Thousands of screaming fans filled Red Square on the University of Washington campus this morning for ESPN's College GameDay broadcast.

It's the first time in the traveling show's 20-year history that it set up at UW - and fans did not disappoint.

GameDay's Kirk Herbstreit praised the UW and Seattle in a Tweet, saying Great scene and amazing show today from UW..Seattle needs to bid on hosting the College Football Championship! What a great city!!

While everyone was thrilled to appear on national TV, it was also a chance to show their school pride in the national spotlight.

ESPN says the University of Washington has been on the radar for 10 years.

The Huskies take on the 5-0 Oregon Ducks, the second-ranked team in the AP Top 25 football rankings. Washington, which is coming off a narrow loss to undefeated Stanford last Saturday, comes in at 4-1.

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