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College Football Week 8 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and Auburn scored key victories in SEC West action, Penn State knocked off Ohio State to score the biggest win of coach James Franklin's tenure in Happy...

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 2 days ago
Two weeks ago, Virginia Tech went to Chapel Hill and came away with a big victory to grab control of the ACC Coastal Division. But one week later, the Hokies suffered a letdown and lost at Syracuse.   The Tar Heels must take notice. With the Virginia Tech loss, North Carolina (5-2, 3-1 ACC) has been given new life but now face a situation similar to that which Virginia Tech faced last...

NC State Wolfpack vs. Louisville Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 3 months 2 days ago
No. 7 Louisville has been pretty automatic at home recently. The team has won eight straight at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and will be looking to extend that streak on Saturday against NC State.   In heartbreaking fashion, the Wolfpack lost at Clemson last week 24-17 in overtime. NC State missed a 33-yard field goal at the end of regulation that would have won the game. In...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 8

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 3 days ago
We’ve had some big weeks in college football during the first half of the season but things certainly are not going to slack off as we cross the midway point. This week in particular has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 8

By Mitch Light, 3 months 3 days ago
The Week 8 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Texas A&M, West Virginia-TCU, Wisconsin-Iowa and Arkansas-Auburn. Additionally, conference matchups such as Ole Miss-TCU, Texas-Kansas State, Louisville-NC State and Penn State-Ohio State feature lines or odds that caught our...

Syracuse Orange vs. Boston College Eagles Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 3 months 3 days ago
Syracuse and Boston College are coming off two games that couldn't be further apart on the spectrum of program momentum.   Last weekend, the Orange beat a ranked Virginia Tech team, 31-17, to improve to 3-4 and give new head coach Dino Babers his first ACC win at Syracuse. The Hokies were riding high from a blowout win over reigning Coastal Division champion North Carolina and left...

Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
The ACC’s Coastal Division once again features a tight battle at the top, but some clarity in the pecking order could be established by Thursday night, as Virginia Tech hosts Miami in a critical game for positioning and division title hopes. The Hokies are one of four teams with one loss in conference play after seven weeks of action, while the Hurricanes are 1-2 after a defeat versus...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
College football’s Week 8 slate is the official start of the second half of the season, and the action begins on Thursday night with three matchups. Miami travels to Virginia Tech for a key ACC Coastal Division matchup, while Boise State hosts BYU in a game that can certainly help boost the Broncos' overall resume for the top spot among Group of 5 teams. Three more games dot...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 8

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 4 days ago
This has been one of the most exciting and entertaining college football seasons in recent memory — and that’s even with what looks to be a runaway freight train in Alabama leading the pack. It may be tough to picture anyone beating the Crimson Tide right now, but the road to the College Football Playoff still looks like more of a roller coaster at this point — and I’m...