Today is the first Saturday of the college football season. NASCAR’s Chase Elliott joined ESPN’s College Gameday crew ahead of the biggest game of the night. Headlining the awesome slate of games for the day, Georgia takes on Clemson. It’s the Bulldogs vs. the Tigers and Elliott has very strong feelings about who he is siding with in this one.
Those that know Elliott know he is a Georgia native. So, it is no surprise he showed up wearing red and a Georgia hat. College Gameday always puts on a show. While there have been great guests on the program, Elliott’s appearance was one of the coolest in recent years. Of course, the NASCAR driver isn’t going to show up without some wheels to go along with him.
Chase Elliott looked like he was having a great time out there. Surrounded by Dawgs fans and repping his state and team next to a Georgia/Clemson split design on a College Gameday Chevy. It looks like one big tailgate party and a fun time all around. What’s not to like about the return of college football? All across the country campuses are buzzing with excitement and filled with lots of excited fans.
Tonight will feature two top-5 teams facing off. The Bulldogs and Tigers both have their eyes on another trip to the College Football Playoff. There is also the SEC/ACC rivalry to uphold. The Southeastern Conference always looks for a chance to establish its dominance over other conferences. However, Dabo Swinney’s teams are never pushovers. Anything can happen once that ball kicks off at 7:30 PM EST.
Chase Elliott Helps Welcome Back College Football
Now, Chase Elliott didn’t just show up and stand for the cameras. He was part of welcoming back college football. This Georgia vs Clemson game tonight is the real deal. This could establish what the college football season will look like. Over the last two years, teams have gone from slugging it out in the trenches with running backs and option plays to airing it out. Every quarterback sees themselves as Patrick Mahomes it seems.
While that game will be a good litmus test for the top teams this season, the rest of the NCAA is getting things going as well. Early on, Penn State has taken down Wisconsin in a classic Big10 game. 16-10. Then the Kentucky Wildcats made quick work of Louisiana Monroe behind new quarterback Will Levis. He transferred from Penn State.
The rest of the afternoon features Arkansas taking on Rice, Alabama and Miami faceoff in a top-15 matchup, and for the late-nighters out there LSU takes on UCLA in the nightcap.
So sit back, relax and enjoy a weekend of college football. The fun doesn’t stop tonight and goes all the way through Labor Day Weekend.