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Week 8 2016: #CFB picks are graded; results are in!

Week 8 is in the books, and while we had some top notch performances from a few of our pickers, things are looking rough for some.  However, there’s a lot of football left to be played, and a lot of games left to be picked.  Let’s get right into the results from this week.

Winners included Lee Corso (8-3), Kirk Herbstreit (10-2), Paul finebaum (4-0), Charles Arbuckle (14-3), Booger McFarland (4-1), and Mark Schlabach (4-1).  Our official win this week will be split between Desmond Howard and Jennifer, who came in at 12-2 on the week.  Jennifer continues to run up the score, winning outright 3 times in the last 5 weeks, with a split victory this week.  Congrats to Desmond and Jennifer, and they can expect that celebratory box of cigars in the mail sometime soon.

Losers this week included Stanford Steve, who went 4-3 straight up but 3-6-1 against the spread.  Chris Fallica went 4-5 straight up, but 6-7-2 against the spread.  Bruce Feldman went 6-4 straight up, but 4-6 against the spread.  Phil Steele went 14-12 straight up, but 9-15-1 against the spread.  You might notice a trend here.  Sounds like this is a tough year for picking games against the spread.  Rather than issue a loss this week, I’ll just declare that Vegas also won this week.

Corso got another headgear pick right.  I know it wasn’t going out on a limb to pick a 19 point favorite playing at home, but last year he would have lost this kind of game somehow.  Guest picker Verne Lundquist went an unfortunate 3-5 on the week, so if we had to pin a loss on someone we’d give it to him actually.  Everyone else is somewhere in between so check out the full slate of results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 8-3
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU (headgear pick)
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Wash St over Ariz St
RIGHT Utah over UCLA
RIGHT KState over Texas
WRONG TCU over WVU
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
Nevada+5.5 vs Wyoming (Super Dog)

Kirk Herbstreit: 10-2
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois
RIGHT Nebraska over Purdue
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Wash St over Ariz St
RIGHT Utah over UCLA
WRONG Texas over KState
WRONG TCU over WVU
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
Syracuse+4.5 vs BC (Super Dog)

Desmond Howard: 12-2
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Nebraska over Purdue
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT S.Carolina over UMass
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Wash St over Ariz St (big)
RIGHT Utah over UCLA
WRONG Texas over KState
RIGHT WVU over TCU
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
ECU+2 vs Cinci (Super Dog)

Verne Lundquist: 3-5
WRONG TLU over Southwestern
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Wash St over Ariz St
WRONG UCLA over Utah
WRONG Texas over KState
WRONG TCU over WVU
RIGHT Louisville over NC St

David Pollack: 3-0
RIGHT Nebraska over Purdue
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU

Jennifer’s Picks: 12-2
RIGHT Boise St over BYU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Nebraska over Purdue
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois
RIGHT OU over TTU
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Wash St over Ariz St
RIGHT Utah over UCLA
WRONG Texas over KState
RIGHT WVU over TCU
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU

Rece Davis:
UConn+4.5 vs UCF (Super Dog)

Paul Finebaum: 4-0
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama
RIGHT Kentucky over Miss St
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU

Marcus Spears: 2-2
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn
RIGHT Kentucky over Miss St
WRONG TAMU over Alabama

Tim Tebow: 3-1
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
WRONG Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU

Andrea Adelson: 4-0
RIGHT VT over Miami FL
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT Syracuse over BC
RIGHT UNC over UVA

Charles Arbuckle: 14-3
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois
RIGHT Nebraska over Purdue
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Washington over Oregon St
RIGHT Utah over UCLA
RIGHT Wash St over Ariz St
RIGHT WVU over TCU
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Syracuse over BC
RIGHT UNC over UVA
WRONG Houston over SMU
RIGHT W.Michigan over E.Michigan

