College Football Week 8 Schedule: TV and Live Stream Info for Every Game

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIOctober 16, 2013

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles reacts in the second half against the Boston College Eagles in the second half at Alumni Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) takes center stage in Week 8 of the college football season. The undefeated No. 5-ranked Florida State Seminoles will travel to Clemson, S.C., to take on the unbeaten No. 3-ranked Clemson Tigers in an epic conference showdown with national championship and Heisman Trophy implications. 

Led by superfreshman Jameis Winston, the Seminoles have steamrolled their competition en route to a 5-0 start. That torrid pace includes a 63-0 thrashing of the No. 25-ranked Maryland Terrapins in Week 7. These Seminoles are beginning to look scary. 

The Tigers aren’t exactly a timid group, though. Tajh Boyd has managed to keep the Tigers undefeated through six games. Clemson shook off a stubborn Boston College team in Week 7 behind 334 passing yards from Boyd to stay perfect.

Both Winston and Boyd are among the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. The performances from both signal-callers in this crucial head-to-head matchup will undoubtedly weigh heavy on voters minds. 

As good as that game is, it is just one of a bevy of matchups slated for Week 8. Here’s a look at the entire college football schedule for this week and a closer look at two other big-time games:

College Football Schedule for Week 8
Thursday, October 17
Time (ET)MatchupTVLive Stream
7:30 p.m.No. 10 Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina
Friday, October 18
Time (ET)MatchupTVLive Stream
8 p.m.UCF at No. 8 Louisville
Saturday, October 19
Time (ET)MatchupTVLive Stream
12 p.m.No. 11 South Carolina at TennesseeESPNWatch ESPN, ESPN Mobile TV
12 p.m.No. 15 Georgia at VanderbiltCBS
12 p.m.No. 16 Texas Tech at West VirginiaFOX Sports 1
12 p.m.TCU at No. 21 Oklahoma StateFOX
12 p.m.Minnesota at NorthwesternESPN2Watch ESPN
12 p.m.Purdue at Michigan StateBTN
12 p.m.Southern Miss at East CarolinaESPN3
12 p.m.Southern Methodist at MemphisESPN3
12 p.m.Connecticut at CincinnatiESPNUWatch ESPN
12 p.m.Navy at ToledoESPNEWSWatch ESPN
12:21 p.m.No. 22 Florida at No. 14 MissouriESPN3
12:30 p.m.Syracuse at Georgia TechESPN3
1 p.m.Akron at Miami (Ohio)ESPN3
1 p.m.Army at TempleESPN3
1 p.m.Ohio at Eastern MichiganESPN3
2 p.m.Charleston Southern at Colorado
2 p.m.Ball State at Western MichiganESPN3
2 p.m.Colorado State at Wyoming
3 p.m.No. 23 Northern Illinois at Central MichiganESPN3
Thursday, October 17
Time (ET)MatchupTVLive Stream
7:30 p.m.No. 10 Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina
Friday, October 18
Time (ET)MatchupTVLive Stream
8 p.m.UCF at No. 8 Louisville
Saturday, October 19
Time (ET)MatchupTVLive Stream
12 p.m.No. 11 South Carolina at TennesseeESPNWatch ESPN, ESPN Mobile TV
12 p.m.No. 15 Georgia at VanderbiltCBS
12 p.m.No. 16 Texas Tech at West VirginiaFOX Sports 1
12 p.m.TCU at No. 21 Oklahoma StateFOX
12 p.m.Minnesota at NorthwesternESPN2Watch ESPN
12 p.m.Purdue at Michigan StateBTN
12 p.m.Southern Miss at East CarolinaESPN3
12 p.m.Southern Methodist at MemphisESPN3
12 p.m.Connecticut at CincinnatiESPNUWatch ESPN
12 p.m.Navy at ToledoESPNEWSWatch ESPN
12:21 p.m.No. 22 Florida at No. 14 MissouriESPN3
12:30 p.m.Syracuse at Georgia TechESPN3
1 p.m.Akron at Miami (Ohio)ESPN3
1 p.m.Army at TempleESPN3
1 p.m.Ohio at Eastern MichiganESPN3
2 p.m.Charleston Southern at Colorado
2 p.m.Ball State at Western MichiganESPN3
2 p.m.Colorado State at Wyoming
3 p.m.No. 23 Northern Illinois at Central MichiganESPN3
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No. 9 UCLA at No. 13 Stanford

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 12:  Quarterback Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins throws a pass against the California Golden Bears at the Rose Bowl on October 12, 2013 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The Cardinal stumbled on the road against Utah in Week 7. The team would love nothing more than to rebound from the upset loss with a big win over UCLA. The Bruins are still undefeated with impressive wins over Nebraska and Utah on the road. Despite those victories, the Bruins are still unproven.

This clash with the Cardinal is the first of two huge tests for head coach Jim L. Mora's team. The Bruins not only face the Cardinal on the road on Saturday, but also travel to Oregon to challenge the No. 2 Ducks in prime time in Week 9. 

UCLA’s ascension to the Top 10 couldn't have come at a more telling time. The team will be faced with proving its worth immediately.

Quarterback Brett Hundley has been great this season. He’s thrown for 1,469 yards and 12 touchdown passes. He leads a Bruins attack that is scoring 45.8 points per game this season. He is the engine that makes the Bruins offense go.

Stanford’s last two games have exposed the team’s weakness on defense. Without a doubt, this group is a far cry from the 2012 defense. Last season, Stanford allowed just 17.2 points per game. So far this season, the Cardinal have surrendered 22 per game.

Judging by the last two games, that number could be on the rise. Washington and Utah hit Stanford for a combined 52 points. It will be difficult for a struggling Cardinal defense to contain Hundley and the Bruins. 

Prediction: UCLA wins 40-30.

 

No. 24 Auburn at No. 7 Texas A&M

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 12:  Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs through traffic during their game against the Ole Miss Rebels on October 12, 2013 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.   (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Imag
Michael Chang/Getty Images

The Tigers are 5-1 with their lone loss coming at No. 6 LSU in Week 4, but they have a tough task ahead of them in College Station, Texas, on Saturday. Johnny Manziel and the Aggies fought off an upset bid by Ole Miss to move to 5-1 as well.

Head coach Kevin Sumlin will make sure his team will be up for its first home game since Sept. 21. The Tigers defense has been solid all season, allowing just 18.8 points per game, but this Aggies team is a different animal.

Manziel has led the team to the fourth-highest point-per-game average in the nation at 47.8. After becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012, he’s having another stellar season in 2013. He’s already amassed 2,273 total yards and 19 total touchdowns.

Defensively, the Aggies haven’t been stellar. The defense has allowed 32 points per game, so Auburn’s offense will have its opportunities. But the major question for the Tigers is can they mount enough offense to keep pace with Texas A&M.

The answer is probably no. 

Including Manziel and all-world wide receiver Mike Evans, Texas A&M has too many elite weapons on offense. Auburn can’t win a shootout against A&M. Unfortunately for the Tigers, playing in College Station, they won’t be able to steer the game any other way.

Prediction: Texas A&M wins 46-32.

 

Stat references per CFBStats.com. 

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