Best Bets NCAAF Week 8 Picks


Once more, college football provided us with several exciting games in Week 7. One of those big games, an upset win by surprise contender Mississippi State on the Auburn Tigers changed the landscape of the SEC title hunt. Now entering Week 8 Picks of the college football season, each game is turning out to be a must-win scenario for the contenders.

Best Bets NCAAF Week 8 PicksKansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners (Saturday, October 18, 12:00 PM ET). Line: Kansas State Wildcats at Oklahoma Sooners – view all NCAA Football line

The Oklahoma Sooners had a bounce-back win from the Texas Longhorns 31-26 on Saturday. Inspite of the win, the Sooners were outgained 482-232 altogether yards, while going 1-for-11 on third down conversions. However, their special teams and defense had a couple of big plays. Alex Rose returned a kickoff for a 91-yard touchdown, while cornerback Zack Sanchez had a 43-yard pick 6, both in the very first half.

Sanchez should be on the lookout for errant passes from Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters, who had been picked off twice against their first ranked opponent, Auburn, on September 19.

NCAAF Week 8 Picks: The Wildcats end up being a difficult challenge and cover, however the Sooners take the home win.

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (Saturday, October 18, 3:30 PM ET). Line: Texas A&M Aggies at Alabama Crimson Tide – view all NCAA Football lines

The Texas A&M Aggies suffered back-to-back defeats to Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Still, the Aggies’offense remains potent with Kenny Hill behind center. Hill has passed for 766 yards and six touchdowns previously two games. He should be able to exploit Alabama’s secondary allowing 208.3 yards per game.

Meanwhile, the Tide’s rushing game should get back on track against Texas A&M’s rush defense, which includes allowed 174.9 yards per game in seven outings. T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry have shared the load for Alabama leading the running attack with a mixed 764 yards and four scores.

NCAAF Week 8 Picks: Kenny Hill bombs Alabama’s secondary, however the Tide’s running attack ekes out a detailed win.Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. TCU Horned Frogs (Saturday, October 18, 4:00 PM ET). Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys at TCU Horned Frogs – view all NCAA Football lines

TCU running back B.J. Catalon scored three touchdowns, including a 94-yard kickoff return, Trevone Boykin passed for 287 yards and a score, and the Horned Frogs led by around 21 points against Baylor on Saturday. However, they squandered the lead in a 61-58 come-from-behind loss. They’ll have another chance to upset a ranked team when they go against Oklahoma State at home.

Nevertheless, the Cowboys are on a five-game winning streak, and have won their two games against TCU previously two years. However, quarterback Daxx Garman must be weary of TCU’s pass defense which includes nine interceptions through five games. Garman was picked off five times in his past three games.

NCAAF Week 8 Picks: The Horned Frogs rebound with a big win and cover over Oklahoma State. Stanford Cardinal vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (Saturday, October 18, 10:30 PM ET). Line: Stanford Cardinal at Arizona State Sun Devils – view all NCAA Football lines

The Sun Devils’passing game is clicking with backup quarterback Mike Bercovici. He threw for 998 yards and eight touchdowns in the 2 games he started for an injured Taylor Kelly. Bercovici found receivers Jaelen Strong and Cameron Smith for a mixed five passing scores. However, he’ll find Stanford’s vaunted defense a stronger test.

The Cardinal have five players who have caught an interception, ensuring a suffocating coverage against opponents. Linebacker Blake Martinez was the newest player for the defensive backfield to include an interception when he picked off the nation’s leading quarterback in passing yards, Washington State’s Connor Halliday (3,344).

NCAAF Week 8 Picks: Stanford’s defense lives as much as the hype while they win the turnover battle and eventually the game.


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