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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

College Football Week 3 2016 FBS Game Predictions by SportPundit

College Football Week 3 2016 FBS Game Predictions by SportPundit

Below are our -- SportPundit -- predictions for NCAA Division I FBS College Football in ESPN Week 3, based primarily on our Week 2 College Football Rankings and Ratings for FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit. We also look at the USA Today Sagarin College Football 2016 Ratings, the Massey Ratings for 2016 NCAA I Football and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations.

This week has any number of games where the teams appear to be fairly matched, resulting in low odds spreads and uncertain outcomes. Look out!

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, calibrated primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, i.e. the teams thus far played. Other adjustments are also made (*=adjustment). We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online. For the first weeks, we use last season's stats, unless a team has already shown a perceptible change in play this season.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind.  No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win. 

This week we use odds posted at CFPT (The College Football Prediction Tracker) Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:42:35 AM, viz. VegasInsider.com viz. Oddsshark, as needed. We compete against the prediction average at CFPT and the over/under ("O/U") of the online betting sites, as available, without ANY guarantee of accuracy, and without any liability for our posted materials. We do this for fun. If it is important, the reader must consult the original sites. We use the opening line ("OL") if available, not the updated line ("UL), as we compete against opening odds, if possible. We call the score and not the spread as such because our stats permit that calculation.

We write "was favored" because we use the odds of the opening line, whereas these are usually changed by the time we make our predictions, but we do not compete against those changed odds. We use the CFPT as of the above date.

Thursday, September 15

Houston at Cincinnati
The Cougars were favored over the Bearcats by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 9.67 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.
Our Call: 35-17 for Houston.
Result:
  
Friday, September 16

Baylor at Rice
The Bears were favored over the Owls by 29 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Baylor by 25.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.
Our Call: 47-7 for Baylor.
Result:

Arkansas State at Utah State
Utah State was favored over the Red Wolves by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Aggies by 6.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5.
Our Call: 31-30 for Arkansas State.
Result:

Arizona State at UTSA (Texas San Antonio)
Arizona State was favored over the Roadrunners by 18 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Sun Devils by 22.93 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.
Our Call: 45-21 for Arizona State.
Result:

Saturday, September 17

Ohio at Tennessee
Tennessee was favored over the Bobcats by 27.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Vols by 26.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5.
Our Call: 38-14 for Tennessee.
Result:

Iowa State
at TCU (Texas Christian U)
TCU was favored over the Cyclones by 22.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Horned Frogs by 23.53 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5.
Our Call: 41-14 for TCU.
Result:

Akron
at Marshall
Marshall was favored over the Zips by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Thundering Herd by 16.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.
Our Call: 41-27 for Marshall
Result:

New Mexico at Rutgers
Rutgers was favored over the Lobos by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Scarlet Knights by 4.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5.
Our Call: 28-27 for Rutgers.
Result:

Middle Tennessee (MTSU) at Bowling Green
MTSU was favored over the Falcons by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Bowling Green by 2.64 points. The O/U (over/under) was 69.5.
Our Call: 27-26 for Bowling Green.
Result:

South Carolina State at Clemson
Clemson was favored over the Bulldogs by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 56-6 for Clemson.
Result:

Florida State at Louisville
Florida State was favored over the Cardinals by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 1.22 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.
Our Call: 38-36 for Louisville.
Result:

Temple at Penn State
Penn State was favored over the Owls by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Nittany Lions by 7.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.
Our Call: 30-10 for Penn State.
Result:

Kansas at Memphis
Memphis was favored over the Jayhawks by 19.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 21.6 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5.
Our Call: 34-20 for Memphis.
Result:

North Dakota State at Iowa
A was favored over B by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 34-27 for Iowa
Result:

Georgia State at Wisconsin
Wisconsin was favored over the Panthers by 34 points. The CFPT prediction average favored  by 33.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5.
Our Call: 47-7 for Wisconsin.
Result:

Miami of Florida at Appalachian State
Miami was favored over the Mountaineers by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Hurricanes by 1.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5.
Our Call: 30-23 for Miami of Florida
Result:

Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech was favored over the Commodores by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Tech by 6.76 points. The O/U (over/under) was 43.
Our Call: 27-23 for Georgia Tech
Result:

Virginia at Connecticut
UConn was favored over the Cavaliers by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Huskies by 4.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5.
Our Call: 34-27 for UConn.
Result:

North Carolina A&T at Tulsa
Tulsa was favored over the Aggies by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 35-14 for Tulsa.
Result:

Idaho at Washington State
Washington State was favored over the Vandals by 26 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Cougars by 23.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 72.
Our Call: 40-23 for Washington State.
Result:

Florida Atlantic at Kansas State
K-State was favored over the Owls by 19.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Wildcats by 19.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.
Our Call: 40-13 for K-State.
Result:

Eastern Kentucky at Ball State
Ball State was favored over the Colonels by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 34-24 for Ball State.
Result:

UNLV at Central Michigan
Central Michigan was favored over the Rebels by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Chippewas by 16.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.
Our Call: 41-14 for Central Michigan.
Result:

Fresno State at Toledo
Toledo was favored over the Bulldogs by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Rockets by 24.52 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5.
Our Call: 47-7 for Toledo.
Result:

San Diego State at Northern Illinois
San Diego State was favored over the Huskies by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Aztecs by 11.28 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.
Our Call: 41-21 for San Diego State
Result:

Colorado at Michigan
Michigan was favored over the Buffaloes by 18.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Wolverines by 16.37 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.
Our Call: 38-10 for Michigan, even if the Buffaloes seem improved this year, but the Wolverine defense will be difficult to crack.
Result:

Oregon at Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Ducks by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Huskers by 2.42 points. The O/U (over/under) was 72.5.
Our Call: 38-31 for Oregon. We are quite surprised to see the Huskers favored in this game, in spite of the fact that Nebraska is our undergrad alma mater.
Result:

Alabama at Mississippi
Alabama was favored over Ole Miss by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Crimson Tide by 12.36 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5.
Our Call: 44-10 for Alabama. The Rebels appear to be too inconsistent.
Result:

Florida International (FIU) at Massachusetts
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored the Minutemen by 4.84 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.
Our Call: 23-21 for UMass.
Result:

Monmouth at Kent State
The Golden Flashes were favored over the Hawks by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 27-17 for Kent State.
Result:

Western Kentucky at Miami (OH)
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Redhawks by 15 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 19.93 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5.
Our Call: 44-23 for Western Kentucky.
Result:

James Madison at North Carolina
A was favored over B by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 45-21 for North Carolina.
Result:

Pittsburgh at Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State was favored over the Panthers by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Cowboys by 5.8 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.
Our Call: 27-17 for Oklahoma State.
Result:

South Florida (USF) at Syracuse
South Florida was favored over the Orange by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Bulls by 9.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70.
Our Call: 38-24 for South Florida.
Result:

Boston College at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech was favored over Eagles by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Hokies by 5.98 points. The O/U (over/under) was 41.5.
Our Call: 23-14 for Virginia Tech.
Result:

Western Michigan at Illinois
Western Michigan was favored over the Illini by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Broncos by 4.75 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5.
Our Call: 31-30 for Illinois.
Result:

New Mexico State at Kentucky
Kentucky was favored over the Aggies by 18.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Wildcats by 15.28 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5.
Our Call: 40-20 for Kentucky.
Result:

East Carolina at South Carolina
South Carolina was favored over the Pirates by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Gamecocks by 1.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.
Our Call: 34-27 for East Carolina.
Result:

Northern Colorado at Colorado State
Colorado State was favored over the Bears by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 34-14 for Colorado State.
Result:

UC Davis at Wyoming
Wyoming was favored over the Aggies by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 38-27 for Wyoming.
Result:

Idaho State at Oregon State
Oregon State was favored over the Bengals by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 31-10 for Oregon State.
Result:

Eastern Michigan at Charlotte
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored Charlotte by 0.8 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66.
Our Call: 34-31 for Charlotte.
Result:

