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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

College Football Week 9 Predictions and Results 2017 NCAA Division I FBS October 26 to October 28 (updated, formatted)


College Football Week 9 Predictions and Results 2017 NCAA Division I FBS October 26 to October 28 (updated, formatted)

Due to some personal matters, the original posting of predictions and results for week 9 had to be greatly simplified due to lack of time. We have now updated and reformatted the posting(s) here.

For Week 9 of play we finished

39-17 in picking the winner,
23-33 against the spread,
23-32 against the CFPT prediction average, and
23-33 against the over/under.

After Week 9, for the season we are a cumulative:
432-134 in picking the winner
300-250-14 against the spread
253-231 against the CFPT average, and

274-283-7 against the over/under. 

Below are the SportPundit predictions and results for Week 9 of the NCAA Division I FBS College Football Season 2017-2018. Predictions THIS WEEK were based in part on this season's performance and in part 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 use USA Today Sagarin College Football Ratings, the Massey Ratings and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations. We compose the schedule here using FoxSports, 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, an adjustment which should get better as the season goes along, but this proves not always to be the case. 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 from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), unless not yet posted, in which case we  use Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders. We add over/unders as available, usually very late for matchups of FCS and FBS teams. 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 because we are not competing against bettors. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it. Note that there is no line given at CFPT for games between FCS and FBS opponents.

 
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois

The Huskies were favored over the Eagles by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 9.59 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 27-17 for Northern Illinois.
Result: Northern Illinois won 30-27 in overtime.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 1-0 in picking the winner, 0-1 against the spread, 0-1 against the CFPT prediction average and 0-1 against the over/under.

Toledo at Ball State

The Rockets were favored over the Cardinals by 23 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 25.90 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 37-20 for Toledo
Result: Toledo won 58-17.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 2-0 in picking the winner, 0-2 against the spread, 0-2 against the CFPT prediction average and 0-2 against the over/under.

South Alabama at Georgia State

The Jaguars were favored over the Panthers by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Alabama by 0.58 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for South Alabama.
Result: Georgia State won 21-13.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 2-1 in picking the winner, 0-3 against the spread, 0-3 against the CFPT prediction average and 0-3 against the over/under.

Stanford at Oregon State

The Cardinal were favored over the Beavers by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 25.36 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 47-17 for Stanford.
Result: Stanford won 15-14.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 3-1 in picking the winner, 0-4 against the spread, 0-4 against the CFPT prediction average and 0-4 against the over/under.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Tulane at Memphis

The Tigers were favored over the Green Wave by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 11.81 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66 points.
Our Call: 37-31 for Memphis.
Result: Memphis won 56-26.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 4-1 in picking the winner, 0-5 against the spread, 0-5 against the CFPT prediction average and 1-4 against the over/under.

Florida State at Boston College

The Seminoles were favored over the Eagles by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 4.44 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Florida State.
Result: Boston College won 35-3.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 5-1 in picking the winner, 0-6 against the spread, 0-6 against the CFPT prediction average and 1-5 against the over/under.

Tulsa at SMU

The Mustangs were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored SMU by 8.88 points. The O/U (over/under) was 75.5 points.
Our Call: 41-34 for SMU.
Result: SMU won 38-34.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 6-1 in picking the winner, 1-6 against the spread, 1-6 against the CFPT prediction average and 2-5 against the over/under.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Buffalo at Akron

The Zips were favored over the Bulls by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Akron by 3.60 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Buffalo.
Result: Akron won 21-20.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 6-2 in picking the winner, 2-6 against the spread, 2-6 against the CFPT prediction average and 2-6 against the over/under.

Rutgers at Michigan

The Wolverines were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 21.71 points. The O/U (over/under) was 43.5 points.
Our Call:  31-10 for Michigan.
Result: Michigan won 35-14.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 7-2 in picking the winner, 3-6 against the spread, 3-6 against the CFPT prediction average and 2-7 against the over/under.

Miami of Florida at North Carolina

The Hurricanes were favored over the Tar Herls by 20 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 18.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for Miami.
Result: Miami won 24-19.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 8-2 in picking the winner, 4-6 against the spread, 4-6 against the CFPT prediction average and 2-8 against the over/under.

Wisconsin at Illinois

The Badgers were favored over the Illini by 26 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 28.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points
Our Call: 38-7 for Wisconsin.
Result: Wisconsin won 24-10.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 9-2 in picking the winner, 4-7 against the spread, 4-7 against the CFPT prediction average and 3-8 against the over/under.

Oklahoma State at West Virginia

The Cowboys were favored over the Mountaineers by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 8.52 points. The O/U (over/under) was 74 points.
Our Call: 44-31 for Oklahoma State.
Result: Oklahona State won 50-39.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 10-2 in picking the winner, 5-7 against the spread, 5-7 against the CFPT prediction average and 4-8 against the over/under.

Arkansas at Mississippi

The Razorbacks were favored over the Rebels by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas by 4.28 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Arkansas.
Result: Arkansas won 38-37.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 11-2 in picking the winner, 5-8 against the spread, 5-8 against the CFPT prediction average and 4-9 against the over/under.

Texas at Baylor

The Longhorns were favored over the Bears by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas by 13.06 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 41-23 for Texas.
Result: Texas won 38-7.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 12-2 in picking the winner, 6-8 against the spread, 6-8 against the CFPT prediction average and 4-10 against the over/under.

Louisville at Wake Forest

The Cardinals were favored over the Demon Deacons by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wake Forest by 1.26 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Wake Forest.
Result: Wake Forest won 42-32.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 13-2 in picking the winner, 7-8 against the spread, 7-8 against the CFPT prediction average and 5-10 against the over/under.

Virginia at Pittsburgh

The Panthers were favored over the Cavaliers by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Pittsburgh by 4.93 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Virginia.
Result: Pittsburgh won 31-14.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 13-3 in picking the winner, 7-9 against the spread, 7-9 against the CFPT prediction average and 5-11 against the over/under.

California at Colorado

The Buffaloes were favored over the Bears by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored California by 0.57 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for California.
Result: Colorado won 44-28.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 13-4 in picking the winner, 7-10 against the spread, 7-10 against the CFPT prediction average and 6-11 against the over/under.

Florida International (FIU) at Marshall

The Thundering Herd were favored over the Golden Panthers by 16.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 16.87 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Marshall.
Result: FIU won 41-30.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 13-5 in picking the winner, 8-10 against the spread, 8-10 against the CFPT prediction average and 7-11 against the over/under.

Kansas State at Kansas

The Wildcats were favored over the Jayhawks by 22.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Kansas State by 22.74 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 44-17 for Kansas State.
Result: Kansas State won 30-20.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 14-5 in picking the winner, 8-11 against the spread, 8-11 against the CFPT prediction average and 7-12 against the over/under.

