College Gameday 2012 Schedule: Previewing Potential Week 8 Destinations

Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Miami Hurricanes fans celebrate after the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Miami won 42-36 in overtime. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Chris Fowler and the gang bring ESPN's College GameDay to South Bend, Indiana for Saturday afternoon's meeting between No. 17 Stanford and No. 7 Notre Dame, a solid choice of venue for Week 7.

With a handful of intriguing conference matchups upcoming in Week 8, there are more than a few quality destinations for the traveling road show to head to next.

Let's take a look at three campuses that should be put on notice: Lee Corso may be coming to pay you a visit.



No. 3 South Carolina at No. 4 Florida

 Whether South Carolina can walk into Baton Rouge and beat LSU this weekend or not, this game will feature two of the best teams in the country, both battling for SEC East Division supremacy and a spot in the SEC championship game.

The fact that Steve Spurrier once called Gainesville home only adds to the intrigue of what could be the Game of the Year thus far in College Football should both schools arrive with unblemished records.

College Gameday last visited the University of Florida in Week 13 of the 2009 season for a game between in-state rivals, as the Florida State Seminoles paid a visit to the No. 1 team in the country, the Florida Gators. Florida emerged victorious, 37-10.



No. 6 Kansas State at No. 5 West Virginia

Neither Kansas State (vs. Iowa State) or West Virginia (vs. Texas Tech) figures to be saddled with their first loss of the season in Week 7, setting up an epic Big 12 matchup in Morgantown.

A game that features two of the top Heisman Trophy contenders in K-State QB Collin Klein and West Virginia QB Geno Smith at the helm of two high-powered offenses won't be short on storylines or excitement.

Chris Fowler and company last visited Morgantown in Week 4 of the 2011 season for a meeting between No. 2 LSU and No. 16 West Virginia in the Mountaineers last season as members of the Big East. LSU won, 47-21.



No. 12 Florida State at Miami (FL)

In-state battles always get the juices flowing, and with Florida State's resurgence in 2012, coupled with an improved Miami squad, things could get interesting.

Florida State is a superior team on both sides of the ball, while Miami, with an offense capable of putting points on the board in a hurry, has a pretty rotten defense that probably wouldn't stand much of a chance against a high-powered Seminoles attack.

But it's a storied rivalry, and the fact that it's in the South Florida climate doesn't hurt their chances of hosting the College Gameday crew. 

While they have broadcast from Miami Gardens for the Orange Bowl in each of the past two seasons, they haven't gone to Miami for a Hurricanes game since Week 1 of the 2006 season, when the No. 11 Seminoles took on the No. 12 Hurricanes. Florida State won, 13-10.