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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bowl Game Predictions 2016-2017 College Football FBS Season, by SportPundit

College Football Bowl Game Predictions 2016-2017 FBS Season, by SportPundit

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Below are our -- SportPundit -- predictions for the NCAA Division I FBS College Football Bowl Games to finish the 2016-2017 season. Our predictions are based primarily on our Pre-Bowl 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. We compose our schedule using ESPN, NCCA.com and other online sources.

Our system is based -- but not exclusively -- 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.

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.

For the bowl games we have taken opening lines and over/unders from Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com as well as their opening odds for games where those are posted later. All odds and stats are posted here by us WITHOUT ANY guarantee of accuracy, and without any liability on our part for our posted materials or links to 3rd party sites. We do our predictions for fun. If important for the reader, the reader must consult the original sites.

We write "were favored". The odds of the opening line are usually changed by the time we make our predictions. We do not compete against those changed odds. We use the CFPT prediction average as of the date that we find published.

Please note that some of our total offense and defense stats were already included prior to the Army-Navy game, whereas the majority were included after that game. Please check at cfbstats.com for the most up-to-date stats.

The number in parentheses next to a team name is the team ranking in the SportPundit Pre-Bowl Game Ratings and Rankings.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Army Navy Game 
(we always include this bowl-like game in our bowl predictions)

Army Black Knights (93) vs. Navy Midshipmen (47)
The Midshipmen were favored over the Black Knights by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Navy by 15.87 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Navy. The Army-Navy Game is traditionally difficult to call and this year is typical. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Army 68th Navy 35th; total defense: Army 5th Navy 86th. Army is ranked 2nd in rushing offense and Navy 3rd in rushing offense, but in rushing defense, Army is ranked 19th and Navy 67th. However, Navy has played a much tougher schedule this season.
Result: Army upset Navy 21-17.
We did not get our predictions online on time prior to this game so that this result will not be included in our stats.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia 12:00 P.M. (noon)
North Carolina Central (NC Central) Eagles vs. Grambling State Tigers
NC Central is 9-2 this season, while Grambling State is 11-1.
Our Call: 34-27 for Grambling State.
Result: ??

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2:00 P.M.
New Mexico Lobos (79) vs. UTSA Roadrunners (Texas San Antonio) (105)
The Lobos were favored over the Roadrunners by 7.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for New Mexico. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): New Mexico 27th UTSA 97th; total defense: New Mexico 57th UTSA 58th. 
Result: ??

Las Vegas Bowl Presented by GEICO
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada 3:30 P.M.
Houston Cougars (24) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (41)
The Cougars were favored over the Aztecs by 3 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Houston. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Houston 34th San Diego State 63rd; total defense: Houston 14th San Diego State 12th.
Result: ??

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama 5:30 P.M.
Appalachian State Mountaineers (59) vs. Toledo Rockets (49)
The Rockets were favored over the Mountaineers by 2.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 33-31 for Toledo. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Appalachian State 55th Toledo 4th; total defense: Appalachian State 15th Toledo 55th.
Result: ??

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida 5:30 P.M.
UCF (Central Florida) Knights (69) vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves (82)
The Knights were favored over the Red Wolves by 6.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for UCF. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): UCF 107th Arkansas State 79th; total defense: UCF 49th Arkansas State 42nd.
Result: ??

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana 9:00 P.M.
Southern Mississippi Eagles (104) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL) Ragin' Cajuns (114)
The Eagles were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 2 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Louisiana Lafayette. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Southern Miss 25th ULL 104th; total defense: Southern Miss 18th ULL 40th. The Eagles have some good stats not matched in the win-loss column. The Ragin' Cajuns recently beat Arkansas State, who we rank 82nd.
Result: ??

Monday, December 19, 2016

Miami Beach Bowl
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida 2:30 P.M.
Central Michigan Chippewas (90) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (48)
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Chippewas by 11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Tulsa. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Central Michigan 74th Tulsa 6th; total defense: Central Michigan 43rd Tulsa 80th.
Result: ??

