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Best Bets for Week 8 - The FootballScoop staff weighs in

Tommy Tuberville

Week 7 was a notable one for the FootballScoop staff's Best Bet. Doug and Zach split their picks, with Zach hitting Louisville +9.5 over Clemson and Doug missing on Alabama -9 at Arkansas, but Scott put it all on Buffalo -14 vs. Eastern Michigan. Literally. "Put it all on Buffalo laying the 14. All of it," he wrote last week. You know what happened next.

Scott: over 


Tommy Tuberville wants this game more than most people understand. I think Cincinnati gets the lead and stays after it. I can see them putting up 50-plus, and I don't see SMU scoring 28 points in eight quarters. I'll take the Bearcats -13.

Doug: over 


Michigan State's defense isn't the same intimidating, "No Fly Zone" type of unit they had last year, but Indiana is down to their third-string quarterback...who also happens to be a freshman. Plus Michigan State's offense can put up some serious points (see their 73 point explosion against Eastern Michigan), so I feel comfortable with the -15 point spread on this one.

Zach: over 


This is more of a vote of no confidence against Kansas. I don't see the Jayhawks going on the road and covering the 13 points.

This season: Scott (2-5), Doug (2-5), Zach (4-3)