CHESTNUT HILL (CBS) – Boston College football is in the national spotlight this weekend. And Eagles fans were up early to celebrate the occasion.

The No. 17 ranked Eagles host second-ranked Clemson on Saturday night. The game will be on national television.

Thanks to the allure of the marquis showdown, ESPN College GameDay set up shop in Chestnut Hill for the first time since the Eagles took on Florida State in 2009.

ESPN’s weekly national pregame show set up on Stokes Lawn early Saturday morning. The show is hosted by Rece Davis, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Maria Taylor.

Hundreds of Boston College fans swarmed the area complete with signs, hoping to make an appearance in the background of ESPN’s camera shots.

bcgameday Boston College Fans Flock To College GameDay Set Ahead Of Clemson Showdown

Boston College fans on the set of ESPN College GameDay. (Image Credit: Paul Burton/WBZ-TV)

Corso made his customary game prediction to end of the show by putting on the mascot head of the team he chose. Eagles fans let out a look chorus of boos when Corso revealed his choice and put on the Tiger head.

There were two people that picked the Eagles to complete the upset. Howard and celebrity picker Chris O’Donnell from NCIS each picked Boston College.

Clemson is favored in the game by around 20 points.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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