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida 7:00 P.M.
Memphis Tigers (50) vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (51)
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Tigers by 7 points. The O/U (over/under) was 77 points.
Our Call: 46-44 for Western Kentucky. We rank these teams 50th and 51st. Western Kentucky has won its last seven games, albeit against weak opposition. Memphis has played a much tougher schedule and closed the regular season with a 48-44 win over poll-ranked Houston, but lost in the season 59-30 to Tulsa, a team with a strong offense that we rank 48th. National rank total offense (cfbstats.com): Memphis 33rd Western Kentucky 7th; total defense: Memphis 90th Western Kentucky 37th.
Result: ??

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California 9:00 P.M.
BYU Cougars (42) vs. Wyoming Cowboys (67)
The Cougars were favored over the Cowboys by 7.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for BYU. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): BYU 70th Wyoming 48th; total defense: BYU 32nd Wyoming 112th. Wyoming is weak against teams with a strong offense, which is not the case here.
Result: ??

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho 7:00 P.M.
Idaho Vandals (94) vs. Colorado State Rams (68)
The Rams were favored over the Vandals by 13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points. We give a bit of a home advantage to Idaho.
Our Call: 38-27 for Colorado State. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Colorado State 38th Idaho 93rd; total defense: Colorado State 60th Idaho 66th.
Result: ??

Friday, December 23, 2016

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas 1:00 P.M.
Eastern Michigan Eagles (89) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (77)
The Eagles were favored over the Monarchs by 1 point. [Note that the updated line on December 15 favored Old Dominion by 4 points] The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Old Dominion. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Eastern Michigan 36th Old Dominion 52nd; total defense: Eastern Michigan 87th Old Dominion 44th.
Result: ??

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas 4:30 P.M.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (61) vs. Navy Midshipmen (47)
The Midshipmen were favored over the Bulldogs by 5 points. [Note that the updated line on December 15 favored the Bulldogs by 4.5 points.] The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 40-37 for Louisiana Tech. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Louisiana Tech 8th Navy 35th (3rd in rushing offense); total defense: Louisiana Tech 70th (30th in rushing defense) Navy 80th.
Result: ??

Dollar General Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama 8:00 P.M.
Ohio Bobcats (84) vs. Troy Trojans (65)
The Trojans were favored over the Bobcats by 5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Troy. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Ohio 78th Troy 49th; total defense: Ohio 31st Troy 32nd. Ohio can be unpredictable.
Result: ??

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hawai'i Bowl
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii 8:00 P.M.
Hawai'i Warriors (106) vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (MTSU) (76)
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The O/U (over/under) was ?? points.
Our Call: 38-21 for Middle Tennessee. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Hawaii 88th MTSU 9th; total defense: Hawaii 104th MTSU 92nd.
Result: ??

Monday, December 26, 2016

St. Petersburg Bowl
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida 11:00 A.M.
Miami of Ohio RedHawks (85) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (58)
The Bulldogs were favored over the RedHawks by 11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 38-28 for Mississippi State. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Miami of Ohio 108th Mississippi State 41st; total defense: Miami of Ohio 26th Mississippi State 110th. The red-hot RedHawks won six in a row after starting the season 0-6. It was a first in Division I football history.
Result: ??

Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan 2:30 P.M.
Maryland Terrapins (70) vs. Boston College Eagles (83)
The Eagles were favored over the Terps by 2 points. [Note that the updated line on December 15 favored Maryland by 1 point.] The O/U (over/under) was 45 points.
Our Call: 24-20 for Maryland. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Maryland 94th Boston College 127th; total defense: Maryland 81st K 8th. A score of 3-2 would not surprise us.
Result: ??

Camping World Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana 5:00 P.M.
North Carolina State Wolfpack (NC State) (43) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (74)
The Wolfpack were favored over the Commodores by 4 points. The O/U (over/under) was 42.5 points.
Our Call: 30-23 for N.C. State. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): NC State 62nd Vanderbilt 110th; total defense: NC State 28th Vanderbilt 64th. Vandy beat Mississippi 38-17 and Tennessee 45-34 to close out the regular season and become bowl eligible. (Tennessee and Mississippi rank 109th and 110th in total defense, which may explain the upsets in part). NC State in turn shocked North Carolina 28-21 in their season finale, also to become bowl eligible. NC State ranks 28th in total defense, so we do not expect a Vanderbilt upset.
Result: ??

