College Football: Week Eight Pick 'em

Ron KnabenbauerCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2008

Last week I finished even. I made some risky picks that didn't work out, and then there was Oklahoma and Missouri. Are you kidding me?

I know I say it every week, but this weekend, I'm smelling a sweep. These are my picks this week for the CU Independent.

This season: 27-21; Last Week: 4-4

Georgia Tech 27 at Clemson 17

This is a tough one to pick, but the Tigers will continue to fall in the ACC as GT will continue to rise. Plus, aren’t Yellow Jackets poisonous?

(22) Vanderbilt 20 at (10) Georgia 13

This might be the best game of the week, with two 5-1 teams battling in the SEC. I like Vandy to upset the Bulldogs on a late touchdown drive.

(12) Ohio State 23 at (20) Michigan State 14

I dislike the Buckeyes, but who am I kidding, they’ll stop the streaking Spartans.

(16) Kansas 23 at (4) Oklahoma 39

Oklahoma stayed right with Texas throughout last week’s Red River Shootout, while Kansas had some trouble with the Buffaloes. I like the Sooners to get back on that horse and buggy and add another one in the win column.

(11) Missouri 35 at (1) Texas 42

Missouri is good, but Texas is better. The Longhorns will win this touchdown party with a few key runs by Colt McCoy.

(18) North Carolina 26 at Virginia 17

Butch Davis has turned the Carolina program around, and they are now thinking about an ACC championship (that’s right, in football, not basketball). I like the Tar Heels to continue their winning ways against the Cavaliers.

(25) California 26 at Arizona 31

Cal is on top of the Pac-10 standings (who would have thought that?); at 2-0. But Mike Stoops of Arizona has his Wildcats on the rise, and they will steal one against the Golden Bears on Saturday.


Kansas State 20 at Colorado 24

Kansas State has put together a pretty decent season, while Dan Hawkins’ squad has had a rollercoaster year. The Wildcats will win this game as long as Josh Freeman can get time in the pocket and find holes to run through.

However, I think the Buffs defense will do a good job containing him, and pick him off a few times. The offense will finally get the ball moving again and Cody Hawkins will put up some decent numbers in CU’s first win in a month.

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