2019 canine college football roundup: Week 8

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: The the Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA 10 watches the action against the Nicholls Colonels at Sanford Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: The the Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA 10 watches the action against the Nicholls Colonels at Sanford Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Week 8 of the 2019 college football season provided more chances for the dogs of Instagram to support their favorite teams.

Fall weather has officially (finally) hit many areas across the country, which made Week 8 of the 2019 college football season a perfect chance to get out to the stadium for a Homecoming tailgate.

If that wasn’t an option, sitting on the couch and watching the games was another good option, one that many of the dogs of Instagram took while wearing their favorite team collar, banadanna, T-shirt or hat.

The canine schools among the NCAA’s Division I had a pretty solid day, though the results didn’t always turn out as hoped. As always, Dog O’Day will dive into the recap.

The Week 8 action got started on Thursday night, October 17, in the Sun Belt Conference, as Arkansas State welcomed the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns to town. Unfortunately for the Red Wolves, their guests took the game by a 37-20 final score, dropping ASU down to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

On Friday, October 18, in a Mountain West Conference clash, the Fresno State Bulldogs hosted the UNLV Rebels and triumphed in a high-scoring contest, 56-27. Fresno State is now 3-3 overall and 1-1 in MW play.

On Saturday, October 19, in the Southeastern Conference, Smokey the Coonhound’s Tennessee Volunteers had the misfortune to go against the unstoppable No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the night game on ESPN, and while the Vols fared decently, they still lost 35-13 to fall to 2-5 on the season and 1-3 in the SEC.

Bully’s Mississippi State Bulldogs hosted the undefeated No. 2 LSU Tigers in a national broadcast on CBS, and despite pantsing the LSU quarterback, the Tigers still won easily, 36-13. Mississippi State falls to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the SEC.

Uga’s No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs hosted the Kentucky Wildcats, and rebounded nicely from their upset last last week,, winning 21-0 to become bowl-eligible with their sixth win of the year.

Reveile the Collie’s Texas A&M Aggies traveled to Ole Miss this week and topped the Rebels 24-17 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, improving to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in SEC play.

In the Big 12 Conference, undefeated No. 5 Oklahoma had no trouble with the West Virginia Mountaineers, winning 52-14, though the Sooner Schooner did crash dramatically on Fox on live television. It was the first time the Schooner had had a wreck since 1993.

Anyway, Ollie the Australian Shepherd enjoyed watching the game on TV and taking a nap on the cool wood floor afterwards.

In the American Athletic Conference, Jonathan’s UConn Huskies were bested by the visiting Houston Cougars 24-17, as UConn drops to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in American play.

The Mid-American Conference saw Mission’s Northern Illinois Huskies drop a close one to the RedHawks from Miami of Ohio by a 27-24 score. NIU is now 2-5 (1-2 MAC) for the year.

Conference USA’s Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are going bowling after their 45-30 home win over the Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi, as they’re now 6-1 overall and 3-0 in C-USA.

In Atlantic Coast Conference action, the North Carolina State Wolfpack were soundly thumped by the Boston College Eagles 45-24, as NCSU drops to 4-3 (1-2 ACC) so far this season.

Stella Mae the German Shorthaired Pointer wants to join the Miami band someday, as her Hurricanes hosted the Yellowjackets of Georgia Tech.

The Hurricanes were stunned by the Yelowjackets, as Georgia Tech claimed the victory 28-21.

In the Pac-12, Dubs’ No. 25 Washington Huskies hosted the rival No. 12 Oregon Ducks in a nationwide broadcast on ABC, and it went down to the wire before the Ducks flew out of Seattle with the 35-31 victory. Though this dashes Washington’s hopes of a playoff berth, they should still be bowling at the end of the year as they’re currently 5-3 on the year.

In the Big Ten, Coconut Rice Bear the Samoyed was all ready for the whiteout her No. 7 Penn State Nittany Lions were preparing against the No. 16 Michigan Wolverines, and Penn State triumphed 28-21.

Kohl the tee-retrieval dog’s No. 14 Boise State Broncos were upset in Provo by the independent BYU Cougars 28-25.

In more Mountain West action, New Mexico’s Lobos were wrangled effectively by the Wyoming Cowboys 23-10, New Mexico is now 2-5 overall and winless in conference play after three tries.

Nevada’s Wolf Pack were thoroughly taken care of by the Aggies of Utah State, with the final score of this MW matchup being 36-10. Nevada drops to 4-3 for the season as Week 8 came to a close.

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Week 9 will see a handful of big contests that will impact the College Football Playoff field, most notably No. 6 Wisconsin at No. 4 Ohio State.