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Sunday, September 10, 2017

College Football Predictions and Results for 2017 "Week 2" FBS Games September 7 through September 9

College Football Predictions for 2017 "Week 2" FBS Games (September 7 through September 9, using the week numbering employed by the ESPN schedule).

It was a rough second week for our prognostications, as we went
50-20 in picking the winner
32-35-3 against the spread
24-22 against the CFPT average
and 33-37 against the over/under.

For the season we are now
128-31 in picking the winner
82-69-8 against the spread
48-41 against the CFPT average,
and 77-79-3 against the over/under.

Below are the SportPundit predictions for Week 2 of the NCAA Division I FBS College Football Season 2017-2018. Predictions are based primarily on the final post-bowl and post-playoff rankings for the past football season. See the SportPundit Preseason College Football Rankings and Ratings for FBS 2017-2018. We also looked at the past USA Today Sagarin College Football 2016 Ratings, the preseason Massey Ratings for 2017-2018 NCAA I Football and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations. Of course, after the first week of play, we also look at the results of that first week and factor them into our calculations. We compose the schedule here using ESPN, NCCA.com and other online sources.

Our system is based -- but not exclusively -- on our system of what we have christened as "NAYPPA" stats (net average yards per play advantage), calibrated primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, i.e. the teams thus far played. We use yards per play stats published at cfbstats.com. Other adjustments are also made (*=adjustment) because the ypp (yards per play) 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, especially at the beginning of the season.

We often use the Kambour home field advantage calculations or take a standard 3-point home field advantage ala Sagarin into account in predicting the scores.

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 use opening lines, as far as possible, taking those opening lines this week primarily from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), as posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:31 AM. Otherwise, we use Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com also for the over/unders. We add over/unders as available. 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 for links to 3rd party sites. We do our predictions here for fun. If odds and stats are important for the reader, the reader must consult the original sites.

Note that we write "were favored". The odds of the opening line are often changed by the time we make our predictions. We do not compete against those changed odds. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it published. Note that there is no line given at CFPT for games between FCS and FBS opponents.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Idaho State at Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Bengals by 29 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66 points [we always use the opening odds, unless unclear or unavailable].
Our Call: 42-14 for Utah State.
Result:The Aggies topped the Bengals 51-13.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 1-0 in picking the winner, 0-1 against the spread, and 1-0 gainst the over/under.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Memphis at UCF (Central Florida)
[the game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma]
The Knights were favored over the Tigers by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Central Florida by 0.41 points. The O/U (over/under) was 72 points.
Our Call: 44-24 for UCF. Kambour gives the Knights a home field advantage of 1.0133 points (henceforth simply "Kambour"). For this and other games, sometimes we use Kambour and sometimes not, or we just apply a straight 3-point home field advantage, or none at all in some cases. It depends.
Result:

Oklahoma State at South Alabama
The Cowboys were favored over the Jaguars by 24.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 25.97 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 54-27 for Oklahoma State.
Result: The Cowboys cruised past the Jaguars 44-7 as South Alabama could muster only 41 yards on 27 carries, passing for 134 yards, while Oklahoma State put up 5405 yards total offense.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 2-0 in picking the winner, 1-1 against the spread, 1-0 against the CFPT average, and 1-1 gainst the over/under.

Ohio at Purdue
The Boilermakers were favored over the Bobcats by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Purdue by 0.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Purdue.
Result: Purdue led 34-7 at halftime in winning 44-21. It was the first-ever Boilermaker Friday night home game.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 3-0 in picking the winner, 2-1 against the spread, 2-0 against the CFPT average, and 2-1 gainst the over/under.

Alcorn State (FCS) at Florida International (FIU) 
[rescheduled from Miami,Florida on Saturday to Friday in Birmingham, Alabama due to Hurricane Irma]
The Panthers were favored over the Braves by 20 points.The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: we overlooked calling this game due to game rescheduling
Result: FIU won 17-10.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cincinnati at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Bearcats by 29 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 31.22 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 42-0 for Michigan.
Result: The Wolverines struggled on offense but shut down the Bearcats defensively, allowing only 200 yards total offense, in a 36-14 win.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 4-0 in picking the winner, 2-2 against the spread, 2-1 against the CFPT average,and 2-2 gainst the over/under.

