College Football 2021 Week 8 Preview

Chaos reigns, but, in all reality, a sub-par weekend of college football. I knew it wouldn’t live up to the sixth week. That one will be tough to follow, and it won’t get topped this week either. My picks were a mediocre 5-5, giving me a 43-27 record overall. The eighth week, past the halfway point. I can officially, for me, start making a list of Heisman hopefuls and Playoff contenders. There won’t be many takeaways. I didn’t watch College Football Final as I normally do, and by the time I had a chance Wednesday morning after I got home from work, ESPN had already removed it from the app. We have news. We’ve got a few games to keep an eye. I’ve got a big rivalry game in South Bend. Go Irish!

Wednesday, October 20

#14 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-0, 6-0) @ Appalachian State Mountaineers (1-1, 4-2)

7:30 PM on ESPN2 from Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC

Sun Belt East

Saturday, October 23

#16 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-0, 6-0) @ Army Black Knights (4-2)

High Noon on CBSSN from Michie Stadium in West Point, NY

#8 Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0, 6-0) @ Iowa State Cyclones (2-1, 4-2)

3:30 PM on FOX from Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA

Big XII

#10 Oregon Ducks (2-1, 5-1) @ UCLA Bruins (3-1, 5-2)

3:30 PM on ABC from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA

Pac-12

Site of ESPN’s College Gameday

Clemson Tigers (3-1, 4-2) @ #23 Pitt Panthers (2-0, 5-1)

3:30 PM on ESPN from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA

ACC

#22 San Diego State Aztecs (2-0, 6-0) @ Air Force Falcons (3-1, 6-1)

7:00 PM on CBSSN from Falcon Stadium in USAF Academy, CO

MWC

Takeaways from Week 7:

  •  Less than two years after winning the National Championship, and a day after beating Florida, LSU head coach Ed Ogeron steps down. He’ll finish the season. I’ve heard a rumor, but not really sure what’s going on in the bayou.
  • Purdue did again what it does best for some reason, upsetting top ranked teams in the B1G and creating national chaos. A few years ago it was Ohio State. This year, Iowa suffered a huge upset loss at home.
  • Six teams are trying to join the AAC, all of them members of Conference USA.

My Heisman Pick(s):

Matt Corral QB Ole Miss

My Playoff Picks:

  1. Georgia Bulldogs
  2. Cincinnati Bearcats
  3. Michigan Wolverines
  4. Oklahoma State Cowboys

AP Top 25:

  1. Georgia Bulldogs (62)
  2. Cincinnati Bearcats
  3. Oklahoma Sooners
  4. Alabama Crimson Tide
  5. Ohio State Buckeyes
  6. Michigan Wolverines
  7. Penn State Nittany Lions
  8. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  9. Michigan State Spartans
  10. Oregon Ducks
  11. Iowa Hawkeyes
  12. Ole Miss Rebels
  13. Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish
  14. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  15. Kentucky Wildcats
  16. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  17. Texas A&M Aggies
  18. North Carolina State Wolfpack
  19. Auburn Tigers
  20. Baylor Bears
  21. SMU Mustangs
  22. San Diego State Aztecs
  23. Pitt Panthers
  24. UTSA Roadrunners
  25. Purdue Boilermakers

Copyright © Drew Martin 2021

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