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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SportPundit College Football Predictions for Week 8 of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS Season

College Football Predictions for Week 8 of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS Season

Make sure you view our new FBS rankings after Week 7 play.

We finished Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season as follows:
36-17 in calling the winner
29-23-1 against the spread, and
30-22-1 against the over/under.

Our cumulative FBS prognostication record for 2019 after Week 7 is:
346-93 in calling the winner
216-211-12 against the spread
216-216-7 against the over/under ("total").


If possible, we compete against the quoted opening odds ("the line", "the spread") as available online (e.g. Vegas Insider, OddsShark, Sportsline, CFPT), and which can vary, so we have no fixed system of which portals we use. We do our predictions for fun and we are not affiliated with any service or institution.

Caveat Emptor! Please do not use our predictions for wagering. We disclaim any and all liability for anyone's use of our materials and prognostications, nor do we make any warranties as to accuracy. Our prognostication hobby helps us to keep track of news and sports all over America. We are not in this for the money. May the best team win.

Our abbreviation "ypp" in our prognostications means "yards per play" and not "yards per point" as at Phil Steele --- hey, we have his preview magazine -- this is no ad for Phil Steele, just a fact.

Our predictions look to yards per play stats (cfbstats.com) on both offense and defense, schedule difficulty (Massey Ratings) with an eye thrown at the unbiased Colley Matrix, and home field advantage (calculated either via Kambour (Kambour HFA), or as a standard of 3 points, it just depends). We also cast a glance at the College Football Prediction Tracker ("CFPT"). Our own FBS rankings after Week 7 of play are the basis for our prognostications.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

South Alabama at Troy
The Trojans were favored over the Jaguars by 14.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Troy.
Result: ??.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Louisiana Lafayette ULL at Arkansas State
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Red Wolves by 4.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 67 points.
Our Call: 40-31 for Louisiana.
Result: ??.

UCLA at Stanford
The Cardinal were favored over the Bruins by 9.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Stanford.
The Cardinal 23-13 win over Washington less than two weeks ago via backup quarterback, Davis Mills, was perhaps a turn-around for the Cardinal this season. That's the real Stanford, not the Cardinal's prior lackluster season performance. Stanford is averaging a dismal 5.22 yards on offense and a dismal 6.23 yards on defense this year, both stats well below the simple FBS average.
Result: ??.

Friday, October 18, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Marshall at Florida Atlantic FAU
The Owls were favored over the Thundering Herd by 5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for FAU.
Result: ??.

Pittsburgh at Syracuse
The Panthers were favored over the Orange by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Pittsburgh. Our stats would favor the Panthers by a bigger margin, but both Pitt and the Orange can be unpredictable.
Result: ??.

Ohio State at Northwestern
The Buckeyes were favored over the Wildcats by 28 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 38-7 for Ohio State. On a good day, the stalwart Northwestern defense might hold down the margin of victory.
Result: ??.

UNLV at Fresno State
The Broncos were favored over the Rebels by 13.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Fresno State. UNLV beat Vanderbilt in their last outing 34-10, so we are cautious here in our prognostication, even though our stats predict a larger Bulldog win.
Result: ??

Saturday, October 19, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Houston at Connecticut
The Cougars were favored over the Huskies by 22 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 49-17 for Houston.
Result: ??.

Florida at South Carolina
The Gators were favored over the Gamecocks by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Florida. Our rankings have Florida as 5.4 points better than South Carolina, MINUS the Gamecocks home field advantage, so it could be close.
Result:??.

Auburn at Arkansas
The Tigers were favored over the Razorbacks by 17.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Auburn.
Result: ??.

Iowa State at Texas Tech
The Cyclones were favored over the Red Raiders by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Texas Tech. Our stats favor the Cyclones by 8 points minus the Texas Tech home field advantage, which Kambour has as 3.5344 points.
Result: ??.

Clemson at Louisville
The Tigers were favored over the Cardinals by 23 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 44-20 for Clemson.
Result: ??.

Georgia Tech at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Yellow Jackets by 19.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 38-14 for Miami.
Result: ??.

West Virginia at Oklahoma
The Sooners were favored over the Mountaineers by 32 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 66.5 points.
Our Call: 54-14 for Oklahoma.
Result: ??.

Kent State at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Golden Flashes by 9 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 36-30 for Ohio.
Result: ??.

Purdue at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Boilermakers by 17 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 30-20 for Iowa.
Result: ??.

Wisconsin at Illinois
The Badgers were favored over the Illini by 29 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52 points.
Our Call: 45-0 for Wisconsin.
Result: ??.

North Carolina State at Boston College
The Wolfpack were favored over the Eagles by 2 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for NC State.
Result: ??.

Central Michigan at Bowling Green
The Chippewas were favored over the Falcons by 10.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Bowling Green. Bowling Green beat Toledo last week in an improbable 20-7 win, the first signature win for Falcon first-year head coach Scot Loeffler, a former QB coach of Patriot QB Tom Brady. For the Falcons this may be a sign of things to come. Our stats favor Central Michigan but we take a risk here, given the impressive BG win over Toledo.
Result: ??.