Florida Atlantic (FAU) at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Owls by 33 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 39.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 47-13 for Wisconsin.
Result: Wisconsin beat FAU only 31-14 in spite of outgaining the Owls 564 to 248 yards in total offense. The Badgers turned the ball over twice.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 5-0 in picking the winner, 2-3 against the spread, 3-1 against the CFPT average,and 2-3 gainst the over/under.

Buffalo at Army
The Black Knights were favored over the Bulls by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 16.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Buffalo.
Result:The Black Knights scored 14 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to edge Buffalo 21-17.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 5-1 in picking the winner, 3-3 against the spread, 4-1 against the CFPT average,and 3-3 gainst the over/under.

Louisiana Monroe (ULM, LA Monroe) at Florida State 
[game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma] 
The Seminoles were favored over the WarHawks by 35 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 36.57 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 47-7 for Florida State.
Result:

Louisville at North Carolina
The Cardinals were favored over the Tar Heels by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisville by 3.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 31-28 for Louisville.
Result: Louisville topped the Tar Heels 47-35 with a 20-point fourth quarter.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 6-1 in picking the winner, 3-4 against the spread, 4-2 against the CFPT average,and 3-4 gainst the over/under.

Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) at Kansas State
The Wildcats were favored over the 49ers by 36.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Kansas State by 35.22 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 47-7 for Kansas State.
Result: The Wildcats blitzed the 49ers 55-7, outgaining Charlotte 493 to 168 yards total offense.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 7-1 in picking the winner, 4-4 against the spread, 5-2 against the CFPT average,and 3-5 gainst the over/under.

South Florida (USF) at Connecticut 
[game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma]
The Bulls were favored over the Huskies by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored USF by 18.27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67 points.
Our Call: 47-17 for South Florida.
Result:

Northern Colorado (FCS) at Florida 
[game cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, nor being rescheduled]
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Our Call: 45-7 for Florida.
Result:

Northwestern at Duke
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored Northwestern by 3.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Northwestern.
Result: In a surprisingly easy win, Duke throttled Northwestern 41-17.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 7-2 in picking the winner, 4-5 against the spread, 5-3 against the CFPT average,and 3-6 gainst the over/under.

East Carolina at West Virginia
The Mountaineers were favored over the Pirates by 19.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 23.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 47-17 for West Virginia.
Result: West Virginia outscored the Pirates 56-20.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 8-2 in picking the winner, 5-5 against the spread, 6-3 against the CFPT average,and 4-6 gainst the over/under.

Towson (FCS) at Maryland
The Terrapins were favored over the Tigers by 30.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 45-14 for Maryland.
Result:The Terrapins cruised past the Tigers 63-17.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 9-2 in picking the winner, 6-5 against the spread, 6-3 against the CFPT average,and 5-6 gainst the over/under.

Eastern Kentucky (FCS) at Kentucky
The Wildcats were favored over the Colonels by 37 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 47-14 for Kentucky.
Result:The Wildcats edged the Colonels 27-16 with 10 unanswered points in the 4th quarter.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 10-2 in picking the winner, 7-5 against the spread, 6-3 against the CFPT average,and 5-7 gainst the over/under.

Tennessee-Martin (UT Martin) (FCS) at Mississippi
The Rebels were favored over the Skyhawks by 32.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 47-17 for Ole Miss.
Result:The Rebels beat the Skyhawks 45-23.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 11-2 in picking the winner, 8-5 against the spread, 6-3 against the CFPT average,and 6-7 gainst the over/under.

Iowa at Iowa State
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Cyclones by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 5.56 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Iowa State.
Result:The Cyclones lost a heartbreaker to the Hawkeyes in overtime 44-41.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 11-3 in picking the winner, 8-5-1 against the spread, 7-3 against the CFPT average,and 6-8 gainst the over/under.

