Scooby’s scoop: Week 8, 2015

By the numbers:

3.87: Yards per play Central Florida averages per play on offense
8.94: Yards per play Baylor averages per play on offense
32: Consecutive road losses by Kansas. The Jayhawks still play at Oklahoma State, Texas and TCU this season

Now to the games: (rankings are from the Associated Press Top 25, betting lines subject to change)

Week 8

Thursday, Oct. 22

#20 California (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at UCLA (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12)
The Line: UCLA by 3.
The scoop: Cal has forced a nation-leading 21 turnovers.
UCLA 37, California 30.

#22 Temple (6-0, 3-0 AAC) at East Carolina (4-3, 2-1 AAC)
The Line: East Carolina by 3.
The scoop: Winner can take control of the AAC East.
East Carolina 30, Temple 24.

Saturday, Oct. 24

#1 Ohio State (7-0, 2-0 Big 10) at Rutgers (3-3, 1-2 Big 10)
The Line: Ohio State by 21.
The scoop: It doesn’t matter who is playing quarterback for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State 44, Rutgers 17.

Iowa State (2-4, 1-2 Big 12) at #2 Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12)
The Line: Baylor by 37.
The scoop: It’s safe to say Baylor will score more than 50 in this game too.
Baylor 60, Iowa State 21.

#4 Utah (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) at USC (3-3, 1-2 Pac-12)
The Line: USC by 3.5.
The scoop: USC a home favorite? Maybe Vegas knows something the rest of us don’t.
Utah 33, USC 23.

Western Kentucky (6-1) at #5 LSU (6-0, 4-0 SEC)
The Line: WKU’s Brandon Doughty has already thrown for 2,700 yards and 24 TD’s.
The scoop: LSU by 16.5.
LSU 38, Western Kentucky 24.

#6 Clemson (6-0, 3-0 ACC) at Miami (FL) (4-2, 1-1 ACC)
The Line: Clemson by 6.5.
The scoop: This has trap game written all over it.
Clemson 35, Miami 31.

Indiana (4-3, 0-3 Big 10) at #7 Michigan State (7-0, 3-0 Big 10)
The Line: Michigan State by 16.5.
The scoop: Can Michigan State put together four complete quarters?
Michigan State 35, Indiana 21.

Tennessee (3-3, 1-2 SEC) at #8 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC)
The Line: Alabama by 15.
The scoop: The Tide has won eight straight in the series.
Alabama 35, Tennessee 14.

#9 Florida State (6-0, 4-0 ACC) at Georgia Tech (2-5, 0-4 ACC)
The Line: Florida State by. 5.5.
The scoop: The Jackets have allowed at least 30 points in five-game losing streak.
Florida State 31, Georgia Tech 27.

Washington (3-3, 1-2 Pac-12) at #10 Stanford (5-1, 4-0 Pac-12)
The Line: No Line.
The scoop: Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey has entered the Heisman talk.
Stanford 38, Washington 10.

Kansas (0-6, 0-3 Big 12) at #14 Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12)
The Line: Oklahoma State by 33.5.
The scoop: Finally an easy game for the Pokes.
Oklahoma State 55, Kansas 14.

#15 Texas A&M (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at #24 Ole Miss (5-2, 2-1 SEC)
The Line: Ole Miss by 5.5.
The scoop: Are the Rebels college football’s biggest fraud?
Ole Miss 34, Texas A&M 31.

Texas Tech (5-2, 2-2 Big 12) at #17 Oklahoma (6-1, 2-1 Big 12)
The Line: Oklahoma by 14.5.
The scoop: Baker Mayfield’s new team vs. his old team.
Oklahoma 45, Texas Tech 35.

#18 Memphis (6-0, 2-0 C-USA) at Tulsa (3-3, 0-2)
The Line: Memphis by 11.
The scoop: Memphis has a great chance to crash the College Football Playoff party.
Memphis 42, Tulsa 37.

#19 Toledo (6-0, 3-0 MAC) at Massachusetts (1-5, 0-2 MAC)
The Line: This week’s glorified scrimmage.
The scoop: Toledo by 14.
Toledo 38, UMass 20.

#21 Houston (6-0, 3-0 AAC) at Central Florida (0-7, 0-3 AAC)
The Line: Houston by 21.5.
The scoop: This week’s glorified scrimmage…Part 2.
Houston 50, UCF 10.

#23 Duke (5-1, 2-0 ACC) at Virginia Tech (3-4, 1-2 ACC)
The Line: Duke by 2.5.
The scoop: Tech has won 13 of the last 14 meetings in the series.
Virginia Tech 28, Duke 24.

#25 Pittsburgh (5-1, 3-0 ACC) at Syracuse (3-3, 1-1 ACC)
The Line: Pittsburgh by 6.5.
The scoop: Two of last three meetings have been decided by one point.
Syracuse 30, Pittsburgh 28.

Idle: #3 TCU, #11 Notre Dame, #12 Iowa, #13 Florida, #15 Michigan

Last week:
Straight up: 12-5
Against the spread: 8-8-1

Overall:
Straight up: 116-25
Against the spread: 59-71-3

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~ by Scooby Axson on October 22, 2015.

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