College football betting results against the spread week 8 2020
The DVR is cleared and ready for this week. That means I’m ready to view the damage from the college football betting carnage last weekend. I don’t think the Big Ten and Mountain West were all that kind to my picks this week. It’s time to check and make sure.
2020 has been a weird year to be sure, but college football has been particularly wacky. We see how important offseason practices and workouts are. We are seeing how long layoffs can affect teams. And we are seeing that the Big 12(10) is probably worse than at least one non-power league.
I’ve dug myself a rather large hole at the beginning of this season. Hopefully this is where I can start to crawl out of it.
Here we will recap week 8 of the 2020 college football betting season. The winner against the spread will be in BOLD. My result will follow. The picks themselves will recover. My ego and wallet? That could be a different story. One is more fragile than the other, but both were dealt a rough blow.
In case you want to follow along:
Let’s cover the pre-Saturday games first.
Arkansas State at Appalachian State(-12.5): MISS! In all honesty, the Red Wolves are lucky it stayed this close. Appalachian dominated them in every way possible.
Tulsa(-10.5) at South Florida: MISS! This was the balance that the Tulsa offense has been missing for a while now. It’s all starting to come together for Zach Smith and company. Texas A&M transfer Deneric Prince is more than a suitable fill in for Shannon Brooks.
Illinois at Wisconsin(-19.5): MISS! Who was the last Wisconsin QB to throw five touchdowns? That’s right, it was Russell Wilson. Freshman Graham Mertz did it in his debut and celebrated by getting COVID and what essentially is a three game suspension with the Big Ten rules.
Louisiana(-1.5) at UAB: MISS! The Cajuns were outplayed the entire game by the Blazers, but having special special teams has netted Louisiana two wins already.