The ESPN College GameDay crew is the best in the business and the team of Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit get the chance to show why on Saturday, as they travel to an FCS school during a slow week to set up for a big game between North Dakota State and Delaware State from Fargo at the Fargodome.
GameDay likes to do this when they can and it'll be the first time in over four years that the crew will be at an FCS school and this time it's from the level where joe Flacco came from, although he played at Delaware and not Delaware State. The College GameDay crew last went to Florida A&M and now they will be in Fargo and they were welcomed by a huge throng of people as they pulled in earlier in the week and it was all over social media.
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The GameDay studio team picked the perfect time and ESPN picked the perfect game, as North Dakota State is 2-0 and just defeated a Big 12 team in Kansas State to open the season. The team has allowed just 31 points this season and has scored 80 and the game on Saturday afternoon on ESPN at 3:30 PM at the Fargodome should be another lopsided game, as the Bison are playing against an 0-2 Delaware State team. North Dakota State is a top team at their level and they have won two straight titles and it gives the chance for the GameDay crew to shine some light on a lesser known school and a level of college football that actually has a playoff.
The Bison have been described as being like Alabama, who has dominated college football over the past few years and that is what the Bison have done and if they win a third straight championship they would match what Appalachian State has done previously. The last time the GameDay crew was at an FCS school, Florida A&M was taking on Hampton and this game is much more relevant since it involved North Dakota State, but it also was a very wise scheduling move, as no top 10 teams are playing each other and this week has some weak games around college football.
Fans are always crazy when the GameDay crew goes anywhere, but this time it should be even more wild, as the people of Fargo love their team and they also know that ESPN likely won't be back for quite some time, at least not with the A-team of this show. The broadcast starts up at 9 am on ESPN and will run until the games start and then the actual game broadcast will be on ESPN at 3:30 pm. The team is prepared for an easy game, but they know it will be a national broadcast and they won't take Delaware State lightly despite their two losses including one against Towson at 49-7.
The win against Kansas State reminded many people about what App State did to Michigan years ago, but since the Wildcats weren't ranked it's a bit different, but it still was a huge win for the Bison and now they will get to show off their team on national television. After playing Delaware State the team will play SDSU and Northern Iowa before playing Missouri State.
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