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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Week 2 2016 College Football Predictions by SportPundit

Below are our -- SportPundit -- predictions for WEEK 2 of NCAA Division I FBS College Football based primarily on our College Football Rankings Week 1 FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit. We also look at the USA Today Sagarin College Football Ratings for 2016, the Massey Ratings for 2016 NCAA I Football and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations. The second week has a lot of matchups of FBS and FCS teams and top games are few.

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. 

We used opening odds as far as possible and as posted at CFPT (The College Football Prediction Tracker) as of Thursday, September 8, 2016, 1:02:25 PM, viz. VegasInsider.com viz. Oddsshark. 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, as we compete against opening odds, if possible.

Friday September 9, 2016

Maryland Terrapins
at Florida International Golden Panthers
The Terrapins were favored by 9 points (opening line = OL). The CFPT prediction average was 9.13 points in favor of Maryland. The over/under was 55.5 (opening).
Our call:  31-27 for Maryland

Louisville Cardinals at Syracuse Orange
The Cardinals were favored by 13.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 10.60 points in favor of Louisville. The over/under was 59.5 (opening).
Our call:  37-23 for Louisville

Saturday September 10, 2016


Rice Owls at Army Black Knights
The Black Knights were favored by 8.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 12.28 points in favor of Army. The over/under was 51.
Our call: 37-23 for the Black Knights

North Carolina State Wolfpack at East Carolina Pirates
The Wolfpack were favored by 4.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 3.99 points in favor of East Carolina. The over/under was 57.5.
Our call: 36-31 for East Carolina

Boston College Eagles at UMass (Massachusetts) Minutemen
The Eagles were favored by 17.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 13.12 points in favor of Boston College. The over/under was 41.
Our call: 24-21 for UMass

Nicholls State Colonels at Georgia Bulldogs
The Bulldogs were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 65-7 for the Bulldogs

UCF (U of Central Florida) Knights at Michigan Wolverines
The Wolverines were favored by 34.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 34.41 points in favor of Michigan. The over/under was 56.5.
Our call: 41-7 for the Wolverines. We have Husker and Wolverine alums in the family so this is in an interesting matchup for us. Former national championship Husker QB Scott Frost's UCF is improved, but will that help against the top defense of former Wolverine QB Harbaugh's Michigan?

Penn State Nittany Lions at Pittsburgh Panthers
The Panthers were favored by 6.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 5.59 points in favor of PIttsburgh. The over/under was 51.
Our call: 17-16 for the Panthers

Cincinnati Bearcats at Purdue Boilermakers
The Bearcats were favored by 7 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 3.41 points in favor of Cincinnati. The over/under was 64.5.
Our call: 31-23 for the Bearcats

Wyoming Cowboys at Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Huskers were favored by 23.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 22.89 points in favor of Nebraska. The over/under was 59.
Our call: 41-23 for the Cornhuskers, but we will be rooting for Craig Bohl's Cowboys.

Central Michigan Chippewas at Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Cowboys were favored by 19 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 16.84 points in favor of Oklahoma State. The over/under was 64.5.
Our call: 34-13 for the Cowboys

Lamar Cardinals at Houston Cougars
The Cougars were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 61-13 for the Cougars

Indiana State Sycamores at Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Golden Gophers were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 48-7 for the Golden Gophers

Howard Bison at Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Scarlet Knights were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 47-6 for the Scarlet Knights

Prairie View A&M Panthers at Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 54-3 for the Aggies

Troy Trojans at Clemson Tigers
The Tigers were favored by 36 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 32.81 points in favor of Clemson. The over/under was 61.
Our call: 52-3 for the Tigers

Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Florida State Seminoles
The Seminoles were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 52-14 for the Seminoles

Stony Brook Seawolves at Temple Owls
The Owls were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 35-14 for the Owls

Youngstown State Penguins at West Virginia Mountaineers
The Mountaineers were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 35-21 for the Mountaineers

Georgia State Panthers at Air Force Falcons
The Falcons were favored by 18 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 15.80 points in favor of Air Force. The over/under was 56.5.
Our call: 31-27 for the Falcons

Utah State Aggies at USC (U of Southern California) Trojans
The Trojans were favored by 16.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 12.69 points in favor of USC. The over/under was 58.5.
Our call: 34-23 for Southern Cal. Goodbye Hollywood....

