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College Football Pick'em Week 8 (Thursday NFL Pick)

College Football picks on top 25 games with the Thursday NFL game. Picks on straight and spread.

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NCAAF Pick'em Straight and Spread Week 7 (with the Thursday NFL game).

The Thursday NFL game is at the very bottom as the remainder of the NFL pickswon't be posted until the weekend.

Week 7
Straight 11/16 (69%)
Spread 10/16 (63%)

Total
Straight - 74%
Spread - 63%

Week 8 Picks

Temple Owls @ East Carolina Pirates (ECU -3)
Straight - East Carolina's loses have been: at Florida, at Navy and at BYU. ECU wins at home vs. Temple.
Spread - The Pirates cover the 3 point spread in the win.

California Golden Bears @ UCLA Bruins (UCLA -3.5)
Straight - UCLA will come out hungry on back to back loses but California pulls off the win at home.
Spread - The Golden Bears with the points.

Memphis Tigers @ Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Mem -11)
Straight - Memphis remains undefeated. 
Spread - Memphis has won 1 of their three games on the road by more than 7 points. Tulsa with the points.

Houston Cougars @ UCF Knights (Hou -21)
Straight - Undefeated vs. Winless team, I'm going with Houston.
Spread - High flying Houston covers the points on the road.

Pittsburgh Panthers @ Syracuse Orange (Pitt -6.5)
Straight - Panthers pull a close win at Syracuse. This could be an upset special but Pittsburgh should pull it out in the end.
Spread - Syracuse with the 6.5 points.

Iowa State Cyclones @ Baylor Bears (Bay -37)
Straight - Baylor continues to run over opponents.
Spread - Baylor beat two teams this year but over 35 points. I don't see it here as Iowa State has yet to lose by more than 35 points. Iowa with the points.

Clemson Tigers @ Miami(FL) Hurricanes (Clem -7)
Straight: Clemson stays undefeated in a fun league matchup here.
Spread: Clemson has had 5 of their first 6 games at home. This should be a good matchup on the road, Hurricanes with the points.

Toledo Rockets @ Massachusetts Minutemen (Tol -14)
Straight: Toledo's offense is dynamic, they win at Gillette Stadium.
Spread: UMass will keep it close in the first half but in the 4th quarter Toledo will pull away by 21 and cover the points.

Indiana Hoosiers @ Michigan State Spartans (MSU -16.5)
Straight: Wow, what a win by Sparty last week. They continue their undefeated streak against an Indiana team who steps up their play against tougher teams.
Spread: Hoosiers keep this within 10 points. Indiana with the points.

Duke Blue Devils @ Virginia Tech Hokies (VT -2.5)
Straight: Hokies quarter back Michael Brewer is back after being out with a broken collar bone and I'll bite - Hokies beat the 5-1 Blue Devils.
Spread: Hokies at home with their quarterback will come out amped up and cover the 2.5 spread.

Tennessee Volunteers @ Alabama Crimson Tide (Ala -16)
Straight: Crimson Tide continue their mauling through the rest of the season. That loss put a bad taste in their mouth and they are angry.
Spread: Tennessee is so up and down they are hard to predict. I take Volunteers with the points.

Texas Tech Red Raiders @ Oklahoma Sooners (Okla -14.5)
Straight: Oklahoma continues their strong play after the rough loss to the Longhorns.
Spread: Oklahoma has covered 14.5 points in their last two wins, they are getting stronger. Sooners with the points.

Kansas Jayhawks @ Oklahoma State Cowboys (Ok St -33.5)
Straight: COWBOYS. (Another undefeated vs. winless game).
Spread: I think the Jayhawks fall within 33 points here. Probably somewhere in the high 20's.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers @ LSU Tigers (LSU -16.5)
Straight: The Tigers continue their strong play with a win here. 
Spread: Brandon Doughty is not a bad quarterback and on the ground D'Andre Ferby is scoring some touchdowns. In their first touch matchup, I pick the Hilltoppers with the points.

Texas A&M Aggies @ Ole Miss Rebels (Ole Miss -6)
Straight: Both teams have been embarrassed and will come out hungry. I take Ole Miss at home.
Spread: All of the Aggies games have been home so far this season, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium it will be different. Ole Miss with the points.

Florida State Seminoles @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (FSU -5)
Straight: Seminoles haven't won a game by less than 5 points. I take them to stay undefeated.
Spread: Yellow Jackets are reeling downward and I see no signs of correction. Seminoles cover the spread.

Utah Utes @ USC Trojans (USC -3.5)
Straight: Utah is legit good. Utes win on the road.
Spread: Utah with the 3.5 points.

Ohio State Buckeyes @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights (OSU -21)
Straight: Buckeyes stay undefeated on the road vs. the .500 Knights.
Spread: Urban Meyer will make the switch to JT Barrett and the offense will show what it can do. Buckeyes with the points.

Washington Huskies @ Stanford Cardinal (Even)
Straight: Stanford at home. The Cardinal team has been improving each game this season.
Spread: Stanford with the nonexistent points.

NFL Thursday Game

Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers (Sea -7)
Straight: Seahawks pull off the win on the road.
Spread: 49ers with the points as this stays close.