Week eight of the college football season brings a number of opportunities to see quality football. A number of ranked teams will face off against each other, trying to earn the upper hand for the highly touted playoff berths. Other teams are looking to find a leg up in conference play, or just trying to survive another grueling season. So which games should you be showing on your big screen TV? Take a look below and let us know if we missed any.
#14 Kansas State @ #11 Oklahoma
The Wildcats invade Norman to take on the Sooners at 12:00 pm ET on ESPN. K-State is looking to take advantage of a pass defense that has given up an average of almost 343 yards per game in conference. The Sooners are looking to tighten up on the pass, as well as on points allowed having given up 96 points in the three games. Oklahoma will be relying on their dual threat quarterback, Trevor Knight, who has run 31 times on the year and is averaging more than four yards per carry.
Prediction: Oklahoma 31-28
#15 Oklahoma Sate @ #12 TCU
The Cowboys will pay a visit to the Horned Frogs at 4 pm ET on Fox Sports 1 with the conference lead on the line. With a 3-0 conference record the Cowboys are sitting in a prime position in the conference, but will face their toughest competition to date. TCU will put their starting quarterback, Trevone Boykin, up against the Oklahoma State defense as he looks to continue producing video game numbers. TCU is averaging almost 46 points per game, 510 yards total offense and 325 yards passing. TCU is coming off a disappointing loss to Baylor after leading by 21 points in the fourth quarter.
Prediction: TCU 52-48
#23 Stanford @ #17 Arizona State
When the Cardinal visit the Sun Devils at 10:30 pm ET on ESPN, they are looking to win their fifth straight against ASU. Stanford will try and power its way past the Sun Devils while ASU will rely on its speed and athleticism. ASU is coming off a bye week where it was able to work starting QB Taylor Kelly back into limited practices, but the Sun Devils are still unsure if he will start. In this case it really shouldn't matter as the Cardinal should walk away with the win either way.
Prediction: Stanford 34-17
#21 Texas A&M @ #7 Alabama
The Aggies will walk into Bryant-Denny Stadium to face off against the Tide, at 3:30 pm ET on ESPN, trying to avoid a three-game losing streak. Alabama on the other hand will be looking to resurrect an offense that only scored 17 points at Ole Miss and then 14 against Arkansas. Texas A&M has at least been scoring during their losing streak, so don't be surprised if the Aggies come out on top of this one.
Prediction: Texas A&M 35-27
#5 Notre Dame @ #2 Florida State
In the game of the week the Fighting Irish will visit the Seminoles at 8 pm ET on ABC. The Seminoles are trying to shift attention to the actual game after yet another week of turbulent media surrounding Jameis Winston. There has been no indication that he won't play in the game, so the game will feature two quarterbacks that have lost a combined one game. Everett Golson has to play well for the Irish to come out victorious, as their defense gave up over 500 yards to North Carolina. The offense will have their chances on both sides, so it will come down to which defense can makes the plays.
Prediction: Notre Dame 42-41