Week 8 College Football Schedule, Odds: Wisconsin, Stanford, LSU Face Tests

Wisconsin might not have a better chance all year to crack the BCS top five than they will this week. Elsewhere, Stanford welcomes suddenly ranked Washington, LSU hosts Auburn and USC-Notre Dame happens. And yes, it is the Third Saturday in October.

There are two kinds of big games in Week 8: ranked-on-ranked affairs and rivalry games. The Wisconsin Badgers take on the Michigan St. Spartans in the prime example of the former, while there's also a game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and USC Trojans to ballyhoo.

In other BCS-altering action, the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers (who may need extra tigers!) and the Stanford Cardinal probably do something about that whole Washington Huskies-being-ranked thing. Your other big rivalry game that probably won't mean much though it boasts more charm than does the battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh: the Alabama Crimson Tide do lots of mean things to the Tennessee Volunteers.

Twelve ranked teams play road games this weekend, reminding us once again that every college football weekend is a weekend for road tests. Speaking of, College GameDay will be in East Lansing.

The complete TV schedule, along with spreads:

 

Time Road Home TV Spread

 

Tuesday, October 18

 

8:00 PM ET FIU 4-2 at Arkansas State 4-2 ESPN 2 FIU -3.5

 

Thursday, October 20

 

8:00 PM ET UCF 3-3 at UAB 0-6 CSS UCF - 15.5

 

9:00 PM ET UCLA 3-3 at Arizona 1-5 ESPN Arizona -3

 

Friday, October 21

 

8:00 PM ET Rutgers 5-1 at Louisville 2-4 ESPN 2 UL -1.5

 

8:00 PM ET 11 West Virginia 5-1 at Syracuse 4-2 ESPN WVU -14

 

Saturday, October 22

 

12:00 PM ET Northern Ill 4-3 at Buffalo 2-5 ESPN Game Plan, ESPN3.com NIU -14.5

 

12:00 PM ET North Carolina 5-2 at 8 Clemson 7-0 ESPN CU -10.5

 

12:00 PM ET Indiana 1-6 at Iowa 4-2 Big Ten Network Iowa -23

 

12:00 PM ET 12 Kansas State 6-0 at Kansas 2-4 FSN K-State -12

 

12:00 PM ET Jacksonville St 5-1 at Kentucky 2-4 ESPN U

 

12:00 PM ET 6 Oklahoma State 6-0 at Missouri 3-3 FX OSU -7

 

12:00 PM ET 23 Illinois 6-1 at Purdue 3-3 ESPN 2 Illinois -5.5

 

12:00 PM ET Cincinnati 5-1 at So Florida 4-2 Big East Network USF -3

 

12:21 PM ET 10 Arkansas 5-1 at Ole Miss 2-4 SEC Network UA -16.5

 

12:30 PM ET Wake Forest 4-2 at Duke 3-3 ACC Network WF -3

 

1:00 PM ET Western Mich 4-3 at Eastern Mich 4-3 WMU -13.5

 

2:00 PM ET Central Mich 2-5 at Ball State 4-3 BSU -1.5

 

2:00 PM ET New Mexico 0-6 at TCU 4-2 The Mountain TCU -40.5

 

3:00 PM ET Idaho State 2-5 at BYU 5-2 BYU TV

 

3:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech 2-4 at Utah State 2-4 USU -6.5

 

3:00 PM ET Boston College 1-5 at 16 Virginia Tech 6-1 Raycom Sports VT -20.5

 

3:30 PM ET Ohio U 4-3 at Akron 1-5 STO, ESPN3.com Ohio -14.5

 

3:30 PM ET Air Force 3-3 at 5 Boise State 6-0 Versus Boise -31.5

 

3:30 PM ET Temple 5-2 at Bowling Green 3-4 BCSN, ESPN3.com Temple -13

 

3:30 PM ET 9 Oregon 5-1 at Colorado 1-6 FSN, ROOT OU -32.5

 

3:30 PM ET Maryland 2-4 at Florida State 3-3 ABC or ESPN 2 FSU -17

 

3:30 PM ET 17 Texas A&M 4-2 at Iowa State 3-3 ABC A&M -20.5

 

3:30 PM ET 19 Auburn 5-2 at 1 LSU 7-0 CBS LSU -22.5

 

3:30 PM ET 20 Georgia Tech 6-1 at Miami-Florida 3-3 ESPN Miami -3

 

3:30 PM ET 13 Nebraska 5-1 at Minnesota 1-5 ABC NU -25

 

3:30 PM ET East Carolina 2-4 at Navy 2-4 CBSCSN Navy -8.5

 

3:30 PM ET Memphis 1-6 at Tulane 2-5 FCS

 

3:30 PM ET NC State 3-3 at Virginia 4-2 ESPN U UVa -6

 

4:00 PM ET Louisiana 6-1 at Western Ky 2-4 ULL -3

 

4:05 PM ET Fresno State 3-4 at Nevada 3-3 WAC Sports Network Nevada -10

 

4:30 PM ET Marshall 3-4 at 21 Houston 6-0 CSS UH -20.5

 

7:00 PM ET Utah 3-3 at California 3-3 KJZZ, CSN-BAY Cal -3

 

7:00 PM ET ULM 2-4 at North Texas 2-5 ULM -6

 

7:00 PM ET Penn State 6-1 at Northwestern 2-4 Big Ten Network PSU -3.5

 

7:00 PM ET Tulsa 3-3 at Rice 2-4 FSN Tulsa -11

 

7:00 PM ET Miami-Ohio 2-4 at Toledo 4-3 BCSN, ESPN3.com Toledo -17

 

7:00 PM ET Army 2-4 at Vanderbilt 3-3 ESPN U Vandy -8.5

 

7:15 PM ET Tennessee 3-3 at 2 Alabama 7-0 ESPN 2 Bama -28.5

 

7:30 PM ET USC 5-1 at Notre Dame 4-2 NBC ND -8

 

8:00 PM ET Middle Tennessee 1-4 at FAU 0-6 Sun Belt Network MTSU -4.5

 

8:00 PM ET 4 Wisconsin 6-0 at 15 Michigan State 5-1 ESPN Wisc -9

 

8:00 PM ET Texas Tech 4-2 at 3 Oklahoma 6-0 ABC OU -28

 

8:00 PM ET S-M-U 5-1 at Southern Miss 5-1 CBSSN So Miss -3

 

8:00 PM ET 22 Washington 5-1 at 7 Stanford 6-0 ABC SU -20

 

8:00 PM ET Colorado State 3-3 at UTEP 3-3 TW-El Paso UTEP -7.5

 

10:30 PM ET Oregon State 1-5 CenturyLink Field Washington St 3-3 FSN, ROOT (NW) WSU -3

 

11:59 PM ET New Mexico St 3-3 at Hawaii 3-3 Oceanic PPV Hawaii -21

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