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2018 College Football Week 8 Betting Odds

Several Group of Five conferences had their moment on the uncluttered stage earlier in the season and now it’s time for the Mountain West to get top billing as we enter Week 8 of the 2018 college football season. Boise State has been the class of the conference for many years and that hasn’t changed in 2018. The Broncos will entertain another contender for the Mountain Division title in Colorado State on the Smurf Turf in Boise on Friday night. Air Force and UNLV clash in a MWC crossover game from Sam Boyd Field in Sin City.

There are no Tuesday games on the schedule so the betting week gets underway with a pair of Thursday night tilts. Arkansas State and the Sun Belt Conference get another matchup on the ESPN networks when the Red Wolves host Georgia State. We also have a Pac-12 clash from Tempe on the slate when Herm Edwards and his Arizona State Sun Devils host the Stanford Cardinal. Nick Saban will once again stare across the field at one of his former defensive coordinators when Alabama takes on Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee. Pruitt put together the top-ranked scoring defense and won a National Championship last year before taking the Vols job.

2018 NCAA Football Week 8 Betting Schedule

October 16th, 2018 to October 22nd, 2018

Thursday, October 18

Georgia State at Arkansas State, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Stanford at Arizona State, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

College football’s week eight opens with an enticing Pac 12 Conference appetizer between a team fighting to contend for the North Division lead against a South Division program looking to bowl for its first-year head coach. The Stanford Cardinal is always in the Pac 12 title hunt but has been sluggish with the metrics of a middle of the road team. The Arizona State Sun Devils have come back down to earth after an early season sugar rush but can still attain bowl eligibility. However, ASU has no margin for error and no recognizable strength. More

Friday, October 19

Colorado State at Boise State, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

The Colorado State Rams have been trying to dig out from the very start of their 2018 season that began with head coach Mike Bobo being hospitalized during preseason camp followed by a jaw dropping 43-34 opening day loss to Hawaii. The Rams have won two in a row after starting 1-4 as they have managed to get back into the Mountain West Conference Mountain Division race. The Boise State Broncos are always in the Mountain Division hunt but haven’t brought gamblers much in the way of betting value lately. More

Air Force at UNLV, 10 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

Saturday, October 20

Utah State at Wyoming, TBD

Fresno State at New Mexico, TBD

Nevada at Hawai'i, TBD

SMU at Tulane, TBD

Akron at Kent State, TBD

Buffalo at Toledo, TBD

Louisiana at Appalachian State, TBD

Texas State at UL Monroe, TBD

Arizona at UCLA, TBD

USC at Utah, TBD

California at Oregon State, TBD

Colorado at Washington, TBD

Gone. Finito. Kaput. The Washington Huskies’ hopes of making it to the College Football Playoff are up in smoke after losing to Oregon in overtime last week. Coupled with a loss to a freefalling Auburn back in the first week of the season, the most the Huskies can hope for at this point is a Pac-12 North title and a spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game in Santa Clara later this year. They need to win out to feel good about their chances of getting there, and that means they must bounce back and get a win at home against the Colorado Buffaloes this week. More

Oregon at Washington State, TBD

Michigan at Michigan State, TBD

During the offseason, Jim Harbaugh landed the quarterback he needed to get the Michigan Wolverines over the mediocre hump. Last week he got the signature victory to put UM in the middle of the Big Ten race. Criticized for not winning a meaningful game in league play, Harbaugh and the Wolverines remained undefeated in the B1G with a big win over Wisconsin. Another mammoth matchup in the East is on top for Saturday when UM pays a visit to the Michigan State Spartans, More

Kansas at Texas Tech, TBD

Oklahoma at TCU, TBD

Week eight will include one of the most important matchups in any of the Power Five conferences as the slumping but capable TCU Horned Frogs host the Oklahoma Sooners at high noon on Saturday. Oklahoma has had two weeks to stew over their loss to arch rival Texas in the Red River Shootout while the Horned Frogs are yet to get over their close call loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Oklahoma will have a new defensive coordinator after firing Mike Stoops following the gut-wrenching loss to Texas. This could provide significant live betting factors that otherwise wouldn’t have been considered for this game. More

