October 16, 2008

College Football Picks - Week 8

Last week was my first sub-.500 week of the year, and I think we've reached the time of year when Vegas knows more than we do. I would love to pretend that I have some incredible insight on Texas-Missouri or Maryland-Wake, but I've got no idea, can't wait to watch though. I forge ahead with optimism nonetheless, going with all road teams once again.

Georgia Tech (-2) over CLEMSON - Tech has outperformed expectations all year, and the anomaly last week can be attributed to the absence of both of the top 2 QB's, both of whom will play this week. The absence of Spiller, the QB controversy, and the coaching turmoil should distract the Tigers, who were vulnerable to begin with. The Jackets D wins a low scoring game.

Miami (-5.5) over DUKE - The Devils are better than last year, but I'm still not convinced they can compete at this level.

Taking the redshirt off could yield a conference title for Tyrod and the Hokies.

Virginia Tech (+2) over BOSTON COLLEGE - The Eagles lost more than Ryan from last year, and the Hokies rather quietly might be the best team in the ACC.

Kansas (+20) over OKLAHOMA - The Jayhawks might not have much defense, but they can still put up enough points to keep it competitive.

Can Mackenzie repeat his performance from two weeks ago?

Vanderbilt (+15) over GEORGIA - The Bulldogs continue to have offensive line issues, and the Commodores will respond after a tough loss.

Last week: 3-4-1
Season: 24-17-2

2 Responses:

M.A.S.H. said...

Good call on Va. Tech. East Carolina is more legit than it seemed when the Hokies lost to them, and Va. Tech is a young team that seems to be finding its form now that Glennon has gotten the boot for Tyrod Taylor.

And just to add on, Maryland's gonna take out Wake this weekend, too.

gpb said...

Man... Tech put up a tough game against Clemson. I really hate playing them as the games are pretty much always close. But the defense looked hot as well.

Grats to the Terps against my hometown team. A tale of two teams this year it seems for you guys.

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