Jacksonville State (FCS) at Georgia Tech The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Gamecocks by 17.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 41-21 for Georgia Tech.
Result:The Yellow Jackets prevailed over the Gamecocks 37-10.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 12-3 in picking the winner, 9-5-1 against the spread, 7-3 against the CFPT average,and 6-9 gainst the over/under.

Wake Forest at Boston College The Eagles were favored over the Demon Deacons by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boston College by 0.94 points. The O/U (over/under) was 43 points.
Our Call: 24-17 for Wake Forest.
Result:The Demon Deacons topped the Eagles 34-10 and may be on their way to something like a 10-win type of season. As we wrote last week: "The Demon Deacons have gone from two 3-9 seasons to 7-6 last year including a Military Bowl win over Temple under the head coaching of Dave Clawson, and are likely to be even beter this year. Now in his 4th year, Clawson in 4 years went from 0-11 to 10-3 at Fordham, from 3-8 to 11-3 at Richmond, and from 2-10 to 10-3 at Bowling Green (one can not include the 2009 season as his)."
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 13-3 in picking the winner, 10-5-1 against the spread, 8-3 against the CFPT average,and 7-9 gainst the over/under.

Texas State at Colorado The Buffaloes were favored over the Bobcats by 34.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado by 38.56 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for Colorado.
Result:The Buffaloes were not as dominant as expected but beat the Bobcats 37-3, outgaining Texas State 430 to 283 yards.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 14-3 in picking the winner, 10-6-1 against the spread, 8-4 against the CFPT average,and 7-10 gainst the over/under.

UAB at Ball State The Cardinals were favored over the Blazers by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ball State by 9.25 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Ball State.
Result:The Cardinals led only 21-17 at the half but pulled away for a 51-31 win.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 15-3 in picking the winner, 10-7-1 against the spread, 8-5 against the CFPT average,and 8-10 gainst the over/under.

Fresno State at Alabama The Crimson Tide were favored over the Bulldogs by 41.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 45.96 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 42-13 for Alabama. Saban says Fresno State's new head coach Jeff Tedford is a top coach and that the Bulldogs are much improved this year.
Result: The top-ranked Crimson Tide prevailed over the Bulldogs 41-10.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 16-3 in picking the winner, 11-7-1 against the spread, 9-5 against the CFPT average,and 8-11 gainst the over/under.

Pittsburgh at Penn State The Nittany Lions were favored over the Panthers by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 15.76 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67.5 points.
Our Call: 41-23 for Penn State.
Result:The Nittany Lions worked their way to a 33-14 win in spite of being outgained 342 to 312 yards.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 17-3 in picking the winner, 12-7-1 against the spread, 10-5 against the CFPT average,and 9-11 gainst the over/under.

Delaware (FCS) at Virginia Tech The Hokies were favored over the Blue Hens by 39 points.  The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 56-7 for Virginia Tech.
Result:The Hokies shut out the Blue Hens 27-0.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 18-3 in picking the winner, 12-8-1 against the spread, 10-5 against the CFPT average,and 9-12 gainst the over/under.

TCU at Arkansas The Razorbacks were favored over the Horned Frogs by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas by 0.95 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 35-31 for Arkansas.
Result:TCU held Arkansas to 13 first downs and outgained the Razorbacks 361 to 267 yards in a stellar 28-7 win for the Horned Frogs.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 18-4 in picking the winner, 12-9-1 against the spread, 10-6 against the CFPT average,and 9-13 gainst the over/under.

Tulane at Navy The Midshipmen were favored over the Green Wave by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Navy by 14.24 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for Navy.
Result: Navy edged the Green Wave 23-21.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 19-4 in picking the winner, 12-10-1 against the spread, 10-7 against the CFPT average,and 9-14 gainst the over/under.

