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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Week 7 College Football Game Predictions 2016 FBS by SportPundit

Week 7 College Football Game Predictions 2016 FBS by SportPundit

After Week 6 our cumulative season results thus far are:
303-98 in picking the winner
183-194-18 against the spread
137-165 against the CFPT average, and
196-181-15 against the over/under.
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Below are our -- SportPundit -- predictions for NCAA Division I FBS College Football in ESPN Week 7, based primarily on our After Week 6 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.

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) because the ypp system is not perfect, often exacerbating stats made against much weaker or much stronger teams, nor can schedule difficulty always be pinpointed with accuracy since many schedules include FCS teams. We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online.

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 take the opening line from the CFPT (College Football Prediction Tracker), as posted Monday, October 10, 2016 10:22 AM. We take the -- usually later-posted -- opening over/under from Oddsshark viz. VegasInsider.com. All odds and stats are posted without ANY guarantee of accuracy, and without any liability on our parts for our posted materials or links to them. 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), since 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 "were favored". The odds of the opening line, whereas these are usually changed by the time we make our predictions. We do not compete against those changed odds. We used the CFPT as of the above date.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Appalachian State at Louisiana Lafayette (LA Lafayette, ULL)
The Mountaineers were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 12.49 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 35-21 for Appalachian State
Result: ??

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Navy at East Carolina (postponed)
The Midshipmen were favored over the Pirates by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Navy by 6.75 points. The O/U (over/under) was ?? points.
Our Call: ?? for ??
Result: (game postponed)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Duke at Louisville
The Cardinals were favored over the Blue Devils by 31 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisville by 27.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70.45 points.
Our Call: 52-10 for Louisville.
Result: ??

Memphis at Tulane
The Tigers were favored over the Green Wave by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 13.86 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 30-23 for Memphis.
Result: ??

San Diego State at Fresno State
The Aztecs were favored over the Bulldogs by 16 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 17.06 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for San Diego State.
Result: ??

Mississippi State at BYU (Brigham Young U)
The Cougars were favored over the Bulldogs by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 8.30 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 31-28 for BYU.
Result: ??


Saturday, October 15, 2016

North Carolina State (NC State)  at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Wolfpack by 16 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 20.06 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Clemson.
Result: ??

Kansas State at Oklahoma
The Sooners were favored over the Wildcats by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 10.10 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Oklahoma.
Result: ??

West Virginia at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Mountaineers by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech by 1.27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 80.5 points.
Our Call: 38-35 for West Virginia.
Result: ??

Vanderbilt at Georgia
The Dawgs were favored over the Commodores by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 13.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for Georgia.
Result: ??

Lafayette (FCS) at Army (West Point)
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The O/U (over/under) was ?? points.
Our Call: 41-13 for Army.
Result: ??

Minnesota at Maryland
The Terrapins were favored over the Golden Gophers by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 4.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 28-24 for Maryland.
Result: ??

Iowa at Purdue
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Boilermakers by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 13.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 31-21 for Iowa.
Result: ??

Illinois at Rutgers
The Illini were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Illinois by 0.03 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Illinois.
Result: ??

Pittsburgh at Virginia
The Panthers were favored over the Cavaliers by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Pittsburgh by 5.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 41-34 for Pittsburgh.
Result: ??

Western Kentucky (WKU) at Middle Tennessee (MTSU)
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Hilltoppers by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Middle Tennessee by 1.21 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: ??

Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Eagles by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Tech by 10.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 38-20 for Georgia Tech.
Result: ??

Eastern Michigan at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Eagles by 9.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 9.88 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Eastern Michigan. Our stats otherwise favor Ohio by 10 points but we see continuous improvement at Eastern Michigan this year under 3rd year head coach Chris Creighton. Ohio is always unpredictable. 
Result: ??

Kent State at Miami of Ohio
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The CFPT prediction average favored Kent State by 2.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was ?? points.
Our Call: 24-21 for Kent State. Our stats favor Miami of Ohio by 3 but Kent State has looked the stronger in recent games.

Result: ??

Western Michigan at Akron
The Broncos were favored over the Zips by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 13.30 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70 points.
Our Call: 38-31 for Western Michigan. This should be a very interesting game. Our stats would favor the Broncos by about 10 points. Western Michigan is eyeing an unbeaten season if they can get by Toledo in their last game. But first they have to beat a much improved Akron Zips team who will surely be up for this game.
Result: ??

Wake Forest at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Demon Deacons by 23.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wake Forest by 18.15 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 45-17 for Florida State.
Result: ??

Ball State at Buffalo
The Cardinals were favored over the Bulls by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ball State by 9.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Ball State.
Result: ??

Bowling Green at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Falcons by 24 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 27.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67 points.
Our Call: 47-17 for Toledo.
Result: ??

Central Michigan at Northern Illinois
The Chippewas were favored over the Huskies by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Central Michigan by 1.60 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for Central Michigan.
Result: ??
  
