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College football Week 8 viewing guide: Florida Gators won’t be looking past Will Muschamp

The Pac-12 has some interesting games this weekend. Too bad no one will be able to watch one of them. Plus: Times staff predictions for week 8.

Lamest time window: Late. The noon games have upset potential, but the late-night slate is bare.

Noon: South Carolina’s upset of Georgia ensured No. 9 Florida won’t look past Will Muschamp’s Gamecocks this week.

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3:30: Although No. 25 Washington has been a disappointment, the Huskies are still good enough to knock off No. 12 Oregon.

4: The Big 12 is a jumble (aside from Oklahoma at the top), so No. 18 Baylor could be in trouble at Oklahoma State.

6: A top-20 showdown between Utah and Arizona State would be fun to watch. Too bad it’s on the Pac-12 network, so no one will see it.

7:30: Florida State-Wake Forest could be entertaining, but I’m more interested in seeing whether No. 7 Penn State is for real when it faces Jim Harbaugh’s No. 16 Wolverines.

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9: Does Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama take it easy on former assistant Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols? Probably not.

Tampa Bay Times staff predictions for Week 8

Away Home Mike Sherman, Deputy Editor-Sports Ernest Hooper, Assistant Sports Editor Joey Knight, USF Beat Writer Matt Baker, College Beat Writer Martin Fennelly, Columnist Traci Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
Florida (-6.5) South Carolina UF 27-21 UF 24-14 UF 34-24 UF 24-14 UF 27-26 UF 28-24
Florida State Wake Forest (-2.5) Wake 42-35 FSU 24-23 Wake 45-27 Wake 42-31 Wake 31-28 Wake 34-27
Georgia Tech Miami (-19.5) Miami 35-14 Miami 28-17 Miami 20-10 Miami 31-10 Miami 42-17 Miami 42-10
USF Navy (-15.5) Navy 31-14 Navy 30-13 Navy 38-14 Navy 31-13 Navy 28-24 Navy 31-24
Ohio State (-29.5) Northwestern Ohio St 49-20 Ohio St. 50-10 Ohio St 38-9 Ohio St 38-10 Ohio St 51-22 Ohio St 48-7
West Virginia Oklahoma (-33.5) OU 52-21 OU 40-23 Okla 42-14 OU 45-14 OU 58-20 OU 51-17
Kentucky Georgia (-25.5) Georgia 38-14 Georgia 30-0 Georgia 37-14 Georgia 38-10 Georgia 34-28 Georgia 38-17
LSU (-19.5) Miss State LSU 42-14 LSU 28-27 LSU 44-21 LSU 42-24 LSU 38-17 LSU 48-20
Clemson (-25.5) Louisville Clemson 49-20 Clemson 33-20 Clemson 34-17 Clemson 49-24 Clemson 45-34 Clemson 42-13
Wisconsin (-30.5) Illinois Wisc 49-13 Wisc 50-0 Wisc 42-7 Wisc 31-3 Wisc 40-14 Wisc 38-3
Auburn (-18.5) Arkansas Auburn 35-24 Aub 20-0 Auburn 34-14 Auburn 35-14 Auburn 41-20 Auburn 41-14
Purdue Iowa (-17.5) Iowa 35-13 Iowa 17-0 Iowa 30-17 Iowa 28-10 Iowa 29-20 Iowa 24-10
Oregon (-3.5) Washington Wash 28-27 Oregon 44-40 Wash 27-24 Oregon 27-24 Oregon 33-21 Oregon 28-21
Temple SMU (-7.5) Temple 28-24 SMU 23-20 SMU 33-28 SMU 28-24 SMU 31-23 SMU 31-24
North Carolina (-3.5) Virginia Tech Va. Tech 23-21 UNC 24-20 UNC 23-21 Va. Tech 28-27 Va. Tech 20-19 Va.Tech 24-21
Missouri (-21.5) Vanderbilt Mizzou 38-20 Mizzo 33-13 Mizzou 42-20 Mizzou 42-14 MIzzou 39-21 Mizzou 34-17
Arizona State Utah (-14.5) Utah 28-14 ASU 27-20 Utah 30-28 Utah 21-10 Utah 37-30 Utah 28-13
Michigan Penn State (-9.5) Penn St. 35-24 Penn St. 28-21 Penn St. 38-20 Penn St. 24-17 Mich 28-27 Penn St. 35-17
Texas A&M (-6.5) Ole Miss A&M 31-21 A&M 17-7 A&M 37-28 A&M 31-20 A&M 27-21 A&M 31-21
Tenneseee Alabama (-35.5) Alabama 48-13 Alabam 49-7 Alabama 41-10 Alabama 45-10 Alabama 45-16 Alabama 42-10
Lock of the week Navy Georgia Wake Mizzou Alabama Ohio State
Upset of the week Temple ASU Washington Va. Tech Michigan Va Tech
Overall Last week vs. spread 10-9 10-9 9-10 10-9 8-11 7-12
Overall vs. spread 65-63 65-63 64-64 64-64 62-66 58-70
Last week straight up 13-7 14-6 12-8 13-7 14-6 13-7
Overall straight up 95-35 87-43 93-37 96-34 95-35 97-33
Season Locks 4-3 5-2 3-4 6-1 6-1 4-3
Season Upsets 1-6 1-6 2-5 4-3 1-6 4-3

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