Few teams across college football have gotten off to a hotter start than Colorado in Year One of the Deion Sanders era.
Between the Buffaloes 45-42 road win over defending College Football Playoff runner-up TCU in Week 1 and Saturday’s 36-14 rout of Nebraska, Colorado has quieted its doubters out of the gate and put a huge charge into sports betting in Colorado.
That’s led to ESPN’s premier pregame show, College GameDay, coming to Folsom Field ahead of CU’s Saturday night showdown against Colorado State. Ahead of Saturday’s 92nd edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown, BetColorado.com posted hypothetical odds on who could be the show’s guest picker this week in Boulder.
Week 3 College GameDay Guest Picker Odds
Plenty of Colorado Alums for ESPN to Chose
Our leaders atop ESPN’s guest picker odds all attended CU at some point or another, led by longtime comedy film actor Jonah Hill.
Hill, who attended but did not graduate from CU, has the best odds of being this week’s guest picker on GameDay (at +700), followed by alum Trey Parker (+1000) and former Buffs guard Chauncey Billups (+1250). Other contenders are Denver native Tim Allen (+1500), CU alum and longtime TV and movie actor Christopher Meloni (+1750) and actress Kristen Davis (+1750).
Regardless of who joins Rece Davis, Pat McAfee, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on stage, the eyes of the nation will descend upon the Front Range this weekend. That’s what happens when you start the year with decisive wins over former and future conference foes, paving the way for the hype machine to gain more momentum in Boulder under “Coach Prime.” BetMGM Colorado lists the Buffaloes as 22.5-point favorites against CSU. And Colorado has climbed to +8000 in national championship odds.