Air Force at Colorado State

The Rams were favored over the Falcons by 11.50 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 10.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 40-27 for Colorado State.
Result: Air Force won 45-28.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 14-6 in picking the winner, 8-12 against the spread, 8-12 against the CFPT prediction average and 7-13 against the over/under.

Penn State at Ohio State

The Buckeyes were favored over the Nittany Lions by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 2.73 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Ohio State.
Result: Ohio State won 39-38.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 15-6 in picking the winner, 8-13 against the spread, 8-13 against the CFPT prediction average and 8-13 against the over/under.

San Jose State at BYU

The Cougars were favored over the Spartans by 15.50 points. The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 15.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47 points.
Our Call: 31-13 for BYU.
Result: BYU won 41-20.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 16-6 in picking the winner, 9-13 against the spread, 9-13 against the CFPT prediction average and 8-14 against the over/under.

Georgia at Florida

The Dawgs were favored over the Gators by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 15.54 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45 points.
Our Call: 31-20 for Georgia.
Result: Georgia won 42-7.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 17-6 in picking the winner, 9-14 against the spread, 9-14 against the CFPT prediction average and 9-14 against the over/under.

Georgia Southern at Troy

The Trojans were favored over the Eagles by 24 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 23.34 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 44-10 for Troy.
Result: Troy won 38-16.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 18-6 in picking the winner, 9-15 against the spread, 9-15 against the CFPT prediction average and 10-14 against the over/under.

North Carolina State at Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish were favored over the Wolfpack by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 11.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Notre Dame.
Result: Notre Dame won 35-14.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 19-6 in picking the winner, 9-16 against the spread, 9-16 against the CFPT prediction average and 10-15 against the over/under.

Appalachian State at Massachusetts

The Mountaineers were favored over the Minutemen by 3.5 points (CFPT had the Minutemen favored, but we use here http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-football/matchups/). The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 8.50 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Appalachian State.
Result: UMass won 30-27 in two overtimes.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 19-7 in picking the winner, 9-17 against the spread, 10-16 against the CFPT prediction average and 11-15 against the over/under.

Louisiana Tech at Rice

The Bulldogs were favored over the Owls by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 13.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: Louisiana Tech won 42-28.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 20-7 in picking the winner, 10-17 against the spread, 11-16 against the CFPT prediction average and 12-15 against the over/under.

Indiana at Maryland

The Hoosiers were favored over the Terrapins by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Indiana by 2.31 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 27-21 for Indiana.
Result: Maryland won 42-39.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 20-8 in picking the winner, 10-18 against the spread, 11-17 against the CFPT prediction average and 12-16 against the over/under.

Vanderbilt at South Carolina

The Gamecocks were favored over the Commodores by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 11.51 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for South Carolina.
Result: South Carolina won 34-27.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 21-8 in picking the winner, 10-19 against the spread, 11-18 against the CFPT prediction average and 13-16 against the over/under.

Florida Atlantic (FAU) at Western Kentucky

The Owls were favored over the Hilltoppers by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored FAU by 2.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for Florida Atlantic.
Result: FAU won 42-28.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 22-8 in picking the winner, 11-19 against the spread, 12-18 against the CFPT prediction average and 13-17 against the over/under.

UCLA at Washington

The Huskies were favored over the Bruins by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 18.46 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Washington.
Result: Washington won 44-23.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 23-8 in picking the winner, 11-20 against the spread, 12-19 against the CFPT prediction average and 13-18 against the over/under.

Michigan State at Northwestern

The game was seen as even. The CFPT prediction average favored Northwestern by 0.55 points. The O/U (over/under) was 41 points.
Our Call: 20-17 for Michigan State.
Result: Northwestern won 39-31 in three overtimes.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 23-9 in picking the winner, 11-21 against the spread, 12-20 against the CFPT prediction average and 13-19 against the over/under.

TCU at Iowa State

The Horned Frogs were favored over the Cyclones by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 5.52 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Iowa State.
Result: Iowa State won 14-7.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 24-9 in picking the winner, 12-21 against the spread, 13-20 against the CFPT prediction average and 13-20 against the over/under.

Houston at South Florida

The Bulls were favored over the Cougars by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Florida by 12.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 30-23 for South Florida.
Result: Houston won 28-24.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 24-10 in picking the winner, 13-21 against the spread, 14-20 against the CFPT prediction average and 14-20 against the over/under.

Louisiana Monroe (ULM) at Idaho

The Vandals were favored over the Warhawks by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Idaho by 2.07 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Idaho.
Result: Idaho won 31-23.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 25-10 in picking the winner, 14-21 against the spread, 15-20 against the CFPT prediction average and 14-21 against the over/under.

Austin Peay (FCS) at UCF (Central Florida)

The Knights were favored over the Governors by 45.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 61-7 for UCF.
Result: UCF won 73-33.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 26-10 in picking the winner, 14-22 against the spread, 15-20 against the CFPT prediction average and 15-21 against the over/under.

Texas State at Coastal Carolina

The Chanticleers were favored over the Bobcats by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Coastal Carolina by 9.56 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 37-20 for Coastal Carolina.
Result: Texad State won 27-7.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 26-11 in picking the winner, 14-23 against the spread, 15-21 against the CFPT prediction average and 15-22 against the over/under.

Old Dominion at North Texas

The Mean Green were favored over the Monarchs by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored North Texas by 8.73 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 36-23 for North Texas.
Result: North Texas won 45-38.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 27-11 in picking the winner, 14-24 against the spread, 15-22 against the CFPT prediction average and 15-23 against the over/under.

Mississippi State at Texas A&M

The game was seen as even. The CFPT prediction average favored the Bulldogs by 0.65 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Texas A&M.
Result: Mississippu State won 35-14.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 27-12 in picking the winner, 14-25 against the spread, 15-23 against the CFPT prediction average and 16-23 against the over/under.

New Mexico at Wyoming

The Cowboys were favored over the Lobos by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wyoming by 3.58 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 24-17 for Wyoming.
Result: Wyoming won 42-3.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 28-12 in picking the winner, 15-25 against the spread, 16-23 against the CFPT prediction average and 17-23 against the over/under.

Arkansas State at New Mexico State

The Red Wolves were favored over the Aggies by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 5.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66 points.
Our Call: 37-34 for Arkansas State.
Result: Arkansas State won 37-21.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 29-12 in picking the winner, 15-26 against the spread, 16-24 against the CFPT prediction average and 17-24 against the over/under.

Texas Tech at Oklahoma

The Sooners were favored over the Red Raiders by 18 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 16.03 points. The O/U (over/under) was 74 points.
Our Call: 48-34 for Oklahoma.
Result: Oklahoma won 49-27.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 30-12 in picking the winner, 15-27 against the spread, 16-25 against the CFPT prediction average and 18-24 against the over/under.

