Expert Picks Podcast: Week 8 Against The Spread

Tajh Boyd must defend home turf at Death Valley to keep Clemson's ACC title hopes alive. (USATSI)
Tajh Boyd must defend home turf at Death Valley to keep Clemson's ACC title hopes alive. (USATSI)

Clemson is an underdog at home to Florida State, half of the Ole Miss defense is nursing some kind of injury, and we have no idea what to expect from Georgia and Missouri after the Tigers' win in Athens last week.

Did we mention that the Pac-12 has a pair of potentially classic games this weekend with UCLA-Stanford and Washington-Arizona State?

The slate is loaded, so stop reading and start listening to the logic (or lack thereof) behind the CBS Sports Expert Picks. Tom Fornelli and Jerry Hinnen join me to break down 14 of the biggest games ahead in Week 8. Take my picks with a grain of salt, since I fell below .500 last week and only rank ahead of Jeremy Fowler in the standings. Tom and Jerry, on the other hand, sit within two games of our leader, Dennis Dodd

Games previewed (in order of appearance): 

Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Tigers (+3.5)

LSU Tigers at Ole Miss Rebels (+7.5)

Auburn Tigers at Texas A&M Aggies (-13.5)

Georgia Bulldogs at Vanderbilt Commodores (+8.5)

Florida Gators at Missouri Tigers (+2.5)

UCLA Bruins at Stanford Cardinal (-5.5)

Washington Huskies at Arizona State Sun Devils (-3.5)

Iowa Hawkeyes at Ohio State Buckeyes (-16.5)

Wisconsin Badgers at Illinois Fighting Illini (+10.5)

Southern California Trojans at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-3)

Iowa State Cyclones at Baylor Bears (-31.5)

Arkansas Razorbacks at Alabama Crimson Tide (-28.5)

South Carolina Gamecocks at Tennessee Volunteers (+7.5)

Washington State Cougars at Oregon Ducks (-38.5) 

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We had a great response to our Midseason Awards debate show, so I wanted to remind you that we are building up to the unveiling of the All-America team and final postseason awards in coordination with CBS Sports Network on Dec. 17. 

Previously on the @EyeOnCFB Podcast: Dennis Dodd on Mariota vs. Manziel, Florida State-Clemson

Next episode: Week 8 Rewind (posted Monday to CBSSports.com, subscribers get it Sunday)

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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