Where are they going next?
Following their Week 7 trip James Madison, ESPN has a pile of delectable options remaining this season, including playoff-impacting matchups and heated rivalries. And they could return to some schools for the first time in a decade, or 16 years in one case.
Week 8: Michigan at Penn State
GameDay hasn't visited Penn State since 2009. They have to go to State College.
Iowa State at Texas Tech is intriguing given the Red Raiders' strong start and Iowa State's upset over Oklahoma, as are UCF at Navy and USC at Notre Dame, it's unlikely ESPN passes on the most attractive Penn State home game.
Week 9: North Carolina State at Notre Dame
It was tempting to take a leap and predict the show's first-ever visit to Hawaii for the Warriors' game vs. San Diego State. However, the logistics of getting Kirk Herbstreit back to the mainland for a primetime game are nearly impossible.
TCU at Iowa State and Houston at USF are also options, but the pick is North Carolina State at Notre Dame. They haven't been to South Bend since 2012 and if the Wolfpack beat Pittsburgh in Week 8, this will be a huge game for both teams.
Week 10: Virginia Tech at Miami (FL)
If ESPN does not pick North Carolina State at Notre Dame in Week 9, they may visit Raleigh in Week 10 for the Wolfpack's home game vs. Clemson.
For now, they're going to Miami for the first time since 2001. They've been to the city six times since then but never for a Hurricanes' game. It would be Virginia Tech's second appearance after they hosted Clemson in Week 5.
This is where things get messy. If ESPN passes on Notre Dame in Week 9, which could lead to a non-Miami visit in Week 10, they could go to Miami in Week 11 for the Canes' game vs. Notre Dame. If not, Georgia at Auburn is the clear choice.
If both teams still have one or fewer losses apiece, this is a big-time matchup of SEC and playoff contenders. Plus they haven't been to Auburn — or featured Georgia — since 2013.
Florida State at Clemson and Michigan State at Ohio State are backup choices.
Week 12: TCU at Texas Tech
This is contingent on Texas Tech winning their next five games, which includes visits to West Virginia and Oklahoma. If they do that, the Red Raiders would be a top-10 team and playoff contender. GameDay's lone trip to Lubbock came in 2008, which was the legendary Crabtree vs. Texas game.
If they lose, the pick is Michigan at Wisconsin. Surprisingly, they've only visited Madison once since 2011 and the Badgers should still be in control of their own playoff destiny.
It's painful to pass on Washington State at Washington and Ohio State at Michigan but this game could be for both a spot in the SEC champonship and playoff field. Even if the loser could obtain a playoff spot despite a loss, the Iron Bowl carries serious weight and would be a popular pick.
The biggest issue: If they go to Auburn in Week 11, would they go back again?