College football Week 8 best player prop bets: Jonathan Mingo maintains momentum for Ole Miss

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Just like that, we are already into Week 8 of the 2022 college football season. At the beginning of next month the first College Football Playoff rankings will come out and we can really start breaking down teams’ National Championship prospects. Before we get ahead of ourselves, this weekend’s slate is extremely intriguing with 5 all-top 25 showdowns – including a top-10 battle between UCLA and Oregon. In the SEC especially, we will see Ole Miss pay a visit to LSU and Alabama host Mississippi State.

That Ole Miss-LSU matchup is included in my favorite player props. Let’s take a look at them below, and be sure to check out all of our coverage on the college football page.

JT Daniels, QB, West Virginia Over 282.5 passing yards (-110)

Nothing screams “shootout” quite like a Big 12 contest between West Virginia and Texas Tech. The Red Raiders love throwing the ball 60-something times per game and the Mountaineers will be happy to play that kind of game. Daniels has forked up at least 37 passes in 4 of 6 games this season and has stayed below 30 attempts only once. The junior from Irvine, Calif. is coming off a 283-yard performance against Baylor and a threw for 365 yards against Kansas earlier this year. Texas Tech is allowing 7.4 yards per pass attempt and has given up 34, 37 and 41 points in its last three games against Texas, Kansas State and Oklahoma State, respectively. Cowboys quarterback Spencer Sanders torched the Red Raiders for 297 yards through the air last Saturday.

Check out our full West Virginia vs Texas Tech preview

Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss Over 51.5 receiving yards (-115)

I don’t love buying high, which is what I might seem to be doing after Mingo went crazy for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns on 9 receptions during last week’s 52-28 victory at Vanderbilt. But that really isn’t the case considering that Mingo’s quota is still down at 51.5. That is clearly a modest number – a number he has exceeded in 4 of the last 5 contests. LSU’s defense is nothing special, either, surrendering 7.1 yards per pass attempt. The Tigers have given up 40 and 35 points in their 2 most recent outings against Tennessee and Florida, respectively. Don’t be surprised if Mingo and the Rebels have plenty of fun at their expense this weekend.

Check out our full Ole Miss vs LSU preview

Will Shipley, RB, Clemson Over 0.5 rushing touchdowns (-150)

Juice of -150 is hardly a big price to pay on Shipley finding the endzone. After all, Clemson’s star running back has scored 8 touchdowns in 7 games during the 2022 campaign. He has exceeded the 100-yard mark on the ground 3 times, too – including 121 yards on 20 carries in last Saturday’s defeat of Florida State. Syracuse’s defense is no joke, but it has surrendered 5 rushing touchdowns so far this season. There is no reason why Shipley can’t add to his TD total on Saturday, and he may even score multiple times in a game for the 4th time this year.

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