Ohio Bobcats at Kansas Jayhawks
The Bobcats were favored by 2 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 0.73 points in favor of Ohio. The over/under was 58.5.
Our call: 31-21 for the Bobcats

Mercer Bears at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The Yellow Jackets were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 38-7 for the Yellow Jackets

Kentucky Wildcats at Florida Gators
The Gators were favored by 16.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 14.22 points in favor of Florida. The over/under was 49.
Our call: 28-17 for the Gators

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes were favored by 28.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 27.08 points in favor of Ohio State. The over/under was 67.5.
Our call: 48-17 for the Buckeyes

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Alabama Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide were favored by 25.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 24.52 points in favor of 'Bama. The over/under was 58.
Our call: 34-31 for the Crimson Tide. Look out. Jeff Brohm is the real deal.

Akron Zips at Wisconsin Badgers
The Badgers were favored by 25.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 22.75 points in favor of Wisconsin. The over/under was 45.5.
Our call: 40-14 for the Badgers

SMU (Southern Methodist U) Mustangs at Baylor Bears
The Bears were favored by 32 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 29.71 points in favor of Baylor. The over/under was 76.
Our call: 48-14 for the Bears

UConn (U of Connecticut) Huskies at Navy Midshipmen
The Midshipmen were favored by 6 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 14.59 points in favor of Navy. The over/under was 49.
Our call: 41-23 for the Midshipmen

Illinois State Redbirds at Northwestern Wildcats
The Wildcats were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 38-17 for Northwestern

Nevada Wolf Pack at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish were favored by 27 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 21.74 points in favor of Notre Dame. The over/under was 60.5.
Our call: 45-17 for the Fighting Irish

Old Dominion Monarchs at Appalachian State Mountaineers
The Mountaineers were favored by 19 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 20.40 points in favor of Appalachian State. The over/under was 58.
Our call: 44-17 for the Mountaineers

North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Bowling Green State Falcons
The Falcons were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 35-17 for the Falcons

Eastern Illinois Panthers at Miami-Ohio Redhawks
The Redhawks were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 40-31 for the Redhawks

Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils were favored by 7 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 10.15 points in favor of Duke. The over/under was 47.5.
Our call: 24-13 for the Blue Devils

Ball State Cardinals at Indiana Hoosiers
The Hoosiers were favored by 16.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 15.98 points in favor of Indiana. The over/under was 64.5.
Our call: 31-30 for the Cardinals. The Hoosiers are favored by a lot of points but the Ball State performance against Georgia State last week indicates they may be much stronger than expected. New head coach Mike Neu, former quarterbacks coach for the New Orleans Saints, appears to be the key.

UTSA (Texas-San Antonio) Roadrunners at Colorado State Rams
The Rams were favored by 12 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 10.99 points in favor of the Rams. The over/under was 56.
Our call: 31-24 for the Rams

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders at Vanderbilt Commodores
The Commodores were favored by 6.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 2.60 points in favor of Vandy. The over/under was 48.5.
Our call: 23-21 for the Commodores. These teams are nearly equal according to our stats and Kambour has the Vandy home field advantage at only 0.6178.

Wofford Terriers at Mississippi Rebels
The Rebels were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 55-14 for the Rebels

Portland State Vikings at San Jose State Spartans
The Spartans were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 31-23 for the Spartans

Idaho Vandals at Washington Huskies
The Huskies were favored by 36.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 33.53 points in favor of Washington. The over/under was 64.
Our call: 45-7 for the Huskies

Idaho State Bengals at Colorado Buffaloes
The Buffaloes were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 52-14 for the Buffaloes

Florida Atlantic Owls at Miami-Florida Hurricanes
The Hurricanes were favored by 21.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 22.92 points in favor of Miami. The over/under was 58.
Our call: 51-14 for the Hurricanes

Morgan State Bears at Marshall Thundering Herd
The Thundering Herd were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 49-7 for the Thundering Herd

North Carolina A&T Aggies at Kent State Golden Flashes
The Golden Flashes were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 23-14 for the Golden Flashes

Elon Phoenix at Charlotte 49ers
The 49ers were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 38-27 for the 49ers

Maine Black Bears at Toledo Rockets
The Rockets were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 49-14 for the Rockets

Northern Illinois Huskies at South Florida Bulls
The Bulls were favored by 11 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 13.75 points in favor of South Florida. The over/under was 57.5.
Our call: 31-23 for the Bulls