Toledo at Ball State
The Rockets were favored over the Cardinals by 1.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Ball State.
Result: ??.

Northern Illinois at Miami of Ohio
The Huskies were favored over the RedHawks by 3 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49 points.
Our Call: 27-23 for Northern Illinois.
Result: ??.

Oregon State at California
The Golden Bears were favored over the Beavers by 10.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Cal.
Result: ??.

TCU at Kansas State
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Wildcats by 2 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for TCU.
Result: ??.

New Mexico at Wyoming
The Cowboys were favored over the Lobos by 19.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Wyoming.
Result: ??.

Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern
The Eagles were favored over the Chanticleers by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Georgia Southern.
Result: ??.

Temple at SMU
The Mustangs were favored over the Owls by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 59 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Temple.
Result: ??.

South Florida at Navy
The Midshipmen were favored over the Bulls by 11.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Navy.
Result: ??.

Tulsa at Cincinnati
The Bearcats were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 16.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 41-17 for Cincinnati.
Result: ??.

Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Golden Eagles by 2 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Southern Miss.
Result: ??.

Oregon at Washington
The Ducks were favored over the Huskies by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Oregon.
Result: ??.

North Carolina at Virginia Tech
The Tar Heels were favored over the Hokies by 3 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 35-20 for North Carolina.
Result: ??.

Minnesota at Rutgers
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 29.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48 points.
Our Call: 42-0 for Minnesota.
Result: ??.

Duke at Virginia
The Cavaliers were favored over the Blue Devils by 5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 44 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Virginia.
Result: ??.

Indiana at Maryland
The Hoosiers were favored over the Terrapins by 3 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 27-23 for Indiana. Our rankings have Indiana and Maryland at the 63rd and 64th positions respectively. Kambour gives Maryland a home field advantage of only 0.5540 points. Indiana has the stouter defense so we go with the Hoosiers.
Result: ??.

Buffalo at Akron
The Bulls were favored over the Zips by 19 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 47 points.
Our Call: 35-13 for Buffalo.
Result: ??.

Louisiana Monroe ULM at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Warhawks by 17 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 65 points.
Our Call: 45-24 for Appalachian State.
Result: ??.

LSU at Mississippi State
The Tigers were favored over the Bulldogs by 19 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 62 points.
Our Call: 48-24 for LSU.
Result: ??.

Charlotte at Western Kentucky
The Hilltoppers were favored over the 49ers by 9 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Western Kentucky. Our rankings put Western Kentucky 112th and Charlotte 114th, the Hilltoppers with a weak offense and good defense, the 49ers with a good offense and weak defense. Kambour has the Western Kentucky home field advantage at 4.572.
Result: ??.

Baylor at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys were favored over the Bears by 4 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Oklahoma State. Our rankings rank the Cowboys 23rd and the undefeated Bears 26th, for a 1-point scoreboard difference, plus the Oklahoma State home field advantage, which Kambour puts at only 0.6958 points.
Result: ??.

Missouri at Vanderbilt
The Tigers were favored over the Commodores by 20 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 42-17 for Missouri.
Result: ??.

Middle Tennessee at North Texas
The Mean Green were favored over the Blue Raiders by 9.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for North Texas. Our rankings put North Texas at 80th and Middle Tennessee at 88th. Kambour calculates a home field advantage of 9.3271 points for North Texas.
Result: ??.

Old Dominion at UAB
The Blazers were favored over the Monarchs by 14 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 44 points.
Our Call: 31-7 for UAB.
Result: ??.

Maine (FCS) at Liberty
The Flames were favored over the Black Bears by 14 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 43 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Liberty.
Result: ??.

Rice at UTSA Texas San Antonio
The Owls were favored over the Roadrunners by 3 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 31-20 for Rice.
Result: ??.

Arizona State at Utah
The Utes were favored over the Sun Devils by 13.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Utah. Our rankings favor Utah by ca.10 points plus the home field advantage, which Kambour puts at a minus -0.0795 points for the Utes.
Result: ??.

Kentucky at Georgia
The Dawgs were favored over the Wildcats by 26 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Georgia.
Result: ??.

Kansas at Texas
The Longhorns were favored over the Jayhawks by 22 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60 points.
Our Call: 41-24 for Texas.
Result: ??.

East Carolina at UCF
The Knights were favored over the Pirates by 33.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for UCF.
Result: ??.

San Diego State at San Jose State
The Aztecs were favored over the Spartans by 7 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50 points.
Our Call: 27-17 for San Diego State.
Result: ??.

Army at Georgia State
The Black Knights were favored over the Panthers by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Army.
Result: ??.

Colorado at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Buffaloes by 13 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 72.5 points.
Our Call: 49-31 for Washington State.
Result: ??.

Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Eagles by 9.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 63 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for Western Michigan.
Result: ??.

UTEP at Florida International FIU
The Golden Panthers were favored over the Miners by 20.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for FIU.
Result: ??.

Tulane at Memphis
The Tigers were favored over the Green Wave by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Tulane. Our current rankings put Tulane at 35th and Memphis at 36th in FBS.
Result: ??.

Florida State at Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons were favored over the Seminoles by 1.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 69 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Wake Forest.
Result: ??.