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 4-3 straight up, 3-6-1 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU 38-27
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas (close)
RIGHT Boise St over BYU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
WRONG TCU over WVU
WRONG Mich St over Maryland
0-1 straight up on ESPN Insider
WRONG Alabama vs TAMU over 58.5
PUSH TAMU+19 vs Alabama (if he HAD to take a side)
WRONG Arkansas+10 vs Auburn
WRONG Boise St-7 vs BYU
WRONG Ohio St vs Penn St over 58.5
RIGHT Syracuse+4 vs BC
RIGHT Wisconsin-3.5 vs Iowa (just a lean)
WRONG Mich St-3 vs Maryland
WRONG TCU ML vs WVU
1-0 on ESPN Insider ATS

Colin Cowherd: 1-0 straight up, 0-0-1 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU (by 10-12 pts)
PUSH TAMU+19 vs Alabama

Heather Dinich: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU

Chris Doering: 3-1
RIGHT Kentucky over Miss St 23-21
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas 31-27
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU 30-28
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU 41-24

Dusty Dvoracek: 4-1 straight up, 2-3 ATS
WRONG Texas over KState
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT WVU over TCU
RIGHT Ok St over Kansas
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
WRONG OU-13 vs TTU
RIGHT Ok St-23.5 vs Kansas
WRONG TCU+6 vs WVU
RIGHT Wisconsin-3 vs Iowa
WRONG Texas+2 vs KState

Brad Edwards:1-0 straight up, 1-0 ATS
RIGHT Colorado over Stanford
RIGHT Colorado+1.5 vs Stanford

Chris Fallica: 4-5 straight up, 6-7-2 ATS
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
RIGHT SDSU over SJSU
RIGHT NW over Indiana
WRONG ECU over Cinci
WRONG Oregon over Cal
WRONG TCU over WVU
1-2 straight up on ESPN Insider
RIGHT Auburn-10 vs Arkansas
RIGHT Auburn-10.5 vs Arkansas (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT Alabama vs TAMU under 58.5
WRONG SJSU+23 vs SDSU
PUSH TAMU+19 vs Alabama (if he HAD to take a side)
RIGHT NW-1.5 vs Indiana
WRONG ECU+2 vs Cinci
WRONG ECU+2.5 vs Cinci (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT Syracuse+4 vs BC
PUSH Oregon+3 vs Cal
RIGHT Miami OH+5 vs BGSU (FPI has Miami favored)
WRONG Kent St+3.5 vs Ohio (FPI has Miami favored)
WRONG TCU+6 vs WVU (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Oregon ML vs Cal
0-1 on ESPN Insider

Bruce Feldman: 6-4 straight up, 4-6 ATS
RIGHT VT over Miami FL
RIGHT Boise St over BYU
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT WVU over TCU
WRONG TAMU over Alabama
WRONG UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
WRONG Texas over KState
WRONG Miami Fl+6 vs VT
WRONG Boise St-7 vs BYU
WRONG NC St+19.5 vs Louisville
RIGHT WVU-6 vs TCU
WRONG TAMU+18 vs Alabama
RIGHT Utah+7 vs UCLA
WRONG Arkansas+9.5 vs Auburn
RIGHT Penn St+19.5 vs Ohio St
RIGHT LSU-5.5 vs Ole Miss
WRONG Texas+2.5 vs Kstate

Pat Forde: 16-8 straight up, 1-1 ATS
RIGHT UNC over UVA
RIGHT WVU over TCU
RIGHT Okla St over Kansas
WRONG Texas over KState
RIGHT Nebraska over Purdue
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois
WRONG Indiana over NW
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Wyoming over Nevada
RIGHT Ohio over Kent St
RIGHT W.Michigan over E.Michigan
RIGHT Wash St over Ariz St
WRONG UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Washington over Oregon St
WRONG Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
WRONG Houston over SMU
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Cinci over ECU
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT Navy over Memphis
WRONG TAMU+18 vs Alabama
RIGHT Penn St+19.5 vs Ohio St

Joey Galloway: 5-2 straight up, 1-0-1 ATS
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT WVU over TCU
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn
RIGHT Utah over UCLA
PUSH Alabama-19 vs TAMU
RIGHT Penn St+19.5 vs Ohio St