Georgia Tech at Clemson

The Tigers were favored over the Yellow Jackets by 15.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 12.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Clemson.
Result: Clemson won 24-10.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 31-12 in picking the winner, 16-27 against the spread, 16-26 against the CFPT prediction average and 18-25 against the over/under.

USC at Arizona State

The Trojans were favored over the Sun Devils by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Cal by 3.43 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Arizona State.
Result: USC won 48-17.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 31-13 in picking the winner, 16-28 against the spread, 16-27 against the CFPT prediction average and 19-25 against the over/under.

San Diego State at Hawaii

The Aztecs were favored over the Warriors by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 14.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for San Diego State.
Result: San Diego State won 28-7.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 32-13 in picking the winner, 16-29 against the spread, 16-28 against the CFPT prediction average and 19-26 against the over/under.

Utah at Oregon

The Utes were favored over the Ducks by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oregon by 0.73 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Oregon.
Result: Oregon won 41-20.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 33-13 in picking the winner, 17-29 against the spread, 17-28 against the CFPT prediction average and 19-27 against the over/under.

Missouri at Connecticut

The Tigers were favored over the Huskies by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Missouri by 6.25 points. The O/U (over/under) was 75.5 points.
Our Call: 40-34 for Mizzou.
Result: Missouri won 52-12.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 34-13 in picking the winner, 17-30 against the spread, 17-29 against the CFPT prediction average and 20-27 against the over/under.

Minnesota at Iowa

The Hawkeyes were favored over the Golden Gophers by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 9.53 points. The O/U (over/under) was 42.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Iowa.
Result: Iowa won 17-10.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 35-13 in picking the winner, 18-30 against the spread, 18-29 against the CFPT prediction average and 20-28 against the over/under.

UAB at Southern Mississippi

The Golden Eagles were favored over the Blazers by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Miss by 14.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Southern Miss.
Result: UAB won 30-12.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 35-14 in picking the winner, 19-30 against the spread, 19-29 against the CFPT prediction average and 20-29 against the over/under.

Duke at Virginia Tech

The Hokies were favored over the Blue Devils by 16.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 18.25 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 31-16 for Virginia Tech.
Result: Virginia Tech won 24-3.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 36-14 in picking the winner, 19-31 against the spread, 19-30 against the CFPT prediction average and 21-29 against the over/under.

Tennessee at Kentucky

The Wildcats were favored over the Volunteers by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Kentucky by 3.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Tennessee.
Result: Kentucky won 29-26.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 36-15 in picking the winner, 20-31 against the spread, 20-30 against the CFPT prediction average and 22-29 against the over/under.

Nebraska at Purdue

The Boilermakers were favored over the Cornhuskers by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Purdue by 5.64 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Purdue.
Result: Nebraska won 25-24.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 36-16 in picking the winner, 21-31 against the spread, 21-30 against the CFPT prediction average and 23-29 against the over/under.

UTSA (Texas San Antonio) at UTEP (Texas El Paso)

The Roadrunners were favored over the Miners by 15 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas San Antonio by 15.63 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 44-17 for UTSA.
Result: UTSA won 31-14.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 37-16 in picking the winner, 22-31 against the spread, 22-30 against the CFPT prediction average and 23-30 against the over/under.

Washington State at Arizona

The Cougars were favored over the Wildcats by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 4.06 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Arizona.
Result: Arizona won 58-37.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 38-16 in picking the winner, 23-31 against the spread, 23-30 against the CFPT prediction average and 23-31 against the over/under.

UNLV at Fresno State

The Bulldogs were favored over the Rebels by 15 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Fresno State by 19.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Fresno State.
Result: UNLV won 26-16.
For the 9th Week of play we are thus far 38-17 in picking the winner, 23-32 against the spread, 23-31 against the CFPT prediction average and 23-32 against the over/under.

Boise State at Utah State

The Broncos were favored over the Aggies by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 7.59 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Boise State.
Result: Boise State won 41-14.
For the 9th Week of play we finished
39-17 in picking the winner,
23-33 against the spread,
23-32 against the CFPT prediction average, and
23-33 against the over/under.


College Football FBS Week 8 2017 Game Predictions and Results (updated)

College Football Week 8 Predictions and Results 2017 NCAA Division I FBS October 19 to October 21 (updated, formatted)

Due to some personal matters, the original posting of predictions and results for week 8 had to be greatly simplified due to lack of time. We have now updated and reformatted the posting(s) here.

For Week 8 we finished
37-19 in picking the winner,
30-25-1 against the spread,
31-25 against the CFPT average, and
25-30-1 against the over/under.

After Week 8, for the season we are a cumulative:
393-117 in picking the winner
277-217-14 against the spread
230-189 against the CFPT average, and

251-250-7 against the over/under. 

Below are the SportPundit predictions and results for Week 8 of the NCAA Division I FBS College Football Season 2017-2018. Predictions THIS WEEK were based in part on this season's performance and in part 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 use USA Today Sagarin College Football Ratings, the Massey Ratings and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations. We compose the schedule here using FoxSports, 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, an adjustment which should get better as the season goes along, but this proves not always to be the case. 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 from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), unless not yet posted, in which case we  use Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders. We add over/unders as available, usually very late for matchups of FCS and FBS teams. 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 because we are not competing against bettors. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it. Note that there is no line given at CFPT for games between FCS and FBS opponents.

 
Thursday, October 19

Louisiana Lafayette (ULL) at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 11.44 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 37-26 for Arkansas State.
Result: Arkansas State won by 47-3.
For Week 8 we are thus far 1-0 in picking the winner, 0-1 against the spread, 0-1 against the CFPT average, and 1-0 against the over/under.
Memphis at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Tigers by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 1.99 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Memphis.
Result: Memphis won by 42-38.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-0 in picking the winner, 1-1 against the spread, 1-1 against the CFPT average, and 1-1 against the over/under.
Friday, October 20

Western Kentucky at Old Dominion
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Monarchs by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 8.15 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Old Dominion.
Result: Western Kentucky won by 35-31.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-1 in picking the winner, 2-1 against the spread, 2-1 against the CFPT average, and 1-2 against the over/under.

Marshall at Middle Tennesee
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Blue Raiders by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 3.27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: Marshall won by 38-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-2 in picking the winner, 2-2 against the spread, 2-2 against the CFPT average, and 2-2 against the over/under.

Air Force at Nevada
The Falcons were favored over the Wolf Pack by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Air Force by 5.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 34-33 for Nevada.
Result: Air Force won by 45-42.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-3 in picking the winner, 3-2 against the spread, 3-2 against the CFPT average, and 3-2 against the over/under.

