Week 2 2013 College Football FBS Game Predictions by SportPundit
Here are our College Football Predictions for Week 2 2013 relying on YPPSYS, our Yards Per Play System.
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Our game predictions for the wnd week of College Football 2012 (Week One) rely in large part on our YPPSYS Preseason College Football Rankings 2013, as based largely on our YPPSYS Final 2012 year-end Rankings and Ratings, but also involving biased and subjective judgment on our part. YPPSYS means "yards per play system", as that is our main ranking component, based primarily on stats at cfbstats.com, but we also use schedule difficulty and conference rankings as based on calculations e.g. at Massey Ratings. At YPPSYS, we regard a difference of one rating point to be worth about 7 points on the scoreboard, a calculation, of course, that is not absolute, given home field advantages, etc. We calculate the home field advantage at an average of about 3 points.
The betting lines ("odds" or "spread") used here are taken from the College Football Prediction Tracker as of Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 3:21:57 PM or, if CFPT does not have the odds, from Oddsshark as of Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Please be aware that odds often change over time clear up to game time, but we do not change them here, using the Wednesday spreads as our comparison odds!
Florida Atlantic Owls at East Carolina Pirates
The Pirates are favored over the Owls by 20 points.
Our call: 35-31 for East Carolina.
Sacramento State Hornets at Arizona State Sun Devils
The Sun Devils are favored over the Hornets by 37 points.
Our call: 35-14 for Arizona State.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Boston College Eagles
The Eagles are favored over the Demon Deacons by 5 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Boston College
Central Florida (UCF) Knights at Florida International (FIU) Golden Panthers
The Pirates are favored over the Owls by 22 points.Our call: 38-7 for UCF.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Bowling Green Falcons at Kent State Golden Flashes
The Falcons are favored by 7.5 points.
Our call: 35-21 for Bowling Green.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Louisville Cardinals
The Cardinals are favored by 41 points.
Our call: 52-7 for Louisville.
Cincinnati Bearcats at Illinois Fighting Illini
The Bearcats are favored over the Fighting Illini by 8 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Cincinnati.
Missouri State Bears at Iowa Hawkeyes
The Hawkeyes are favored over the Bears by 24.5 points.
Our call: 34-13 for Iowa.
Miami (OH) RedHawks at Kentucky Wildcats
The Wildcats are favored by 17 points over the RedHawks.
Our call: 38-20 for Kentucky.
Florida Gators at Miami (FL) Hurricanes
The Gators are favored by 3 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Miami of Florida.
South Florida Bulls at Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State is favored by 23.5 points.
Our call: 30-13 for Michigan State.
Eastern Michigan Eagles at Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State is favored by 24 points.
Our call: 41-16 for Penn State.
Indiana State Sycamores at Purdue Boilermakers
The Boilermakers are favored by 17 points.
Our call: 49-28 for Purdue.
Southeastern Louisiana Lions at TCU Horned Frogs
The Horned Frogs are favored by 43 points.
Our call: 49-7 for TCU.
Oklahoma State Cowboys at UTSA (Texas-San Antonio) Roadrunners
The Cowboys are favored by 26.5 points.
Our call: 41-24 for Oklahoma State.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Wisconsin Badgers
The Badgers are favored by 45 points.
Our call: 49-0 for Wisconsin.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Tennessee Volunteers
The Vols are favored by 13.5 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Tennessee.
South Carolina State Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers
The Tigers are favored by 52.5 points.
Our call: 63-7 for Clemson.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina is favored by 18 points.
Our call: 37-27 for the Tar Heels.
Army Black Knights at Ball State Cardinals
Ball State is favored by 7.5 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Ball State.
Western Carolina Catamounts at Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies are favored by 42 points.
Our call: 41-7 for Virginia Tech.
Chattanooga Mocs at Georgia State Panthers
The Mocs are favored by 11 points.
Our call: 38-21 for Chattanooga.
Maine Black Bears at Massachusetts Minutemen
The Black Bears are favored by 3 points.
Our call: 28-27 for Massachusetts.
Weber State Wildcats at Utah Utes
The Utes are favored by 23 points.
Our call: 49-7 for Utah.
Tennessee-Martin (UTM) Skyhawks at Boise State Broncos
The Broncos are favored by 35.5 points.
Our call: 48-14 for Boise State.
New Hampshire Wildcats at Central Michigan Chippewas
The Chippewas are favored by 3.5 points.
Our call: 34-7 for Central Michigan.
Utah State Aggies at Air Force Falcons
The Aggies are favored by 9.5 points.
Our call: 36-23 for Utah State.
Buffalo Bulls at Baylor Bears
The Bears are favored by 27.5 points.
Our call: 41-14 for Baylor.
Toledo Rockets at Missouri Tigers
The Tigers are favored by 17 points.
Our call: 35-21 for Missouri.
San Diego State Aztecs at Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes are favored by 27.5 points.
Our call: 51-7 for the Buckeyes.
