CN Pick 5 - Week 8

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Chris Williams – CN Publisher (28-7 on the season)


Texas Tech @ Iowa StateI don't know why, but I have a really good feeling about homecoming in Ames. The players just seem different this week. Meaner. I like the Clones 31-28.


Texas @ NebraskaTexas humiliates the Husker Nation and proves how overrated they actually are. Texas 34 Nebraska 17


Iowa @ MichiganDrew Tate will cry like a baby when Iowa gets spanked. Michigan 30 Iowa 10


Georgia Tech @ ClemsonI love Tech's team this year, but Clemson beats on everybody this year. Clemson 31 Tech 27


Boston College @ Florida StateTomahawk Choppin tonight in Tallahassee. FSU 17 BC 13



Luke Vander Sanden – Former ISU Team Captain/CN Ambassador (23-12 on the season)


Texas Tech @ Iowa State - This one will be a toss up in my opinion.  I think it could go either way, but I think Texas Tech's proven passing system is going to be tough to defend with all the new faces at new positions on ISU's defense.

Texas @ Nebraska - Texas' defense is just too fast and too tough for Nebraska to hang with.  Texas wins by 14.

Iowa @ Michigan - Michigan absolutely embarrasses Iowa.

Georgia Tech @ Clemson - Clemson in a tight game.  This one is won in the 4th quarter with big time plays being made.


Boston College @ Florida State - I like Florida State at Tallahassee. 



Brent Blum – CN Columnist (26-9 on the season)


Texas Tech @ Iowa StateIowa State. The guys looked angry this weekend. Especially the O-line. I think Iowa State pounds Tech right in the face and doesn't let up. The D forces a few turnovers to seal it. Clones 31 Tech 27


Texas @ NebraskaTexas. They showed the Texas-Nebraska replay in the first Big 12 Championship today. Anybody know the running back for the Longhorns? That's right it was none other than Priest Holmes. Who only played due to Ricky Williams' injury. Fun fact of the day. Texas 31 Nebraska 21


Iowa @ MichiganMichigan. Poor Tate is going to blow another gasket. Michigan 27 Iowa 13


Georgia Tech @ Clemson – Clemson. The Tigers are just beating up on people lately. Dare I say the best team in the ACC? I just did. Clemson 31 Georgia Tech 21.


Boston College @ Florida StateFlorida State. Boston College is the college football version of the Wisconsin basketball team. They just don't blow you away, but are fundamentally sound and get stuff done. That said Wisconsin always gets run out of the gym by teams with clearly superior athletes. Same case here. Florida State 21 BC 17.


Steve Deace – CN Founder (24-11 on the season)


Texas Tech over Iowa StateThe Cyclones can win this game if they get out to a quick start on offense with a couple of big plays and take advantage of the open revolt going among the Red Raiders. But we haven't seen much this season that indicates they're either capable or willing to do that.


Texas over NebraskaBut this will be closer than most people think. This is Colt McCoy's first start outside of the state of Texas, and Memorial Stadium will be rocking the Huskers have nice balance on offense. The only time the Longhorns faced a balanced offense this season they lost.


Michigan over IowaThe Hawkeyes are beat up, and Michigan is relatively healthy despite the injury to Mario Manningham. Plus, the Wolverines are far superior on both sides of the line of scrimmage.


Clemson over Georgia Tech – Home field matters here, although Tech has won at Auburn, Miami, and Virginia Tech the past two seasons.


Florida State over Boston CollegeThe starting quarterback for the Eagles is dinged up and the Seminoles still play good defense, especially at home.


Jack Whitver – CN Ambassador (23-12 on the season)


Texas Tech @ Iowa StateISU 21 Texas Tech 13


Texas @ NebraskaTexas 30 Nebraska 20


Iowa @ MichiganMichigan 34 Iowa 20


Georgia Tech @ Clemson – GT 17 Clemson 14


Boston College @ Florida StateBC 24 FSU 21



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