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PSF College Football Weekly Pick’em: Week 8 Preview, Predictions, and Analysis

Welcome back to the eighth edition of the PSF College Football Weekly Pick’em. It’s been an incredible season already and it feels unreal to say that it is already Week 8 of the college football season. Week 7 was once again a very interesting week for the landscape and outlook towards the rest of the year. There were many upsets, with Auburn going down to Tennessee at home, LSU dominating #2 Georgia to place itself firmly in the college football playoff conversation, Oregon knocking #7 Washington out of the playoff picture, and Iowa State upsetting a previously undefeated West Virginia team. There were so many more too, but we’ve got stuff to get to. With all of that said, this sets up another exciting week of action-packed college football for us! Your favorite writers are set to pick tons of this week’s games, and hopefully gain ground in the overall standings.

Each week of the season, the crew will pick a select group of games and we will publish our picks on Pro Sports Fandom. At the conclusion of the week, we will calculate the results and update our standings. If you need a reminder of how this format works, I’ll discuss that here. Points will be rewarded each week based on the weekly standings (based on everybody’s weekly record). One note of importance is that one point is still rewarded for each correct pick (excluding Game of the Week picks, which are worth three points).

And don’t forget to check out all of our writers on Twitter:

  • Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)
  • Travis Calvin (@GSPTCal)
  • Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)
  • Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)
  • Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)
  • Heath Kyser (@RollCubsRoll)
  • Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
  • Tim (@obstructedview2)

Now before we unveil the picks for all of this week’s action, let’s take a closer look at the standings through seven weeks of play!

1. Tristan Beckmann (127 PTS)

2. Travis Calvin (113 PTS)

3. Chris Chastain (112 PTS)

4. Brian Willis (105 PTS)

5. Obstructed Viewer (100 PTS)

6. Eric Jensen (99 PTS)

7. Heath Kyser (84 PTS)

8. Ian Cusick (76 PTS)

Now let’s get the ball rolling with the game picks that everyone agreed on for some of the week 8 games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Stanford over Arizona State.

(Thu. 10/18, 9:00 p.m. EST, ESPN, STAN -2.5)

#9 Oklahoma over TCU.

(Sat. 10/20, 12:00 p.m. EST, ABC, OKLA -7.5)

Duke over Virginia.

(Sat. 10/20, 12:30 p.m. EST, ACC, DUKE -7.5)

#1 Alabama over Tennessee.

(Sat. 10/20, 3:30 p.m. EST, CBS, ALA -29.5)

#18 Penn State over Indiana.

(Sat. 10/20, 3:30 p.m. EST, ABC, PSU -14.5)

#5 LSU over #22 Mississippi State.

(Sat. 10/20, 7:00 p.m. EST, ESPN, LSU -6.5)

#12 Oregon over #25 Washington State.

(Sat. 10/20, 7:30 p.m. EST, FOX, WSU -2.5)

Now let’s look at the game picks that most of the staff agreed on for the week 8 games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

#6 Michigan over #24 Michigan State. Tristan Beckmann was the only writer who picked #24 Michigan State to win.

(Sat. 10/20, 12:00 p.m. EST, FOX, MICH -7.0)

#2 Ohio State over Purdue. Obstructed Viewer was the only writer who picked Purdue to win.

(Sat. 10/20, 7:30 p.m. EST, ABC, OSU -13.5)

Now let’s look at the game picks that the staff had a lot of mixed feelings on for some of the week 8 games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)

Auburn over Ole Miss. Eric Jensen, Heath Kyser, and Obstructed Viewer all picked Ole Miss to win.

(Sat. 10/20, 12:00 p.m. EST, ESPN, AUB -4.0)

The writers split on Colorado @ #15 Washington. Tristan Beckmann, Eric Jensen, Brian Willis, and Obstructed Viewer all picked #15 Washington to win. Chris Chastain, Travis Calvin, Ian Cusick, and Heath Kyser all picked Colorado to win.

(Sat. 10/20, 3:30 p.m. EST, FOX, WASH -15.5)

#3 Clemson over #16 NC State. Chris Chastain, Eric Jensen, and Heath Kyser all picked #16 NC State to win.

(Sat. 10/20, 3:30 p.m. EST, ESPN, CLEM -17.0)

The writers split on USC @ Utah. Tristan Beckmann, Chris Chastain, Heath Kyser, and Obstructed Viewer all picked Utah to win. Travis Calvin, Ian Cusick, Eric Jensen, and Brian Willis all picked USC to win.

(Sat. 10/20, 8:00 p.m. EST, PAC12, UTAH -6.5)

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