Austin Peay (FCS) at Miami of Ohio The Redhawks were favored over the Governors by 34.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: The Redhawks beat the Governors 31-10.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 20-4 in picking the winner, 13-10-1 against the spread, 10-7 against the CFPT average,and 10-14 gainst the over/under.

Eastern Illinois (FCS) at Northern Illinois The Huskies were favored over the Panthers by 15 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 41-20 for Northern Illinois.
Result: The Huskies led 31-3 at the half and beat the Panthers 38-10.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 21-4 in picking the winner, 14-10-1 against the spread, 10-7 against the CFPT average,and 10-15 gainst the over/under.

Howard (FCS) at Kent State The Golden Flashes were favored over the Bison by 24.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Howard.
Result: Howard showed that last week's win over UNLV was no fluke as it gave the Golden Flashes all they could handle in a 38-31 loss, as the Bison outgained Kent State 452 to 399 yards.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 21-5 in picking the winner, 15-10-1 against the spread, 10-7 against the CFPT average,and 10-16 gainst the over/under.

Villanova (FCS) at Temple The Owls were favored over the Wildcats by 7 points. The O/U (over/under) was 41 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Temple.
Result:Temple squeaked past Villanova 16-13 in a Philadelphia battle.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 22-5 in picking the winner, 15-11-1 against the spread, 10-7 against the CFPT average,and 10-17 gainst the over/under.

Savannah State (FCS) at Appalachian State The Mountaineers were favored over the Tigers by 49.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 61-7 for Appalachian State.
Result: Appalachian State led 45-0 at halftime in winning 54-7.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 23-5 in picking the winner, 15-12-1 against the spread, 10-7 against the CFPT average,and 11-17 gainst the over/under.

Indiana at Virginia The Hoosiers were favored over the Cavaliers by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Indiana by 3.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Indiana.
Result:The Hoosiers prevailed over the Cavaliers 34-17.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 24-5 in picking the winner, 16-12-1 against the spread, 11-7 against the CFPT average,and 12-17 gainst the over/under.

Middle Tennessee at Syracuse The Orange were favored over the Blue Raiders by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Syracuse by 11.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 72.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Syracuse.
Result: The Orange fell to the Blue Raiders 23-20 in a low-scoring affair.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 25-5 in picking the winner, 17-12-1 against the spread, 12-7 against the CFPT average,and 13-17 gainst the over/under.

Old Dominion at Massachusetts The Monarchs were favored over the Minutemen by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Old Dominion by 7.33 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Old Dominion.
Result: The Monarchs topped UMass 17-7, sacking the QBs 8 times.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 26-5 in picking the winner, 18-12-1 against the spread, 13-7 against the CFPT average,and 13-18 gainst the over/under.

Western Michigan at Michigan State
The Spartans were favored over the Broncos by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 0.21 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Michigan State.
Result:The Spartans topped the Broncos 28-14.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 27-5 in picking the winner, 18-13-1 against the spread, 14-7 against the CFPT average,and 13-19 gainst the over/under.

Eastern Michigan at Rutgers
The Scarlet Knights were favored over the Eagles by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Rutgers by 0.85 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Rutgers.
Result: The Eagles upset the Scarlet Knights 16-13.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 27-6 in picking the winner, 18-14-1 against the spread, 14-8 against the CFPT average,and 13-20 gainst the over/under.

San Jose State at Texas
The Longhorns were favored over the Spartans by 24 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas by 18.55 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Texas.
Result: The Longhorns shut out the Spartans convincingly 56-0.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 28-6 in picking the winner, 18-15-1 against the spread, 14-9 against the CFPT average,and 14-20 gainst the over/under.

Abilene Christian (FCS) at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Wildcats by 42.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66.5 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for Colorado State.
Result: The Rams beat the Wildcats 38-10.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 29-6 in picking the winner, 19-15-1 against the spread, 14-9 against the CFPT average,and 15-20 gainst the over/under.

