College GameDay: Six pack of Ohio State facts

It is officially rivalry week in college football, and there couldn’t be more on the line in ‘The Game.’

The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes will host the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines in the biggest game of the year for both teams. The winner will head to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the Big Ten Championship game while the other is hoping they did enough to earn a spot in the College Football Playoffs.

With a matchup featuring two of the top three teams in college football, you had to know that ESPN and College Gameday would be rolling into Columbus.

Buckeyes Wire lays out six facts about College Gameday as it pertains to the Ohio State Buckeyes and this massive matchup.

Total Apperances

ESPN's College GameDay coming to Columbus for Ohio State vs. Michigan
ESPN's College GameDay coming to Columbus for Ohio State vs. Michigan

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Number: 55

No one team has appeared on College Gameday as many times as the Ohio State Buckeyes. This breaks their tie with Alabama. Michigan also breaks their tie for No. 5 all-time with their 36th appearance.

  • Ohio State, 55

  • Alabama, 54

  • Florida, 42

  • Oklahoma, 39

  • Michigan, 36

  • Florida State 35

Total Wins

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Number: 38

Ohio State leads the way with 38 wins when being featured on College Gameday. They earned win No. 38 in the season opener against Notre Dame.

  • Ohio State: 38

  • Alabama: 35

  • Florida: 26

  • Oklahoma: 26

  • LSU: 21

Winning Percentage

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Number: 70%

Currently, Ohio State is third in winning percentage for teams with at least five appearances.

  • TCU: 88.9%

  • USC: 75%

  • Ohio State: 70%

  • Oklahoma: 67%

  • Alabama: 65%

Times as the host

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Number: 22

No team has hosted the weekly event more than the Ohio State Buckeyes. They join Tennessee and Texas as the only teams to host twice in the 2022 season.

  • Ohio State: 22

  • Alabama: 16

  • Florida: 13

  • LSU: 13

Number of times 'The Game' was the featured showdown

Big Ten bowl projections after Week 0 by College Football News
Big Ten bowl projections after Week 0 by College Football News

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Number: 7

This will be the eighth meeting between these two schools as the featured game. Last year Michigan came away victorious to win the Big Ten East.

Record vs Michigan when College Game Day rolls to town

Ryan Day doesn't have anything nice to say about Michigan
Ryan Day doesn't have anything nice to say about Michigan

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Number: 5-2

Ohio State has gotten the better of its bitter rivals to the north. They have won five of the seven matchups, can they earn No. 6?

Wins:

  • 2002: Ohio State 14, Michigan 9

  • 2006: Ohio State 42, Michigan 39

  • 2007: Ohio State 14, Michigan 3

  • 2016: Ohio State 30, Michigan 27

  • 2018: Ohio State 62, Michigan 39

Losses:

  • 2003: Michigan 35, Ohio State 21

  • 2021: Michigan 42, Ohio State 27

Story originally appeared on Buckeye Wire