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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Week 3 2016 FBS College Football Game Prediction RESULTS by SportPundit

This 3rd week we finished
51-14 in calling the winner,
30-34-1 against the spread,
26-27 against the CFPT prediction average, and
32-31-2 against the over/under.

For the season thus far after Week 3 we are:
183-33 in picking the winner
105-104-11 against the spread
65-72 against the CFPT average, and
111-102-6 against the over/under.
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Week 3 2016 College Football FBS Game Prediction RESULTS by SportPundit
Yahoo Sports needs to conform its numbering of the week of play to the major sports sites as it calls this Week 4.

Below are our -- SportPundit -- prediction results 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 looked at USA Today Sagarin College Football 2016 Ratings, Massey Ratings for 2016 NCAA I Football and Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations.

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 used 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:
Houston trailed 16-12 early in the 4th quarter before putting it away 40-16.
This 3rd week we are thus far 1-0 in calling the winner, 1-0 against the spread, 1-0 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-0 against the over/under.

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: The Bears prevailed 38-10.
This 3rd week we are thus far 2-0 in calling the winner, 1-1 against the spread, 2-0 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-0 against the over/under.

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: The Aggies topped Arkansas State 34-20, although the Red Wolves outgained Utah State 357 to 334 yards, but had three turnovers. The Aggies scored their last TD with 29 seconds left after a 91-yard drive that lasted nearly 7 minutes and had two long 3rd-down conversions. What defensive strategy was played to permit that?
This 3rd week we are thus far 2-1 in calling the winner, 1-2 against the spread, 2-1 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-1 against the over/under.

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: The Sun Devils outgained the Roadrunners 469 to 322 yards, but turned the ball over three times and had to come back from a 28-12 3rd quarter deficit to win 32-28.
This 3rd week we are thus far 3-1 in calling the winner, 1-3 against the spread, 2-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-1-1 against the over/under.

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: The Volunteers prevailed 28-19 against stiff Bobcat opposition.
This 3rd week we are thus far 4-1 in calling the winner, 2-3 against the spread, 3-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 3-1-1 against the over/under.

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: The Horned Frogs beat the Cyclones 41-20, giving up a 41-10 lead late in the 4th quarter.
This 3rd week we are thus far 5-1 in calling the winner, 2-4 against the spread, 3-3 against the CFPT prediction average, and 4-1-1 against the over/under.

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: Akron was outgained 560 to 524 yards but intercepted three passes in outscoring the normally offensively potent Thundering Herd 65-38. What a great job the Zips' coaching staff has done in recent years.
This 3rd week we are thus far 5-2 in calling the winner, 3-4 against the spread, 4-3 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-1-1 against the over/under.

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: The Scarlet Knights came back from a 21-0 1st quarter deficit to win 37-28.
This 3rd week we are thus far 6-2 in calling the winner, 4-4 against the spread, 4-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-2-1 against the over/under.

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: The Falcons were plagued by 4 turnovers aas MTSU prevailed 41-21.
This 3rd week we are thus far 6-2 in calling the winner, 4-4 against the spread, 4-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-2-1 against the over/under.

South Carolina State at Clemson
Clemson was favored over the Bulldogs by 54 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5.
Our Call: 56-6 for Clemson.
Result: The coaches agreed to have 12-minute 3rd and 4th quarters as the Tigers led 45-0 at the half and won easily 59-0 in a mismatch.
This 3rd week we are thus far 7-2 in calling the winner, 4-5 against the spread, 4-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 6-2-1 against the over/under.

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: The Cardinals led 63-10 in the 4th quarter before reserves closed the came for Louisville in a 63-20 demolition of the Seminoles, ranked 2nd by the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Poll going into this game. Do these poll voters study the actual football stats, or is it all just W-L records and scores?
This 3rd week we are thus far 8-2 in calling the winner, 5-5 against the spread, 5-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-2-1 against the over/under.

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: The Nittany Lions led 21-10 at the half but struggled to top the Owls 34-27.
This 3rd week we are thus far 9-2 in calling the winner, 5-6 against the spread, 5-5 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-3-1 against the over/under.

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: The Tigers rolled past the Jayhawks 43-7.
This 3rd week we are thus far 10-2 in calling the winner, 5-7 against the spread, 5-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-3-1 against the over/under.

North Dakota State at Iowa
Iowa was favored over North Dakota State by 14.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5.
Our Call: 34-27 for Iowa
Result: The reigning FCS champions upset the FBS-ranked Hawkeyes 23-21.
This 3rd week we are thus far 10-3 in calling the winner, 6-7 against the spread, 5-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-4-1 against the over/under.