Colorado State at New Mexico
The Rams were favored over the Lobos by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 6.90 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 34-33 for New Mexico.
Result: Colorafo State won by 27-24.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-4 in picking the winner, 4-2 against the spread, 4-2 against the CFPT average, and 3-3 against the over/under.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Chanticleers by 25.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 25.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Appalachian State.
Result: Appalachian State won 37-29.
For Week 8 we are thus far 3-4 in picking the winner, 5-2 against the spread, 5-2 against the CFPT average, and 3-4 against the over/under.

Georgia Southern at Massachusetts
The Minutemen were favored over the Eagles by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UMass by 4.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for UMass.
Result: UMass won 55-20.
For Week 8 we are thus far 4-4 in picking the winner, 5-3 against the spread, 5-3 against the CFPT average, and 3-5 against the over/under.

Arizona State at Utah
The Utes were favored over the Sun Devils by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 7 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Utah.
Result: Arizona State won 30-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 4-5 in picking the winner, 6-3 against the spread, 6-3 against the CFPT average, and 4-5 against the over/under.

Illinois at Minnesota
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Illini by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Minnesota by 18.26 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Minnesota.
Result: Minnnesota won won 24-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 5-5 in picking the winner, 7-3 against the spread, 7-3 against the CFPT average, and 5-5 against the over/under.

