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It’s been a historic 2020 season for Coastal Carolina. After becoming an FBS program when they joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2017, the Chanticleers had three straight losing seasons, never finishing better than 5-7 (which they did in 2018 and 2019).
This season, though, the team has not only already secured a winning record, but it’s also looking to go undefeated. But first, it will make more history on Saturday.
For the first time in school history, it will be the host of ESPN’s College GameDay, the popular weekly college football kickoff show that sets the stage for the day’s action.
College GameDay will begin at 9 a.m. ET at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C.
Originally, Coastal Carolina was set to host Liberty on Saturday afternoon, but that matchup was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns within the Flames’ program. The Chanticleers are now set to host BYU in a matchup that was made official on Thursday and could lead to one of these teams getting an opportunity to play in a New Year’s Six bowl game.
Here’s the full Top 25 schedule for this week, along with picks for each game, followed by a closer look at this spontaneous BYU-Coastal Carolina matchup that could be the most exciting game of the day.
Week 14 Top 25 Schedule, Predictions
Friday, Dec. 4
No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette at Appalachian State, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 5
No. 4 Ohio State at Michigan State, noon ET, ABC
No. 5 Texas A&M at Auburn, noon ET, ESPN
No. 15 Oklahoma State at TCU, noon ET, ESPN2
Western Carolina at No. 17 North Carolina, noon ET, ACC Network
Rice at No. 21 Marshall, noon ET, ESPN+
Syracuse at No. 2 Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC
No. 6 Florida at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
West Virginia at No. 9 Iowa State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
No. 12 Indiana at No. 16 Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
No. 19 Iowa at Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1
No. 24 Tulsa at Navy, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Vanderbilt at No. 8 Georgia, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Stanford at No. 22 Washington, 4 p.m. ET, Fox
No. 13 BYU at No. 18 Coastal Carolina, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
No. 23 Oregon at California, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
No. 3 Clemson at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC
No. 1 Alabama at LSU, 8 p.m. ET, CBS
No. 10 Miami at Duke, 8 p.m. ET, ACC Network
Baylor at No. 11 Oklahoma, 8 p.m. ET, Fox
Sunday, Dec. 6
Washington State at No. 20 USC, 7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1
Picks in bold.
BYU-Coastal Carolina Preview, Prediction
By agreeing to travel across the country to Coastal Carolina, BYU is putting its undefeated season on the line.
The Cougars weren’t scheduled to play again until Dec. 12, when they’re likely to earn a home win over San Diego State. Now, they have