Wake Up! It’s College Gameday in Pullman!

After more than 20 years – and, after 15 years of flying the Washington State flag on ESPN – College Gameday broadcasted live Saturday across from Martin Stadium in Pullman.

It ended with a thrill as broadcaster Lee Corso picked the Cougs to beat Oregon.

The wildly popular, Emmy-winning show is a staple for college football fans to get set for the games of the day. It’s even more special for the campus from which the show broadcasts live.

Wake Up! It’s College Gameday in Pullman!

Some fans lined up as early as 9 a.m. Friday to make sure they could get a spot close to the set. By 3 a.m. Saturday, the music was up and the crowd was rocking.

In addition to hundreds of WSU flags, fans were getting creative with signs, which is often as important as the analysis on College GameDay.

SLIDESHOW – ESPN College GameDay signs, fans and fun at WSU:

Wake Up! It’s College Gameday in Pullman!

“I cannot wait, this is going to be a great show,” GameDay host Kirk Herbsreit said from the Pullman set when appearing on SportsCenter before College GameDay. “I’ve been on the show for 23 years, this is our first time to get up here. We’re gonna have a fun show.”

Fun is an understatement. WSU alum Drew Bledsoe was the guest picker, Butch T. Cougar was on point and there were numerous tributes to WSU Popcorn Guy.

Plus who could forget the story of Ol’ Crimson.

The Cougs face the Oregon Ducks at 4:30 p.m. in a game that will be televised on Fox.