Photos: A look back at ESPN College GameDay's previous trips to Madison
ESPN's College GameDay pregame show will come to Madison for the sixth time in the show's history when the Badgers host Ohio State on Saturday. Here's a look at each of the previous five times GameDay visited UW.
College GameDay's first trip to Madison came in 1999 for the Badgers' Big Ten Conference opener vs. No. 4 Michigan. No. 20 UW lost, 21-16, but would rally to win its final eight games of the season, including a Rose Bowl victory over Stanford.
This marks the last time the Badgers lost while hosting College GameDay. No. 13 Purdue held on to beat No. 14 UW, 26-23. The Badgers entered the game at 6-1, but then went on to lose five of their last six games and finish at 7-6.
College GameDay returned to Madison the next season for the Badgers' Big Ten Conference opener vs. Penn State. UW, ranked No. 20 and owning a 3-0 record coming into the game, defeated Penn State, 16-3, for its first win while hosting College GameDay. The Badgers would win their first nine games of the year before losing their last three.
College GameDay returned to Madison after a six-year absence for a matchup between No. 18 UW and No. 1 Ohio State. It was the first time the Badgers played the top team in the country at Camp Randall since Michigan in 1997. David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and UW topped Ohio State, 31-18, for its fourth-ever win over a top-ranked team.
College GameDay made its last appearance in Madison five years ago. The No. 7 Badgers were set to host No. 8 Nebraska in the Cornhuskers' first-ever game as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Both teams were 4-0. Montee Ball rushed for four touchdowns in a 48-17 win for UW. The Badgers would move to 6-0 and a No. 4 ranking before losing consecutive games to Michigan State and Ohio State in the middle of the season.
College GameDay saw the Badgers take down LSU in the opening game of the 2016 season at Lambeau Field. However, the show returned to Madison for the first time in five seasons for the Badgers' top-10 showdown with No. 2 Ohio State. UW held a 10-point halftime lead before Ohio State rallied back and won it in overtime.
Overall, UW has a record of 5-9 in 14 College GameDay games and a 3-3 record in Madison.
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