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College GameDay fun facts

8/30/2011 - College Football
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Lee Corso Back To School

College GameDays' Lee Corso returns to his high school, Miami Jackson Senior

Editor's note: "College GameDay" celebrates its 25th anniversary this season and Lee Corso has been there from the beginning. Here are some facts and trends since the show's beginning in 1987.

Corso fun facts

• Corso has donned 193 headgears all time, with a record of 131-62 (67.9 percent); his
200th headgear would fall on Week 7 (Oct. 15 show).

• Corso's picked Florida the most times (17), followed by Ohio State and USC (15 times each) and Alabama, Oklahoma and Florida State (12 times each).

• With teams he's picked three times or more, there are three undefeated teams: USC (15-0), Virginia Tech (4-0) and TCU (3-0).

Other notes

• "GameDay" has been on the road on a weekly basis since the start of the 2002 season.


"GameDay" has been to Ohio State 13 times, the most of any campus; Florida is second with 11 appearances. It has been to a game involving Florida 32 times; Ohio State is second with 29.

• "College GameDay" has been to eight Florida versus Florida State matchups, the most of any rivalry. But it's only been there once since 2004 -- for Tim Tebow's final home game in 2009. Ohio State versus Penn State is catching up, as "GameDay" has been to seven such matchups, including in five of the past six years.

• "
GameDay" has been to 44 matchups more than once. Some of the ones you may not have thought of include TCU versus Utah, Georgia Tech versus Virginia Tech, Boston College versus Florida State and Purdue versus Wisconsin.


"GameDay" has been to an SEC home game 57 times, 17 more than the next closest conference, the Big Ten.

• Corso, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard first appeared together on "GameDay" on Sept. 3, 2005, for Notre Dame at Pitt.

• Georgia and Georgia Tech are a combined 0-4 when hosting "GameDay" (each are 0-2). The two schools are a combined 3-12 when involved in a "GameDay" game (Georgia Tech is 0-4).

• Alabama has lost six home games when "GameDay" has been there. That's the most of any host school.

• USC is 6-1 when hosting "GameDay." Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are 5-1.


Syracuse has been involved in two "College GameDay" games, at Virginia Tech and at Miami. The Orange have been outscored 121-0 in those two games (62-0 and 59-0).