The Big 5 College Football Games of Week 8

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Coming off last weekends constant action and excitement, it was probably too much to ask for something similar. So this week we get a week where the biggest matchup is outside the BCS.

5. Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Wolverines
This is the prime time game on ABC this week, which sounds like a good matchup especially when you look at the 5-1 vs. 4-2 records, the problem is neither of these teams are very good. Penn State plays a joke schedule and Michigan's defense is very very suspect. This game will probably be close but I just don't know if Michigan is quite ready to jump back into the conference race. The Pick: Joe Pa's by 7

4. Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide
Kiffikins gets his first trip down to Tuscaloosa to battle the #2 Crimson Tide. Kiffikins asked the SEC and BAma if it was ok if UT wore their pastel orange home jerseys against the Tide but Dictator Saban said no. Dictator Saban is also going to lead the Tide to a 20-10 victory. The Pick: Crimson Tide by 10

3. Texas Longhorns at Missouri Tigers
After last weeks victory, the season would look like a downhill stretch of easier games for the Longhorns but then again they did not look very good at protecting Colt. If the Tigers can put up points perhaps they can shock the Longhorns and reopen up the BCS picture. The Pick: Longhorns by 13

2. Iowa Hawkeyes at Michigan State Spartans
The Hawkeyes are eventually going to lose one of these Big 10 games. They've been barely skating by week in and week out and one of these days the home stretch is going to favor their opponent. Just not this week. The Pick: Hawkeyes by 3.

1. Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs Brigham Young Cougars
The BCS only has room for one non-BCS team to raid its party, so if TCU or BYU want a trip down to the Orange or Fiesta Bowls this year than this game is an absolute must win. Last year in Fort Worth the Horned Frogs pummeled BYU 32-7. This year in Provo it'll be a bit closer, but the Horned Frogs are the better team. The Pick: TCU by 19.

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