MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Scientists at Connecticut College believe they verified junk food is as addictive as cocaine, thanks to a study in which sweet-toothed lab rats repeatedly navigated a maze to eat Oreos. Some scientists, these folks are—they simply could have watched our panelists roaming the aisles at Kroger.

On we go with this week’s picks, feeling peckish and wondering whatever happened to those Hydrox knockoff cookies:

Week 8 Picks
Randy
Gyorko

Hoppy
Kercheval

Brad
Howe

Allan
Taylor
Texas Tech
at West Virginia
WVU
30-23
Texas Tech
37-31
WVU
28-24
WVU
30-27
TCU at
Oklahoma State
Okla. State
27-14
Okla. State
31-17
Okla. State
28-17
Okla. State
27-20
Florida State
at Clemson
Florida St.
37-27
Clemson
37-31
Florida St.
38-35
Clemson
28-24
UCF at
Louisville
Louisville
31-18
Louisville
28-20
Louisville
42-31
Louisville
38-20
Auburn
at Texas A&M
Texas A&M
47-34
Texas A&M
41-27
Texas A&M
42-30
Texas A&M
45-28
Florida
at Missouri
Missouri
21-17
Missouri
24-20
Florida
24-20
Florida
23-13
LSU
at Ole Miss
LSU
52-34
LSU
34-17
LSU
38-28
LSU
27-23
South Carolina
at Tennessee
S.Carolina
30-17
S.Carolina
27-17
S.Carolina
28-21
S.Carolina
30-21
UCLA
at Stanford
UCLA
28-25
Stanford
28-24
Stanford
34-24
Stanford
31-30
Washington
at Arizona State
Washington
44-28
Washington
41-35
Arizona St.
35-31
Washington
35-28
Last week:
Season total:
8-2
53-17
7-3
51-19
7-3
50-20
6-4
50-20
Week 8 Picks
Garrett
Cullen

Kyle
Wiggs

Greg
Hunter

Travis
Jones
Texas Tech
at West Virginia
WVU
35-31
WVU
28-24
WVU
31-28
Texas Tech
33-27
TCU at
Oklahoma State
Okla. State
27-20
Okla. State
28-17
Okla. State
28-24
Okla. State
28-17
Florida State
at Clemson
Clemson
38-35
Clemson
35-32
Clemson
35-33
Clemson
30-28
UCF at
Louisville
Louisville
31-21
Louisville
28-16
Louisville
38-28
Louisville
37-24
Auburn
at Texas A&M
Texas A&M
44-31
Texas A&M
40-28
Texas A&M
45-21
Texas A&M
24-20
Florida
at Missouri
Florida
24-23
Florida
24-20
Missouri
33-28
Missouri
34-20
LSU
at Ole Miss
LSU
24-20
LSU
26-10
Ole Miss
24-21
LSU
24-14
South Carolina
at Tennessee
S.Carolina
34-21
S.Carolina
30-20
S.Carolina
35-25
S.Carolina
24-21
UCLA
at Stanford
Stanford
28-24
UCLA
31-28
UCLA
31-27
UCLA
28-24
Washington
at Arizona State
Arizona St.
35-28
Washington
28-26
Washington
44-43
Arizona St.
30-23
Last week
Season total
7-3
49-21
7-3
49-21
5-5
44-26
7-3
42-28
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Comments

  • Alex

    I smell crow for some on here.. Looks like about 50 - 50 so far...whether the Mountaineers will can upset the Red Raiders....

  • Big Larry

    Im sorry, but I don't smell an upset but rather another good ol fashioned butt kickin. And yes...WVU is on the receiving end again.

    A very weak and porous offensive line will not protect the QB whoever it is against Tech's defense.

    What is everyone thinking?...An upset? Pu-leaseeee.....

    Texas Tech 38 WVU 27

    • steve

      Little girls say Pu-leaseeee and "Oh Please" which is your typical response whenever someone points out facts to you that end up discrediting everything that you post.

      I'm not saying that you are a little girl, but you are an admitted Marshall fan and play the little brother role extremely well.

  • Harpers Ferry

    If you don't think WVU is going to win, then YOU ARE NOT A TRUE MOUNTAINEER! Who did your picks this week Hoppy? Your buddy, Obama? The refs robbed us against Baylor. It's obvious to anyone that knows anything about football that the NCAA and Lee Corso don't want WVU to win. WVU is going to SHOCK THE WORLD this week and beat Texas Tech 75-0! Trickett throws the best 40 yard post pattern to the middle of the field EVER! That's all you need to be an elite QB, chuck it down field every throw! If you don't think that Trickett/Childress will win the Heisman this year, then YOU ARE NOT A TRUE MOUNTAINEER! If Oliver Luck is smart, he'll give DH a lifetime contract, because if you don't think Holgerson is the best coach ever, then YOU ARE NOT A TRUE MOUNTAINEER! If you don't think WVU deserves to be #1 in the nation, then YOU ARE NOT A TRUE MOUNTAINEER! If you even think to criticize WVU's Special Teams play, then YOU ARE NOT A TRUE MOUNTAINEER! And finally, if you don't think this Kool-aid I'm drinking tastes good, then YOU ARE NOT A TRUE MOUNTAINEER!