Mike Golic: 2-2 straight up, 0-1-1 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn
RIGHT Utah over UCLA
PUSH Alabama-19 vs TAMU
WRONG Ohio St-19.5 vs Penn St

Danny Kanell: 5-1 straight up, 1-1-1 ATS
RIGHT Louisville over NC St
RIGHT WVU over TCU
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois
WRONG Ole Miss+6.5 vs LSU
RIGHT Auburn-10.5 vs Arkansas
PUSH TAMU+19 vs Alabama

Joel Klatt: 1-1
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St

Trevor Matich: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU

Mark May: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU 42-27
RIGHT Nebraska over Purdue

Greg McElroy: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU

Booger McFarland: 4-1
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU 38-21
RIGHT Kentucky over Miss St 17-14
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss 31-30
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn 35-27
RIGHT Vanderbilt over Tennessee St

Dari Nowhkah: 1-1
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn

Jordan Rodgers: 0-2
WRONG Arkansas over Auburn
WRONG Miz over MTSU

Ryen Russillo: 1-0 straight up, 1-1-1 ATS
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
WRONG Ole Miss+6.5 vs LSU
RIGHT Auburn-10.5 vs Arkansas
PUSH TAMU+19 vs Alabama

Mark Schlabach: 4-1
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Washington over Oregon St
RIGHT W.Michigan over E.Michigan

Matt Stinchcomb: 0-1
WRONG Miz over MTSU

Phil Steele: 14-12 straight up, 9-15-1 ATS
RIGHT Louisville over NC St (by 14-17)
WRONG AF over Hawaii (by 17-21 points)
RIGHT Toledo over C.Michigan (agreed w/ Michael Reghi’s pick of Toledo by about to 2 TDs)
RIGHT Navy over Memphis
RIGHT Washington over Oregon St (by more than 5 touchdowns)
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St (by over 3 TD)
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas (by more than 10)
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss (by over a touchdown)
WRONG UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Michigan over Illinois (Michigan to keep their foot on the gas until the end!)
WRONG Stanford over Colorado (by 3 or more)
WRONG BC over Syracuse (by double digits)
WRONG Iowa over Wisconsin
RIGHT Akron over Ball St
WRONG Mich St over Maryland
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU
WRONG UTSA over UTEP
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Nebraska over Purdue (by 28 to 31)
WRONG UNLV over CSU (by 3-6 pts)
3-3 on ESPN Insider Straight up
WRONG NC St+19.5 vs Louisville
WRONG Hawaii vs AF OVER 61.5
RIGHT Toledo-10.5 vs C.Michigan
RIGHT Navy+3 vs Memphis
WRONG Washington-35 vs Oregon St
WRONG Ohio St-19.5 vs Penn St
RIGHT Auburn-10 vs Arkansas
RIGHT LSU-6 vs Ole Miss
WRONG Michigan-35.5 vs Illinois
WRONG Stanford-2 vs Colorado
WRONG BC-4.5 vs Syracuse
RIGHT Charlotte+12.5 vs Marshall
WRONG Iowa+3.5 vs Wisconsin
RIGHT Akron+3 vs Ball St
RIGHT UTEP+10 vs UTSA
WRONG OU-14 vs TTU
WRONG UNLV-2.5 vs CSU
WRONG TCU+6.5 vs WVU (“I like the underdog” and “give TCU a chance at the upset”)
WRONG Nebraska-24 vs zPurdue
RIGHT Ariz St+8 vs Wash St
1-3-1 on ESPN Insider ATS

Clint Stoerner: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over TAMU

Scott Van Pelt WINNERS: 1-1 straight up, 2-3 ATS
RIGHT Auburn over Arkansas
WRONG BC over Syracuse
RIGHT Temple+7 vs USF
WRONG Iowa+4.5 vs Wisconsin
RIGHT Auburn-10 vs Arkansas
WRONG BC-4.5 vs Syracuse
WRONG TCU+6 vs WVU

Dan Wetzel: 0-1 straight up, 1-1 ATS
WRONG Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG TAMU+18 vs Alabama
RIGHT Penn St+19.5 vs Ohio St

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