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'Stanford Steve' and 'The Bear': Week 8 college football picks, bets, nuggets

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SVP dishes out his Week 8 college football winners (3:23)

Coming off a 7-1 week, Scott Van Pelt tries to stay hot and lists off his winners against the spread for Week 8 of the college football season. (3:23)

Talk about a hot streak. Chris "The Bear" Fallica is on quite a roll over the past three weeks, going a perfect 12-0 on his picks. So what's in store for this week?

In this article, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and "The Bear" break down Week 8 of the college football season as only they can, offering their top bets, nuggets, games to stay away from and a special money-line underdog parlay to jump on.

With the season in full swing, the guys are ready to continue their prognostications. Here we go with Week 8 picks.


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Stanford Steve (0-3 last week, 17-14-2 overall)

The Bear (3-0 last week, 17-11-1 overall)


Boise State Broncos (-6.5, 47) at BYU Cougars

The Bear: Both teams have injuries to address at quarterback, with Hank Bachmeier nursing a hip injury for the Broncos and BYU's Jaren Hall working his way back from concussion symptoms. Boise has found a way to cover all but one of its games this season, and BYU has had a couple of tough-luck road losses the past two weeks. I get the sense that a return to Provo and the need for a win here to provide an easier path to bowl eligibility will result in a good effort from the Cougars.

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