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Best 10 Games in Week Eight

10. Cincinnati 6-0 @ Temple 4-3:

  • The teams have split the last 6 games, each winning 3 in a row
  • That said Temple has won the last 3 games!
  • The Bearcats are the 10th best rush offense in the country @ 255.5 YPG
  • The Owls are 92nd in rush defense giving up 180.6 YPG
  • TV: 11:00 ESPNU / Favorite: Temple -3.5
  • SCFP Says: Cincy wins in 6 of the 8 assessed categories (30 to 22.5 Cincy)

9. North Texas 6-1 @ UAB 5-1:

  • These teams have split their last 2 meetings
  • UAB won in 2016, 56-21, while NT won last year, 46-43
  • UAB is 5th in the country in scoring defense allowing 14.2 PPG
  •  NT is 17th in scoring offense averaging 39.9 PPG
  • TV: 6:30 Local / Favorite: UAB -1
  • SCFP Says: NT wins 5 to 3 by the numbers (27 to 26 NT)

8. Mississippi State 4-2 @ LSU 6-1:

  • Last time Miss State @ LSU they trailed 23-3 @ Half
  • The Bulldogs battled back, losing 23-20
  • LSU had won 21 of 22 meeting prior to splitting the last 4
  • MSU has the 8th best Total Defense allowing 289.7 YPG
  • TV: 6:00 ESPN / Favorite: LSU -6.5
  • SCFP Says: MSU wins 6 to 2 by the numbers (24 to 22.5 MSU)

7. Oklahoma 5-1 @ TCU 3-3:

  • TCU is 1-6 as a B-12 member vs the Sooners
  • This includes 2 losses last year, 38-20 & 41-17 B-12 Championship
  • Last time in Forth Worth, OU led 49-24 and then had to hold on, 52-46
  • OU is 5th in the country in scoring offense averaging 48.0 PPG
  • TV: 11:00 ABC / Favorite: OU -7.5
  • SCFP Says:  TCU wins 5 to 3 by the numbers (34 to 28 OU)

6. Colorado 5-1 @ Washington 5-2:

  • The Huskies have won 9 straight vs the Buffs
  • The average win margin has been by 22 points
  • These teams met for the P-12 Championship in 2016, 41-10 Washington
  • Washington is 49/96 on 3rd down Conversions (8th)
  • TV: 2:30 Fox / Favorite: Washington -17
  • SCFP Says:  Washington wins 5 to 3 by the numbers (25.5 to 25  Colorado)

5. USC 4-2 @ Utah 4-2:

  • Last year the Utes lost a 21-7 HT lead, losing 28-21
  • SC is 11-5 vs Utah , yet the Home Team has won 5 straight
  • Utah has 2 losses in the P-12 but can still win the South Division
  • The Utes are the 4th best at stopping the run, allowing 87 YPG
  • TV: 7:00 P-12 Network / Favorite: Utah -6.5
  • SCFP Says:  Utah wins 7 to 1 by the numbers (27 to 21  Utah)

4. Maryland 4-2 @ Iowa 5-1:

  • The Home team has won the 2 prior meetings
  • The last meeting was in 2015an Iowa win, 31-15
  • One common opponent, Minnesota, Iowa won 48-31 & Maryland won 42-13
  • Iowa has the 5th best Total Defense, allowing 282 YPG
  • TV: 11:00 ESPN 2 / Favorite: Iowa -13.5
  • SCFP Says:  A Tie, 4 to 4 by the numbers (28 to 25  Iowa)

3. Oregon 5-1 @ Washington State 5-1:

  • Washington St has won the last three meeting, 45-38 2OT, 51-33, & 33-10
  • Prior to this WSU run, the Ducks had won 8 straight
  • The Cougars 5-1 start is one of the best stories in the 2018 season
  • Oregon is averaging 43 PPG (11) while WSU is @ 41.8 (15)
  • TV: 6:30 FOX / Favorite: WSU -2
  • SCFP Says:  WSU wins 5 to 4 by the numbers (33.5 to 33.5 Tie)

2. Michigan 6-1 @ Michigan State 4-2:

  • This is the 110th meeting between these teams
  • First played in 1898 and have played every year since
  • MSU has won 8 of the last 10 games
  • Michigan is 2nd in total defense (238) & 1st in Pass Defense (129.1)
  • TV: 11:00 FOX / Favorite: Michigan -6.5
  • SCFP Says:  Michigan wins 6 to 2 by the numbers (30 to 21.5)

1. NC State 5-0 @ Clemson 6-0:

  • Since 2016 the Tigers are 15-1 when hosting ACC opponents
  • Coach Swinney is 13-1 coming off a BYE Week since 2011
  • The Wolfpack have lost 13 of the last 14 to
  • Clemson is 6th in Pass D, 14th in Rush D, & 3rd in Total Defense
  • TV: 2:30 ESPN / Favorite: Clemson -17
  • SCFP Says:  a Statistical Tie 4 to 4 by the numbers (30 to 24.5 Clemson)
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