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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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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.

NCAAF Pick'em Straight and Spread Week 9 (with the Thursday NFL game).

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

Week 8

Straight: 14/16 88%
Spread: 9/16 56%

Year to Date:
Straight: 78%
Spread: 61%

Week 9

North Carolina Tarheels @ Pittsburgh Panthers (UNC -2.5)
Straight: Tarheels aren't too shabby this season. They beat Virginia by more than Pittsburgh did. The Tar Heels running game behind Elijah Hood and Marquise Williams is powerful. 
Spread: I can see Pittsburgh looking ahead to Notre Dame next week and UNC capitalizing on that.

West Virginia Mountaineers @ TCU Horned Frogs (TCU -14)
Straight: TCU will roll through like Baylor did. Rough patch for the Mountaineers - Oklahoma, Ok State, Baylor and TCU in 4 consecutive games.
Spread: The final part of this rough patch and West Virginia just wants it behind them, TCU covers the points.

Ole Miss Rebels @ Auburn Tigers (Miss -7)
Straight: Ole Miss as Auburn's pass rush fails to contain Chad Kelly.
Spread:  Auburn runs well but Ole Miss will cover the 7 points.

Syracuse Orange @ FSU Seminoles (FSU -20)
Straight: Seminoles bounce back after the rough loss to Georgia Tech.
Spread: Syracuse struggled in Florida earlier this year against South Florida in their only 20 points loss this season. 

Colorado Buffaloes @ UCLA Bruins (UCLA -19.5)
Straight: Buffaloes are struggling as of late. Josh Rosen keeps the Bruins going strong at home.
Spread:  UCLA either loses or wins big. Since I think UCLA wins..they must win big. UCLA covers the points.

Florida Gators @ Georgia Bulldogs (Fla -2.5)
Straight: Gators are still playing well behind Treon Harris. Sticking with their D in this matchup.
Spread: With it being such a small spread, Gators cover even with a Field Goal. Florida covers.

Clemson Tigers @ North Carolina State Wolfpack (Clem -10.5)
Straight: Clemson stays undefeated.
Spread: Trap, after a that big win I see a smaller win, the half point convinces me to take Wolfpack plus the points.

Oklahoma Sooners @ Kansas Jayhawks (Okla -38.5)
Straight: Oklahoma. Easy.
Spread: Kansas is bad. They lost by 59 to Baylor and 48 to Oklahoma State. I take the Sooners to cover here.

Oklahoma State Cowboys @ Texas Tech Red Raiders (Ok St -3)
Straight: Oklahoma State has struggled a bit on the road but they are the stronger team. 
Spread: Tech is good, their three loses are TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma but the Cowboys cover here with Texas Tech's bad pass defense.

Maryland Terrapins @ Iowa Hawkeyes (Iowa -17)
Straight: Iowa runs away with this one.
Spread: The Terps have lost 4 matchups by at least 17. Iowa covers the points at home.

Michigan Wolverines @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (Mich -13.5)
Straight: Michigan wins this one on the road.
Spread: When they face a tough team, the Gophers lose by at least 14. Michigan covers the points.

Tulane Golden Wave @ Memphis Tigers (Memph -30)
Straight: Memphis wins this one easy at home.
Spread: Tulane is getting run over by teams this year. Memphis covers at home.

Miami (FL) Hurricanes @ Duke Blue Devils (Push)
Straight: Duke wins again. Thomas Sirk is great with scrambling. 
Spread: I'm running fast and hard from Miami. I take Duke here.

Vanderbilt Commodores @ Houston Cougars (Hou -14)
Straight: This game will be close-ish but Houston will pull it out in the end. Greg Ward Jr. is just too good.
Spread: Vanderbilt has the 16th best Rush Defense in the country. Houston likes to run it. Commodores with the points.

Oregon State Beavers @ Utah Utes (Utah -23.5)
Straight: Utah comes back strong at home.
Spread: I think Oregon can keep this within 20 points. Beavers with the points.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Temple Owls (ND -10)
Straight: Notre Dame 
Spread: C.J. Prosise will test Temple's tough rush defense to see if they are legit. Notre Dame covers the points.

Stanford Cardinal @ Washington State Cougars (Stan -13)
Straight: Stanford is on fire right now, I will ride the train until I see signs of slowing down.
Spread: They have won every one of their last 4 matches by at least 13 points. Cardinal covers the points.

Thursday Night NFL

Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots (NE -9)
Straight: Patriots win at home.
Spread: Dolphins defense keeps this within 9.