Michigan at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Wolverines by 7.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Michigan. We have a Michigan alum in the family, so we go with Michigan, even though our stats favor the Nittany Lions.
Result: ??.

Texas A&M at Mississippi
The Aggies were favored over the Rebels by 5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Texas A&M.
Result: ??.

Tennessee at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Volunteers by 35.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Alabama.
Result: ??.

Arizona at USC
The Trojans were favored over the Wildcats by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 69 points.
Our Call: 41-27 for USC.
Result: ??.

Boise State at BYU
The Broncos were favored over the Cougars by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Boise State.
Result: ??.

Nevada at Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Wolf Pack by 21.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 63 points.
Our Call: 42-14 for Utah State.
Result: ??.

Air Force at Hawaii
The Falcons were favored over the Warriors by 1.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Hawaii.
Result: ??.


Monday, October 14, 2019

SportPundit NCAA Division I FBS College Football Rankings 2019 After Week 7

SportPundit NCAA Division I FBS College Football Rankings 2019 After Week 7

YPP stats from cfbstats.com 
Schedule Difficulty (SD) is based on the Massey Ratings
-- but in some cases we have adjusted them and marked those by an asterisk * (* = adjusted), especially where a much lower-ranked FCS opponent could skew this stat. Schedule Difficulty stats are still rough approximations at this stage of the season - just compare the ColleyMatrix to see how much they can diverge.
NAYPPA = Net Average Yards Per Play Advantage - Calculation by SportPundit. AYPP = Adjusted Yards Per Play. The Rank calculation is made by taking NAYPPA minus the "calibration adjustment for schedule difficulty" CSD (3 x SD divided by 100).

The system is not perfect! But it gives a good idea of the relative strengths of many of the teams without looking at the margin of victory or won-loss records against varied opposition and under various circumstances. Some placements are curious, but on the  whole, the rankings are quite useful.

