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The Smoking Musket College Pick 'Em Gauntlet Week 8 Results, Plus Staff Predictions For WVU vs Oklahoma State

Join in on the fun! Even if you're new, there's plenty of time and chances to catch up.We're giving away a WVU Nike T-shirt at the end of the season to the overall winner. Plus, you can see how the staff thinks Saturday's WVU/Oklahoma State game will go.

Justin K. Aller

JP Fanshawe maintains the overall lead with WV Moonshiner hot on his tail. And look who won week 8 to get back into the mix overall.

Because it's a cumulative score game, you can always jump in late and catch up. Here are the top eleven (with ties):

overall week 8

Here is the Week 8 breakdown:

week 8

Official Rules (PDF document link)

Our game, as in the past, will be hosted by Yahoo! Fantasy. GAME LINK

Group Name: The Smoking Musket

Group ID: 10575

Group password: westbygod

We have 20 games to pick this week, starting with Friday at 7 pm ET. Make sure you at least have your tie breakers in by then. Deadline for each game pick is 5 minutes before kickoff.

Also, as a way to change things up a bit this year, we will also be featuring staff predictions for the weekly WVU game (or game of interest on the off-weeks). Here are the staff predictions for the WVU/Oklahoma State game (in Gauntlet ranking order with total score in parentheses):

JPFanshawe (95)

WVU 44, OK St. 17

Just as a bad loss can cause hangover losses, a win like last week's can put a team on the turn. After narrow wins in its last two road trips, WVU keeps its fire going. In fact, they are ready to build a bonfire....

JohnRadcliff (87)

WVU 24 OSU 20

Offensive production takes a dip. But the defense continues to shine in a game that's closer than we want it to be. No post game dance for Mike Gundy.

SmithFire13 (87)

Pain & "Squinky" runs wild on the Pokes.

[editor's note: Squinky is what CRFF manager, Robert Whetsell, calls the bad luck monster for OSU. Be sure to tweet at him to talk about it...before the game. Be nice, he's one of the good ones.]

WVUIE97 (86)

A game & score similar to Lubbock, but WVU doesn't have to fight back from behind.

D White (86)

WVU 45, Oklahoma State 24

The Cowboys should have all the motivation in the world, after losing to WVU last year and getting demolished by TCU last week. I just don't think they're very good. The Mountaineers continue rolling and for the first time all year WVU fans can relax in the 4th quarter of a road game.

whirsch_wvu2014 (84)

WVU 27 Oklahoma State 21

The Mountaineer defense has unmatched confidence and continues to shut down another good Big 12 offense. WVU's offense continues to impress, especially Josh Lambert, who nails another 40+ yard FG and another shorter one. Kevin White gets another 100+ receiving yard day and 2 TD's. He draws a couple pass interference calls as well. This game is a dandy of a game!

sbwvu1 (82)

WVU 49 OSU 21

WVU's two road wins this year are by a combined six points, but a close game is not in the cards against Oklahoma State.The Mountaineers appear to have the type of mind set that will allow them to not miss a step from game to game. Kevin White gets scarier every game, and him and the rest of the offense will continue to feast on opposing defenders as the Mountaineers roll in Stillwater setting up a huge game against TCU and a million articles about how the newest additions to the Big 12 have gone from struggling to competing for the conference championship.

MKirchner12 (80)

WVU 31, Oklahoma State 24

It's closer than we want, but in a conference road game, all you want to do is come home with a win, and more importantly, bowl eligibility. Kevin White continues to be one of the giant eagles from Lord of the Rings.

WVUfanMG (72)

WVU 42 OSU 24

West Virginia continues its climb up the conference ladder and takes care of business on the road this week. Trickett and White connect for about 1,000 yards as the Big 12 corners have all resigned themselves to the fact that no one can cover Mr. White. Alford gets to showcase his speed and the backfield has another workmanlike performance to keep the defense honest.

Abpriddy (49)

WVU 37 OSU 31

WVU comes in hot, OSU comes in cold, with the OSU program seeming to be in a bit of turmoil with lawsuits and reports of bogus articles and drive-thru DUIs. Which is another way of saying this is the kind of game WVU always seems to drop. Having said that I'm all in on this Mountaineer team. In fact I think they might be pretty special. The emergence of Shaq Riddick gives them a whole other dimension, the run game is finally getting the traction it needs and we're seeing the full incarnation of Holgo-ball for the first time ever. It's fun. WVU takes care of business.

zcameron (16)