for both of these programs, which are looking to make a national statement. The winner will be in the driver's seat for an ACC crown and could use the victory as a stepping stone to enter the conversation for a crystal football.

If you're a fan of great quarterback play, a showdown between Clemson's Tajh Boyd and Florida State's Jameis Winston is as good as it gets.

Other games that were likely considered include UCLA vs. Stanford and USC vs. Notre Dame. But those matchups don't have as much on the line as this game between two ACC contenders.

This game will be a must-watch for all college football fans.