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College Football Week 8 thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    The most interesting games and lines from Week 8. Point spreads from ESPN odds page, and all times Eastern:

    Thursday

    Utah (-1.5) at Oregon State, 10 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (or Fox Sports 2, if there’s an MLB game)

    Saturday

    Baylor (-9.5) at West Virginia, noon, Fox Sports 1

    Kansas State (+9.5) at Oklahoma, noon, ESPN

    Virginia (+3) at Duke, 12:30 p.m., ACC Network

    Texas A&M (+12.5) at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS

    UCLA (-7) at Cal, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

    Clemson (-7.5) at Boston College, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU

    Michigan State (-14) at Indiana, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

    Oklahoma State (+9) at TCU, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1

    Georgia (-3.5) at Arkansas, 4 p.m., SEC Network

    Tennessee (+16.5) at Ole Miss, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Missouri (+4.5) at Florida, 7 p.m., ESPN2

    Georgia Tech (+2.5) at North Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPNU

    Kentucky (+10.5) at LSU, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

    Notre Dame (+12) at Florida State, 8 p.m., ABC

    Washington (+21) at Oregon, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1

    Stanford (-3.5) at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
     
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The FSU and Alabama lines both shock me. May have to look to plunk some down this week.
     
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Thursday
    Utah (-1.5) at Oregon State, 10 p.m., Fox Sports 1 -- Oregon State

    Saturday
    Baylor (-9.5) at West Virginia, noon, Fox Sports 1 -- West Virginia straight
    Kansas State (+9.5) at Oklahoma, noon, ESPN -- good game, the Rick Stain Gut Feeling of Approval™ says Every Man a Wildcat to cover
    Virginia (+3) at Duke, 12:30 p.m., ACC Network -- Duke
    Texas A&M (+12.5) at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS -- Bama should hammer 'em.
    UCLA (-7) at Cal, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2 -- Cal straight
    Clemson (-7.5) at Boston College, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU -- Boston College straight
    Michigan State (-14) at Indiana, 3:30 p.m., ESPN -- Indiana won't win but Indiana will cover.
    Oklahoma State (+9) at TCU, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1 -- good game, I'll take the points.
    Georgia (-3.5) at Arkansas, 4 p.m., SEC Network -- Georgia should cover but Arkansas is decent in an upset kind of way.
    Tennessee (+16.5) at Ole Miss, 7 p.m., ESPN -- Take the 16.5
    Missouri (+4.5) at Florida, 7 p.m., ESPN2 -- Who cares.
    Georgia Tech (+2.5) at North Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPNU -- 59-58 final.
    Kentucky (+10.5) at LSU, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network -- I would love to see Kentucky win a night game in Death Valley.
    Notre Dame (+12) at Florida State, 8 p.m., ABC -- Notre Dame straight.
    Washington (+21) at Oregon, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1 -- Take the over.
    Stanford (-3.5) at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m., ESPN -- If it's Stanford it's a slugfest.
     
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Can't speak to Florida State-Notre Dame but I think Vegas has finally figured out that A&M isn't any good this season.
     
  5. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Reasons to fear ND's chances: Golson can't hang on to the @#$@ football. Secondary has been ravaged by suspensions and injuries. Only way they stay within 12 is if they win the turnover battle and the past few weeks have made me very pessimistic about that.
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That UNC game was such a classic trap game, though - I called it on the Week 7 thread. They were never in danger of losing it, not really. And they were up two touchdowns until UNC scored one very late to make it look better.

    Maybe FSU really does hammer them, but the 'Noles haven't been any great shakes to this point, either. That's a huge line, IMO.
     
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

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  8. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    This might have been posted in Week 7 but thoughts from the peanut gallery?

    http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/10/11/jameis-winston-florida-state-disciplinary-hearing
     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I really don't know what to make of Notre Dame. Maybe it's because the season is half-over and they haven't played a true road game yet.

    The only time they've left South Bend all season was when they played Syracuse in East Rutherford, which is more a home game for the Irish than the Orange.
     
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Geez, a little tOSU envy or what.

    Might be pointed out that Columbus is in about 20 other states as well.

    And definitely not the year to be throwing out any kind of smack from Ann Arbor.
     
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  11. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    You should have the opposite reaction to this. When something looks off, there's a reason. Don't get taken for a ride.
     
  12. Layman

    Layman Active Member

    Well they DID drive all the way down to Indy for the Purdue game.....

    I'm not completely sure what to make of them, either. I do know they've only played one team (Stanford) with a record over .500. Opponents overall record is 17-21. I feel like Kelly's gotten a lot out of them....but with injuries, suspensions, FSU & 2 trips to the western time zone ahead of them....reality is likely to give them a big slap.

    As for UNC being a "trap game"....as a local, I've been hearing "UNC IS A TRAP GAME!!!" since last year's Spring Game. It's been repeated, ad nauseam, for the better part of 6 months.....which makes it hard to actually consider still a "trap." Truth is, Carolina gashed 'em up pretty good. Dick, you may not have been concerned, but you'd have been in a pretty big minority in SB.

    Of course, it's Notre Dame. They're likely to go down there, beat FSU, then get their asses kicked by Navy the next game.
     
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