SportPundit NCAA Division I FBS College Football Rankings 2019 after Week 7

Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
1 Oklahoma 9.56 5.21 +4.35    33 -0.99 +3.36 6-0
2 Ohio State 7.31 3.69 +3.62    26 -0.78 +2.84 6-0
3 Alabama 8.07 4.74 +3.33    17 -0.51 +2.82 6-0
4 LSU 8.01 4.64 +3.37    31 -0.93 +2.44 6-0
5 Oregon 6.54 3.94 +2.60    16 -0.48 +2.12 5-1
6 Clemson 6.87 4.00 +2.87    36 -1.08 +1.79 6-0
7 Penn State 6.60 3.83 +2.77    38 -1.14 +1.63 6-0
8 Wisconsin 6.31 3.06 +3.25    58 -1.74 +1.51 6-0
9 Georgia 7.25 4.44 +2.81    57 -1.71 +1.10 5-1
10 UCF 7.01 4.31 +2.70    55 -1.65 +1.05 4-2
11 Utah 7.15 4.79 +2.36    44 -1.32 +1.04 5-1
12 Notre Dame 6.95 4.95 +2.00    35 -1.05 +0.95 5-1
13 Florida 6.39 5.20 +1.19  *10 -0.30 +0.89 6-1
14 Auburn 5.92 4.95 +0.97      3 -0.09 +0.88 5-1
15 Texas A&M 5.94 5.10 +0.84      9 -0.27 +0.57 3-3
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
16 USC 6.32 5.76 +0.56      2 -0.06 +0.50 3-3
17 Iowa 5.62 4.58 +1.04    20 -0.60 +0.44 4-2
18 South Carolina 5.83 5.33 +0.50      5 -0.15 +0.35 3-3
19 Cincinnati 5.68 5.00 +0.68    11 -0.33 +0.35 5-1
20 Washington 6.34 5.28 +1.06    25 -0.75 +0.31 5-2
21 Michigan State 5.26 4.74 +0.52      7 -0.21 +0.31 4-3
22 Pittsburgh 5.04 4.35 +0.69    14 -0.42 +0.27 4-2
23 Oklahoma St. 6.73 5.52 +1.21    34 -1.02 +0.19 4-2
24 Michigan 5.64 4.20 +1.44    43 -1.29 +0.15 5-1
25 Missouri 6.17 4.04 +2.13    66 -1.98 +0.15 5-1
26 Baylor 6.98 4.79 +2.19  *70 -2.10 +0.09 6-0
27 Iowa State 6.78 4.60 +2.18  *70 -2.10 +0.08 4-2
28 Boise State 6.45 5.08 +1.37  *45 -1.35 +0.02 6-0
29 Arizona State 6.12 5.06 +1.06  *35 -1.05 +0.01 5-1
30 Texas 6.00 6.38  -0.38      4 -0.12 *0.00 4-2
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
31 Washington St. 8.09 6.42 +1.67     59 -1.77 -0.10 3-3
32 Utah State 6.00 5.07 +0.93     37 -1.11 -0.18 3-2
33 North Carolina 5.72 5.74  -0.02       8 -0.24 -0.26 3-3
34 Miami of Florida 6.25 4.60 +1.65     67 -2.01 -0.36 3-3
35 Tulane 6.93 4.90 +2.03    80 -2.40  -0.37 5-1
36 Memphis 7.01 4.87 +2.14     86 -2.58 -0.44 5-1
37 California 4.95 5.01  -0.06     13 -0.39 -0.45 4-2
38 SMU 6.12 5.15 +0.97   *50 -1.50 -0.53 6-0
39 Minnesota 6.22 4.87 +1.35     63 -1.89 -0.54 6-0
40 Hawaii 6.70 5.86 +0.84     46 -1.38 -0.54 4-2
41 West Virginia 4.89 5.18  -0.29     12 -0.36 -0.65 3-3
42 Arizona 6.91 6.09 +0.82     50 -1.50 -0.68 4-2
43 TCU 5.82 4.64 +1.18     62 -1.86 -0.68 3-2
44 Mississippi 5.87 5.81 +0.06   *25 -0.75 -0.69 3-4
45 Florida State 5.67 5.52 +0.15   *30 -0.90 -0.75 3-3
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
46 Texas Tech 6.12 5.98 +0.14     30 -0.90 -0.76 3-3
47 BYU 5.56 5.78  -0.22     19 -0.57 -0.79 2-4
48 Appalachian St. 6.38 5.69 +0.69   *50 -1.50 -0.81 5-0
49 Louisiana-Laf. 7.15 5.06 +2.09 *100 -3.00 -0.91 4-2
50 Louisville 6.94 5.82 +1.12     68 -2.04 -0.92 4-2
51 Air Force 6.12 5.25 +0.87     60 -1.80 -0.93 4-2
52 Virginia 5.25 4.53 +0.72     56 -1.68 -0.96 4-2
53 Navy 6.24 4.77 +1.47     81 -2.43 -0.96 4-1
54 Wake Forest 6.33 5.98 +0.35   *45 -1.35 -1.00 5-1
55 Stanford 5.22 6.23  -1.01       1  0.00 -1.01 3-3
56 Nebraska 5.65 5.39 +0.26   *45 -1.35 -1.09 4-3
57 Duke 5.18 5.04 +0.14     41 -1.23 -1.09 4-2
58 Northwestern 3.95 4.82  -0.87     10 -0.30 -1.17 1-4
59 Fresno State 5.80 5.14 +0.66     51 -1.83 -1.17 2-3
60 Kentucky 5.57 5.89  -0.32   *30 -0.90 -1.22 3-3
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
61 Mississippi State 5.83 6.20  -0.37     29 -0.87 -1.24 3-3
62 Oregon State 6.24 6.32  -0.08     39 -1.17 -1.25 2-4
63 Indiana 6.16 4.51 +1.65     98 -2.94 -1.29 4-2
64 Maryland 6.11 5.47 +0.64     69 -2.01 -1.37 3-3
65 Houston 6.18 6.86  -0.68     24 -0.72 -1.40 2-4
66 San Diego State 4.45 4.41 +0.04   *50 -1.50 -1.46 5-1