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: The Badgers had a surprisingly difficult time topping the now 0-3 Panthers 23-17 and should drop substantially in the rankings.
This 3rd week we are thus far 11-3 in calling the winner, 6-8 against the spread, 5-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-5-1 against the over/under.

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: The Hurricanes beat the Mountaineers convincingly 45-10.
This 3rd week we are thus far 12-3 in calling the winner, 7-8 against the spread, 6-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-6-1 against the over/under.

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: The Yellow Jackets made short work of Vandy 38-7.
This 3rd week we are thus far 12-3 in calling the winner, 7-8 against the spread, 6-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-6-1 against the over/under.

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: The Huskies rallied from a 10-0 deficit to win 13-10.
This 3rd week we are thus far 13-3 in calling the winner, 7-9 against the spread, 6-8 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-7-1 against the over/under.

North Carolina A&T at Tulsa
Tulsa was favored over the Aggies by 25 points. The O/U (over/under) was 75.5.
Our Call: 35-14 for Tulsa.
Result: The Golden Hurricane swept by the Aggies 58-21.
This 3rd week we are thus far 14-3 in calling the winner, 7-10 against the spread, 6-8 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-8-1 against the over/under.

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: The Cougars got into the winning column with a 56-6 blowout win.
This 3rd week we are thus far 15-3 in calling the winner, 7-11 against the spread, 6-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 9-8-1 against the over/under.

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: The Wildcats demolished the Owls 63-7.
This 3rd week we are thus far 16-3 in calling the winner, 8-11 against the spread, 7-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 10-8-1 against the over/under.

Eastern Kentucky at Ball State
Ball State was favored over the Colonels by 13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.
Our Call: 34-24 for Ball State.
Result: The Cardinals were victorious over the Colonels 41-14.
This 3rd week we are thus far 17-3 in calling the winner, 8-12 against the spread, 7-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 11-8-1 against the over/under.

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: The Chippewas subdued the Rebels 44-21.
This 3rd week we are thus far 18-3 in calling the winner, 9-12 against the spread, 8-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 11-8-2 against the over/under.

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: Will Toledo go undefeated in the regular season? The Rockets muzzled the Bulldogs 52-17.
This 3rd week we are thus far 19-3 in calling the winner, 10-12 against the spread, 9-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 11-9-2 against the over/under.

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: The Aztecs won against the still winless Huskies 42-28.
This 3rd week we are thus far 20-3 in calling the winner, 11-12 against the spread, 10-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 12-9-2 against the over/under.

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: Michigan bounced back from an unexpected early 21-7 deficit to prevail 45-28 against an improved Colorado team.
This 3rd week we are thus far 21-3 in calling the winner, 11-13 against the spread, 11-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 12-10-2 against the over/under.

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: In spite of our prediction, we were happy to view on TV the highly entertaining if -- in our view -- improbable 35-32 Cornhusker win over an Oregon team stymied by penalties and poor playcalling, as the Ducks outgained the Big Red 482 to 428 yards. "Fortune favors the bold" says an old recently heard wisdom quoted by the NU head coach in an after-game interview, replying to a question of why the Huskers went for it on a 4th down and long late in the game, when they were trailing and normally would have punted. Had they punted, as he said, they may not have gotten the ball back, and that is true. To be a winner, you must play to win, without fear of losing. That is the mark of champions, something Nebraska football has forgotten during the last two decades. Maybe this is a start back in the right direction.
This 3rd week we are thus far 21-4 in calling the winner, 11-13-1 against the spread, 11-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 13-10-2 against the over/under.

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: The Crimson Tide recovered from a 24-3 deficit in the 2nd quarter to pull off a stunning comeback in a 48-43 win over the Rebels, who outgained 'Bama 527 to 492 yards.
This 3rd week we are thus far 22-4 in calling the winner, 11-14-1 against the spread, 11-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 13-11-2 against the over/under.

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: UMass emerged the victor 21-13.
This 3rd week we are thus far 23-4 in calling the winner, 12-14-1 against the spread, 11-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-11-2 against the over/under.

Monmouth at Kent State
The Golden Flashes were favored over the Hawks by 13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 39.
Our Call: 27-17 for Kent State.
Result: The Golden Flashes downed the Hawks 27-7.
This 3rd week we are thus far 24-4 in calling the winner, 12-15-1 against the spread, 11-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-12-2 against the over/under.

