Friday, October 19, 2007

Week 8 Predictions: Oct 20

Mississippi State (+24.5) @ West Virginia
This one's a bit tricky. The Bulldogs are 3-0 in non-conference play, and West Virginia is a bit banged up. The Mountaineers should have enough firepower to pull out the win at home, but probably not by 24.

West Virginia wins, but Mississippi State covers the spread

Penn State (-7.5) @ Indiana
The Nittany Lions are rolling after two straight blowout victories. The Hoosiers are looking shaky after starting off the season on an emotional high.

Penn State by 14.

Wake Forest (-3.5) @ Navy
Don't look now but the Midshipmen are 4-2 and on a three game winning streak. The Demon Deacons are rebounding from 0-2 themselves, winning their past four including last week against Florida State. If this one's close, Jim Grobe's team won't lose their cool.

Wake Forest by 7

Kansas (-4) @ Colorado
I know the Buffs took down Oklahoma, but can they take down a second undefeated team this season? I'm hesitant to pull the trigger on them, but the Jayhawks have played the weakest of schedules this year and it's only going to get harder for them.

Colorado by 7

Texas A&M (+1.5) @ Nebraska
Both of these coach's are probably gone at the end of the season - maybe they should just switch jobs. Nah.

Texas A&M by 7

Southern California (-18.5) @ Notre Dame
Trojans, Trojans, Trojans. For some reason the bookies still love you. Was Stanford the beginning of the end, or can you continue the sick streak you've been on for 5+ years? I know you hardly ever cover the spread, but you need this one. Bad. Lucky it's against the Irish.

Southern California by 24

Miami (FL) (+5.5) @ Florida State
Up and down for these two this season. Just when you thought the Seminoles found a QB, they blow it against Wake Forest. The Hurricanes are looking rough after losses to North Carolina and Georgia Tech.

Florida State by 10

Florida (-7.5) @ Kentucky
The Wildcats? Really? They've gotta be emotionally spent after beating LSU last week. Two big wins in a row would be huge for their program. Don't look now, but the Gators are on a two game losing streak - three would be really, really painful for Meyer.

Florida by 10.

Cincinnati (-10) @ Pittsburgh
I still believe in the Bearcats.

Cincinnati by 17

Virginia (+4) @ Maryland
The Cavaliers & Terrapins are a combined 10-3. Who woulda thunk? This one might come down to the last play.

Maryland by 7

Oregon (-13.5) @ Washington
The Huskies brutal schedule continues, while the Ducks are just sailing along.

Oregon by 21

Tennessee (-1) @ Alabama
This is why the Tide brought Saban to Tuscaloosa - to beat the tar out of Fulmer and the Vols. Things are gonna get ugly at one SEC school...

Tennessee by 3

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