No, you’re not hallucinating.
ESPN announced on Twitter Sunday morning that Western Michigan University will host College GameDay, one of the channel’s most beloved shows.
This would mark only the second time a Mid-American Conference school has ever hosted the three-hour long college football preview show, with the only other appearance being Oct. 25, 2003 for a game between Bowling Green and Northern Illinois. PJ Fleck, currently the coach for WMU, was a wide receiver on that 2003 NIU squad.
WMU finds itself one of two undefeated teams in the country after a spectacular and upset-filled week that saw three previously-undefeated teams drop key games.
Clemson lost to Pitt at home via game-winning field goal on Senior Night, Michigan couldn’t stop Iowa’s punter-fueled offense on the road, and Washington ran into a wall against surging USC. Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and North Carolina also lost this week, which will most likely result in a shakeup of the polls unseen in recent years.
WMU is in the best position of any Group of Five program to make it to a New Years 6 access bowl, currently ranked 21st in the College Football Playoff Committee Rankings. WMU also has the easiest path to a conference championship, as most other G5 schools in contention (Boise, Troy, Navy, SDSU, etc.) would all need help to win their conference.
WMU will be coming off of a BYE week for the game on Nov. 19 against Buffalo after a tougher-than-expected bout with Kent State on Election Night.
Soon after the announcement, WMU Athletics posted on Twitter that the game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. EST. ESPNU will carry the game nationwide.
Updates will be made available as soon as they come in.
Get hype, Kalamazoo. And the rest of MAC country too.