No two ways about it, Week 8 was a tough one for the experts. But like a good cornerback, these guys have short memories, so, as Jay-Z said: "on to the next one."
It's Week 9, which means it is finally time for Oregon's season to start. The Ducks will face their first true challenge of the year as Jim Mora's UCLA Bruins travel to Eugene in what could be a Pac-12 title game preview.
In other Top 10 action, the Head Ball Coach will take his Gamecocks on the road to try to upset (that seems weird, doesn't it?) mighty Missouri. In the Big 12, Texas Tech will try to knock off the Sooners in Norman, and Texas will try to prove its Red Rivalry win was no fluke as the Horns visit TCU.
Finally, USC will try to take another step toward bowl eligibility when a sneaky-good Utah team visits the City of Angels.
All picks made straight up; spread is not a factor.
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma
3:30 p.m. ET: Fox
Utah vs. USC
4 p.m. ET: Pac-12 Network
UCLA vs. Oregon
7 p.m. ET: ESPN
South Carolina vs. Mizzou
7 p.m. ET: ESPN2
Texas vs. TCU
7:30 p.m. ET: FS1