Predicting Every Single FBS College Football Game: Week Eight

So yeah about my week seven picks…they weren’t very good. It wasn’t another crazy week of upsets, yet I was just above .500 on my picks. It wasn’t pretty. My record for week seven: 31-23 (57.4% of games picked correctly). To see my picks for week seven, click here. My overall record for the season: 328-110. In my defense 12 of those 23 losses involved either Mountain West, MAC or Sun Belt teams. There’s a lot of parity in those conferences and not really much difference between the best and worst. I see a lot of 6-6 records in those conferences. Picking the big games are actually easier than the obscure ones. Probably because I see the big teams on television every week. Maybe I need to pay attention to the smaller games. Anyway I went a little more conservative with this week’s picks. But don’t worry I still picked some upsets too! Let’s take a look at the slate for week eight…

(Note on Tuesday games: This post obviously comes out every Wednesday, therefore coming out after the Tuesday games. I will be posting the winner of the Tuesday games on my Twitter profile before those games so you can check my honesty. But I know you guys trust me.)

Tuesday Oct. 14
Louisiana-Lafayette @ Texas State – Pick: Texas State

Thursday Oct. 16
Virginia Tech @ Pittsburgh – Pick: Virginia Tech
#20 Utah @ Oregon State – Pick: Utah

Friday Oct. 17
Fresno State @ Boise State – Pick: Boise State
Temple @ Houston – Pick: Houston

Saturday Oct. 18
Iowa @ Maryland – Pick: Maryland
Syracuse @ Wake Forest – Pick: Syracuse
#4 Baylor @ West Virginia – Pick: West Virginia (Upset)
#14 Kansas State @ #11 Oklahoma – Pick: Oklahoma
Purdue @ Minnesota – Pick: Minnesota
UTSA @ Louisiana Tech – Pick: Louisiana Tech
Furman @ South Carolina – Pick: South Carolina
South Florida @ Tulsa – Pick: South Florida
Tulane @ UCF – Pick: UCF
Western Kentucky @ Florida Atlantic – Pick: Western Kentucky
Virginia @ Duke – Pick: Virginia
Western Michigan @ Bowling Green – Pick: Bowling Green
Akron @ Ohio – Pick: Akron
Eastern Michigan @ UMass – Pick: UMass
Appalachian State @ Troy – Pick: Troy
#24 Clemson @ Boston College – Pick: Clemson
#8 Michigan State @ Indiana – Pick: Michigan State
Rutgers @ #13 Ohio State – Pick: Ohio State
Ball State @ Central Michigan – Pick: Ball State
Army @ Kent State – Pick: Army
UCLA @ California – Pick: California
#21 Texas A&M @ #7 Alabama – Pick: Alabama
Cincinnati @ SMU – Pick: Cincinnati
Kansas @ Texas Tech – Pick: Texas Tech
New Mexico @ Air Force – Pick: Air Force
NC State @ Louisville – Pick: Louisville
UAB @ Middle Tennessee State – Pick: UAB
#10 Georgia @ Arkansas – Pick: Georgia
#15 Oklahoma State @ #12 TCU – Pick: TCU
San Jose State @ Wyoming – Pick: Wyoming
Miami (OH) @ Northern Illinois – Pick: Northern Illinois
New Mexico State @ Idaho – Pick: Idaho
Colorado @ #22 USC – Pick: USC
#25 Marshall @ Florida International – Pick: Marshall
Georgia Tech @ North Carolina – Pick: North Carolina
Missouri @ Florida – Pick: Missouri
Tennessee @ #3 Ole Miss – Pick: Ole Miss
Utah State @ Colorado State – Pick: Utah State
Southern Miss @ North Texas – Pick: North Texas
#19 Nebraska @ Northwestern – Pick: Nebraska
Kentucky @ LSU – Pick: LSU
Georgia State @ South Alabama – Pick: South Alabama
#5 Notre Dame @ #2 Florida State – Pick: Notre Dame
Washington @ #9 Oregon – Pick: Oregon
Iowa State @ Texas – Pick: Texas
Nevada @ BYU – Pick: Nevada
#23 Stanford @ #17 Arizona State – Pick: Arizona State
Hawaii @ San Diego State – Pick: San Diego State

I’ll let you know how I did with my predictions on next week’s post. Let me know in the comments what you think of my picks and feel free to ask me why I picked the way I did. Also you can follow me on Twitter @SchottJosh.


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