Indiana State (FCS) at Tennessee
The Volunteers were favored over the Sycamores by 36.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 49-17 for Tennessee.
Result: The Vols led 28-0 at halftime and won 42-7.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 30-6 in picking the winner, 20-15-1 against the spread, 14-9 against the CFPT average,and 15-21 gainst the over/under.

Gardner Webb (FCS) at Wyoming
The Cowboys were favored over the Runnin' Bulldogs by 34 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 38-7 for Wyoming.
Result: Wyoming shut out the Runnin' Bulldogs 27-0.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 31-6 in picking the winner, 21-15-1 against the spread, 14-9 against the CFPT average,and 16-21 gainst the over/under.

Central Michigan at Kansas
The Jayhawks were favored over the Chippewas by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Kansas by 2.53 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Kansas.
Result: The Chippewas downed the Jayhawks 28-7.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 31-7 in picking the winner, 21-16-1 against the spread, 14-10 against the CFPT average,and 17-21 gainst the over/under.

Alabama A&M (FCS) at Vanderbilt
The Commodores were favored over the Bulldogs by 48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 56-7 for Vanderbilt.
Result: Vandy led 35-0 at the half and shut out the Bulldogs 42-0.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 32-7 in picking the winner, 21-17-1 against the spread, 14-10 against the CFPT average,and 17-22 gainst the over/under.

Louisiana Lafayette (ULL, LA Lafayette) at Tulsa
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 15.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulsa by 14.51 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Tulsa.
Result: Tulsa outscored the Ragin' Cajuns 66-42.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 33-7 in picking the winner, 22-17-1 against the spread, 15-10 against the CFPT average,and 17-23 gainst the over/under.

Nebraska at Oregon
The Ducks were favored over the Cornhuskers by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oregon by 4.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 73.5 points.
Our Call: 38-36 for Oregon. As a Husker alum, we always hope that the Big Red will one day again return to greatness, but for that, they will have to obtain a head coach who can recruit Top 10 classes. Our hat is still in the ring for Scott Frost, but we recommended Urban Meyer to some folk in Nebraska when Meyer was still a head coach at Bowling Green and no one listened.
Result: Nebraska trailed 42-14 at halftime but rallied to a 42-35 loss in a game in which the Ducks outgained the Huskers 566 to 361 yards, as Oregon averaged 7.4 yards per play on offense, as compared to the NU 5.2 yards. The Cornhuskers appear to be headed deeper into mediocrity.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 34-7 in picking the winner, 22-18-1 against the spread, 15-11 against the CFPT average,and 18-23 gainst the over/under.

Hawaii at UCLA
The Bruins were favored over the Warriors by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCLA by 18.87 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 49-17 for UCLA.
Result:The Bruins outscored the Warriors 56-23.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 35-7 in picking the winner, 23-18-1 against the spread, 16-11 against the CFPT average,and 19-23 gainst the over/under.

Weber State (FCS) at California
The Golden Bears were favored over the Wildcats by 29 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 45-14 for Cal.
Result: Cal trailed 20-7 at halftime but recovered for a 33-20 win.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 36-7 in picking the winner, 23-19-1 against the spread, 16-11 against the CFPT average,and 20-23 gainst the over/under.

Marshall at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Thundering Herd by 20 points. The CFPT prediction average favored N.C. State by 22.83 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 37-14 for NC State.
Result: The Wolfpack prevailed over the Thundering Herd 37-20.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 37-7 in picking the winner, 23-20-1 against the spread, 16-12 against the CFPT average,and 20-24 gainst the over/under.

New Hampshire (FCS) at Georgia Southern
The Eagles were favored over the Wildcats by 7.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Georgia Southern.
Result: The FCS Wildcats of New Hampshire upset the Eagles 22-12.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 37-8 in picking the winner, 23-21-1 against the spread, 16-12 against the CFPT average,and 20-25 gainst the over/under.

South Dakota (FCS) at Bowling Green
The Falcons were favored over the Coyotes by 3 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Bowling Green.
Result: The FCS Coyotes of South Dakota upset the Falcons 35-27.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 37-9 in picking the winner, 24-21-1 against the spread, 16-12 against the CFPT average,and 21-25 gainst the over/under.