    • WVBIGRED

      I cracked up 4 times reading this how many times did you crack up writing it ... thats so.e funny stuff

    • Hop'sHip

      I don't get it. Must be Tea Party humor.

      • doug

        No Hip Hop I don't think it was Tea Party Humor I don't get it either. Definately wasn't Liberal Humore cause he didn't blame George Bush for WVU losing.

        • Hop'sHip

          Watch and see if Bush doesn't use Condi to block WVU's selection to the championship tournament. I think were going to get BushWacked. She'll probably pick Stanford ahead of us. Or that school Bush went to ... what was that?....Marshall?

          • doug

            Lol. Awesome!

    • Uncle Unctuous

      Sarcasm isn't particularly effective or amusing when it's overdone by a factor of 10. You've got to know when to stop hitting the nail with that hammer. Otherwise, you're just pounding and pounding and you start to look slightly unhinged.

      • Hop'sHip

        Unhinged beats unctuous every time! That's why I pick Bachmann over Cruz.

    • WVWho

      So...Which 50+ yard touchdown baylor scored on was because the refs robbed WVU? Or was it that Baylor waited until the 3rd qtr. to pull their starters? Go back to your kool-aid you're drunk!

  • Tim C

    You must channel your thoughts and believe, my son.

  • JaneM

    PICKS PANEL RACE. As the race for first place is at the half way point, as they make the turn around the track. Randy is pulling ahead of Hoppe by two lengths. Brad and Allan are neck and neck for third place three lengths back, Garrett and Kyle are neck and neck for fourth place. Greg 9 lengths off the past and Travis has fallen off course.... Something for a Friday morning chuckle... To be continued..... See all of you at the game tomorrow.....

    • Hop'sHip

      Watch for Travis down the stretch! His nickname is Silky Sullivan.

  • clark

    Ole Stew was right all along.

    Too bad he didn't get to live long enough to see it.

  • Hop'sHip

    I think Tech will be short handed. I don't think the Masked Rider is making the trip. He was told that he couldn't bring his horse and that in West Virginia he would have to lead the team out in an ATV. The only one who will be there dressed in black is Holgorsen. WV 2 TT 0

  • Hop'sHip

    Hoppy outpicked Hunter agin last week? Time to change jobs. Put Hoppy in charge of the Old Gold & Blue News and let Hunter give us our daily commentaries and forgive us our grammer tresspasses.

    • Brett

      lol...Hoppy admitted a few weeks ago he has someone else doing his picks

      • Hop'sHip

        a good manager always delegates jobs he or she can't do themselves. Hmm..........Wonder who really writes those commentaries.

      • Whatamoroon

        I don't know who is picking for Hoppy but apparently Jones and Hunter need to fire the little girls picking for them.

      • Hop'sHip

        If indeed there is evidence that Hoppy did not make his own picks, I am calling on the Attorney General to investigate and if necessary throw out the prior picks and make everyone pick again, starting with week one. Hoppy should not be allowed to participate in this second round of selections. He should be replaced by French Creek Freddie who has a record of honest forecasting.

    • Hop'sHip

      agin (WV word) should be again
      change should be exchange
      grammer should be grammar
      tresspasses should be trespasses

      NO FORGIVENESS FOR SPELLING TRESPASSES!!

  • Bim

    WVU will win by 3 points and defense will win the game for us! Special teams will keep the game close.

  • Bernie

    It's payback time!! At home we will give them a game to remember!! Mountaineers by 10!!

  • brown

    With all of the turmoil surrounding the Mountaineer football program this season and with regards to limited quarterbacks since Childress is out. I think this team pulls it together and wins by 10 on Saturday! Offensive line issues have plagued us all season, defense is still a work in progress but, I think what happened in Lubock two weeks ago was just an example of us not being ready to play football against a foe that was. Upset in Morgantown tomorrow! GOOO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!!!!!

  • JaneM

    BIG UPSET IN MORGANTOWN. Headlines of the local newspapers The Mountaineers beat another top 25 team for the second time this year... Red Raiders shocked ... Big 12 race tightens up, thanks to the Mountaineers...

    • Jay

      Not a big upset in Morgantown, though WVU will win the game. Texas Tech is vastly overrated. They beat a limping TCU team and five nobodies. WVU wins by 7.

  • wvman75

    Mountaineers by seven points. Go Mountaineers!

  • Billy

    Allan WVU by three? Somebody somewhere has dosed you with what I call da kool-aid. Trust No One

  • Daniel

    This is the same panel that predicted a win versus Maryland and Baylor? No thank you! TT adds insult to injury in this one! Offense continues to struggle and defense gets another "blitzkrieg." My prediction: 55-21. Only after the scrubs are sent in from TT does WVU score more than 3 TD's.

    • Chet Ubetcha

      Even the bookies who get paid to predict games only have Tech by 6, I don't see getting blown out. Baylor was a perfect storm, they would have scored 100 on anyone had they wanted to. This is a new game, a new week and at home, I'm smelling upset

    • Bryan

      What have you been looking at? Baylor week they all picked Baylor to win.

    • jase

      This panel did not pick wvu over baylor, in fact I don't think one member of the panel picked wvu. I can't remember the last time hoppy picked wvu and that is sad

    • Goose

      I picked Maryland and Baylor. BOOM!

    • WVU Fan

      Who is TT? Tommy Tuberville? He is now the coach at Cincinnati?!?!