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas 12:00 P.M. (Noon)
Army Black Knights (93) vs. North Texas Mean Green (119)
The Black Knights were favored over the Mean Green by 9 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 31-21 for Army.
National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Army 71st North Texas 118th; total defense: Army 4th North Texas 80th.
Result: ??

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland 3:30 P.M.
Temple Owls (36) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (66)
The Owls were favored over the Demon Deacons by 12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 42.5 points.
Our Call: 24-10 for Temple. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Temple 65th Wake Forest 125th; total defense: Temple 3rd Wake Forest 39th.
Result: ??

National Funding Holiday Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California 7:00 P.M.
Minnesota Golden Gophers (54) vs. Washington State Cougars (18)
The Cougars were favored over the Golden Gophers by 4.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 38-21 for Washington State. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Minnesota 106th Washington State 15th; total defense: Minnesota 23rd Washington State 69th.
Result: ??

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona 10:15 P.M.
Boise State Broncos (29) vs. Baylor Bears (63)
The Broncos were favored over the Bears by 9.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 34-30 for Boise State. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Boise State 20th Baylor 5th; total defense: Boise State 46th Baylor 83rd.
Result: ??

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York 2:00 P.M.
Pittsburgh Panthers (19) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (35)
The Panthers were favored over the Wildcats by 3.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Pittsburgh. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Pittsburgh 42nd Northwestern 77th; total defense: Pittsburgh 98th. Northwestern 59th.
Result: ??

Russell Athletic Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida 5:30 P.M.
West Virginia Mountaineers (14) vs. Miami of Florida Hurricanes (26)
The game was seen as even, take your pick. [Note that the updated line on December 15 favored Miami of Florida by 3 points.] The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Miami. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): West Virginia 12th Miami 54th; total defense: West Virginia 79th Miami 27th.
Result: ??

Foster Farms Bowl
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California 8:30 P.M.
Indiana Hoosiers (45) vs. Utah Utes (37)
The Utes were favored over the Hoosiers by 6.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Indiana. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Indiana 53rd Utah 58th; total defense: Indiana 41st Utah 53rd.
Result: ??

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas 9:00 P.M.
Texas A&M Aggies (20) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (30)
The Aggies were favored over the Wildcats by 2 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Texas A&M. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Texas A&M 29th Kansas State 84th; total defense: Texas A&M 91st Kansas State 51st.
Result: ??

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Birmingham Bowl
Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama 2:00 P.M.
South Florida Bulls (27) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (60)
The Bulls were favored over the Gamecocks by 11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for South Florida. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): South Florida 10th South Carolina 117th; total defense: South Florida 120th South Carolina 62nd.
Result: ??

Belk Bowl
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina 5:30 P.M.
Arkansas Razorbacks (38) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (25)
The Hokies were favored over the Razorbacks by 6 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Virginia Tech. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Arkansas 49th Virginia Tech 41st; total defense: Arkansas 75th Virginia Tech 19th.
Result: ??

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas 9:00 P.M.
Oklahoma State Cowboys (28) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (15)
The Buffaloes were favored over the Cowboys by 2 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 33-27 for Colorado. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Oklahoma State 17th Colorado 43rd; total defense: Oklahoma State 108th Colorado 17th.
Result: ??

Friday, December 30, 2016

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee 12:00 P.M. (Noon)
Georgia Bulldogs (33) vs. TCU (Texas Christian) Horned Frogs (40)
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Dawgs by 1.5 points. [Note that the updated line on December 15 favored Georgia by 1 point.] The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Georgia. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Georgia 89th TCU 23rd; total defense: Georgia 16th TCU 74th.
Result: ??

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas 2:00 P.M.
Stanford Cardinal (16) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (21)
The Tar Heels were favored over the Cardinal by 1 points. [Note that the updated line on December 15 favored the Cardinal by 3.5 points.] The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 30-28 for Stanford. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Stanford 99th North Carolina 44th; total defense: Stanford 36th North Carolina 71st. As a Stanford Law School alumnus, we go with Stanford, but the Cardinal offense this year is far below par and the defense not as good as it has been.
Result: ??