Alabama State (FCS) at Troy
The Trojans were favored over the Hornets by 42.5 points.The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 55-7 for Troy.
Result: Troy topped Alabama State 34-7.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 38-9 in picking the winner, 24-22-1 against the spread, 16-12 against the CFPT average,and 21-26 gainst the over/under.

Arkansas Pine-Bluff (FCS) at Akron
The Zips were favored over the Golden Lions by 49 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 59-7 for Akron.
Result:The Zips cruised past the Golden Lions 52-3.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-9 in picking the winner, 24-22-2 against the spread, 16-12 against the CFPT average,and 21-27 gainst the over/under.

Auburn at Clemson
The Clemson Tigers were favored over the Auburn Tigers by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 9.85 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Auburn.
Result: The Clemson Tigers beat the Aubrun Tigers 14-6, allowing Auburn only 117 yards total offense and two field goals.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-10 in picking the winner, 24-23-2 against the spread, 17-12 against the CFPT average,and 22-27 gainst the over/under.

Toledo at Nevada
The Rockets were favored over the Wolf Pack by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 10.21 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Nevada.
Result: The Rockets topped the Wolf Pack 37-24.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-11 in picking the winner, 24-24-2 against the spread, 17-13 against the CFPT average,and 23-27 gainst the over/under.

UNLV at Idaho
The Vandals were favored over the Rebels by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Idaho by 12.58 points. The O/U (over/under) was 72 points.
Our Call: 40-27 for Idaho.
Result: UNLV bounced back from its record loss to Howard in topping the Vandals 44-16.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-12 in picking the winner, 24-25-2 against the spread, 17-14 against the CFPT average,and 24-27 gainst the over/under.

North Texas at SMU
The Mustangs were favored over the Mean Green by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored SMU by 10.88 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for North Texas.
Result: SMU outscored the Mean Green 54-32.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-13 in picking the winner, 24-26-2 against the spread, 17-15 against the CFPT average,and 25-27 gainst the over/under.

Southern U (FCS) at Southern Mississippi
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Jaguars by 26.5 points.The O/U (over/under) was 66 points.
Our Call: 41-13 for Southern Miss.
Result: Southern Miss shut out Southern U 45-0.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 40-13 in picking the winner, 25-26-2 against the spread, 17-15 against the CFPT average,and 26-27 gainst the over/under.

South Carolina at Missouri
The Tigers were favored over the Gamecocks by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 0.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 74.5 points.
Our Call: 41-31 for South Carolina.
Result:The Gamecocks beat Mizzou 31-13.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 41-13 in picking the winner, 26-26-2 against the spread, 18-15 against the CFPT average,and 27-27 gainst the over/under.

Nicholls (FCS) at Texas A&M
The Aggies were favored over the Colonels by 30 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 63-7 for Texas A&M.
Result:The Aggies nudged the Colonels 24-14.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 42-13 in picking the winner, 26-27-2 against the spread, 18-15 against the CFPT average,and 27-28 gainst the over/under.

Oklahoma at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Sooners by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 6.62 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 38-31 for Ohio State.
Result:The Sooners outgained the Buckeyes 490 to 350 yards in a convincing 31-16 win.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 42-14 in picking the winner, 26-28-2 against the spread, 18-16 against the CFPT average,and 27-29 gainst the over/under.

Chattanooga (FCS) at LSU
The Tigers were favored over the Mocs by 37.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for LSU.
Result:The Tigers topped the Mocs 45-10.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 43-14 in picking the winner, 26-29-2 against the spread, 18-16 against the CFPT average,and 28-29 gainst the over/under.

Georgia at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Dawgs by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 3.14 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Georgia.
Result: The Dawgs edged the Fighting Irish 20-19.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 44-14 in picking the winner, 27-29-2 against the spread, 19-16 against the CFPT average,and 28-30 gainst the over/under.

Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were favored over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Mississippi State by 4.12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 37-34 for Mississippi State.
Result: Mississippi State cruised past Louisiana Tech 57-21.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 45-14 in picking the winner, 27-30-2 against the spread, 19-17 against the CFPT average,and 29-30 gainst the over/under.

Montana (FCS) at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Grizzlies by 38.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for Washington.
Result:The Huskies crushed the Grizzlies 63-7.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 46-14 in picking the winner, 28-30-2 against the spread, 19-17 against the CFPT average,and 29-31 gainst the over/under.

Rice at UTEP (Texas El Paso)
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored UTEP by 2.93 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 35-34 for Rice.
Result: Rice prevailed over the Miners 31-14.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 47-14 in picking the winner, 29-30-2 against the spread, 20-17 against the CFPT average,and 29-32 gainst the over/under.

New Mexico State at New Mexico
The Lobos were favored over the Aggies by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored New Mexico by 12.52 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66.5 points.
Our Call: 41-27 for New Mexico.
Result: The Aggies beat the Lobos 30-28.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 47-15 in picking the winner, 29-31-2 against the spread, 20-18 against the CFPT average,and 29-33 gainst the over/under.

UTSA (Texas San Antonio) (UT San Antonio) at Baylor
The Bears were favored over the Roadrunners by 16 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Baylor by 12.32 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 40-20 for Baylor.
Result:Texas San Antonio upset Baylor 17-10.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 47-16 in picking the winner, 29-32-2 against the spread, 20-19 against the CFPT average,and 29-34 gainst the over/under.

Western Kentucky at Illinois
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Fighting Illini by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 10.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for Western Kentucky.
Result: The Illini shut down the Hilltoppers 20-7.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 47-17 in picking the winner, 29-33-2 against the spread, 20-20 against the CFPT average,and 29-35 gainst the over/under.

Stanford at USC (Southern Cal)
The Trojans were favored over the Cardinal by 5.50 points. The CFPT prediction average favored USC by 6.23 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Stanford.
Result: The Trojans beat the Cardinal 42-24, as USC outgained Stanford 623 to 342 yards.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 47-18 in picking the winner, 29-34-2 against the spread, 20-21 against the CFPT average,and 30-35 gainst the over/under.

Minnesota at Oregon State
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Beavers by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Minnesota by 4.64 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Minnesota.
Result: Minnesota cruised past Oregon State 48-14.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 48-18 in picking the winner, 30-34-2 against the spread, 20-22 against the CFPT average,and 30-36 gainst the over/under.

Utah at BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Utes by 1.50 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 0.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Utah.
Result:The Utes beat BYU 19-13.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 49-18 in picking the winner, 31-34-2 against the spread, 21-22 against the CFPT average,and 31-36 gainst the over/under.

Boise State at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Broncos by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 9.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Boise State.
Result: ("It ain't over 'til its over." - Yogi Berra.) The Broncos blew a 31-10 4th quarter lead as Washington State beat Boise State in 3 overtimes 47-44.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 49-19 in picking the winner, 32-34-2 against the spread, 22-22 against the CFPT average,and 32-36 gainst the over/under.

Houston at Arizona
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 4.86 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66 points.
Our Call: 33-31 for Arizona.
Result: Houston topped Arizona 19-16.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 49-20 in picking the winner, 32-35-2 against the spread, 23-22 against the CFPT average,and 33-36 gainst the over/under.

San Diego State at Arizona State
The Sun Devils were favored over the Aztecs by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 2.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for San Diego State.
Result:The Aztecs beat the Sun Devils 30-20.
For the 2nd Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 50-20 in picking the winner, 32-35-3 against the spread, 24-22 against the CFPT average,and 33-37 gainst the over/under.

Miami at Arkansas State
(game cancelled due to Hurricane Irma - the problem of getting back to Miami from the game was the potential issue, so ESPN, the game will not be rescheduled in 2017)
The Hurricanes were favored over the Red Wolves by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 11.88 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
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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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