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: The Hilltoppers struggled to a 31-24 win over the Redhawks.
This 3rd week we are thus far 25-4 in calling the winner, 12-16-1 against the spread, 11-13 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-13-2 against the over/under.

James Madison at North Carolina
North Carolina was favored over the Dukes by 24.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 83.5.
Our Call: 45-21 for North Carolina.
Result: The Tar Heels trailed 21-14 at the end of the 1st quarter but recovered to win going away 56-28.
This 3rd week we are thus far 26-4 in calling the winner, 12-17-1 against the spread, 11-13 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-14-2 against the over/under.

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: The Cowboys squeaked past the Panthers 45-38.
This 3rd week we are thus far 27-4 in calling the winner, 13-17-1 against the spread, 12-13 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-15-2 against the over/under.

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: The Bulls trailed 17-0 after the 1st quarter but then pulled away to win handily 45-20.
This 3rd week we are thus far 28-4 in calling the winner, 14-17-1 against the spread, 13-13 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-15-2 against the over/under.

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: The Hokies shut out the Eagles in a dominant 49-0 win as Virginia Tech will surely now rise in the polls.
This 3rd week we are thus far 29-4 in calling the winner, 15-17-1 against the spread, 14-13 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-16-2 against the over/under.

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: The Broncos beat their second Big Ten team this season, topping the Illini convincingly 34-10.
This 3rd week we are thus far 29-5 in calling the winner, 15-18-1 against the spread, 14-14 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-17-2 against the over/under.

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: The game was tied 35-35 at the half before the Wildcats pulled away in the 2nd half to win 62-42.
This 3rd week we are thus far 30-5 in calling the winner, 16-18-1 against the spread, 15-14 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-18-2 against the over/under.

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: The Gamecocks edged the Pirates 20-15 despite being outgained 400 to 195 yards.
This 3rd week we are thus far 30-6 in calling the winner, 17-18-1 against the spread, 15-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-19-2 against the over/under.

Northern Colorado at Colorado State
Colorado State was favored over the Bears by 22 points. The O/U (over/under) was 74.5.
Our Call: 34-14 for Colorado State.
Result: The Rams beat the Bears 47-21.
This 3rd week we are thus far 31-6 in calling the winner, 17-19-1 against the spread, 15-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 16-19-2 against the over/under.

UC Davis at Wyoming
Wyoming was favored over the Aggies by 22.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70.
Our Call: 38-27 for Wyoming.
Result: The Cowboys topped the Aggies 45-22.
This 3rd week we are thus far 32-6 in calling the winner, 17-20-1 against the spread, 15-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 17-19-2 against the over/under.

Idaho State at Oregon State
Oregon State was favored over the Bengals by 35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5.
Our Call: 31-10 for Oregon State.
Result: The Beavers beat the Bengals 37-7.
This 3rd week we are thus far 33-6 in calling the winner, 18-20-1 against the spread, 15-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 18-19-2 against the over/under.

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: The Eagles emerged victorious 37-19.
This 3rd week we are thus far 33-7 in calling the winner, 18-21-1 against the spread, 15-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 19-19-2 against the over/under.

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: The Wolfpack defeated the Monarchs 49-22.
This 3rd week we are thus far 34-7 in calling the winner, 18-22-1 against the spread, 15-17 against the CFPT prediction average, and 19-20-2 against the over/under.

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: The Eagles won narrowly 23-21 over the Warhawks.
This 3rd week we are thus far 35-7 in calling the winner, 18-23-1 against the spread, 15-18 against the CFPT prediction average, and 19-21-2 against the over/under.

Delaware at Wake Forest
Wake Forest was favored over the Blue Hens by 24 points. The O/U (over/under) was 42.5.
Our Call: 34-13 for Wake Forest.
Result: The Demon Deacons plucked the Blue Hens 38-21.
This 3rd week we are thus far 36-7 in calling the winner, 19-23-1 against the spread, 15-18 against the CFPT prediction average, and 20-21-2 against the over/under.

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: The Terps prevailed in two overtimes 30-24.
This 3rd week we are thus far 36-8 in calling the winner, 20-23-1 against the spread, 16-18 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-21-2 against the over/under.

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: The Midshipmen struggled to a 21-14 squeaker over the Green Wave, as Navy scored the game-winning TD late in the 4th quarter.
This 3rd week we are thus far 37-8 in calling the winner, 20-24-1 against the spread, 16-19 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-22-2 against the over/under.