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee 3:30 P.M.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (31) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (23)
The Vols were favored over the Huskers by 3 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 30-28 for Nebraska. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Nebraska 85th Tennessee 50th; total defense: Nebraska 21st Tennessee 109th. The Huskers with their less than average offense can consider themselves lucky to have drawn a team with a defense as weak as the Volunteers, which permitted underdog Vanderbilt to beat the Vols in the final game of the regular season. The Tennessee offense is better than average, while the Cornhuskers have had a good defense against weak opposition, but it was no match e.g. for the 21st-ranked offense of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Tennessee might have the more talented players, but as a Nebraska alum, we call it for the Huskers.
Result: ??

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona 5:30 P.M.
South Alabama Jaguars (98) vs. Air Force Falcons (64)
The Falcons were favored over the Jaguars by 15 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Air Force. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): South Alabama 73rd Air Force 36th; total defense: South Alabama 52nd Air Force 38th.
Result: ??

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida 8:00 P.M.
Michigan Wolverines (3) vs. Florida State Seminoles (13)
The Wolverines were favored over the Seminoles by 7 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 33-24 for Michigan. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Michigan 46th Florida State 24th; total defense: Michigan 2nd Florida State 29th. We have a Michigan alum in the family and call it strong for Michigan.
Result: ??

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida 11 A.M.
LSU Tigers (9) vs. Louisville Cardinals (11)
The game was seen as even, take your pick.  [Note that the updated line on December 15 favored LSU by 3 points.] The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for LSU. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): LSU 60th Louisville 2nd; total defense: LSU 13th Louisville 11th.
Result: ??

TaxSlayer Bowl
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida 11 A.M.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (32) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (57)
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Wildcats by 5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Georgia Tech. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Georgia Tech 82nd Kentucky 57th; total defense: Georgia Tech 63rd Kentucky 88th.
Result: ??

CFP College Football Playoff Semifinal Game
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl 
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, 3:00 P.M.
Washington Huskies (6) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (1)
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Huskies by 14 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 31-20 for Alabama. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Washington 22nd Alabama 26th; total defense: Washington 10th Alabama 1st.
Result: ??

CFP College Football Playoff Semifinal Game
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, 7:00 P.M.
Ohio State Buckeyes (2) vs. Clemson Tigers (4)
The Buckeyes were favored over the Tigers by 3 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 27-23 for Ohio State. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Ohio State 21st Clemson 13th; total defense: Ohio State 4th Clemson 9th.
Result: ??

Monday, January 2, 2017

Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida 1:00 P.M.
Florida Gators (17) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (22)
The Gators were favored over the Hawkeyes by 2 points. The O/U (over/under) was 40.5 points.
Our Call: 24-20 for Florida. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Florida 115th Iowa 120th; total defense: Florida 6th Iowa 24th.
Result: ??

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas 1:00 P.M.
Western Michigan Broncos (34) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (8)
The Badgers were favored over the Broncos by 7.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 35-24 for Wisconsin. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Western Michigan 16th Wisconsin 87th; total defense: Western Michigan 25th Wisconsin 7th.
Result: ??

103rd Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California 5:00 P.M.
USC (Southern Cal) Trojans (5) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (7)
The Trojans were favored over the Nittany Lions by 7.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for USC. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): USC 28th Penn State 56th; total defense: USC 30th Penn State 22nd.
Result: ??

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana 8:30 P.M.
Auburn Tigers (12) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (10)
The Sooners were favored over the Tigers by 5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Auburn. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): Auburn 38th Oklahoma 3rd; total defense: Auburn 20th Oklahoma 89th.
Result: ??


Monday, Jan. 9, 2017


CFP College Football Playoff
National Championship Game
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida 8:00 P.M.
Winner of Alabama vs. Washington Semifinal Game
vs.
Winner of Ohio State vs. Clemson Semifinal Game
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The O/U (over/under) was ?? points.
Our Call: ?? for ??. National rank total offense (via cfbstats.com): ?? ??th ?? ??th; total defense: ?? ??th ?? ??th.
Result: ??

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