Oklahoma at Kansas State
The Sooners were favored over the Wildcats by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 10.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Oklahoma.
Result: Oklahoma won 42-35.
For Week 8 we are thus far 6-5 in picking the winner, 8-3 against the spread, 8-3 against the CFPT average, and 6-5 against the over/under.
Kentucky at Mississippi State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Wildcats by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Mississippi State by 9.65 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Mississippi State.
Result: Mississippi State won 45-7.
For Week 8 we are thus far 7-5 in picking the winner, 9-3 against the spread, 9-3 against the CFPT average, and 7-5 against the over/under.
Oregon at UCLA
The Bruins were favored over the Ducks by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCLA by 0.46 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70.5 points.
Our Call: 44-37 for UCLA.
Result: UCLA won 31-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 8-5 in picking the winner, 10-3 against the spread, 10-3 against the CFPT average, and 7-6 against the over/under.
SMU at Cincinnati
The Mustangs were favored over the Bearcats by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored SMU by 8.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for SMU.
Result: SMU won 31-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 9-5 in picking the winner, 10-4 against the spread, 10-4 against the CFPT average, and 8-6 against the over/under.
Louisiana Monroe (ULM) at South Alabama
The Jaguars were favored over the Warhawks by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Alabama by 5.93 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for South Alabama.
Result: South Alabama won 33-23.
For Week 8 we are thus far 10-5 in picking the winner, 11-4 against the spread, 11-4 against the CFPT average, and 9-6 against the over/under.
North Texas at Florida Atlantic (FAU)
The Owls were favored over the Mean Green by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored FAU by 4.77 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for North Texas.
Result: FAU won 69-31.
For Week 8 we are thus far 10-6 in picking the winner, 11-5 against the spread, 11-5 against the CFPT average, and 10-6 against the over/under.
Utah State at UNLV
The Rebels were favored over the Aggies by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 0.40 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for UNLV.
Result: Utah State won 52-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 10-7 in picking the winner, 11-6 against the spread, 11-6 against the CFPT average, and 10-7 against the over/under.
UAB at Charlotte
The Blazers were favored over the 49ers by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UAB by 8.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for UAB.
Result: Charlotte won in overtime 25-24.
For Week 8 we are thus far 10-8 in picking the winner, 11-7 against the spread, 11-7 against the CFPT average, and 10-8 against the over/under.
South Florida (USF) at Tulane
The Bulls were favored over the Green Wave by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored USF by 12.81 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 35-21 for South Florida.
Result: USF won 34-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 11-8 in picking the winner, 11-8 against the spread, 11-8 against the CFPT average, and 11-8 against the over/under.
Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Golden Eagles by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 3.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: Southern Miss won in two overtimes 34-27.
For Week 8 we are thus far 11-9 in picking the winner, 11-9 against the spread, 11-9 against the CFPT average, and 12-8 against the over/under.
Rice at UTSA (Texas San Antonio)
The Roadrunners were favored over the Owls by 18.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UTSA by 20.26 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for UTSA.
Result: UTSA won 20-7.
For Week 8 we are thus far 12-9 in picking the winner, 11-10 against the spread, 11-10 against the CFPT average, and 12-9 against the over/under.
BYU at East Carolina
The Cougars were favored over the Pirates by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 8.03 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for BYU.
Result: East Carolina won 33-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 12-10 in picking the winner, 11-11 against the spread, 11-11 against the CFPT average, and 12-10 against the over/under.
LSU at Mississippi
The Tigers were favored over the Rebels by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 5.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for LSU.
Result: LSU won 40-24.
For Week 8 we are thus far 13-10 in picking the winner, 12-11 against the spread, 12-11 against the CFPT average, and 12-11 against the over/under.
Michigan at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Wolverines by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 12.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 42 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Michigan.
Result: Penn State won 42-13.
For Week 8 we are thus far 13-11 in picking the winner, 12-12 against the spread, 12-12 against the CFPT average, and 13-11 against the over/under.
USC at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Trojans by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 4.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Notre Dame.
Result: Notre Dame won 49-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 14-11 in picking the winner, 13-12 against the spread, 12-13 against the CFPT average, and 13-12 against the over/under.
Auburn at Arkansas
The Tigers were favored over the Razorbacks by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 13.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Auburn.
Result: Auburn won 52-20.
For Week 8 we are thus far 15-11 in picking the winner, 14-12 against the spread, 13-13 against the CFPT average, and 13-13 against the over/under.
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Demon Deacons by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Tech by 6.85 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Georgia Tech.
Result: Georgia Tech won 38-24.
For Week 8 we are thus far 16-11 in picking the winner, 14-13 against the spread, 13-14 against the CFPT average, and 14-13 against the over/under.
Kansas at TCU
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Jayhawks by 38 points. The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 41.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 44-17 for TCU.
Result: TCU won 43-0.
For Week 8 we are thus far 17-11 in picking the winner, 14-14 against the spread, 13-15 against the CFPT average, and 14-14 against the over/under.
West Virginia at Baylor
The Mountaineers were favored over the Bears by 9.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 12.23 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71 points.
Our Call: 48-27 for West Virginia.
Result: West Virginia won 38-26.
For Week 8 we are thus far 18-11 in picking the winner, 14-15 against the spread, 13-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-15 against the over/under.
Arizona at California
The Bears were favored over the Wildcats by 1.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Cal by 3.57 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Cal.
Result: Arizona won 45-44.
For Week 8 we are thus far 18-12 in picking the winner, 15-15 against the spread, 14-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-15-1 against the over/under.
Wyoming at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Cowboys by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 14.52 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Boise State
Result: Boise State won 24-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 19-12 in picking the winner, 16-15 against the spread, 15-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-16-1 against the over/under.
Fresno State at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Bulldogs by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 11.21 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for San Diego State.
Result: Fresno State won 27-3.
For Week 8 we are thus far 19-13 in picking the winner, 17-15 against the spread, 16-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-17-1 against the over/under.
Colorado at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Buffaloes by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 13.07 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 37-23 for Washington State.
Result: Washington State won 28-0.
For Week 8 we are thus far 20-13 in picking the winner, 18-15 against the spread, 17-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-18-1 against the over/under.
Maryland at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Terrapins by 24 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 22.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Wisconsin.
Result: Wisconsin won 38-13.
For Week 8 we are thus far 21-13 in picking the winner, 18-16 against the spread, 17-17 against the CFPT average, and 14-19-1 against the over/under.
Oklahoma State at Texas
The Cowboys were favored over the Longhorns by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 7.24 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 38-30 for Oklahoma State.
Result: Oklahoma State won 13-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 22-13 in picking the winner, 18-17 against the spread, 17-18 against the CFPT average, and 14-20-1 against the over/under.
Tulsa at Connecticut
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Huskies by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulsa by 10.75 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71 points.
Our Call: 40-37 for Tulsa.
Result: UConn won 20-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 22-14 in picking the winner, 19-17 against the spread, 18-18 against the CFPT average, and 14-21-1 against the over/under.
Akron at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Zips by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 13.22 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Toledo.
Result: Toledo won 48-21.
For Week 8 we are thus far 23-14 in picking the winner, 19-18 against the spread, 18-19 against the CFPT average, and 15-21-1 against the over/under.
Iowa at Northwestern
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Wildcats by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 0.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Northwestern.
Result: Northwestern won in overtime 17-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 24-14 in picking the winner, 20-18 against the spread, 19-19 against the CFPT average, and 15-22-1 against the over/under.
Purdue at Rutgers
The Boilermakers were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Purdue by 9.96 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Purdue.
Result: Rutgers won 14-12.
For Week 8 we are thus far 24-15 in picking the winner, 21-18 against the spread, 20-19 against the CFPT average, and 16-22-1 against the over/under.
Louisville at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Cardinals by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 9.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Florida State.
Result: Louisville won 31-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 24-16 in picking the winner, 22-18 against the spread, 21-19 against the CFPT average, and 16-23-1 against the over/under.
Idaho at Missouri
The Tigers were favored over the Vandals by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Missouri by 7.07 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Missouri.
Result: Mizzou won 68-21.
For Week 8 we are thus far 25-16 in picking the winner, 22-19 against the spread, 22-19 against the CFPT average, and 17-23-1 against the over/under.
Iowa State at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Cyclones by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech by 2.86 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Iowa State.
Result: Iowa State won 31-13.
For Week 8 we are thus far 26-16 in picking the winner, 23-19 against the spread, 23-19 against the CFPT average, and 18-23-1 against the over/under.
Temple at Army
The Black Knights were favored over the Owls by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 7.15 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Army.
Result: Army won 31-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 27-16 in picking the winner, 24-19 against the spread, 24-19 against the CFPT average, and 19-23-1 against the over/under.
Pittsburgh at Duke
The Blue Devils were favored over the Panthers by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Duke by 7.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Duke.
Result: Pittsburgh won 24-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 27-17 in picking the winner, 24-20 against the spread, 24-20 against the CFPT average, and 19-24-1 against the over/under.
Boston College at Virginia
The Cavaliers were favored over the Eagles by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia by 6.95 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-17 for Virginia.
Result: Boston College won 41-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 27-18 in picking the winner, 24-21 against the spread, 24-21 against the CFPT average, and 19-25-1 against the over/under.
Troy at Georgia State
The Trojans were favored over the Panthers by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 5.90 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Troy.
Result: Troy won 34-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 28-18 in picking the winner, 25-21 against the spread, 25-21 against the CFPT average, and 19-26-1 against the over/under.
Kent State at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Golden Flashes by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 15.96 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Ohio.
Result: Ohio won 48-3.
For Week 8 we are thus far 29-18 in picking the winner, 25-22 against the spread, 25-22 against the CFPT average, and 20-26-1 against the over/under.
Northern Illinois at Bowling Green
The Huskies were favored over the Falcons by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 13.19 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Northern Illinois.
Result: Northern Illinois won 48-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 30-18 in picking the winner, 26-22 against the spread, 26-22 against the CFPT average, and 20-27-1 against the over/under.
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Eagles by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 5.16 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 27-23 for Western Michigan.
Result: Western Michigan won 20-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 31-18 in picking the winner, 26-22-1 against the spread, 27-22 against the CFPT average, and 21-27-1 against the over/under.
Buffalo at Miami of Ohio
The Redhawks were favored over the Bulls by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Buffalo by 0.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Buffalo.
Result: Miami won 24-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 31-19 in picking the winner, 26-23-1 against the spread, 27-23 against the CFPT average, and 21-28-1 against the over/under.
Central Michigan at Ball State
The Chippewas were favored over the Cardinals by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Central Michigan by 2.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Central Michigan.
Result: Central Michigan won 56-9.
For Week 8 we are thus far 32-19 in picking the winner, 27-23-1 against the spread, 28-23 against the CFPT average, and 22-28-1 against the over/under.
Tennessee at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Volunteers by 33 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 32.90 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 41-7 for Alabama.
Result: Alabama won 45-7.
For Week 8 we are thus far 33-19 in picking the winner, 28-23-1 against the spread, 29-23 against the CFPT average, and 22-29-1 against the over/under.
Syracuse at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Orange by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 17.17 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Miami.
Result: Miami won 27-19.
For Week 8 we are thus far 34-19 in picking the winner, 29-23-1 against the spread, 30-23 against the CFPT average, and 23-29-1 against the over/under.
North Carolina at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Tar Heels by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 18.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Virginia Tech.
Result: Virginia Tech won 59-7.
For Week 8 we are thus far 35-19 in picking the winner, 29-24-1 against the spread, 30-24 against the CFPT average, and 24-29-1 against the over/under.
Indiana at Michigan State
The Spartans were favored over the Hoosiers by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan State by 7.74 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44 points.
Our Call: 23-17 for Michigan State.
Result: Michigan State won 17-9.
For Week 8 we are thus far 36-19 in picking the winner, 29-25-1 against the spread, 30-25 against the CFPT average, and 25-29-1 against the over/under.
UCF (Central Florida) at Navy
The Knights were favored over the Midshipmen by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 7.30 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 44-24 for UCF.
Result: UCF won 31-21.
For Week 8 we finished 37-19 in picking the winner, 30-25-1 against the spread, 31-25 against the CFPT average, and 25-30-1 against the over/under.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

AndroidKenya (AK) Reports on "New"(ly Named) Microsoft Launcher for Android

AndroidKenya (AK) reports on the "new"ly named Microsoft Launcher for Android. Looks interesting. Take a look. We like the integration with the PC.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

College Football Week 7 Predictions and Results 2017 NCAA Division I FBS October 11 to October 14

College Football Week 7 Predictions and Results 2017 NCAA Division I FBS October 11 to October 14

In the upset-heavy 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, in which seven top-25 ranked teams were beaten by unranked teams, we finished:
39-20 in picking the winner
32-26-1 against the spread,
34-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and
32-26-1 against the over/under.

