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Dub’s Football Picks have returned for Week 8! Have you been following along? I’ve had a pretty good run going lately. I went 4-2 last week. My total record so far is 16 correct picks and 14 incorrect picks. If you missed my picks from last week, you can see those here.

That’s a pretty good record I think. Hopefully I can keep the streak alive this week. We’ve got some pretty big games in colleges football, and in the NFL this weekend. Here are the games I’m picking for this week.

  • Ohio State @ Penn State Saturday at Noon on FOX
  • Georgia vs. Florida Saturday at 3:30pm on CBS
  • Kentucky @ Tennessee Saturday at 7pm on ESPN
  • The Carolina Panthers @ The Atlanta Falcons Sunday at 1pm on FOX
  • The New York Giants @ The Seattle Seahawks Sunday at 4:25 on FOX
  • The Green Bay Packers @ The Buffalo Bills Sunday at 8:20 on NBC

If you want a full list of all of the college and NFL games for this week click here.

Here are Dub’s Football Picks for week 8.


Top 5 Tailgate Foods - According To College Students

Fall is here, and with that comes the changing leaves, cooler temperatures, fairs, bonfires… and college football! Even if you’re not a huge sports fan, everyone can enjoy a great pregame tailgate, right?  There’s something about the food, drinks, and spending time with friends that just feels great this time of year.  So when it comes to the tailgate parties, you notice the food came first on the list.  That’s because there are so many great foods that pair perfectly with the pregame! The team at Spoon University set out to discover the top tailgate foods, and they did this by polling college students. Today, we’ll share the top 5 tailgate foods, according to college students!

The students in the survey were asked to rank each food.

Here were their options:

  • Don’t Like It
  • It’s Ok
  • I Like It A Lot
  • I LOVE It

Then they took the foods with the most likes and loves, and ranked them.  Now obviously, everyone’s opinions vary.  And as you get older, your tastes may change.  But when it comes down to it, we feel this list features the core tailgate essentials that almost everyone can agree on. Just maybe ranked differently.

Ironically, despite polling college students, beer ranked number EIGHT on the list!  You also have macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, ribs, and chili that round out the top ten.

But for now, let’s take a look at the Top 5 Tailgate Foods – According to College Students:

 

  • 5. Buffalo Chicken Wings

    We were a bit surprised to see this one at number 5.  Chicken wings are commonly associated with football, as you can tell from so many sports bars having them as a staple food.  Plus, you’ve got so many varieties to choose from – mild, medium, hot, extra hot, BBQ, and more!  And during the Big Game, Americans consume an ungodly amount of chicken wings.  But hey, there are a lot of great tailgate foods, so they can’t all be number 1!

    Buffalo Chicken Wings

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  • 4. Nachos

    Chips, cheese, and so many topping options! Nachos are definitely a great game day food for that tailgate party!

    Nachos

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  • 3. Burgers

    An American classic.  Hamburgers are definitely popular, and very versatile too.  Whether it’s the traditional size burgers, or the fun sliders, hamburgers are sure to be a hit at the tailgate! Don’t forget all the toppings: cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard, mayo… And while fries are a favorite to go with a burger, if you don’t have them… a variety of chips will do!

    Hamburger

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  • 2. Mozzarella Sticks

    Cheese seems to be a necessity for any tailgate!  And there’s nothing better than fried cheese, right?  These are great finger foods for any get together, especially those tailgate parties.  And make sure there’s some marinara to go with it!

    Mozzarella Sticks

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  • 1. Chips and Dip

    Does this surprise you? Dips are incredibly popular for tailgate parties, whether it’s the homemade type, or simply something you grab at the store.  Your best bet is to have a couple of dip options– at least your traditional salsa, and since cheese seems to be a common theme, queso is a solid choice too! Chips and dip are another appetizer-type food that everyone enjoys at a tailgate.  Just make sure you buy enough chips, because it’s one of those things we just can’t stop grazing on during the tailgate… and throughout the game!

    Chips and Dips

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