College GameDay notebook

Oklahoman Modified: November 21, 2008 at 9:53 am •  Published: November 21, 2008

Program facts

Air time: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN (Cox 29)

Set: inside John Jacobs track

Announcers: Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard.

Norman appearances

OU is 4-1 in games in which "College GameDay” originated from Norman. The loss occurred in the Sooners’ first appearance.

2007, OU 41, Missouri 31

2003, OU 52, Oklahoma State 9

2001, OU 38, Kansas State 37

2000, OU 31, Nebraska 14

1995, Colorado 38, OU 17

Big 12 featured

Saturday’s appearance in Norman will be the fourth time "College GameDay” has been at a Big 12 game this season.

The other appearances:

Oct. 11, OU vs. Texas (from Dallas)

Oct. 18, Missouri at Texas

Nov. 1, Texas at Texas Tech

Corso’s record

Analyst Lee Corso is 7-5 this season in his headgear predictions, in which he puts on the headgear of the team he thinks will win the featured game. Among his misses, Corso picked the Sooners to win the OU-Texas game.

Ratings down

"College GameDay” ratings are down 13 percent from last season. The show is averaging a 1.5 rating (1,482,000 homes), down from a 1.7 rating (1,645,000 homes) in 2007.

Radio show

"ESPN Radio’s College GameDay Road Tour” will be at the north side of the stadium, west of the reflecting pool.

Host Ryen Russillo and analysts Todd McShay and Trevor Matich will be on the air from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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