For the first time in a decade, ESPN’s College GameDay returns to Austin. Their last showing was when the Longhorns hosted the Red Raiders in 2009.
GameDay could not resist the top 10 matchup in currently 6th-ranked LSU vs 10th-ranked Texas. Both teams looked good in week one, making this an early season heavyweight fight.
Texas is 9-7-1 all-time against the LSU Tigers. The last meeting was at the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day in 2003. It was a different time then as Nick Saban led LSU while Mack Brown was at Texas. Texas would go on to win 35-20.
These are different teams with different coaches, yet similar styles. Ehlinger can remind us of Chris Simms who went 15-28 for 269 yards, 2 TDs and a pick in the Cotton Bowl matchup. Keaontay Ingram runs similar to Cedric Benson, who split carries with Selvin Young on New Year’s day. LSU is still a tenacious, fast defense, with an almost impregnable front seven. We very well could be reminded of an old school matchup with these two on Saturday.
This game is a must watch. Not just for SEC and Big 12 fanatics, but for college football fans in general. It probably wasn’t a hard decision for College GameDay to set up in Austin. It could very well be a game for the ages, which being a second week matchup is definitely saying something.
Whatever the outcome, get ready Austin, because College GameDay is storming the gates of 6th Street. Let’s show the world that even GameDay is one of the many things that’s always bigger in Texas.