Photos: Oregon Ducks vs. Michigan State Spartans GameDay Festivities

In what has become an annual trip, College GameDay set up at the Memorial Quad on the University of Oregon campus this week and ran the live show Saturday in preparation to the matchup between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan State. Historically, the Ducks are 5-3 when GameDay comes to Eugene. Regardless, it hasn’t stopped staples to the show like Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso from praising the passionate fan base seen around the town and Autzen Stadium. As with any GameDay, the signs were out in flux, with the Duck’s appearance on the show bringing some of the most roars from the crowd. 

 

Lee Corso reacts to a gift given from the Oregon Duck at ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lee Corso reacts to a gift given from the Oregon Duck at ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lee Corso puts on the Oregon Duck head after selecting Oregon to beat the Michigan State Spartans at ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lee Corso puts on the Oregon Duck head after selecting Oregon to beat the Michigan State Spartans at ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck and Lee Corso are showered with confetti after Corso selected Oregon to beat the Michigan State Spartans at ESPN GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck and Lee Corso are showered with confetti after Corso selected Oregon to beat the Michigan State Spartans at ESPN GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck and Michigan State University Sparty have a little fun on the ESPN College GameDay platform. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck and Michigan State University Sparty have a little fun on the ESPN College GameDay platform. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon fans laugh at the action on the large screen broadcasting GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Oregon fans laugh at the action on the large screen broadcasting GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler smiles at the wave of fans calling his name. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler smiles at the wave of fans calling his name. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Sparty the Michigan State Spartan dances with a young duck fan on the outskirts of the GameDay set. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Sparty the Michigan State Spartan dances with a young duck fan on the outskirts of the GameDay set. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck poses in front of the ESPN College GameDay stand. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck poses in front of the ESPN College GameDay stand. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

An Oregon cheerleader smiles up at fans in the Coke Zero portion of the set. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

An Oregon cheerleader smiles up at fans in the Coke Zero portion of the set. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Kirk Herbstreit laughs along with Lee Corso during a segment on ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Kirk Herbstreit laughs along with Lee Corso during a segment on ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Detroit native Libby DuBay repairs the back of her GameDay sign with Oregon Duct Tape.The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Detroit native Libby DuBay repairs the back of her GameDay sign with Oregon Duct Tape.The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

A trio of Oregon fans acknowledge the fly-over camera at ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

A trio of Oregon fans acknowledge the fly-over camera at ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Eugene Bubble Guy creates massive bubbles around the ESPN College GameDay set for onlookers to enjoy. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Eugene Bubble Guy creates massive bubbles around the ESPN College GameDay set for onlookers to enjoy. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck pours a bag of sugar over a bowl of cereal while on camera with ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck pours a bag of sugar over a bowl of cereal while on camera with ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck rides into ESPN College GameDay on a motorcycle, similar to the Autzen pre game entrance. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck rides into ESPN College GameDay on a motorcycle, similar to the Autzen pre game entrance. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Duck rides on the back of the iconic motorcycle through the crowd on his way to the ESPN College GameDay set. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Duck rides on the back of the iconic motorcycle through the crowd on his way to the ESPN College GameDay set. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit points at fans shouting his name while on set. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit points at fans shouting his name while on set. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck runs by fans at ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Duck runs by fans at ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Fans gather at the ESPN College GameDay set hours before the telecast begins. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Fans gather at the ESPN College GameDay set hours before the telecast begins. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lee Corso walks off the stage to the ESPN College GameDay tour bus. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lee Corso walks off the stage to the ESPN College GameDay tour bus. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich is interviewed at ESPN College GameDay by Samantha Ponder. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich is interviewed at ESPN College GameDay by Samantha Ponder. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Fans hold up signs before the start of the live television broadcast of ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Fans hold up signs before the start of the live television broadcast of ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Marching Band and fans gather in the early morning for ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Marching Band and fans gather in the early morning for ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lee Corso walks off of the ESPN College GameDay platform during the commercial break. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lee Corso walks off of the ESPN College GameDay platform during the commercial break. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon cheer team and ESPN analysts celebrate at the end of ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon cheer team and ESPN analysts celebrate at the end of ESPN College GameDay. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Eugene resident Ian Reynolds holds up the "O" sign for the ESPN College GameDay cameras. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Eugene resident Ian Reynolds holds up the “O” sign for the ESPN College GameDay cameras. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

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