This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
Welcome back for our Week 8 installment of Start vs. Sit. This week's slate features a number of big-time matchups, such as LSU vs. Mississippi State, Clemson vs. North Carolina State and Michigan State vs. Michigan. Of course, we also have College Gameday heading to Pullman for Washington State vs. Oregon, which marks the first time the Cougs have played host to the show.
I'd also like to take a second to give a shout out to any of our Louisiana readers. I was down in Baton Rouge last week for the Georgia-LSU game and would like to say that was an unbelievable atmosphere with great fans and the loudest stadium environment I've ever experienced. Cheers to everyone on that front.
Without further adieu, let's jump into this week's picks as we inch closer and closer to the first batch of College Football Playoff Rankings being released.
PLAYERS TO START
Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston (at Navy)
Stevenson admittedly threw in a clunker last week (3 catches, 40 yards) in a game where the Cougs hung 42 points on East Carolina. There is a silver lining in that Stevenson saw his second-highest target count of any game with nine targets. His role in the offense isn't going anywhere, and last week's game should be considered an aberration. Stevenson has a golden opportunity to bounce back against a Navy secondary that has given up 10 passing touchdowns in five games. I also wouldn't be scared off of using Shamari Brooks