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Week 8 upset picks - The FootballScoop staff weighs in

The events of last week saw the entire staff move into a tie at 3-4 on the season after Doug and Scott both missed their picks, while Zach hit on Boston College over N.C. State.

Scott:  over 


It won't be easy, but I think Nevada overcomes the 12 points and wins. Nevada is 3-3, but they've hung within a touchdown in all three of their defeats. Brian Polian has his team playing hard and with heart, and that offense is incredibly hard to prepare for. Couple that with the Taysom Hill injury, which I think changed the direction of BYU's season, and I like Nevada to go into Provo and win.

Doug: over 


I really believe that Kevin Sumlin is building something special in College Station. Sumlin got his first signature win of his tenure as an Aggie against Saban and the Tide, and I think they get back on track here after losing to both Mississippi State and Ole Miss in back to back weeks. I just don't see this team losing three in a row after starting the season with five straight wins. I like the Aggies, even as two-touchdown underdogs.

Zach:  over 


Some things you just can't escape history, The Irish are 12-point dogs on the road, but hold these incredible stats in their favor: they're are 9-0-1 all-time when both they and their opponent are 6-0 or better, and 4-0-2 all-time against the defending national champions while undefeated. Also, the fact that every so-called expert in the country is taking the Seminoles doesn't hurt.