Detroit News college football picks: Week 8

The Detroit News
The Michigan State Spartans celebrate with the Paul Bunyan Trophy after defeating Michigan last season.

Matt Charboneau, Angelique S. Chengelis, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions against the spread in Week 8 of the college football season. This week’s guest selector is David Smith of Novi. Smith was the winner of last week’s Wojo Picks contest ( with a record of 13-2.

Michigan -7 at Michigan State

Charboneau: Michigan State

Chengelis: Michigan

Niyo: Michigan

Wojo: Michigan

Smith: Michigan

Maryland +13.5 at Iowa

Charboneau: Iowa

Chengelis: Iowa

Niyo: Maryland

Wojo: Iowa

Smith: Maryland

Northwestern -21.5 at Rutgers

Charboneau: Northwestern

Chengelis: Northwestern

Niyo: Rutgers

Wojo: Northwestern

Smith: Northwestern

Ohio State -13.5 at Purdue

Charboneau: Ohio State

Chengelis: Purdue (best bet)

Niyo: Ohio State

Wojo: Ohio State

Smith: Ohio State

Penn State -13.5 at Indiana

Charboneau: Indiana

Chengelis: Penn State

Niyo: Penn State

Wojo: Indiana

Smith: Penn State

Illinois +26.5 at Wisconsin

Charboneau: Wisconsin

Chengelis: Illinois

Niyo: Illinois

Wojo: Illinois

Smith: Wisconsin

Minnesota +4 at Nebraska

Charboneau: Nebraska

Chengelis: Minnesota

Niyo: Nebraska

Wojo: Nebraska

Smith: Nebraska

Oklahoma -7.5 at TCU

Charboneau: Oklahoma

Chengelis: Oklahoma

Niyo: Oklahoma

Wojo: Oklahoma

Smith: Oklahoma

N.C. State +17 at Clemson

Charboneau: N.C. State

Chengelis: Clemson

Niyo: N.C. State

Wojo: Clemson (best bet)

Smith: Clemson

Mississippi State +6.5 at LSU

Charboneau: LSU

Chengelis: LSU

Niyo: LSU (best bet)

Wojo: LSU

Smith: Mississippi State

Alabama -24 at Tennessee

Charboneau: Alabama

Chengelis: Tennessee

Niyo: Alabama

Wojo: Alabama

Smith: Alabama (best bet)

Oregon -1 at Washington State

Charboneau: Oregon

Chengelis: Oregon

Niyo: Oregon

Wojo: Washington State

Smith: Oregon

Colorado +17 at Washington

Charboneau: Washington

Chengelis: Washington

Niyo: Colorado

Wojo: Washington

Smith: Washington

Eastern Michigan -3.5 at Ball State

Charboneau: Eastern Michigan

Chengelis: Eastern Michigan

Niyo: Eastern Michigan

Wojo: Eastern Michigan

Smith: Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan -4.5 at Central Michigan

Charboneau: Western Michigan (best bet)

Chengelis: Central Michigan

Niyo: Western Michigan

Wojo: Western Michigan

Smith: Western Michigan


Charboneau: 8-7 last week, 49-54-1 overall, 3-4 best bets

Chengelis: 7-8 last week, 45-58-1 overall, 2-5 best bets

Niyo: 8-7 last week, 49-54-1 overall, 6-1 best bets

Wojo: 8-7 last week, 54-49-1 overall, 2-5 best bets

Guest selector: 10-5 last week, 57-46-1 overall, 3-4 best bets