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Oklahoma Sooners
The Sooners were favored by 44 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 41.71 points in favor of Oklahoma. The over/under was 63.
Our call: 56-10 for the Sooners

South Carolina Gamecocks at Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs were favored by 6.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 7.65 points in favor of Mississippi State. The over/under was 47.
Our call: 21-20 for South Carolina

South Carolina State Bulldogs at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
The LA Tech Bulldogs were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 44-7 for Louisiana Tech

McNeese State Cowboys at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
The ?? were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 31-27 for McNeese State

Arkansas Razorbacks at TCU (Texas Christian U) Horned Frogs
The Horned Frogs were favored by 7 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 6.28 points in favor of TCU. The over/under was 60.
Our call: 38-27 for the Horned Frogs

North Carolina Central Eagles at Western Michigan Broncos
The Broncos were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 48-7 for the Broncos

UTEP (Texas-El Paso) Miners at Texas Longhorns
The Longhorns were favored by 27 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 26.33 points in favor of Texas. The over/under was 54.
Our call: 48-7 for the Longhorns

Savannah State Tigers at Southern Miss Golden Eagles
The Golden Eagles were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 70-7 for the Golden Eagles

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at North Texas Mean Green
The ?? were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 38-27 for North Texas 

Georgia Southern Eagles at South Alabama Jaguars
The Eagles were favored by 12 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 8.28 points in favor of Georgia Southern. The over/under was 60.
Our call: 34-24 for South Alabama

Arkansas State Red Wolves at Auburn Tigers
The Tigers were favored by 17 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 17.30 points in favor of Auburn. The over/under was 58.5.
Our call: 41-14 for the Tigers

North Carolina Tar Heels at Illinois Fighting Illini
The Tar Heels were favored by 10 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 7.54 points in favor of North Carolina. The over/under was 62.5.
Our call: 34-31 for North Carolina

Iowa State Cyclones at Iowa Hawkeyes
The Hawkeyes were favored by 15 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 17.33 points in favor of Iowa. The over/under was 53.5.
Our call: 40-21 for the Hawkeyes

Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Louisiana State Tigers
The Tigers were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 38-14 for LSU

BYU (Brigham Young U) Cougars at Utah Utes
The Utes were favored by 3.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 5.12 points in favor of Utah. The over/under was 50.5.
Our call: 27-21 for the Utes

Eastern Michigan Eagles at Missouri Tigers
The Tigers were favored by 25.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 22.22 points in favor of Missouri. The over/under was 51.
Our call: 41-7 for the Tigers

New Mexico Lobos at New Mexico State Aggies
The Lobos were favored by 11 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 13.31 points in favor of New Mexico. The over/under was 64.5.
Our call: 41-27 for the Lobos

Virginia Tech Hokies at Tennessee Volunteers
The Volunteers were favored by 10 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 11.33 points in favor of Tennessee. The over/under was 54.
Our call: 24-17 for the Vols

UNLV Rebels at UCLA Bruins
The Bruins were favored by 27.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 23.82 points in favor of UCLA. The over/under was 62.5.
Our call: 48-17 for the Bruins

Southern University A&M Jaguars at Tulane Green Wave
The Green Wave were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 34-7 for the Green Wave

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Arizona State Sun Devils
The Sun Devils were favored by 4 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 3.60 points in favor of Arizona State. The over/under was 80.
Our call: 45-38 for the Sun Devils

Sacramento State Hornets at Fresno State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 38-14 for Fresno State

Washington State Cougars at Boise State Broncos
The Broncos were favored by 11 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 9.26 points in favor of Boise State. The over/under was 67.5.
Our call: 42-28 for the Broncos

Virginia Cavaliers at Oregon Ducks
The Ducks were favored by 22.5 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 18.81 points in favor of Oregon. The over/under was 68.
Our call: 48-24 for the Ducks

California Golden Bears at San Diego State Aztecs
The Aztecs were favored by 8 points (OL). The CFPT prediction average was 6.05 points in favor of San Diego State. The over/under was 59.5.
Our call: 36-34 for San Diego State

Grambling State Tigers at Arizona Wildcats
The Wildcats were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 54-7 for the Wildcats

Sunday September 11, 2016
Tennessee Martin Skyhawks at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
The Warriors were favored by ?? points. The over/under was ??.
Our call: 38-36 for the Warriors

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