Re: the Niners having nothing at center, Daniel Kilgore was out most of the year recovering from an injury, but was very good pre-injury in 2014, and his return helped to stabilize the OL in 2015. He's not elite, but he's a solid starter. That said, both OG spots and one T spot are entirely up in the air.
My second Post-Super Bowl edition. Only one trade. I make picks using multiple big boards from different sites, and my own scouting. I try to fill needs as best as possible. This will change after the combine.
This is part of the WalterFootball.com 10-Year Anniversary Content. NCAA Dan was a writer for this Web site from 2001 to 2003. He used to post picks for tons of college football games every week and submit other miscellaneous football articles. NCAA Dan is now recently married and works as a geographer in Maryland.
Week 8 College Football Picks
Minnesota vs. Ohio State (-18): Buckeyes defense is good enough to win this game, but Terrelle Pryor has not shown the consistency necessary to allow Ohio State to cover this spread. Pick: Ohio State 24, Minnesota 13.
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia (+5): Yellow Jackets make it two wins in consecutive weeks over teams from the Old Dominion. Pick: Georgia Tech 27, Virginia 20.
Boston College vs. Notre Dame (-8.5): Irish can build on the last weekend's close loss to USC. Boston College did not handle a raucous Hokie crowd well in Blacksburg a couple weeks ago. Pick: Notre Dame 34, Boston College 17.
Penn State vs. Michigan (+4.5): Michigan Stadium has traditionally been a house of horrors for the Nittany Lions. Tate Forcier should be ready to go against Penn State, and I expect this game to come down to the final possession. Pick: Penn State 33, Michigan 30.
Oregon vs. Washington (+10): This Ducks squad has too much firepower for the Huskies, even in Seattle. Pick: Oregon 31, Washington 13.
Tennessee at Alabama (-15): Nick Saban's squad looks like the top team in the nation against the overmatched Volunteers in Tuscaloosa. Pick: Alabama 37, Tennessee 13.
Clemson at Miami (-7): The Canes return to form against a Clemson squad that could not beat Maryland. Pick: Miami 35, Clemson 10.
Florida at Mississippi State (+23): Tim Tebow and the Gators received quite a scare from the Razorbacks in Gainesville on Saturday. Look for Florida to bounce back this weekend and pour it on the Bulldogs. Pick: Florida 38, Mississippi State 10.
Oregon State at USC (-21): Pete Carroll's Trojans win this game comfortably, but the Beavers barely cover the spread. Pick: USC 35, Oregon 17.
Texas at Missouri (+13): The Longhorns survived a thriller against Oklahoma last weekend in Dallas. Will they be ready for this homecoming and prime-time showdown in Columbia? Mizzou keeps it closer than some may think, but Texas pulls it out. Pick: Texas 30, Missouri 20.