Ty and Dan take a look at the Week 8 sampling of games and break down Notre Dame’s chances of knocking off Florida State, Oklahoma’s plight to get back in the playoff hunt, West Virginia’s odds of beating Baylor in a shootout, and Georgia’s vulnerability on the road in Fayetteville. Plus, a Patriot League Lightning Round, a regular league Lightning Round, Saturday’s menu, and bear meat.
Week 8 Preview (10/15)
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Florida State is investigating Jamies Winston for autographs.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive is retiring.
(13:20) — GAME PREVIEWS
(13:30) — Kansas State (+7.5) at Oklahoma: Ty is looking at this game as a shot at redemption for the Wildcats after blowing a potential upset win over Auburn earlier this season. Dan likes K-State’s passing attack against a Oklahoma defense that has not looked especially good so far, especially in the defensive backfield.
(17:50) — Baylor (-9) at West Virginia: Chris the Capper locks up this game. Dan thinks Baylor’s defense may be the deciding factor in this game, and Dan and Ty disagree on their picks for the game.
(30:10) — Oklahoma State (+9) at TCU: Ty questions if Oklahoma State is any good, as does Dan. Dan says they haven’t been consistent, even on offense with a struggling rushing attack. He does point out the defense has performed pretty well, though. It could be a letdown spot for the Horned Frogs. Ty says that if this game devolves to a shootout, he wants to take the underdog and the points.
(21:30) — Texas A&M at (-11.5) Alabama: Ty believes the Aggies are still way overvalued, and believes Alabama will bounce back in a big way after a pair of down efforts in the last two weeks. Dan is worried about Bama’s interior offensive line. He also thinks that A&M can exploit the Bama secondary. He does point out that A&M is deeply flawed, but could keep it close against the Tide.
(24:45) — Georgia (-3.5) at Arkansas: Ty’s concern about Arkansas, which he was going to pick straight up coming into the week, is that he’s not sure if the Razorbacks have anything left after back-to-back close wins. He still believes that Arkansas can make it ugly enough to get a win. Dan claims that Arkansas is a good team, and that it will pick off a SEC at some point, and this may be that week. He also thinks Brandon Allen should be better than Mizzouri’s Maty Mauk, who the Bulldogs beat last week.
(33:40) — Washington (+21) at Oregon: Dan says Washington’s offense is pretty bad, and they can’t run the ball. However, their defense is nasty and they don’t turn the ball over very much, which could ultimately keep it close. Ty likes the Ducks by a lot.
(43:35) — Stanford (-3.5) at Arizona State: Dan says Stanford’s strength matches up well with Arizona State’s strength, and he believes the Cardinal can stop the Devils’ passing attack. Ty points to Stanford’s win over Washington State as a earmark for what Stanford could also do to Arizona State.
(34:45) — Notre Dame (+12) at Florida State: Dan does the reverse jinx again, picking the Seminoles. However, it would not shock him if the Irish won the game. He notes that Florida State’s pass defense has been vulnerable this year, and Everett Golson will be the best QB the Seminoles have faced. Dan notes that Irish fans should be the most worried about Golson’s and his offensive line’s slow starts in games.
(46:00) — REGULAR LIGHTNING ROUND
Rutgers (+19.5) at Ohio State: Dan says Ohio State’s offense and J.T. Barrett has steadily improved.
Kentucky (+9.5) at LSU: Ty says he expects the Tigers to be able to run the ball against Kentucky.
UCLA (-7) at Cal: After getting blasted by Oregon, Ty believes UCLA can go into a tailspin. Dan wishes Cal could run the ball a little bit better to take advantage of an underperforming UCLA front seven.
PATRIOT LEAGUE LIGHTNING ROUND
Lafayette at Harvard
Colgate at Yale
Holy Cross at Dartmouth
LeHigh at Cornell