Liberty at SMU (Southern Methodist U)
SMU was favored over the Flames by 13.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5.
Our Call: 34-27 for SMU.
Result: The Mustangs put out the Flames 29-14.
This 3rd week we are thus far 38-8 in calling the winner, 20-25-1 against the spread, 16-19 against the CFPT prediction average, and 22-22-2 against the over/under.

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: The Ragin' Cajuns beat the Jaguars 28-23.
This 3rd week we are thus far 38-9 in calling the winner, 20-26-1 against the spread, 16-20 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-22-2 against the over/under.

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: The Red Raiders outscored the Bulldogs 59-45.
This 3rd week we are thus far 38-10 in calling the winner, 20-27-1 against the spread, 16-21 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-23-2 against the over/under.

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: The Trojans defeated Southern Miss 37-31, despite being outgained 421 to 309 yards.
This 3rd week we are thus far 38-11 in calling the winner, 21-27-1 against the spread, 17-21 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-24-2 against the over/under.

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: The Tigers edged the Bulldogs 23-20.
This 3rd week we are thus far 39-11 in calling the winner, 21-28-1 against the spread, 17-22 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-25-2 against the over/under.

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: The Aggies prevailed over the Tigers 29-16.
This 3rd week we are thus far 39-12 in calling the winner, 21-29-1 against the spread, 17-23 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-26-2 against the over/under.

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: The Black Knights look tough this year, rolling pst the Miners 66-14.
This 3rd week we are thus far 40-12 in calling the winner, 22-29-1 against the spread, 18-23 against the CFPT prediction average, and 24-26-2 against the over/under.

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: The Razorbacks won comfortably over the Bobcats 42-3.
This 3rd week we are thus far 41-12 in calling the winner, 22-30-1 against the spread, 18-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 24-27-2 against the over/under.

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: The Gators shut out the Mean Green 32-0.
This 3rd week we are thus far 42-12 in calling the winner, 23-30-1 against the spread, 19-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 25-27-2 against the over/under.

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: The Spartans nearly blew a 36-7 3rd quarter lead to win 36-28.
This 3rd week we are thus far 42-13 in calling the winner, 24-30-1 against the spread, 20-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 25-28-2 against the over/under.

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: Georgia snuck past the Tigers 28-27.
This 3rd week we are thus far 43-13 in calling the winner, 24-31-1 against the spread, 20-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-28-2 against the over/under.

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: The Buckeyes made a statement with a 45-24 win over the Sooners.
This 3rd week we are thus far 44-13 in calling the winner, 25-31-1 against the spread, 21-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-29-2 against the over/under.

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: The Wildcats entered the win column with a 24-13 victory.
This 3rd week we are thus far 45-13 in calling the winner, 26-31-1 against the spread, 22-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 27-29-2 against the over/under.

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: Christian McCaffrey rushed for 165 yards and caught 73 yards in passes as the Cardinal beat USC 27-10.
This 3rd week we are thus far 46-13 in calling the winner, 27-31-1 against the spread, 23-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 28-29-2 against the over/under.

Portland State at Washington
Washington was favored over the Vikings by 41.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5.
Our Call: 51-7 for Washington.
Result: The Huskies topped the Vikings 41-3.
This 3rd week we are thus far 47-13 in calling the winner, 27-32-1 against the spread, 23-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 29-29-2 against the over/under.

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: The Wolf Pack halted the Bulls 38-14.
This 3rd week we are thus far 48-13 in calling the winner, 27-33-1 against the spread, 23-26 against the CFPT prediction average, and 30-29-2 against the over/under.

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: The Bruins outlasted the Cougars 17-14.
This 3rd week we are thus far 49-13 in calling the winner, 28-33-1 against the spread, 24-26 against the CFPT prediction average, and 30-30-2 against the over/under.

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: The Utes topped the Spartans 34-17.
This 3rd week we are thus far 50-13 in calling the winner, 29-33-1 against the spread, 25-26 against the CFPT prediction average, and 31-30-2 against the over/under.

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: Cal upset the Longhorns 50-43.
This 3rd week we are thus far 50-14 in calling the winner, 29-34-1 against the spread, 25-27 against the CFPT prediction average, and 31-31-2 against the over/under.

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: The Wildcats stymied the Warriors 47-28.
This 3rd week we finished 51-14 in calling the winner, 30-34-1 against the spread, 26-27 against the CFPT prediction average, and 32-31-2 against the over/under.

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Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.

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    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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