ESPN College GameDay Crew Picks and Predictions for Week 5

By Paul Shapiro
Rutgers v Nebraska
Rutgers v Nebraska / Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

College GameDay came to us from Lincoln, Neb., this week for the Week 5 college football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers.

As always, the College GameDay crew made its picks and predictions for the biggest college football games of the weekend. This week’s celebrity guest picker, actress Gabrielle Union, is a Nebraska native and big-time Husker fan. She was joined on set by her husband Dwyane Wade.

Typically, the highlight of the show is when host Lee Corso makes his pick by donning the head of the team's mascot he is picking. He went with Brutus and the Buckeyes, who are favored by 17 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The game is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST from Memorial Stadium.

ESPN College GameDay Crew Predictions

Here are the Week 5 ESPN College GameDay crew predictions from Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and Union for the featured game as well as the other top-5 matchups from this weekend.

No. 5 Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. EST

Lee Corso: Ohio State
Kirk Herbstreit: No pick, calling game
Desmond Howard: Ohio State
Gabrielle Union: Nebraska

No. 18 UVA vs. No. 10 Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. EST

Lee Corso: Notre Dame
Kirk Herbstreit: Notre Dame
Desmond Howard: Notre Dame
Gabrielle Union: Virginia

No. 21 USC vs. No. 17 Washington, 3:30 p.m. EST

Lee Corso: Washington
Kirk Herbstreit: Washington
Desmond Howard: Washington
Gabrielle Union: Washington

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