ESPN’s College GameDay is set for its 12th roadshow of the 2020 season, originating from Tuscaloosa, Ala., ahead of the historic Iron Bowl between No. 22 Auburn and No. 1 Alabama. The three-hour traveling pregame show (9 a.m. – noon ET) will air on ESPN and ESPNU as it does each Saturday throughout the season. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, Super Bowl MVP and former Alabama player Joe Namath will serve as this week’s guest picker.

Anna Negron of ESPN Press Room compiled some interesting numbers regarding the show’s visits and Lee Corso’s picks relevant to Saturday’s show and rivalry game:

Corso Facts

  • Corso has picked Alabama 33 times, more than any other team. He’s 23-10 when picking the Tide
  • He has picked Alabama with all five of his Iron Bowl headgear picks. He’s 3-2 with those picks.
  • Corso has picked against Alabama 12 times, 10 of those coming in the Nick Saban era
    • He is 3-7 when picking against a Nick Saban-led Alabama team, however, he correctly picked Clemson to beat the Tide in the 2019 National Championship Game and correctly picked LSU to beat the Tide in Tuscaloosa last year
  • Corso has picked Auburn six times and is 4-2 when picking the Tigers
    • He hasn’t picked Auburn since September 18, 2010
    • He has picked against Auburn 13 times, including the last ten times GameDay has been at an Auburn game. Corso is 8-5 when picking against the Tigers

Stats from ‘The Bear’

  • This is headgear pick 360 and road show 397
  • This is the 16th time GameDay has been to Tuscaloosa
    • Alabama is just 7-8 with GameDay in T-Town (7-4 in Nick Saban era)
  • This is the eighth Alabama-Auburn game the show has attended, but just the second in Tuscaloosa
    • The other one came in 2014, a 55-44 Alabama win
  • This is the seventh time GameDay will be at a home site where No. 1 faces a team outside the Top 20