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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 8

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Saquon Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions Football

Week 8 of the 2017 college football season features plenty of intriguing matchups, as conference play and league showdowns go into full effect in mid-October, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the eighth weekend of action. The Week 8 slate kicks off on Thursday night with two matchups. Louisiana travels to Arkansas State in Sun Belt action, while Memphis visits Houston in a key game for the American Athletic Conference's West Division. On Friday, four games dot the schedule, including Colorado State at New Mexico and Marshall at MTSU. A full slate is on tap for Saturday, including Oklahoma State-Texas, Maryland-Wisconsin, Louisville-Florida State and Iowa-Northwestern in the first window. The afternoon slate features Tennessee-Alabama, Syracuse-Miami, Indiana-Michigan State, UCF-Navy and Oklahoma-Kansas State. The top games for Week 8 are in primetime, as Notre Dame hosts USC and Michigan takes on Penn State in Happy Valley. Wyoming-Boise State and Fresno State-San Diego State are two key late games for the battle to win the divisions in the Mountain West.

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Louisiana at Arkansas State (Thursday)

Memphis at  Houston (Thursday)

WKU at  Old Dominion (Friday)

Marshall at MTSU (Friday)

Air Force at Nevada (Friday)

Colorado State at New Mexico (Friday)

Kansas at TCU

Idaho at Missouri

Maryland at Wisconsin

Temple at Army

Illinois at Minnesota

Troy at Georgia State

Buffalo at Miami, Ohio

Indiana at Michigan State

Kent State at Ohio

Iowa State at Texas Tech

BYU at East Carolina

Central Michigan at Ball State

Arizona State at Utah

Northern Illinois at Bowling Green

Purdue at Rutgers

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech

Rice at UTSA

Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech

Tulsa at UConn

USF at Tulane

Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan

West Virginia at Baylor

UAB at Charlotte

Iowa at Northwestern

Utah State at UNLV

LSU at Ole Miss

Akron at Toledo

Boston College at Virginia

Pitt at  Duke

Oklahoma State at Texas

Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State

ULM at South Alabama

Syracuse at Miami

Georgia Southern at UMass

Arizona at California

Kentucky at  Mississippi State

North Texas at FAU

Tennessee at Alabama

SMU at Cincinnati

Wyoming at  Boise State

Fresno State at San Diego State

Oklahoma at Kansas State

Colorado at Washington State

North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Oregon at UCLA

Auburn at Arkansas

UCF at Navy

Louisville at  Florida State

Penn State at Michigan

USC at Notre Dame