College Football Week 8 Predictions

It’s time for Week 8, and a full slate of college football! That can only mean one thing – it’s time for predictions. Lots of good football and interesting match-ups. Be sure to check out the ATS picks at the end.

Top 25

(25) Tulane 28 Memphis 24

Tulane has been playing extraordinary defense, and they’ll cause problems for Memphis QB Seth Henigan. Give me the Green Wave in a close one.

SMU 31 (21) Cincinnati 28

The Bearcats have some key players dinged up for this game, and my formula loves SMU to not only cover this spread but win the game.

(20) Texas 35 (11) Oklahoma State 27

This game will be windy, 20 MPH or more, so that could play a big role on the outcome. Quinn Ewers arm is so strong he should still be able to throw darts through the wind, and Bijan Robinson will be able to pick up yards on this Cowboys’ defense. I’m not sure Spencer Sanders is 100% healthy yet, and he will need a big game if they want to win.

(16) Penn State 21 Minnesota 19

Penn State and Minnesota are both coming off conference losses last week. Penn State got dragged by Michigan and Minnesota lost to Illinois. If the Gophers want to win this game, they’ll need RB Mohamed Ibrahim to dominate. Expect a competitive, sloppy, and close game until the end.

(13) Wake Forest 38 Boston College 28

Wake Forest is the better team here and the Eagles are 21-point underdogs. However, this spread is too much and BC will make it a competitive game. In the end, Sam Hartman will ultimately lead the Demon Deacons to a win.

(10) Oregon 38 (9) UCLA 31

UCLA +6.5 is the “sexy” pick this week, but a lot of hearts and pockets could be hurting after this one. Bo Nix has been spectacular, outside of the Georgia game, and has been a problem rushing the ball. If the Bruins are going to win and stay undefeated, they’ll need a big game from QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson. The Ducks are vulnerable through the air and DTR needs to exploit that weakness.

(8) TCU 31 (17) Kansas State 27

Kansas State has been impressive this season, but TCU has been better. Both teams have QBs capable of massive games. K-State’s Adrian Martinez can really hurt you on the ground, while the Horned Frogs’ Max Duggan can hurt you on the ground and through the air. The Horned Frogs are the better team and they remain undefeated.

LSU 34 (7) Ole Miss 31

My formula absolutely loves LSU -1.5. It’s a scary pick, but something that could definitely happen. Ole Miss let Auburn make a comeback last week, and Auburn has been extremely bad. LSU is a team capable of giving the Rebels problems, especially if QB Jayden Daniels is playing to his capabilities.

(6) Alabama 42 (24) Mississippi State 17

Earlier this season, I thought Mississippi State could give the Crimson Tide a scare in this game. But after last week, I expect Alabama to roll the Bulldogs. I’m not sure Mississippi State will be able to slow down QB Bryce Young, and the Alabama defense has been known to give Mike Leach problems.

(5) Clemson 27 (14) Syracuse 17

Syracuse has been incredible this season, and I’m a huge fan of the Orange. This matchup will be extremely tough, and Clemson has the all around team to make it tough for the Cuse on offense and defense. QB Garrett Shrader and RB Sean Tucker have been excellent all season, but they’ll need to make some unbelievable plays if Syracuse wants to win this game.

(3) Tennessee 56 UT Martin 10

The Vols won’t have a letdown spot here. UT Martin is actually a good competitive FCS teams, but they’re extremely overmatched in this game.

(2) Ohio State 35 Iowa 7

Iowa has a really good defense and punter. However, they have the worst offense in the FBS. The Buckeyes have one of the best offenses in college football, and they’re capable of making a really good defense look overmatched. Expect the Hawkeyes defense to make some big stops, but the offense will most likely struggle and the defense could get worn down fast.

Unranked Games

  • Tulsa 34 Temple 24
  • WKU 36 UAB 35
  • Kent State 41 Akron 24
  • Houston 28 Navy 24
  • Rutgers 24 Indiana 20
  • Baylor 42 Kansas 28
  • Army 34 ULM 28
  • Miami 34 Duke 20
  • CMU 35 Bowling Green 27
  • Toledo 32 Buffalo 28
  • EMU 32 Ball State 27
  • NIU 38 Ohio 34
  • Notre Dame 38 UNLV 14
  • Rice 30 Louisiana Tech 24
  • Texas Tech 38 West Virginia 28
  • BYU 34 Liberty 21
  • Charlotte 49 FIU 24
  • ODU 38 Georgia Southern 34
  • JMU 31 Marshall 24
  • UTSA 45 North Texas 31
  • Maryland 27 Northwestern 20
  • Wisconsin 24 Purdue 17
  • Miami OH 26 WMU 21
  • Stanford 31 Arizona State 24
  • FAU 37 UTEP 27
  • Hawaii 24 Colorado State 21
  • Missouri 28 Vanderbilt 21
  • Louisiana 34 Arkansas State 24
  • Southern Miss 23 Texas State 17
  • San Jose State 35 NMSU 14
  • Fresno State 26 New Mexico 13
  • Air Force 21 Boise State 14
  • South Carolina 24 Texas A&M 20
  • UCF 34 ECU 31
  • Oregon State 37 Colorado 14
  • Pittsburgh 31 Louisville 24
  • Wyoming 27 Utah State 20
  • San Diego State 20 Nevada 14
  • Washington 28 California 21

Free ATS Picks


Season Total: 52-31-3 (62%)

  • UAB +3
  • SMU +3.5
  • Minnesota +5.5
  • EMU +3
  • LSU -2
  • Boston College +21
  • Marshall +13
  • Wisconsin -2.5
  • Hawaii +5.5
  • Air Force -1

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