Old Dominion at North Carolina State
N.C. State was favored over the Monarchs by 22 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Wolfpack by 20.96 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.
Our Call: 37-20 for North Carolina State.
Result:

Louisiana Monroe (LA Monroe, ULM) at Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern was favored over the Warhawks by 24 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Eagles by 25.97 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5.
Our Call: 44-17 for Georgia Southern
Result:

Delaware at Wake Forest
Wake Forest was favored over the Blue Hens by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 34-13 for Wake Forest.
Result:

Maryland at UCF (U of Central Florida)
The Terrapins were favored over the Knights by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 8.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5.
Our Call: 27-26 for UCF.
Result:

Navy at Tulane
Navy was favored over the Green Wave by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Midshipmen by 13.22 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.
Our Call: 41-24 for Navy.
Result:

Liberty at SMU (Southern Methodist U)
SMU was favored over the Flames by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 34-27 for SMU.
Result:

South Alabama at Louisiana Lafayette (LA Lafayette, ULL)
LA Lafayette was favored over the Jaguars by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Alabama by 1.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.
Our Call: 31-21 for South Alabama.
Result:

Louisiana Tech at Texas Tech
Texas Tech was favored over the Bulldogs by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Red Raiders by 7.07 points. The O/U (over/under) was 81.
Our Call: 40-33 for Louisiana Tech.
Result:

Troy at Southern Mississippi
Southern Miss was favored over the Trojans by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Golden Eagles by 9.26 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5.
Our Call: 31-30 for Southern Miss.
Result:

Mississippi State at LSU (Louisiana State U)
LSU was favored over the Bulldogs by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Tigers by 11.98 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.
Our Call: 35-21 for LSU.
Result:

Texas A&M at Auburn
Auburn was favored over the Aggies by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Tigers by 2.94 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.
Our Call: 34-24 for Auburn.
Result:

Army at UTEP  (Texas El Paso)
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored the Miners by 6.73 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.
Our Call: 27-26 for Army.
Result:

Texas State at Arkansas
Arkansas was favored over the Bobcats by 32.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Razorbacks by 30.51 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.
Our Call: 47-17 for Arkansas.
Result:

North Texas at Florida
Florida was favored over the Mean Green by 36 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Gators by 34.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5.
Our Call: 41-7 for Florida.
Result:

Michigan State at Notre Dame
Notre Dame was favored over the Spartans by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Fighting Irish by 5.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5.
Our Call: 28-24 for Notre Dame.
Result:

Georgia at Missouri
Georgia was favored over the Tigers by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Dawgs by 5.17 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.
Our Call: 34-24 for Georgia.
Result:

Ohio State at Oklahoma
The Buckeyes were favored over the Sooners by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 5.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5.
Our Call: 34-27 for Ohio State.
Result:

Duke at Northwestern
Northwestern was favored over the Blue Devils by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Wildcats by 4.77 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44.5.
Our Call: 24-17 for Northwestern.
Result:

USC at Stanford
Stanford was favored over the Trojans by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Cardinal  by 9.70 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.
Our Call: 31-10 for Stanford.
Result:

Portland State at Washington
Washington was favored over the Vikings by  points. The O/U (over/under) was.
Our Call: 51-7 for Washington.
Result:

Buffalo at Nevada
Nevada was favored over the Bulls by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Wolf Pack by 12.16 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5.
Our Call: 27-24 for Nevada.
Result:

UCLA at BYU
UCLA was favored over the Cougars by 1.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored BYU over the Bruins by 1.32 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.
Our Call: 27-24 for UCLA.
Result:

Utah at San José State
The Utes were favored over the Spartans by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San José State by 13.70 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.
Our Call: 37-17 for Utah.
Result:

Texas at California
Texas was favored over the Golden Bears by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Longhorns by 2.51 points. The O/U (over/under) was 76.5.
Our Call: 37-27 for Texas.
Result:

Hawaii at Arizona    
Arizona was favored over the Warriors by 24.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Wildcats by 23.93 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.
Our Call: 44-24 for Arizona.
Result:

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