67 Temple 5.62 4.38 +1.24   *90 -2.70 -1.46 5-1
68 Tennessee 5.58 5.30 +0.28     53 -1.77 -1.49 2-4
69 Purdue 5.53 6.20  -0.67     28 -0.84 -1.51 2-4
70 Kansas 6.01 5.79 +0.22     61 -1.83 -1.61 2-4
71 Wyoming 5.76 5.00 +0.76     84 -2.52 -1.76 4-2
72 UCLA 5.41 7.01  -1.60       6 -0.18 -1.78 1-5
73 Southern Miss 6.93 6.40 +0.53     79 -2.37 -1.84 4-2
74 Colorado 5.79 6.87  -1.08     27 -0.81 -1.89 3-3
75 NC State 5.45 4.60 +0.85     92 -2.76 -1.91 4-2
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
76 Syracuse 5.04 5.78  -0.74   *40 -1.20 -1.94 3-3
77 Western Michigan 6.69 5.77 +0.92     96 -2.88 -1.96 4-3
78 Tulsa 4.85 5.48  -0.63   *45 -1.35 -1.98 2-4
79 Kansas State 5.75 6.14  -0.39     54 -1.62 -2.01 3-2
80 North Texas 5.95 5.86 +0.09   *70 -2.10 -2.01 2-4
81 Marshall 6.17 5.65 +0.52   *85 -2.55 -2.03 3-3
82 Toledo 6.48 6.16 +0.32   *80 -2.40 -2.084-2
83 Boston College 6.25 6.27  -0.02   *70 -2.40 -2.12 3-3
84 Florida Atlantic 5.30 6.07  -0.77   *45 -1.35 -2.12 4-2
85 Arkansas State 6.34 6.42  -0.08     70 -2.10 -2.18 3-3
86 UAB 6.06 4.34 +1.72   130 -3.90 -2.18 5-1
87 Virginia Tech 5.50 5.49 +0.01   *75 -2.25 -2.24 4-2
88 Middle Tennessee 6.19 6.48  -0.29     65 -1.95 -2.24 2-4
89 Georgia Southern 4.59 5.96  -1.37   *30 -0.90 -2.27 2-3
90 Colorado St. 6.56 5.87 +0.69 *100 -3.00 -2.312-5
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
91 Louisiana Tech 6.49 5.08 +1.41   124 -3.72 -2.31 5-1
92 Ball State 5.51 5.39 +0.12   *85 -2.55 -2.43 3-3
93 Arkansas 5.82 5.77 +0.05     83 -2.49 -2.44 2-4
94 Georgia Tech 4.93 5.59  -0.66   *60 -1.80 -2.46 1-5
95 Troy 5.95 6.33  -0.38   *70 -2.70 -2.48 2-3
96 San Jose State 6.06 5.73 +0.33   *95 -2.85 -2.52 3-3
97 Liberty 6.06 5.89 +0.17   *90 -2.70 -2.53 4-2
98 Northern Illinois 5.63 5.98  -0.32     77 -2.31 -2.63 2-4
99 Vanderbilt 5.08 7.22  -2.14   *20 -0.60 -2.74 1-5
100 Ohio 6.10 6.44  -0.34   *80 -2.40 -2.74 2-4
101 Central Michigan 5.73 5.51 +0.21 *100 -3.00 -2.79 4-3
102 Buffalo 5.12 5.12 +0.00   *95 -2.85 -2.85 2-4
103 South Florida 5.37 5.02 +0.35 *107 -3.21 -2.86 3-3
104 Georgia State 5.85 6.93  -1.08   *60 -1.80 -2.88 4-2
105 Nevada 4.92 6.32  -1.40   *50 -1.50 -2.90 4-2
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
106 Coastal Carolina 6.02 5.17 +0.85   125 -3.75 -2.90 3-3
107 Kent State 5.43 6.06  -0.63   *80 -2.40 -3.03 3-3
108 Army 5.12 5.17  -0.05 *100 -3.00 -3.05 3-2
109 Illinois 4.84 5.94  -1.10   *65 -1.95 -3.05 2-4
110 Rice 4.48 6.36  -1.88     40 -1.20 -3.08 0-6
111 Louisiana Monroe 6.21 6.63  -0.42     90 -2.70 -3.12 3-3
112 Western Kentucky 4.91 4.72 +0.19   111 -3.33 -3.14 4-2
113 Miami of Ohio 4.07 5.83  -1.76     47 -1.41 -3.17 2-4
114 Charlotte 6.48 6.40 +0.08   110 -3.30 -3.22 2-4
115 Texas State 4.76 5.68  -0.92   *77 -2.31 -3.23 2-4
116 UNLV 5.09 6.14  -1.05     75 -2.25 -3.30 2-4
117 South Alabama 4.95 5.97  -1.02   *80 -2.40 -3.42 1-5
118 Florida Int'l FIU 5.96 5.84  +0.12   122 -3.66 -3.54 3-3
119 Eastern Michigan 5.31 6.25  -0.94   *90 -2.70 -3.64 3-3
120 New Mexico State 5.16 6.79  -1.63     71 -2.13 -3.76 0-7
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
121 East Carolina 5.19 5.21  -0.02 *125 -3.75 -3.77 3-3
122 Rutgers 4.51 6.22  -1.71     72 -2.16 -3.87 1-5
123 New Mexico 5.96 6.89  -0.93 *100 -3.00 -3.93 2-4
124 Bowling Green 4.74 6.83  -2.09   *70 -2.10 -4.19 2-4
125 UTSA 4.63 6.47  -1.84   *80 -2.40 -4.23 2-4
126 Old Dominion 3.98 5.23  -1.25 *100 -3.00 -4.25 1-5
127 Connecticut 4.49 6.91  -2.42   *80 -2.40 -4.82 1-5
128 UTEP 4.95 6.34  -1.39 *115 -3.45 -4.84 1-4
129 Massachusetts 4.33 7.70  -3.37   *50 -1.50 -4.87 1-6
130 Akron 4.71 6.07  -1.36 *120 -3.60 -4.96 0-6
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L


