It won’t be long before college football kicks off its 2022 season. Tuesday, ESPN announced that they will kick off their College GameDay coverage in Columbus when Notre Dame comes calling to Ohio State.

ABC will televise the game but ESPN’s College GameDay will be in attendance. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on September 3. This will be Gameday’s 21st appearance in Columbus. The Buckeyes have a 15-5 record when Gameday pays them a visit.

Surprisingly, the two teams haven’t met in the regular season since the mid-90s, with OSU winning both contests. The last time the two teams actually played was in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.

The game will likely feature a matchup between two top-10 teams, which may go a long way in helping to determine who will make it to the College Football Playoff. A loss by either team, especially a blowout loss, could knock one of them out of the playoff picture. The good news is that both teams will have a chance to redeem themselves later in the season even if they do lose.

Ohio State missed the playoffs last year, one season after playing in the National Championship Game against Alabama. Notre Dame barely missed the playoffs as well this past season.

Either way, it should be a good game as both teams finished the 2021 season with 11-2 records.

[College GameDay]