College Football Week 8 Lines and Analysis: Top Loser Picks

College Football Week 8 Lines and Analysis: Top Loser Picks

After a crazy Week 7, things may settle down in Week 8. We don’t have as many big matchups this week, but we still have a lot of important games that could have playoff implications. In looking over this week’s schedule, we have found a game or two that have caught our betting interest.

We’re going to analyze each of those games, and then we’ll give you our “sure losers” for each of those games along with NCAAF Odds. Here goes!

Who Will Be the Big Losers In Week 8 of the 2022 College Football Season?

Minnesota Golden Gophers (+6.5) @ Penn State Nittany Lions

Last week, the Nittany Lions failed a big test against the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan thoroughly dominated the Lions and walked away with a huge victory. This weekend, Penn State will be looking to get back on the winning track, and right now, there’s no better team to host than the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Minnesota is coming off of a loss to a resurgent Illinois team. The promising start to the Minnesota season has come crashing to a halt over the past couple of weeks. Riding a two-game losing streak into Happy Valley is never a good thing.

Minnesota could only muster 180 total yards of offense last week against Illinois. Starting quarterback Tanner Morgan left Saturday’s game with a head injury, and we’re unsure of his status for Saturday’s game. 

Penn State didn’t have much to brag about after Saturday’s loss at Michigan, but the Wolverines are one of the best teams in the country. Penn State’s rushing game will rebound well against a Gophers team that gave up a ton of rushing yards to Illinois last week. Being at home will also be a huge advantage for the Nittany Lions.

Unfortunately for PJ Fleck and his squad, we’re making them one of our sure losers of the week. We just can’t see them hanging around with Penn State, especially when they’re at home.

With the uncertainty at the quarterback position and the Gophers reeling, we see Penn State winning by two touchdowns. Fleck and his boys will be rowing the boat down the river of defeat after this one.

Mississippi State Bulldogs @ Alabama Crimson Tide (-21.5)

The one thing you never want to do is face Alabama after a loss. Unfortunately for Mike Leach and his Mississippi State Bulldogs, they have been given that envious task. And on top of that, they get to travel to Bryant-Denny Stadium.

We all saw how Alabama lost on Saturday. A key missed field goal by Alabama gave Tennessee a shot to win, and they hit a game-winning field goal to upset the Tide. Alabama’s defense was gashed by Tennessee all day, and they’ll have to figure out a way to slow down the passing attack of Will Rogers.

While we know 21.5 points is a lot of points; we still have Mississippi State as one of our sure losers of the week. They’re facing a team that is going to come off of a tough week of practice.

Alabama’s offense will be ready to roll, and we should see a big rushing game for a plethora of Alabama backs. Bryce Young’s shoulder will have another few days to heal, and he’ll be ready as well.

We have the Tide winning by 24, thus giving Leach and his boys their third loss in a row. Sorry, Mississippi State, you’re one of our sure losers this week.


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