Saturday, October 12, 2019

SportPundit College Football Prediction Results for Week 7 of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS Season

SportPundit College Football Prediction Results for Week 7 of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS Season

Make sure you view our FBS rankings after Week 6 play. Rankings for Week 7 in preparation....


We finished Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season as follows:
36-17 in calling the winner
29-23-1 against the spread, and
30-22-1 against the over/under.

Our cumulative FBS prognostication record for 2019 after Week 7 is:
346-93 in calling the winner
216-211-12 against the spread
216-216-7 against the over/under ("total").


If possible, we compete against the quoted opening odds ("the line", "the spread") as available online (e.g. Vegas Insider, OddsShark, Sportsline, CFPT), and which can vary, so we have no fixed system of which portals we use. We do our predictions for fun and we are not affiliated with any service or institution.

Caveat Emptor! Please do not use our predictions for wagering. We disclaim any and all liability for anyone's use of our materials and prognostications, nor do we make any warranties as to accuracy. Our prognostication hobby helps us to keep track of news and sports all over America. We are not in this for the money. May the best team win.

Our abbreviation "ypp" in our prognostications means "yards per play" and not "yards per point" as at Phil Steele --- hey, we have his preview magazine -- this is no ad for Phil Steele, just a fact.

Our predictions look to yards per play stats (cfbstats.com) on both offense and defense, schedule difficulty (Massey Ratings) with an eye thrown at the unbiased Colley Matrix, and home field advantage (calculated either via Kambour (Kambour HFA), or as a standard of 3 points, it just depends). We also cast a glance at the College Football Prediction Tracker ("CFPT"). Of course, our own rankings "after Week 6" are a major factor in our prognostications for Week 7. Take a look.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Appalachian State at Louisiana Lafayette
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Mountaineers by 1.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 69.5 points.
Our Call: 35-34 for Appalachian State. Our stats favor Louisiana but the Mountaineers win over North Carolina can not be overlooked.
Result: In a surprisingly low-scoring game that was tied 7-7 at halftime, Appalachian State prevailed 17-7 in a rematch of the last Sun Belt title game.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
1-0 in calling the winner
1-0 against the spread, and
1-0 against the over/under.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Syracuse at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Orange by 7 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Syracuse.
Result: NC State topped Syracuse 16-10, as the Wolfpack defense had 8 sacks.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
1-1 in calling the winner
2-0 against the spread, and
2-0 against the over/under.

Louisiana Monroe at Texas State
The Warhawks were favored over the Bobcats by 2 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 62 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Louisiana Monroe. Our rankings put these two teams at 112th and 113th positions. The Warhawks are stronger on offense, the Bobcats are stronger on defense. Monroe lost 45-44 in overtime to Florida State earlier in the season.
Result: Monroe beat Texas State 24-14.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
2-1 in calling the winner
3-0 against the spread, and
3-0 against the over/under.

Friday, October 11, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Colorado State at New Mexico
The Rams were favored over the Lobos by 4.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 68 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Colorado State. Massey Ratings place these teams at the 117th and 118th positions. Kambour's stats would favor the Rams by four. Our own stats favor Colorado State by more.
Result: Colorado State topped New Mexico 35-21.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
3-1 in calling the winner
4-0 against the spread, and
4-0 against the over/under. 

Virginia at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Cavaliers by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 42.5 points.
Our Call: 27-23 for Miami.
Result: Virgnia outgained Miami 326 to 265 yards but lost the game on the scoreboard 17-9.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
4-1 in calling the winner
5-0 against the spread, and
4-1 against the over/under. 

Colorado at Oregon
The Ducks were favored over the Buffaloes by 22 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Oregon.
Result: Oregon routed Colorado 45-3 as Justin Herbert threw 2 touchdown passes to extend his nation-leading streak of passing TDs to 34 games straight.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
5-1 in calling the winner
5-1 against the spread, and
5-1 against the over/under. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Miami of Ohio at Western Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the RedHawks by 12.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 37-23 for Western Michigan.
Result: Western Michigan beat Miami of Ohio 38-16.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
6-1 in calling the winner
6-1 against the spread, and
6-1 against the over/under. 

Memphis at Temple
The Tigers were favored over the Owls by 5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Memphis.
Result: Temple knocked Memphis from the ranks of the unbeaten 30-28.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
6-2 in calling the winner
6-2 against the spread, and
7-1 against the over/under.

Maryland at Purdue
The Terrapins were favored over the Boilermakers by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Maryland.
Result: Purdue topped Maryland 40-14.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
6-3 in calling the winner
7-2 against the spread, and
8-1 against the over/under.

Mississippi State at Tennessee
The Bulldogs were favored over the Volunteers by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Mississippi State.
Result: Tennessee upset Mississippi State 20-10.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
6-4 in calling the winner
7-3 against the spread, and
8-2 against the over/under.

Michigan at Illinois
The Wolverines were favored over the Illini by 19.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 38-13 for Michigan.
Result: Michigan led 28-0 and Illinois then scored 25 straight points before the Wolverines recovered to beat the Illini 42-25.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
7-4 in calling the winner
7-4 against the spread, and
8-3 against the over/under.

Toledo at Bowling Green
The Rockets were favored over the Falcons by 25 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 49-17 for Toledo.
Result: Bowling Green upset Toledo 20-7. This most unlikely upset is a sign that winning or losing is in part "all in your head" -- as Falcon football celebrated its 100th-year anniversary and temporarily resurrected its so-called "LT" logo in surprisingly winning style. It is all hard to believe given Bowling Green's football season record up to this game.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
7-5 in calling the winner
7-5 against the spread, and
8-4 against the over/under.

South Carolina at Georgia
The Dawgs were favored over the Gamecocks by 24.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 41-23 for Georgia.
Result: Speaking of upsets, the Gamecocks knocked the Dawgs from the ranks of the unbeaten 20-17 in two overtimes.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
7-6 in calling the winner
8-5 against the spread, and
8-5 against the over/under.

Rutgers at Indiana
The Hoosiers were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 24.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Indiana.
Result: Indiana shut out Rutgers 35-0.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
8-6 in calling the winner
8-6 against the spread, and
9-5 against the over/under.

