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Week 8 Football Picks

It’s a tough week for me to pick as teams that I love are playing each other. I’m an Arkansas/Auburn fan, yes we do exist. I also have always loved Notre Dame and USC. Yes, I’m an anamoly.

College Picks:

NOTRE DAME over USC…that defense! And ND has their starting QB is back. I think the Fighting Irish will devour Sam Darnold though.

PENN STATE over Michigan…Having the game in Happy Valley is the winning factor for me on this one. And Saquon Bradley of course. The score will be very low in this one.

NAVY over UCF…Navy has a triple option that is incredibly difficult to defend. The score will be really high in this one, opposite of the Penn State/Michigan game.

ALABAMA over Tennessee…this one almost seems like cruel and unusual punishment for my friends who are a part of the Vol nation. I think they’ll come out and play hard, but it’s just not going to be enough. Alabama’s goal in this game should just be to stay healthy.

FLORIDA STATE over Louisville…I think Bobby Petrino was so focused on his Heisman quarterback’s development that he completely forgot to field a defense this season. They are as lost as a goose.

TEXAS over Oklahoma State…yep, I’m picking it. I like the Longhorns. I don’t the Cowboys have lived up to their hype, as per the usual. And those Longhorns have pride to play for.

LSU over Ole Miss…the Tigers are finding themselves when it counts and the Rebels are just floundering. Shea Patterson will struggle with that improving LSU defense.

MIAMI over Syracuse…the hype of the Clemson win is too much for the Orangemen. The Hurricanes really are a complete team with great coaching.

MICHIGAN STATE over Indiana…Sparty looks like a deteremined team this fall and it proves problematic for the rag-tag Hoosiers.

WEST VIRGINIA over Baylor…I miss the Bears of days gone past. They’ll be back. With those facilites they’ll field a winning team again once the scandal blows over. The Mountaineers take this one though. I do think it will be closer than the spread portrays however.

AUBURN over Arkansas…such a tough one for me. This one comes down to a gaining Tiger offense and a stout Tiger defense with something left to prove. And the Arkansas offense is just terrible.


NFL Picks:

SAINTS over Packers…no Aaron Rodgers, end of story.
PANTHERS over Bears…CAM goes off.
BILLS over Bucs…Winston is playing, but not 100%. Tyrod Taylor wins with his legs.
STEELERS over Bengals…Big Ben finally gets his offense working.
EAGLES over Redskins…The Eagle defense and Carson Wentz are the deciding factors.
COWBOYS over 49ers…Zeke is hungry.
Jags over Colts…that Jaguar defense is impressive.
PATRIOTS Over Falcons…Super Bowl repeat.

Enjoy the games this weekend!