Week 8 college football picks: Utah at USC, Texas A&M at Ole Miss, more

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Week 8 predictions: Texas A&M and Ole Miss look to rebound
Tuesday October 20th, 2015

It’s unlikely we’ll see a game this season that will provide as much drama as last week’s matchup between Michigan and Michigan State. That was absolutely wild. But there are bound to be some thrilling, down-to-the-wire finishes going forward, even in weeks that don’t offer a lot of intrigue. Take this week. On the surface, the potential for entertainment/chaos seems low, but there are a few games you can’t afford to ignore.

Can Miami push undefeated Clemson? Utah is on track to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff, yet surviving a trip to USC won’t be easy. And both Texas A&M and Ole Miss will be looking to get back on track after suffering losses last week. SI.com's team of college football writers—Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Colin Becht, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman—offers its predictions for those games and more. 

• BECHT: Utah maintains top spot in Power Rankings

• STAFF: Trevone Boykin leads Midseason All-America team

• ELLIS: Projecting the playoff, other bowl games

 

Staples

Thamel

Evans

Ellis

Becht

Schnell

Hamilton

Glicksman

Temple at ECU

Cal at UCLA

Kansas State at Texas

Pittsburgh at Syracuse

Northwestern at Nebraska

Auburn at Arkansas

Clemson at Miami

Wisconsin at Illinois

Duke at Virginia Tech

Tennessee at Alabama

Texas Tech at Oklahoma

Missouri at Vanderbilt

Florida St. at Ga. Tech

Texas A&M at Ole Miss

Utah at USC

Washington at Stanford

LAST WEEK

13-6

11-8

14-5

12-7

13-6

14-5

13-6

10-9

SEASON

76-40

72-44

78-38

76-40

75-41

75-41

68-48

78-38

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