Oklahoma at Texas
The Sooners were favored over the Longhorns by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 75 points.
Our Call: 47-37 for Oklahoma.
Result: Oklahoma remained unbeated by edging Texas 34-27 as Sooner quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 16 of 28 passes for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns, with 1 pick. Hurts also had 17 carries for 131 yards and 1 TD. CeeDee Lamb had 10 receptions for 171 yards and 3 TDs.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
9-6 in calling the winner
9-6 against the spread, and
9-6 against the over/under.

Georgia Tech at Duke

The Blue Devils were favored over the Yellow Jackets by 16 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Duke.
Result: Duke beat Georgia Tech 41-23.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
10-6 in calling the winner
10-6 against the spread, and
10-6 against the over/under.

Ball State at Eastern Michigan
The Cardinals were favored over the Eagles by 1.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 34-30 for Ball State.
Result: Ball State won 29-23.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
11-6 in calling the winner
11-6 against the spread, and
10-7 against the over/under.

Old Dominion at Marshall
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Monarchs by 14 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 43.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Marshall.
Result: We predicted this score exactly 31-17, which is a chance rarity, even though our point spread was identical to the line of 14 points. This was a bit unusual, since we otherwise normally change our prediction in order not to duplicate the line. We apparently overlooked it.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
12-6 in calling the winner
11-6-1 against the spread, and
11-7 against the over/under.

New Mexico State at Central Michigan
The Chippewas were favored over the Aggies by 10.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58 points.
Our Call: 34-23 for Central Michigan.
Result: Central Michigan defeated New Mexico State 42-28.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
13-6 in calling the winner
12-6-1 against the spread, and
12-7 against the over/under.

Florida State at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Seminoles by 27.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 41-17 for Clemson.
Result: Clemson prevailed over Florida State 45-14.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
14-6 in calling the winner
12-7-1 against the spread, and
13-7 against the over/under.

Cincinnati at Houston
The Bearcats were favored over the Cougars by 5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Houston.
Result: Cincy beat Houston 38-23.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
14-7 in calling the winner
12-8-1 against the spread, and
14-7 against the over/under.

Kent State at Akron
The Golden Flashes were favored over the Zips by 10 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 33-24 for Kent State.
Result: Kent State topped Akron 26-3.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
15-7 in calling the winner
13-8-1 against the spread, and
14-8 against the over/under.

Northern Illinois at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Huskies by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Ohio.
Result: Northern Illinois beat Ohio 39-36.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
15-8 in calling the winner
13-9-1 against the spread, and
15-8 against the over/under.

Washington State at Arizona State
The Sun Devils were favored over the Cougars by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 59 points.
Our Call: 34-30 for Arizona State.
Result: Arizona State outlasted Washington State 38-34.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
16-8 in calling the winner
14-9-1 against the spread, and
16-8 against the over/under.

BYU at South Florida
The Cougars were favored over the Bulls by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for BYU.
Result: South Florida upset BYU 27-23.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
16-9 in calling the winner
14-10-1 against the spread, and
16-9 against the over/under.

Michigan State at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Spartans by 10.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 42.5 points.
Our Call: 24-14 for Wisconsin.
Result: Wisconsin shut out Michigan State 38-0.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
17-9 in calling the winner
14-11-1 against the spread, and
17-9 against the over/under.

Alabama at Texas A&M
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Aggies by 18 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 41-20 for Alabama.
Result: The Crimson Tide outscored Texas A&M 47-28.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
18-9 in calling the winner
15-11-1 against the spread, and
18-9 against the over/under.

Connecticut at Tulane
The Green Wave were favored over the Huskies by 33 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 41-7 for Tulane.
Result: Tulane routed UConn 49-7.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
19-9 in calling the winner
16-11-1 against the spread, and
18-9-1 against the over/under.

Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic FAU
The Owls were favored over the Blue Raiders by 10.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: FAU topped Middle Tennessee 28-13.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
19-10 in calling the winner
16-12-1 against the spread, and
18-10-1 against the over/under.

Iowa State at West Virginia
The Cyclones were favored over the Mountaineers by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Iowa State.
Result: Iowa State beat West Virginia 38-14.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
20-10 in calling the winner
16-13-1 against the spread, and
19-10-1 against the over/under.

San Jose State at Nevada
The Wolf Pack were favored over the Spartans by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for San Jose State.
Result: Nevada kicked a last-minute field goal to win 41-38.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
20-11 in calling the winner
17-13-1 against the spread, and
19-11-1 against the over/under.

Rhode Island (FCS) at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Rams by 24 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 38-13 for Virginia Tech.
Result: Virginia Tech beat Rhode Island 34-17.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
21-11 in calling the winner
17-14-1 against the spread, and
20-11-1 against the over/under.

Texas Tech at Baylor
The Bears were favored over the Red Raiders by 10.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Baylor.
Result: Baylor won in 2 overtimes 33-30.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
22-11 in calling the winner
18-14-1 against the spread, and
21-11-1 against the over/under.

UNLV at Vanderbilt
The Commodores were favored over the Rebels by 16.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Vanderbilt.
Result: UNLV beat Vanderbilt 34-10.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
22-12 in calling the winner
19-14-1 against the spread, and
21-12-1 against the over/under.

