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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

College Football Predictions Week 10 NCAA Division I FBS October 30 to November 4, 2018

College Football Predictions Week 10 NCAA Division I FBS October 30 to November 4, 2018

For Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we finished:
34-22 in picking the winner,
26-30 against the spread,
24-31 against the CFPT average, and
27-29 against the over/under.
 
For the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are a cumulative:
427-145 in picking the winner,
268-290-13 against the spread,
215-253 against the CFPT average, and
295-266-10 against the over/under.

See our Week 1 predictions for an explanation of our system.

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 betting lines ("the spread", "the line"), as far as possible, and thus write "were favored" or "was favored" since odds change over time. We do not compete against changed odds because we are not competing against bettors. We take opening lines primarily from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), Sportbet.com, Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders, except for CFPT, which does not have them. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it (this week, Monday, October 29, 2018, 5:37:26 PM). The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents. The teams are FBS teams unless marked as FCS.


Recall that we use opening lines where possible.

TUESDAY, October 30, 2018

Kent State at Bowling Green
The opening line saw the game as even. Take your pick.
The CFPT prediction average favored Bowling Green by 1.32 points.
The opening over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 33-30 for Kent State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Miami of Ohio at Buffalo
The Bulls were favored over the Redhawks by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Buffalo by 9.88 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 30-24 for Buffalo.
Result: ?? won ??.

WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2018

Ball State at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Cardinals by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 18.24 points.
The over/under was 62 points.
Our call: 37-23 for Toledo.
Result: ?? won ??.

THURSDAY, November 1, 2018

Northern Illinois at Akron
The Huskies were favored over the Zips by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 4.11 points.
The over/under was 39 points.
Our call: 16-13 for Akron.
Result: ?? won ??.

Ohio at Western Michigan
The opening line saw the game as even. Take your pick.
The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 0.04 points.
The over/under was 65 points.
Our call: 38-35 for Ohio.
Result: ?? won ??.

Temple at UCF
The Knights were favored over the Owls by 12 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 11.73 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for UCF.
Result: ?? won ??.

FRIDAY, November 2, 2018

Pittsburgh at Virginia
The Cavaliers were favored over the Panthers by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia by 7.27 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 33-27 for Virginia.
Result: ?? won ??.

Western Kentucky at Middle Tennesse
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Hilltoppers by 14.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Middle Tennessee by 17.66 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call: 38-17 for MTSU.
Result: ?? won ??.

Colorado at Arizona
The Wildcats were favored over the Buffaloes by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Arizona by 2.18 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Arizona.
Result: ?? won ??.

SATURDAY, November 3, 2018

Air Force at Army
The Black Knights were favored over the Falcons by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 14.52 points.
The over/under was 45.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Army.
Result: ?? won ??.

Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan
The Eagles were favored over the Chippewas by 13.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Eastern Michigan by 14.61 points.
The over/under was 46.5 points.
Our call: 28-17 for Eastern Michigan.
Result: ?? won ??.

Syracuse at Wake Forest
The Orange were favored over the Demon Deacons by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Syracuse by 6.25 points.
The over/under was 75 points.
Our call: 40-33 for Syracuse.
Result: ?? won ??.

Iowa State at Kansas
The Cyclones were favored over the Jayhawks by 14.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa State by 14.97 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Iowa State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Louisville at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Cardinals by 37 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 40.83 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 49-13 for Clemson.
Result: ?? won ??.

Memphis at East Carolina
The Tigers were favored over the Pirates by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 11.41 points.
The over/under was 64.5 points.
Our call: 38-27 for Memphis.
Result: ?? won ??.

Michigan State at Maryland
The Spartans were favored over the Terrapins by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan State by 3.37 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 24-20 for Michigan State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Nebraska at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Cornhuskers by 21 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 23.01 points.
The over/under was 71 points.
Our call: 37-30 for Ohio State. How did we get to only a one TD difference in our prognostication? The Buckeyes are averaging 6.75 yards per play on offense, the Huskeres 6.50 ypp on offense. Ohio State is averaging 5.88 ypp on defense, the Cornhuskers 5.87 ypp on defense. The schedule difficulty of both teams thus far is virtually equivalent. By our system, Ohio State thus looks better by 2.6 points plus the home field advantage, which Kambour calculates as 4.4024 points... makes 7. We would expect about 66 points to be scored. Nebraska could win, but would have to play high-risk all-out offensive football.
Result: ?? won ??.

Oklahoma State at Baylor
The Cowboys were favored over the Bears by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 6.18 points.
The over/under was 68 points.
Our call: 40-27 for Oklahoma State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Rutgers at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 30 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 29.41 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 42-13 for Wisconsin.
Result: ?? won ??.

South Carolina at Mississippi
The Rebels were favored over the Gamecocks by 1 point.
The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 2.56 points.
The over/under was 65 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Mississippi.
Result: ?? won ??.

Texas A&M at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Aggies by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 2.10 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 24-21 for Auburn.
Result: ?? won ??.

Georgia Tech at North Carolina
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Tar Heels by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Tech by 10.20 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 30-27 for North Carolina.
Result: ?? won ??.

San Jose State at Wyoming
The Cowboys were favored over the Spartans by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Wyoming by 14.24 points.
The over/under was 44 points.
Our call: 28-17 for Wyoming.
Result: ?? won ??.

Texas State at Georgia State
The Panthers were favored over the Bobcats by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia State by 9.23 points.
The over/under was 52 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Georgia State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Georgia Southern at Louisiana Monroe
The Eagles were favored over the Warhawks by 9 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Southern by 12.83 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Georgia Southern.
Result: ?? won ??.

