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College Football 2016 Week 8 running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Here are the most interesting games and lines for Week 8. As always, all point spreads from Vegas Insider, and all times Eastern:


    Miami (+4) at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Troy (-8.5) at South Alabama, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU

    BYU (+7.5) at Boise State, 10:15 p.m., ESPN


    South Florida (-6.5) at Temple, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Oregon at California, 10:30 p.m., ESPN (no line yet due to Davis Webb injury)


    North Carolina State (+18) at Louisville, noon, ABC

    Wisconsin (-3) at Iowa, noon, ESPN

    Texas (+3.5) at Kansas State, noon, ESPN2

    Colorado (+2.5) at Stanford, 3 p.m., Pac-12 Network

    Eastern Michigan (+22.5) at Western Michigan, 3:30 p.m., American Sports Network

    TCU (+4.5) at West Virginia, 3:30 p.m., ABC

    Texas A&M (+16.5) at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS

    Memphis (-2.5) at Navy, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

    Utah at UCLA, 4 p.m., Fox (no line yet due to Josh Rosen injury)

    Arkansas (+7.5) at Auburn, 6 p.m., ESPN

    Michigan State at Maryland, 7:30 p.m., Big Ten Network (no line yet due to Perry Hills injury)

    Ohio State (-20) at Penn State, 8 p.m., ABC

    Oklahoma (-13.5) at Texas Tech, 8 p.m., Fox

    Ole Miss (+4.5) at LSU, 9 p.m., ESPN

    Washington State (-7) at Arizona State, 10 p.m., Pac-12 Network
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Wash St. giving a touchdown on the road in a conference game. Now I think I have seen everything in sports.
    murphyc likes this.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Maybe I don't know as much about college football as I think. Because there are 4-5 of those lines that have me very tempted to find a bookie and risk some serious coin, including a couple (Colorado, Ole Miss) with the wrong team favored.

    EDIT: And Arkansas more than a touchdown underdog to Auburn? $$$$$$$$$
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    LSU now up to -5.5
  5. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Oregon @ Cal may take 8 hours to play.
  6. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    A quick note from the MAC ... while Western Michigan is rightfully getting attention for its perfect start, don't overlook what's happening in Ypsilanti.

    Eastern Michigan's 5-2 record already gives the Eagles as many wins as the last three seasons combined. In fact, this season Eastern might finally break its bowl game drought, which dates to 1987.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Very tempted by that Buffaloes line.
  8. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Considering the state (past and present) of the EMU football team, that may be a minor miracle, though wins over Mississippi Valley St., Charlotte, Wyoming, BG (which appears to be really bad this year) and Ohio aren't exactly brilliant. They're no longer totally moribund, which constitutes progress. WMU will blow them out, but they could get one or two coming in against a subpar Northern Illinois team, Ball State or (hope not) Central.
  9. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Do it. Ralphie getting 2.5 against a Stanford team that couldn't score in a whorehouse with a fistful of hundreds.
    As Brooks would say........."Easy-peasy-Japanese."

    I'll take Tech at home against OU with Perine out.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Going ahead and posting now in case things go sideways against the Aggies. Worth it for the LSU joke alone.

  11. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    My only exposure to SEC culture is occasionally watching "PAWWWWWL!" clips for entertainment purposes only and I loathe Alabama in particular, but that was legitimately one of the funniest things I've seen in several days.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    7-0 Western Michigan is No. 20.
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