Georgia State at Coastal Carolina
The Chanticleers were favored over the Panthers by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 68 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for Coastal Carolina.
Result: Georgia State topped Coastal Carolina 31-21.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
22-13 in calling the winner
19-15-1 against the spread, and
22-12-1 against the over/under.

UAB Alabama Birmingham at UTSA Texas San Antonio
The Blazers were favored over the Roadrunners by 10 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for UAB.
Result: UAB defeated UTSA 33-14.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
23-13 in calling the winner
20-15-1 against the spread, and
23-12-1 against the over/under.

Charlotte at Florida International FIU?
The Golden Panthers were favored over the 49ers by 4.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for FIU.
Result: FIU beat Charlotte 48-23.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
24-13 in calling the winner
21-15-1 against the spread, and
24-12-1 against the over/under.

Army at Western Kentucky
The Black Knights were favored over the Hilltoppers by 4 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 41.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Western Kentucky.
Result: Western Kentucky upset Army 17-8.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
25-13 in calling the winner
22-15-1 against the spread, and
24-13-1 against the over/under.

Fresno State at Air Force
The Falcons were favored over the Bulldogs by 4.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Air Force. Our own rankings put Fresno State 55th and Air Force 56th, so the game here might turn on the home field advantage.
Result: Air Force beat Fresno State 43-24.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
26-13 in calling the winner
23-15-1 against the spread, and
25-13-1 against the over/under.

Massachusetts at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Minutemen by 31 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 64 points.
Our Call: 49-14 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: Louisiana Tech outscored UMass 69-21.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
27-13 in calling the winner
24-15-1 against the spread, and
25-14-1 against the over/under.

Mississippi at Missouri
The Tigers were favored over the Rebels by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60 points.
Our Call: 35-24 for Missouri.
Result: Missouri topped Mississippi 38-27.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
28-13 in calling the winner
25-15-1 against the spread, and
25-15-1 against the over/under.

North Texas at Southern Mississippi
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Mean Green by 4.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Southern Miss.
Result: Southern Miss prevailed over North Texas 45-27.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
29-13 in calling the winner
25-16-1 against the spread, and
26-15-1 against the over/under.

Louisville at Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons were favored over the Cardinals by 7 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Wake Forest. Our own rankings put these two teams at 61st and 62nd, so the home field advantage may play a role in the game.
Result: Louisville outlasted Wake Forest 62-59.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
29-14 in calling the winner
26-16-1 against the spread, and
27-15-1 against the over/under.

Arkansas at Kentucky
The Wildcats were favored over the Razorbacks by 7 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Kentucky.
Result: Kentucky edged Arkansas 24-20.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
30-14 in calling the winner
26-17-1 against the spread, and
27-16-1 against the over/under.

Nebraska at Minnesota
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Cornhuskers by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Nebraska. Our stats favor Minnesota, but we make that prognostication as an NU alumnus. Two of Nebraska's top players, Adrian Martinez and JD Spielman, were injured in the last game. It is possible that backup quarterback Noah Vedral will start here for the Big Red.
Result: Minnesota routed Nebraska 34-7.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
30-15 in calling the winner
26-18-1 against the spread, and
27-17-1 against the over/under.

Navy at Tulsa
The Midshipmen were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 2 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Tulsa. Our own rankings have Tulsa 69th and Navy 71st.
Result: Navy beat Tulsa 45-17.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
30-16 in calling the winner
26-19-1 against the spread, and
27-18-1 against the over/under.

USC Southern California at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Trojans by 11.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for Notre Dame.
Result: Notre Dame edged USC 30-27.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
31-16 in calling the winner
27-19-1 against the spread, and
27-19-1 against the over/under.

Penn State at Iowa
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Hawkeyes by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 30-21 for Penn State.
Result: Penn State prevailed over Iowa 17-12.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
32-16 in calling the winner
28-19-1 against the spread, and
27-20-1 against the over/under.

Florida at LSU Louisiana State U
The Tigers were favored over the Gators by 13 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 41-31 for LSU.
Result: LSU knocked Florida from the unbeaten ranks 42-28 as Tiger QB Joe Burrow completed 21 of 24 passes for 293 yards and 3 TDs.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
33-16 in calling the winner
28-20-1 against the spread, and
28-20-1 against the over/under.

Utah at Oregon State
The Utes were favored over the Beavers by 13.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Utah.
Result: Utah routed Oregon State 52-7.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
34-16 in calling the winner
28-21-1 against the spread, and
29-20-1 against the over/under.

Hawaii at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Warriors by 13 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Boise State.
Result: Boise State outscored Hawaii 59-37.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
35-16 in calling the winner
28-22-1 against the spread, and
30-20-1 against the over/under.

Wyoming at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Cowboys by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 38.5 points.
Our Call: 20-17 for Wyoming.
Result: San Diego State edged Wyoming 26-22.
For Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
35-17 in calling the winner
29-22-1 against the spread, and
30-21-1 against the over/under.

Washington at Arizona
The Huskies were favored over the Wildcats by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Washington.
Result: Washington prevailed over Arizona 51-27.
We thus finished Week 7 of the 2019 FBS college football season as follows:
36-17 in calling the winner
29-23-1 against the spread, and
30-22-1 against the over/under.