Week 8 Preview
Posted: October 17, 2013
Central Florida at Louisville – Last chance for Louisville to lose and they are 12.5 point favorites. Gotta love the Cards schedule. Al will be pulling hard for his Knights but put the Cards down for undefeated and not a top 10 team in my book.
Florida State at Clemson – Easily the game of the week. I look forward to being on my couch in front of the big screen for this one. It is tough for me to see a scenario where the winner does not advance to the ACC Championship game. I expect this to be a great game.
Auburn at Texas A&M – A match up of ranked teams? Yes it is as Auburn slips into the Top 25 this week. Vegas is not giving the Tigers much of a chance in this one, but I think Auburn can make this a game. It will take some mistakes by the Aggies for the Tigers to pull off the upset, but I will have an eye on this game.
UCLA at Stanford – Another match up of ranked teams. This week has some good games on the slate. Stanford is coming in off the tough loss to Utah while the Bruins are undefeated having beat the same Utah squad that beat Stanford. UCLA is higher ranked, Stanford is a 6 point favorite. UCLA has Oregon next week. This should be another good game this weekend. Hello split screen!
Florida at Missouri – Another game featuring ranked teams. This one does not have that same marquee value, but Missouri is undefeated and this is the second of three games against ranked teams all at home. The Tigers control their destiny in the SEC East, but they have only played two conference games. Florida is in the middle of LSU, Missouri, and Georgia. Wow, those SEC schedules are tough.
Washington at Arizona State – The Pac12 keeps giving us really solid games. This should be another one. These are two high scoring teams and I expect a lot of points. If you are not watching Pac12 football, it is time to get on board. They are giving the SEC a run for their money this year.
Minnesota at Northwestern – A critical game for both teams. Northwester, earlier this year a darling of the college football world, is on a two game slide after a tough loss to Ohio State and then not showing up at Wisconsin. The Cats need to right the ship and rebound. The Gophers are on a two game slide as well after a 4-0 start.
LSU at Ole Miss – The Grove should be hopping as the Tigers come to town for a night game. The Quest heads to the Grove next week, so we would love to come in with the Rebels having pulled the upset. Yet another game on my watch list for the week.