NC State at Clemson, TBD

A pair of undefeated teams will square off for the ACC Atlantic lead when the No. 3 Clemson Tigers host the No. 16 North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday. Everybody expected Clemson to be in this position and the Tigers haven’t disappointed as they look for a return trip to the college football playoff. NC State has been a pleasant surprise in an otherwise down year for the ACC. And the Pack could certainly throw a wrench in the league standings if they pull off the upset as a 17-point road dog, giving them a tie-break edge over Dabo’s crew. More

Virginia at Duke, TBD

Wake Forest at Florida State, TBD

North Carolina at Syracuse, TBD

Minnesota at Nebraska, TBD

Ohio State at Purdue, TBD

Coastal Carolina at UMass, TBD

Tulsa at Arkansas, TBD

Vanderbilt at Kentucky, TBD

Mississippi State at LSU, TBD

Auburn at Ole Miss, TBD

Memphis at Missouri, TBD

Alabama at Tennessee, TBD

Week eight offers a longstanding Southeastern Conference traditional rivalry that has lost a bit of its luster in recent years. The Alabama Crimson Tide are being touted as one of the greatest teams of all time. Indeed, Bama is toying with opponents in recent weeks and has not been truly tested. For the Tennessee Volunteers it has been a decade of misery but perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel after last week’s 30-24 win at the Auburn Tigers. Tennessee faces a rebuild under new head coach Jeremy Pruitt who will be facing the team that he served as defensive coordinator the past two years. Tennessee hosts Alabama on Saturday. More

Penn State at Indiana, TBD

UCF at East Carolina, TBD

Cincinnati at Temple, TBD

UConn at South Florida, TBD

Maryland at Iowa, 12 p.m. ET

Miami (OH) at Army, 12 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

Illinois at Wisconsin, 12 p.m. ET

Northwestern at Rutgers, 12 p.m. ET

Bowling Green at Ohio, 2 p.m. ET

Florida Atlantic at Marshall, 2:30 p.m. ET

Charlotte at Middle Tennessee, 3 p.m. ET

Eastern Michigan at Ball State, 3 p.m. ET

Western Michigan at Central Michigan, 3 p.m. ET

UTEP at Louisiana Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET

Houston at Navy, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

Georgia Southern at New Mexico State, 4 p.m. ET

UT San Antonio at Southern Mississippi, 7 p.m. ET

North Texas at UAB, 7:30 p.m. ET

Old Dominion at Western Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. ET

Rice at Florida International, 7:30 p.m. ET

San Jose State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m. ET (CBSSN)

Week 8 College Football Games of the Week

Alabama at Tennessee, Saturday, October 20

There’s always a must-see game in the SEC and this one of them. Not because the Vols have a chance of pulling off the upset, or because they’re in the race for a CFP berth. They don’t and they aren’t. Rather because Saban will be facing one of his former assistants – again. In one of the strangest coaching searches, Tennessee eventually hired Pruitt away from Saban’s staff to become head coach, and for the second time in three seasons, Saban will gaze across the field at his former defensive coordinator.

In 2016 it was Kirby Smart who left to take the head job at Georgia. This time it’s Pruitt, who replaced Smart on Saban’s staff and put together one of the best defenses in college football. The Vols are hoping Pruitt has the same success Smart’s had with the Bulldogs, claiming a SEC title and reaching the CFP in just his second season.

Michigan at Michigan State, Saturday, October 20

If Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines are CFP material we’ll certainly know it during their current stretch of games. After taking on Wisconsin last week, the Wolverines travel to Michigan State, another top contender for the Big Ten East title. Their three-game gauntlet concludes with Penn State in the Big House, but thankfully for the Wolverines they get an off-week before the Nittany Lions. That also means we’ll see Big Blue swing for the fences in this one.

This is Michigan State’s biggest rivalry game and the Spartans get psyched to play it. They won in the Big House last season and have taken eight of the last 10 meetings. The Spartans stunk two years ago and Michigan took advantage by winning in East Lansing. They aren’t as bad as that club was and with added motivation, it should be a barn-burner. UM better take this one seriously or that matchup with Ohio State later in the year will be meaningless.

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