South Alabama Jaguars at Tulane Green Wave
The Green Wave are favored by 6.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Tulane.
Oregon Ducks at Virginia Cavaliers
The Ducks are favored by 22 points.
Our call: 42-21 for Oregon.
Old Dominion Monarchs at Maryland Terrapins
The Terps are favored by 19 points.
Our call: 39-17 for Maryland.
Idaho Vandals at Wyoming Cowboys
Wyoming is favored by 28 points.
Our call: 49-14 for Wyoming.
South Carolina Gamecocks at Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia is favored by 3 points.
Our call: 27-26 for South Carolina.
Duke Blue Devils at Memphis Tigers
Duke is favored by 6 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Duke.
Alcorn State Braves at Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs are favored by 42.5 points.
Our call: 51-7 for Mississippi State.
Portland State Vikings at California Golden Bears
The Golden Bears are favored by 27.5 points.
Our call: 52-14 for the Golden Bears.
James Madison Dukes at Akron Zips
The Zips are favored by 3 points.
Our call: 31-30 for James Madison.
Navy Midshipmen at Indiana Hoosiers
The Hoosiers are favored by 13 points.
Our call: 44-34 for Indiana.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Huskers are favored by 28 points.
Our call: 49-10 for Nebraska.
Richmond Spiders at North Carolina State Wolfpack
The Wolfpack are favored by 23 points.
Our call: 45-14 for NC State.
Syracuse Orange at Northwestern Wildcats
Northwestern is favored by 12 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Northwestern.
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns at Kansas State Wildcats
K-State is favored by 10.5 points.
Our call: 42-23 for K-State.
Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs at Marshall Thundering Herd
Marshall is favored by 42 points.
Our call: 61-7 for Marshall.
Samford Bulldogs at Arkansas Razorbacks
The Razorbacks are favored by 32.5 points.
Our call: 45-14 for Arkansas.
Texas Longhorns at BYU Cougars
The Longhorns are favored by 7 points.
Our call: 31-21 for Texas.
South Dakota Coyotes at Kansas Jayhawks
The Jayhawks are favored by 23.5 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Kansas.
UAB Blazers at LSU Tigers
LSU is favored by 34.5 points.
Our call: 42-7 for LSU.
Lamar Cardinals at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
The Bulldogs are favored by 28 points.
Our call: 44-14 for Louisiana Tech.
Grambling State Tigers at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
The WarHawks are favored by 39.5 points.
Our call: 52-7 for the Warhawks.
North Texas Mean Green at Ohio Bobcats
Ohio is favored by 4.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Ohio.
West Virginia Mountaineers at Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma is favored by 21 points.
Our call: 35-7 for Oklahoma.
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Ole Miss Rebels
Mississippi is favored by 50 points.
Our call: 44-14 for Ole Miss.
Sam Houston State Bearkats at Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies are favored by 39.5 points.
Our call: 41-24 for Texas A&M.
Prairie View A&M Panthers at Texas State Bobcats
The Broncos are favored by 31 points.
Our call: 51-27 for Texas State.
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Red Raiders are favored by 38 points.
Our call: 49-7 for Texas Tech.
Savannah State Tigers at Troy Trojans
Troy is favored by 48.5 points.
Our call: 45-7 for Troy.
Colorado State Rams at Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Tulsa is favored by 10 points.
Our call: 31-21 for Tulsa.
Nicholls State Colonels at Western Michigan Broncos
The Broncos are favored by 26 points.
Our call: 49-17 for the Broncos.
Arkansas State Red Wolves at Auburn Tigers
Auburn is favored by 13.5 points.
Our call: 38-35 for Auburn.
Austin Peay Governors at Vanderbilt Commodores
Vandy is favored by 47.5 points.
Our call: 48-7 for Vanderbilt.
Central Arkansas Bears at Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado is favored by 13 points.
Our call: 31-17 for Colorado.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Wolverines
Michigan is favored by 3.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Michigan.
Minnesota Golden Gophers at New Mexico State Aggies
The Golden Gophers are favored by 15.5 points.
Our call: 38-17 for Minnesota.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Oregon State Beavers
The Beavers are favored by 27 points.
Our call: 41-21 for the Beavers.
New Mexico Lobos at UTEP Miners
The Miners are favored by 6.5 points.
Our call: 38-28 for UTEP.
UC Davis Aggies at Nevada Wolf Pack
The Wolf Pack is favored by 18 points.
Our call: 38-14 for Nevada.
Cal Poly Mustangs at Fresno State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs are favored by 27 points.
Our call: 48-27 for Fresno State.
Arizona Wildcats at UNLV Rebels
The Wildcats are favored by 10.5 points.
Our call: 34-14 for Arizona.
Washington State Cougars at USC Trojans
USC is favored by 15.5 points.
Our call: 38-21 for USC.
San Jose State Spartans at Stanford Cardinal
Stanford is favored by 26.5 points.
Our call: 41-21 for Stanford.