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Jersey Contest: Week 8 -- Blogger Picks

If you have not submitted your picks yet, can do so via this form before the deadline (tonight at 11:59:59 PM PT).  Here's a list of all the users that have successfully submitted picks this week, as of 10:00 AM PT today.

 

Finally, here's what those of us at ATQ thought about this week's games.  We're all pretty boring except for Matt Daddy.  Feel free to ridicule him in the comments.


Dave Nick Jared Jeremy Paul Takimoto Matt Daddy
LSU at Auburn
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Wisconsin at Iowa
Iowa
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Wisconsin
Nebraska at Oklahoma State
Nebraska
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Arizona State at California
ASU Cal
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Oklahoma at Missouri
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LSU at Auburn [Dave]:

Auburn's offense is starting to kick into high gear, and putting up 65 on Arkansas was mighty impressive.  LSU already should have lost to UNC, Tennessee, and Florida this season.  I know that Les Miles has a lucky horseshoe hiding in his ass, but Auburn is the superior team and they are the home team.  Give me the Tigers.

Wisconsin at Iowa [Jeremy]:

Tough call with Wisconsin coming of a big home win over Ohio State. Iowa's defense seems to have the beef and talent up front to challenge Wisconsin's power running duo of Clay and White. If so, that puts the Badger offense squarely on the shoulders of QB Scott Tolzien, who has played pretty well this year. Iowa has plenty of offense, so long as QB Ricky Stanzi doesn't turn the ball over. I expect a little emotional letdown from Wisconsin and like Iowa at home in a very close, very physical game.

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [Matt Daddy]:

Nebraska is coming off a tough loss at home to Texas and now have to face a rather hot Oklahoma State team on the road.  I think the bigger problem is that Texas exposed something in Nebraska's offense, they can't pass.  Nebraska is ranked last in their conference in passing and first in rushing.  If you put them into obvious passing situations you can force them to give the ball back.  It should be interesting to see if OK St's offense can move the ball on Nebraska and it looks like this game is going to be close no matter what.  If Nebraska is forced to have to score late to win this game, I like OK St's chances of pulling this one out.

Arizona State at California [Nick]: 

Cal is probably the biggest enigma in the Pac-10, outside of USC.  Do we get the team that crushed a hot UCLA team or the one that got destroyed the following week against the Trojans?  The teams are remarkably similar statistically, save for ASU averaging more yards per game and Cal giving up fewer yards.  The biggest difference between these two teams, in my opinion, is ASU's (and Steven Threet's) propensity to turn the ball over.  Threet is averaging nearly two picks a game -- and in a game I think will be close, giving Cal a few extra offensive opportunities should be enough for them to pull out a victory.

Oklahoma at Missouri [Takimoto]:

I can't name one Missouri player off the top of my head.  Chase Daniel isn't still on the team is he?  Sure, they're undefeated and playing at home.  Oklahoma's more talented, and will strengthen their #1 resumé with a win.