After Week 7, for the season we are a cumulative:
356-98 in picking the winner
247-192-13 against the spread
199-164 against the CFPT average, and

226-220-6 against the over/under. 

Below are the SportPundit predictions and results for Week 7 of the NCAA Division I FBS College Football Season 2017-2018. Predictions THIS WEEK are based in part on this season's performance and in part 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 use USA Today Sagarin College Football Ratings, the Massey Ratings and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations. We compose the schedule here using FoxSports, 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, an adjustment which should get better as the season goes along, but this proves not always to be the case. 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 from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), unless not yet posted, in which case we  use Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders. We add over/unders as available, usually very late for matchups of FCS and FBS teams. 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 because we are not competing against bettors. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it published (this week for games prior to Saturday, the CFPT of Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:14 AM, for Saturday games, the CFPT of Saturday, October 14, 8:31:26 AM)). Note that there is no line given at CFPT for games between FCS and FBS opponents.


Wednesday, October 11

South Alabama at Troy
The Trojans were favored over the Jaguars by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 17.90 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 31-13 for Troy. The Trojans upset LSU 24-21 in their last outing.
Result: South Alabama upset Troy 19-8.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 0-1 in picking the winner, 0-1 against the spread, 0-1 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-0 against the over/under.

Thursday, October 12

Texas State at Louisiana Lafayette (ULL)
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Bobcats by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored ULL by 15.67 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for LA Lafayette.
Result: Louisiana Lafayette downed Texas State 24-7.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 1-1 in picking the winner, 0-2 against the spread, 0-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-1 against the over/under.
 
Friday, October 13

Clemson at Syracuse The Tigers were favored over the Orange by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 24.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Clemson.
Result: In an amazing upset win for Syracuse and 2nd-year head coach Dino Babers, who lost last year 54-0 to the Tigers, the Orange upset the defending national champions 27-24.

For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 1-2 in picking the winner, 1-2 against the spread, 1-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-1 against the over/under.

Washington State at California
The Cougars were favored over the Bears by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 13.79 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 31-20 for Washington State.
Result: In yet another amazing upset, the Golden Bears thrashed previously undefeated and top-10-ranked Washington State 37-3, who beat Cal 56-21 the previous season.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 1-3 in picking the winner, 2-2 against the spread, 2-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-2 against the over/under.

Saturday, October 14

TCU at Kansas State
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Wildcats by 4.5. The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 6.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for K-State.
Result: The Horned Frogs throttled K-State 26-6 holding the Wildcats to just 146 yards total offense.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 1-4 in picking the winner, 2-3 against the spread, 2-3 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-3 against the over/under.

Michigan at Indiana
The Wolverines were favored over the Hoosiers by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 7.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.5 points.
Our Call: 27-13 for Michigan.
Result: Michigan escaped with a 27-20 overtime victory over the Hoosiers.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 2-4 in picking the winner, 3-3 against the spread, 2-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-4 against the over/under.

North Carolina State at Pittsburgh
The Wolfpack were favored over the Panthers by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored NC State by 8.54 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 40-23 for NC State.
Result: NC State topped Pittsburgh 35-17.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 3-4 in picking the winner, 4-3 against the spread, 3-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-5 against the over/under.

Texas Tech at West Virginia
The Mountaineers were favored over the Red Raiders by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 0.58 points. The O/U (over/under) was 78.5 points.
Our Call: 38-37 for Texas Tech.
Result: West Virginia scored 22 4th quarter points to top Texas Tech 46-35.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 3-5 in picking the winner, 4-4 against the spread, 3-5 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-6 against the over/under.

Florida State at Duke
The Seminoles were favored over the Blue Devils by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 5.19 points. The O/U (over/under) was 43.5 points.
Our Call: 26-17 for Florida State.
Result: The Seminoles edged the Blue Devils 17-10.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 4-5 in picking the winner, 5-4 against the spread, 4-5 against the CFPT prediction average, and 3-6 against the over/under.

Rutgers at Illinois 
The Illini were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Illinois by 1.98 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Illinois.
Result: Rutgers dropped the Illini 35-24.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 4-6 in picking the winner, 5-5 against the spread, 4-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 3-7 against the over/under.

Eastern Michigan at Army
The Black Knights were favored over the Eagles by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 6.83 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Eastern Michigan.
Result: Army squeaked past the Eagles 28-27 as Eastern Michigan failed at the end of the 4th quarter to convert on a 2-point play for the win.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 4-7 in picking the winner, 6-5 against the spread, 5-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 4-7 against the over/under.

BYU at Mississippi State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Cougars by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Mississippi State by 19.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 38-13 for Mississippi State.
Result: The Bulldogs cruised past the Cougars 35-10.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 5-7 in picking the winner, 7-5 against the spread, 6-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 4-8 against the over/under.

South Carolina at Tennessee
The Volunteers were favored over the Gamecocks by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Vols by 0.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for South Carolina.
Result: In a defensive struggle with only one touchdown scored, South Carolina edged the Volunteers 15-9.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 6-7 in picking the winner, 8-5 against the spread, 7-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 4-9 against the over/under.

Kansas at Iowa State
The Cyclones were favored over the Jayhawks by 20 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa State by 27.72 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 49-14 for Iowa State.
Result:The Cyclones shut out the Jayhawks 45-0.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 7-7 in picking the winner, 9-5 against the spread, 8-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-9 against the over/under.

Connecticut at Temple
The Owls were favored over the Huskies by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 18.04 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 40-20 for Temple.
Result: UConn upset the Owls 28-24.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 7-8 in picking the winner, 9-6 against the spread, 8-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 6-9 against the over/under.

Boston College at Louisville
The Cardinals were favored over the Eagles by 19.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisville by 15.17 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Louisville.
Result: Boston College upset Louisville 45-42.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 7-9 in picking the winner, 9-7 against the spread, 8-8 against the CFPT prediction average, and 6-10 against the over/under.

UNLV at Air Force
The Falcons were favored over the Rebels by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Air Force by 11.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68.5 points.
Our Call: 35-27 for Air Force.
Result: Air Force trailed 27-7 at halftime but came back for a 34-30 win.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 8-9 in picking the winner, 10-7 against the spread, 9-8 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-10 against the over/under.

