Week 8 college football betting lookahead: Expect Georgia to rally

Jake Fromm and the Bulldogs fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

College football lookahead is the essential grab bag of numbers, trends, reads and concepts each Monday throughout the season.

In Week 8, we lay out a plan to back the best in the MAC down the stretch, examine a rare October slate full of monster numbers and stretch out in all the newfound space on the Georgia bandwagon.

All lines and totals from Circa Sportsbook as of Sunday.

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Which teams we're buying or selling and why.

Buy: Georgia Bulldogs

There's no better time to back the Bulldogs than right now when the red-and-black bandwagon is emptying faster than Rutgers goes three-and-out. We didn't back South Carolina -- and aren't claiming it's not fair to be surprised -- but Saturday's loss to the Gamecocks shouldn't be considered all that shocking. South Carolina considers Georgia its biggest SEC rival, and its head coach considers Georgia's coach his biggest personal rival. Will Muschamp's team was in a great spot to play well coming off a really good stretch that included a good week of practice, followed by a confidence-building performance against Kentucky (its best of the season) and then an open date and another good week of prep.