Week 8 CFB Expert Predictions

Last weekend was the first sign of College Football 2018 Armageddon. Penn State and Auburn – losing at home to teams they easily should’ve beaten. Washington, West Virginia, Miami, and Georgia – falling on the road to teams they had talent advantages over. Four top-10 teams now on life support when it comes to the College Football Playoff. So who’s the next contender to fall this weekend?

Embrace the chaos with our picks below…

Fanatic Guest Picker Standings:
Week 1 – Chris Schubert: 8-2 SU, 7-3 ATS
Week 2 – Wesley Franco: 7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS
Week 3 – Shawn Crespin: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS
Week 4 – Jeff Hoodzow: 9-1 SU, 6-4 ATS
Week 5 – Mike Bauer: 8-2 SU, 6-4 ATS
Week 6 – George Sarafin: 5-5 SU, 3-7 ATS
Week 7 – Mike Muraco: 5-5 SU, 4-6 ATS

Our guest picker this week is none other than my Daily Blender co-host, the talented and really darn funny, Randy White! His picks are…a bit out there in some cases…

Eric Cohen Jon Bell Shane Dale Steve Malina (Fanatic Staff Guest Picker)
Randy White
Last Week (SU) 4-6 5-5 5-5 5-5 5-5
Last Week (ATS) 4-6 5-5 6-4 2-8 4-6
Season (SU) 41-29 43-27 42-28 46-24 47-23
Season (ATS) 36-34 32-38 37-33 30-40 37-33
Arizona at UCLA (-6.5) UCLA 34-17 UCLA 27-10 UCLA 27-14 AZ 20-17 AZ 24-14
Stanford (-2.5) at ASU STAN 27-21 ASU 24-20 ASU 31-28 STAN 27-24 STAN 27-21
Michigan (-6.5) at Michigan State MICH 27-23 MICH 24-16 MICH 31-26 MSU 28-21 MSU 35-17
Oklahoma (-7.5) at TCU OK 34-24 OK 31-20 OK 42-35 OK 34-30 TCU 23-21
Colorado at Washington (-15.5) WASH 34-24 WASH 28-17 WASH 26-10 WASH 34-20 WASH 35-17
NC State at Clemson (-15.5) CLEM 27-17 CLEM 28-13 CLEM 38-17 CLEM 35-16 CLEM 42-14
Oregon at Washington State (-2.5) WSU 38-34 ORE 38-35 ORE 38-31 ORE 31-27 ORE 46-17
Mississippi State at LSU (-6.5) LSU 24-16 LSU 27-10 LSU 16-13 LSU 27-20 LSU 46-17
Ohio State (-13.5) at Purdue OSU 45-28 OSU 44-31 OSU 38-28 OSU 38-24 OSU 64-10
USC at Utah (-6.5) UTAH 30-20 UTAH 27-24 UTAH 28-27 UTAH 31-30 UTAH 42-35

This Week’s Bold Prediction:

Ready for this one? Another top-10 team will go down this week…maybe it will be in one of the games we picked above. But in college football, especially this year, expect the unexpected. Watch out Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, and Clemson!

JB: Alabama faces it’s first adversity of the season, as suddenly upstart Tennessee keeps it close for the first quarter and a half, before the Tide pull away.

SD: Sun Devil wide receiver N’Keal Harry will win Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors after putting together one of the best performances of his career in ASU’s upset win over Stanford.

SM: Penn State barely survives Indiana as they are caught looking ahead to three huge games in a row with three ranked teams ahead of them after this week.

RW: A few game predictions from Randy:

Michigan at Michigan State: Michigan State hasn’t had the kind of year they hoped for. Sparty always steps up his game for the rivals. It’s a home game so the atmosphere will be electric.  It should be a good one! State wins in a shocker, and Harbaugh will have to change his Dockers.

Oklahoma at TCU: This will prove to be a nail biter of a game.  The Oklahoma squad has shown has shown moments of brilliance, while the TCU frogs have not quite been the team they have shown to be in seasons past. It will come down to the final seconds in this game.

Stanford at ASU: Although the Devils are coming off a bye week, and they have played pretty well this season, this is a Thursday game against a great team with a stout offensive line and a really smart coach. The Cardinal are still working with Love’s injury, they still will hold the ASU offense in check

Cohen’s Weekly College Football Playoff Bowl Forecast:
(Changes from last week in blue)

Peach: Oklahoma vs. Georgia
Fiesta: West Virginia vs. Central Florida
Rose: Michigan vs. Washington
Sugar: Texas vs. LSU
Cotton (semifinal): Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Orange (semifinal): Clemson vs. Ohio State
National Championship Game Prediction: Alabama over Clemson

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