Old Dominion at Marshall
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Monarchs by 16.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 31-20 for Marshall.
Result: The Thundering Herd rode 21 4th-quarter points to a 35-3 win over the Monarchs.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 9-9 in picking the winner, 10-8 against the spread, 9-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-10 against the over/under.

Purdue at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Boilermakers by 18 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 18.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Wisconsin.
Result: Wisconsin edged the Boilermakers 17-9.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 10-9 in picking the winner, 11-8 against the spread, 10-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-11 against the over/under.

Auburn at LSU
The Tigers of Auburn were favored over the Tigers of LSU by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 7.99 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Auburn.
Result: Our score prediction was close, just the wrong way around, as LSU came back from a 20-0 deficit early in the 2nd quarter to upset Auburn 27-23. As coaches, players and fans must always relearn, "It ain't over 'til its over".
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 10-10 in picking the winner, 12-8 against the spread, 11-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 9-11 against the over/under.

Georgia Tech at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Yellow Jackets by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 9.30 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Miami of Florida.
Result: Miami won its 2nd straight game in the last minute, as Michael Badgley hit a field goal from 24-yards out with 6 seconds to play for a 25-24 win.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 11-10 in picking the winner, 12-9 against the spread, 11-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 9-12 against the over/under.

Oklahoma at Texas
The Sooners were favored over the Longhorns by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 8.50 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 38-34 for Oklahoma.
Result: Oklahoma edged the Longhorns 29-24.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 12-10 in picking the winner, 13-9 against the spread, 12-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 10-12 against the over/under.

Baylor at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys were favored over the Bears by 23 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 24.40 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70 points.
Our Call: 51-23 for Oklahoma State.
Result: Oklahoma State routed the Bears 59-16 as Mason Rudolph passed for 459 yards and 3 TDs.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 13-10 in picking the winner, 14-9 against the spread, 13-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 11-12 against the over/under.

Virginia at North Carolina
The Cavaliers were favored over the Tar Heels by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia by 0.67 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Virginia.
Result: Virginia beat the Tar Heels 20-14 to go to 5-1.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 14-10 in picking the winner, 15-9 against the spread, 14-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 11-12-1 against the over/under.

Northwestern at Maryland
The Wildcats were favored over the Terrapins by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 0.14 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Maryland.
Result: Northwestern prevailed over Maryland 37-21.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 14-11 in picking the winner, 15-10 against the spread, 14-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 12-12-1 against the over/under.

Vanderbilt at Mississippi
The Rebels were favored over the Commodores by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ole Miss by 0.27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Mississippi.
Result: The Rebels outscored the Commodores 57-35.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 15-11 in picking the winner, 16-10 against the spread, 15-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 13-12-1 against the over/under.

Miami of Ohio at Kent State
The Redhawks were favored over the Golden Flashes by 9.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 7.16 points. The O/U (over/under) was 43.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: Kent State edged the Redhawks 17-14.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 15-12 in picking the winner, 17-10 against the spread, 16-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 13-13-1 against the over/under.

Northern Illinois at Buffalo
The Huskies were favored over the Bulls by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 4.58 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Buffalo.
Result: In a game scoreless in the 2nd half, the Huskies edged the Bulls 14-13.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 15-13 in picking the winner, 18-10 against the spread, 17-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-13-1 against the over/under.

Ohio at Bowling Green
The Bobcats were favored over the Falcons by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 6.26 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 40-21 for Ohio.
Result: Ohio topped Bowling Green 48-30.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 16-13 in picking the winner, 19-10 against the spread, 18-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-13-1 against the over/under.

Toledo at Central Michigan
The Rockets were favored over the Chippewas by 9.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 11.26 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Toledo.
Result: Toledo beat the Chippewas 30-10.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 17-13 in picking the winner, 19-11 against the spread, 18-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 16-13-1 against the over/under.

Navy at Memphis
The Tigers were favored over the Midshipmen by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 0.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was 75.5 points.
Our Call: 41-34 for Memphis.
Result: Memphis edged the Midshipmen 30-27.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 18-13 in picking the winner, 19-12 against the spread, 19-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 17-13-1 against the over/under.

Houston at Tulsa
The Cougars were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 11.04 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Houston.
Result: Tulsa upset Houston surprisingly by 45-17.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 18-14 in picking the winner, 20-12 against the spread, 20-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 18-13-1 against the over/under.

Colorado at Oregon State
The Buffaloes were favored over the Beavers by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado by 11.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 45-17 for Colorado.
Result:The Buffaloes narrowly edged Oregon State, led by interim head coach Cory Hall, 36-33.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 19-14 in picking the winner, 20-13 against the spread, 20-13 against the CFPT prediction average, and 19-13-1 against the over/under.

Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) at Western Kentucky
The Hilltoppers were favored over the 49ers by 17.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 20.62 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Western Kentucky.
Result: The Hilltoppers easily outdistanced the 49ers 45-14.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 20-14 in picking the winner, 20-14 against the spread, 20-14 against the CFPT prediction average, and 20-13-1 against the over/under.

Wyoming at Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Broncos by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 3.63 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Wyoming.
Result: Wyoming edged the Aggies 28-23.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 21-14 in picking the winner, 21-14 against the spread, 21-14 against the CFPT prediction average, and 20-14-1 against the over/under.

Georgia State at Louisiana Monroe (ULM)
The Warhawks were favored over the Panthers by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored ULM by 4.99 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 41-27 for LA Monroe.
Result: Georgia State upset the Warhawks 47-37.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 21-15 in picking the winner, 21-15 against the spread, 21-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-14-1 against the over/under.

Appalachian State at Idaho
The Mountaineers were favored over the Vandals by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 10.44 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Appalachian State.
Result:The Mountaineers overcame a 20-point deficit to win 23-20.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 22-15 in picking the winner, 21-16 against the spread, 21-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-15-1 against the over/under.

New Mexico State at Georgia Southern
The Aggies were favored over the Eagles by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored New Mexico State by 5.88 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 38-20 for New Mexico State.
Result: New Mexico State prevailed 35-27 over the Eagles.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 23-15 in picking the winner, 22-16 against the spread, 22-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-16-1 against the over/under.

Middle Tennessee (MTSU) at UAB (Alabama Birmingham)
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Blazers by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Middle Tennessee by 4.33 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for UAB.
Result: UAB edged the Blue Raiders 25-23.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 24-15 in picking the winner, 23-16 against the spread, 23-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 22-16-1 against the over/under.