Louisiana Tech at Massachusetts (UMass)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Minutemen by 15 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 12.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 34-14 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: ??

Kansas at Baylor
The Bears were favored over the Jayhawks by 35 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Baylor by 30.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Baylor. Our stats would favor Baylor by 35 points plus the home field advantage, but Kansas lost by only 1 point to TCU last week so the stats here are probably of little use if that score reflects Jayhawk improvement over the season thus far.

Result: ??

Alabama at Tennessee
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Volunteers by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 10.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Alabama. This should be a good game and since we have relations in Tennessee, we will root for the Volunteers. Our stats favor 'Bama by 8 minus the Vols home field advantage.
Result: ??

Nebraska at Indiana
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Hoosiers by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Nebraska by 6.57 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Indiana. As a Nebraska alum, we think the Huskers may be a bit over-rated due to a very weak schedule. If that is true, they could lose this game to an Indiana team that looks about equal on paper. Our stats favor the Big Red by 4 minus the Hoosier home field advantage, which Kambour gives as 4.2590.

Result: ??

North Carolina at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Tar Heels by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 9.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Miami of Florida. The Hurricanes' loss to the Seminoles raised some questions, so it will be instructive to see how this game turns out.

Result: ??

Northwestern at Michigan State
The Spartans were favored over the Wildcats by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan State by 2.72 points. The O/U (over/under) was 41 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Michigan State.

Result: ??

USC (U of Southern California) at Arizona
The Trojans were favored over the Wildcats by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Cal by 7.10 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 35-31 for USC.
Result: ??

New Mexico at Air Force
The Falcons were favored over the Lobos by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Air Force by 15.14 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 41-21 for Air Force.
Result: ??

Georgia State at Troy
The Trojans were favored over the Panthers by 16 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 16.43 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for Troy.
Result: ??

Virginia Tech at Syracuse
The Hokies were favored over the Orange by 18 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 21.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 38-14 for Virginia Tech.
Result: ??

Missouri at Florida
The Gators were favored over the Tigers by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida by 11.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Florida.
Result: ??

Utah at Oregon State
The Utes were favored over the Beavers by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 12.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 31-23 for Utah.
Result: ??

New Mexico State at Idaho
The Vandals were favored over the Aggies by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Idaho by 7.52 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71 points.
Our Call: 35-27 for Idaho.
Result: ??

Florida International (FIU) at Charlotte
The Golden Panthers were favored over the 49ers by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored FIU by 2.21 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 33-27 for FIU.
Result: ??

Florida Atlantic (FAU) at Marshall
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Owls by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 11.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Marshall.
Result: ??

UTSA (Texas San Antonio) at Rice
The teams were seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored UTSA by 4.37 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for UTSA.
Result: ??

Mississippi (Ole Miss) at Arkansas
The Rebels were favored over the Razorbacks by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ole Miss by 6.12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 45-31 for Ole Miss.
Result: ??

Tulsa at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 19 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 21.6 points. The O/U (over/under) was 72.5 points.
Our Call: 31-21 for Houston.
Result: ??

South Alabama at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Jaguars by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 1.14 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Arkansas State.
Result: ??

Texas State at Louisiana Monroe (LA Monroe, ULM)
The Warhawks were favored over the Bobcats by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored LA Monroe by 3.2 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66 points.
Our Call: 35-28 for LA Monroe.
Result: ??

Connecticut (UConn) at South Florida (USF)
The Bulls were favored over the Huskies by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored USF by 17.59 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 44-17 for South Florida.
Result: ??

Iowa State at Texas
The Longhorns were favored over the Cyclones by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas by 11.33 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Texas.
Result: ??

Stanford at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Cardinal by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 3.79 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Stanford. 
Result: ??

Southern Miss at LSU
The Tigers were favored over the Golden Eagles by 24 points. The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 23.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 45-17 for LSU.
Result: ??

Temple at Central Florida (UCF)
The Knights were favored over the Owls by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 1.10 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 28-24 for UCF.
Result: ??

Arizona State at Colorado
The Buffaloes were favored over the Sun Devils by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado by 7.99 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Colorado.
Result: ??

Ohio State at Wisconsin
The Buckeyes were favored over the Badgers by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 9.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 31-16 for Ohio State.
Result: ??

Colorado State at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Rams by 27 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 24.60 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 47-17 for Boise State.
Result: ??

UCLA at Washington State
The Bruins were favored over the Cougars by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 6.70 points. The O/U (over/under) was ?? points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Washington State. The difference between the line and the CFPT prediction average is over two touchdowns....
Result: ??

Nevada at San Jose State
The Spartans were favored over the Wolf Pack by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Nevada by 0.50 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 34-33 for Nevada.
Result: ??

UNLV at Hawaii
The Warriors were favored over the Rebels by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Hawaii by 3.54 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 36-30 for Hawaii.
Result: ??

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