ESPN College GameDay Crew Picks and Predictions for Week 9 With Guest Picker Pat McAfee

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College GameDay came to us for Week 9 from Brookings, South Dakota, as a lead up to the top-5 FCS matchup between the North Dakota State Bison and South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

College GameDay Location Week 9

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, Pat McAfee, is a former punter for the Indianapolis Colts. He's currently a sports media personality and has an exclusive sports betting and daily fantasy sports partnership with FanDuel.

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 "Corso the Bison" and North Dakota State this week for the FCS game set to kick off at 3 p.m. EST from Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

ESPN College GameDay Crew Predictions

Here are the Week 9 ESPN College GameDay crew predictions from Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and McAfee for the featured game as well as some of this weekend's other marquee matchups.

North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State, 3 p.m. EST

Lee Corso: North Dakota State
Kirk Herbstreit: North Dakota State
Desmond Howard: South Dakota State
Pat McAfee: South Dakota State

No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Ohio State, 12 p.m. EST

Lee Corso: Ohio State
Kirk Herbstreit: Ohio State
Desmond Howard: Ohio State
Pat McAfee: Ohio State

No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 2 LSU, 3:30 p.m. EST

Lee Corso: LSU
Kirk Herbstreit: LSU
Desmond Howard: LSU
Pat McAfee: LSU

No. 8 Notre Dame vs. No. 19 Michigan, 7:30 p.m. EST

Lee Corso: Michigan
Kirk Herbstreit: No pick (calling game)
Desmond Howard: Michigan
Pat McAfee: Notre Dame

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