ESPN’s College GameDay was in Blacksburg, Virginia on Saturday ahead of #12 Virginia Tech’s battle with #2 Clemson. The show’s panel was split as to whether the Hokies or the Tigers would win the matchup set for later that evening.
Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, the NFL’s all-time sack leader and a two-time All-American with the Hokies, unsurprisingly picked his alma mater to win the game. Analyst Desmond Howard also picked Virginia Tech to hold serve at home and upset the defending national champions.
However, fellow analyst Lee Corso would wrap up the selections by donning the Clemson Tigers’ mascot head to signify he was choosing the visitors in this one.
Sorry, Hokies …
Corso goes with the Tiger head! pic.twitter.com/NUYjYIAC0k
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 30, 2017
Kirk Herbstreit did not make a prediction since he will be calling the game with Chris Fowler on ABC.
Clemson is currently on a four-game winning streak against the Hokies. In last year’s matchup, the Tigers defeated Virginia Tech 42-35 in the ACC Championship Game in Orlando, Florida as Deshaun Watson threw three touchdowns and rushed for two additional scores on the ground. This is the first time these two teams have met in Blacksburg since 2011, a 23-3 Clemson win.
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