East Carolina at UCF (Central Florida)
The Knights were favored over the Pirates by 32 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 34.86 points. The O/U (over/under) was 73 points.
Our Call: 59-17 for UCF.
Result: UCF under 2nd-year head coach Scott Frost (a former Husker great during the Big Red's best days) continued to impress with a 63-21 rout of East Carolina, as QB McKenzie Milton may have have passed Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield in leading the nation in passing efficiency rating. Frost hails from Wood River, Nebraska, a stone's throw from Hastings, Nebraska, the home town of former Cornhusker head coach Tom Osborne. Both towns are also just a stone's throw from the village of Funk near Holdredge, our own first residence in the USA. Can Central Florida go undefeated in regular season play? Navy is next on the schedule.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 25-15 in picking the winner, 24-16 against the spread, 24-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-16-1 against the over/under.


UTSA (Texas San Antonio) at North Texas
The Roadrunners were favored over the Mean Green by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UTSA by 1.83 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 37-30 for North Texas.
Result: The Mean Green upended the Roadrunners 29-26. Seth Littrell is a young head football coach with a clear talent for head coaching and North Texas may have a hard time keeping him.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 26-15 in picking the winner, 25-16 against the spread, 25-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-17-1 against the over/under.

UTEP (Texas El Paso) at Southern Mississippi
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Miners by 20.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Miss by 20.60 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 35-21 for Southern Miss.
Result: Southern Miss hsut out the Miners 24-0.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 27-15 in picking the winner, 25-17 against the spread, 25-17 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-18-1 against the over/under.

Tulane at Florida International (FIU)
The Green Wave were favored over the Golden Panthers by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulane by 13.73 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 37-23 for Tulane.
Result: The Golden Panthers upset the Green Wave 23-10.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 27-16 in picking the winner, 25-18 against the spread, 25-18 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-19-1 against the over/under.

Texas A&M at Florida
The Gators were favored over the Aggies by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida by 2.86 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Florida.
Result: The Aggies upset the Gators 19-17.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 27-17 in picking the winner, 25-19 against the spread, 25-19 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-20-1 against the over/under.

Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Chanticleers by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 18.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 41-24 for Arkansas State.
Result:The Red Wolves blitzed the Chanticleers 51-17.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 28-17 in picking the winner, 25-20 against the spread, 25-20 against the CFPT prediction average, and 24-20-1 against the over/under.

Arkansas at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Razorbacks by 31 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 32.81 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 42-13 for Alabama.
Result:The Crimson Tide beat Arkansas 41-9.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 29-17 in picking the winner, 25-21 against the spread, 26-20 against the CFPT prediction average, and 25-20-1 against the over/under.

Missouri at Georgia
The Dawgs were favored over Mizzou by 29.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 34.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 46-13 for Georgia.
Result: Georgia topped Missouri 53-28.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 30-17 in picking the winner, 25-22 against the spread, 27-20 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-20-1 against the over/under.

Ohio State at Nebraska
The Buckeyes were favored over the Cornhuskers by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 20.12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 44-14 for Ohio State. As a Nebraska alum, we hope the Huskers do better, but a result near the 30-point margin is what our stats tell us.
Result: The Buckeyes routed Nebraska 56-14. The Huskers through their coaching hires inherited former cellar dwellar "Oregon State football" and UCF through their hire of Scott Frost inherited former fast, modern "Oregon football". Central Florida is ranked 20th in the current AP poll. Nebraska, according to the Massey Ratings, is ranked 62nd.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 31-17 in picking the winner, 26-22 against the spread, 28-20 against the CFPT prediction average, and 27-20-1 against the over/under.

Cincinnati at USF (South Florida)
The Bulls were favored over the Bearcats by 24.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored USF by 22.84 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for USF.
Result: South Florida beat Cincinnati 33-3.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 32-17 in picking the winner, 27-22 against the spread, 29-20 against the CFPT prediction average, and 28-20-1 against the over/under.

Utah at USC (Southern Cal)
The Trojans were favored over the Utes by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Cal by 13.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for USC.
Result: Southern Cal squeaked past Utah 28-27.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 33-17 in picking the winner, 28-22 against the spread, 30-20 against the CFPT prediction average, and 28-21-1 against the over/under.

Michigan State at Minnesota
The Spartans were favored over the Golden Gophers by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan State by 3.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 40 points.
Our Call: 24-13 for Michigan State.
Result: Michigan State beat the Golden Gophers 30-27.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 34-17 in picking the winner, 28-22-1 against the spread, 30-21 against the CFPT prediction average, and 28-22-1 against the over/under.

UCLA at Arizona
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored Arizona by 0.84 points. The O/U (over/under) was 79 points.
Our Call: 38-37 for Arizona.
Result: Arizona topped the Bruins 47-30.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 35-17 in picking the winner, 29-22-1 against the spread, 31-21 against the CFPT prediction average, and 29-22-1 against the over/under.

New Mexico at Fresno State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Lobos by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored New Mexico by 0.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Fresno State.
Result: Fresno State shut out the Lobos 38-0.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 36-17 in picking the winner, 30-22-1 against the spread, 32-21 against the CFPT prediction average, and 29-23-1 against the over/under.

Nevada at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Wolf Pack by 24.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 23.12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 47-17 for Colorado State.
Result: Colorado State edged Nevada 44-42.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 37-17 in picking the winner, 30-23-1 against the spread, 32-22 against the CFPT prediction average, and 29-24-1 against the over/under.

Boise State at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Broncos by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 8.87 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 30-21 for San Diego State.
Result: Boise State beat the Aztecs 31-14.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 37-18 in picking the winner, 30-24-1 against the spread, 32-23 against the CFPT prediction average, and 30-24-1 against the over/under.

Washington at Arizona State
The Huskies were favored over the Sun Devils by 16.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 18.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 41-17 for Washington.
Result: The Sun Devils upset Washington 13-7.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 37-19 in picking the winner, 30-25-1 against the spread, 32-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 31-24-1 against the over/under.

Oregon at Stanford
The Cardinal were favored over the Ducks by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 8.10 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Stanford.
Result: Stanford rolled past Oregon 49-7 as Bryce Love rushed for 147 yards.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 38-19 in picking the winner, 31-25-1 against the spread, 33-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 31-25-1 against the over/under.

San Jose State at Hawaii
The Warriors were favored over the Spartans by 18 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Hawaii by 11.85 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 34-23 for Hawaii.
Result: Hawaii beat the Spartans 37-26.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-19 in picking the winner, 32-25-1 against the spread, 34-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 32-25-1 against the over/under.

Akron at Western Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Zips by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 15.30 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 37-20 for Western Michigan.
Result: Akron upset the Broncos 14-13.
For the 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-20 in picking the winner, 32-26-1 against the spread, 34-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 32-26-1 against the over/under.

Massachusetts at USF
Cancelled.

In the upset-heavy 7th Week of the 2017 college football season, in which seven top-25 ranked teams were beaten by unranked teams, we finished:
39-20 in picking the winner
32-26-1 against the spread,
34-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and
32-26-1 against the over/under.