Kirk Herbstreit sets record straight on College GameDay snub for Oregon State
Kirk Herbstreit and the College GameDay crew will be in Virginia next weekend for the James Madison-App State contest. They will not set up shop in Corvallis to highlight a top-10 showdown between No. 5 Washington and No. 10 Oregon State.
GameDay hadn’t been to Corvallis since 2010. Many in Pac-12 country felt the Beavs were a lock to host the traveling pregame show in Week 12. And when the Beavs were not selected, many felt like the program had been snubbed.
Herbstreit will be on the call for the 4:30 p.m. PT kickoff on ABC, but he’ll have to take a cross-country flight to get there. Responding to a fan on Twitter Sunday, Herbstreit agreed the Beavers would have been a good choice to host.
“Can’t wait to get there and (I) agree (it) would have been a wild scene for CGD,” Herbstreit wrote. “Not my call.”
I’ll be there to call the game on ABC! Can’t wait to get there and agree would have been a wild scene for CGD! Not my call. https://t.co/AUHnFTL3BH
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 12, 2023
Oregon State moved into the AP Top 10 on Sunday for the first time since 2012. That two-spot jump ensured that next Saturday’s game against Washington will be the first meeting of top-10 teams at Reser Stadium since Nov. 18, 2000.
Oregon State hosted No. 5 Oregon that day.
The Beavs won 23-13 to secure a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. They closed the year with their best record in school history. Foreshadowing? If the Beavs can pull off an upset this coming Saturday, they’ll be one win away from playing for a Pac-12 championship.