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Can Syracuse Upset Clemson? Victory Bell CFB Week 8 Staff Picks

Week 8 is yet another thrilling week of college football. Including, 5 top 25 matchups. First, #14 Syracuse will travel to Clemson to face the #5 Tigers. Then at 3:30 we have both a B12 matchup and a PAC12 matchup. #20 Texas Travels to Stillwater to face #11 Oklahoma State and #9 UCLA travels to Eugene to face the #10 Oregon Ducks. For the nightcap, #24 Mississippi State will travel to Tuscaloosa to face an angry #6 Alabama team fresh off their first loss of the year in potentially the game of the year Vs now #3 Tennessee. The #17 Kansas State wildcats who has only been beaten once travels to face one of the final 9 undeafeteds in #8 TCU. Our staff at The Victory Bell will be making their predictons for all 5 of these games below, and of course the weekly Buckeye game.


Our Picks

#14 Syracuse @ #5 Clemson 12:00PM ABC

Evan 42-28 Clemson

Andrew 24-17 Clemson

Jake 31-21 Clemson

Brodie 31-28 Syracuse

Jordan 35-24 Clemson

Syracuse and Clemson both come into this game as two of the last 9 undeafeateds. Clemson is nearly two touchdown favorites and most of our staff thinks they'll handle business. However, I think Syracuse gets the job done and gets a major upset, led by RB Sean Tucker


#20 Texas @ #11 Oklahoma State 3:30PM ABC

Evan 47-23 Texas

Andrew 35-34 Texas

Jake 41-38 Oklahoma State

Brodie 35-31 Texas

Jordan 49-24 Oklahoma State

Despite going on the round, and being the lower ranked team, Texas is favored in this one. Oklahoma State is looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season in a double OT thriller Vs TCU. This will be a great QB duel between Quinn Ewers and Spencer Sanders.


#9 UCLA @ #10 Oregon 3:30PM Fox

Evan 45-41 UCLA

Andrew 45-35 UCLA

Jake 42-35 UCLA

Brodie 28-20 Oregon

Jordan 34-31 Oregon

The UCLA Bruins have been one of the biggest surprises in CFB. After winning just 8 games last year they are firing on all cilinders in the first half of this season and are one of the few undefeated teams. On the other hand, the Dan Lanning era started with a massacre by #1 Georgia 49-3. Since then, it's been smooth sailing for the Ducks who have won 5 in a row. This will be the only top 10 matchup of the week and it should be a thriller out west.


#24 Mississippi State @ #6 Alabama 7:00PM ESPN

Evan 52-31 Alabama

Andrew 48-17 Alabama

Jake 49-38 Alabama

Brodie 49-21 Alabama

Jordan 54-21 Alabama

Coming off their first loss of the year Alabama will host another top 25 team in the air raid Mississippi State bulldogs. Alabama is favored by over 3 touchdowns in this matchup and should handle business easily.


#17 Kansas State @ #8 TCU 8:00PM FS1

Evan 38-24 TCU

Andrew 49-35 TCU

Jake 34-27 TCU

Brodie 31-13 TCU

Jordan 34-21 TCU

Coming off a thrilling 2OT comeback victory Vs Oklahoma State, Kansas State will host another top 25 matchup. The #17 Wildcats who have only dropped one game travel to TCU as they look to upset the undefeated Horned Frogs


Iowa @ #2 Ohio State 12:00PM Fox

Evan 41-10 Ohio State

Andrew 53-13 Ohio State

Jake 45-6 Ohio State

Brodie 45-10 Ohio State

Jordan 49-10 Ohio State

The Buckeyes look to continue their undefeated season off a bye week Vs the one sided Iowa Hawkeyes. Ohio State is also weary and taking this game personal throughout the WHAC. They have had the 2017 game score where Iowa (18 point underdogs) shocked the Buckeyes 55-24


who do you think wins these week 8 matchups

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