Marshall at Southern Mississippi
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Golden Eagles by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 5.21 points.
The over/under was 46.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Southern Miss
Result: ?? won ??.

South Alabama at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Jaguars by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 15.17 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 42-20 for Arkansas State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Florida State at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Seminoles by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored NC State by 10.47 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 34-20 for North Carolina State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Iowa at Purdue
The Boilermakers were favored over the Hawkeyes by 1.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 1.66 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Purdue.
Result: ?? won ??.

Kansas State at TCU (Texas Christian U)
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Wildcats by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 8.34 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 34-17 for TCU.
Result: ?? won ??.

Louisiana Lafayette at Troy
The Trojans were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 9.64 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 40-31 for Troy.
Result: ?? won ??.

Liberty at Massachusetts
The Minutemen were favored over the Flames by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Liberty by 1.69 points.
The over/under was 72 points.
Our call: 36-34 for UMass.
Result: ?? won ??.

Minnesota at Illinois
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Fighting Illini by 9.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Minnesota by 9.35 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Minnesota.
Result: ?? won ??.

Navy at Cincinnati
The Bearcats were favored over the Midshipmen by 12.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Cincy by 16.35 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Cincinnati.
Result: ?? won ??.

Tulane at South Florida
The Bulls were favored over the Green Wave by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored USF by 7.82 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 36-27 for South Florida.
Result: ?? won ??.

Georgia at Kentucky
The Dawgs were favored over the Wildcats by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 7.04 points.
The over/under was 44 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Georgia.
Result: ?? won ??.

UTEP at Rice
The opening line saw the game as even. Take your pick.
The CFPT prediction average favored Rice by 1.45 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 30-23 for UTEP.
Result: ?? won ??.

West Virginia at Texas
The Longhorns were favored over the Mountaineers by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 0.33 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 31-30 for Texas.
Result: ?? won ??.

Boston College at Virginia Tech
The Eagles were favored over the Hokies by 1 point.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boston College by 3.98 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Boston College.
Result: ?? won ??.

Penn State at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Nittany Lions by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 6.75 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call: 30-23 for Michigan.
Result: ?? won ??.

Alcorn State (FCS, in Lorman, Mississippi) at New Mexico State
The Aggies were favored over the Braves by 10.5 points.
The over/under was 62.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Alcorn State. The 7-2 Braves rank 7th in FCS in rushing. The Aggies rank 127th in rushing defense in FBS. See the Alcorn State stats here.
Result: ?? won ??.

Charlotte at Tennessee
The Volunteers were favored over the 49ers by 21 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Vols by 19.96 points.
The over/under was 49.5 points.
Our call: 38-13 for Tennessee.
Result: ?? won ??.

Missouri at Florida
The Gators were favored over Mizzou by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Florida by 6.19 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Florida.
Result: ?? won ??.

Utah at Arizona State
The Utes were favored over the Sun Devils by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 7.95 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 31-21 for Utah.
Result: ?? won ??.

Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina
The Mountaineers were favored over the Chanticleers by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 14.97 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 41-20 for Appalachian State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Duke at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Blue Devils by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 7.09 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 31-17 for Miami.
Result: ?? won ??.

Houston at SMU
The Cougars were favored over the Mustangs by 13 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 11.72 points.
The over/under was 72 points.
Our call: 37-27 for Houston.
Result: ?? won ??.

Connecticut at Tulsa
The Golden Hurricane were favored over UConn by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Tulsa by 13.78 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Tulsa.
Result: ?? won ??.

Notre Dame at Northwestern
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Wildcats by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 7.59 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 31-17 for Notre Dame.
Result: ?? won ??.

Florida Atlantic (FAU)? at Florida International (FIU)
The Golden Panthers were favored over the Owls by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored FIU by 6.01 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 37-27 for FIU.
Result: ?? won ??.

Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were favored over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs by 19.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Mississippi State by 20.15 points.
The over/under was 44.5 points.
Our call: 31-10 for Mississippi State.
Result: ?? won ??.

UTSA (Texas San Antonio) at UAB
The Blazers were favored over the Roadrunners by 19.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UAB by 22.43 points.
The over/under was 43.5 points.
Our call: 34-7 for UAB.
Result: ?? won ??.

UCLA at Oregon
The Ducks were favored over the Bruins by 13 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oregon by 9.09 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 31-30 for UCLA.
Result: ?? won ??.

Alabama at LSU
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Tigers by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored 'Bama by 9.66 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 34-13 for Alabama.
Result: ?? won ??.

Oklahoma at Texas Tech
The Sooners were favored over the Red Raiders by 10.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 9.30 points.
The over/under was 78 points.
Our call:  48-27 for Oklahoma.
Result: ?? won ??.

Stanford at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Cardinal by 9.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 6.66 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 30-24 for Washington.
Result: ?? won ??.

USC at Oregon State
The Trojans were favored over the Beavers by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Cal by 15.76 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 41-17 for USC.
Result: ?? won ??.

BYU at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Cougars by 14.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 12.52 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 31-20 for Boise State.
Result: ?? won ??.

San Diego State at New Mexico
The Aztecs were favored over the Lobos by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 9.58 points.
The over/under was 48.5 points.
Our call: 31-17 for San Diego State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Fresno State at UNLV
The Bulldogs were favored over the Rebels by 24.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Fresno State by 27.64 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 42-14 for Fresno State.
Result: ?? won ??.

California at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Golden Bears by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 13.86 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 30-21 for Washington State.
Result: ?? won ??.

SUNDAY, November 4, 2018

Utah State at Hawaii
The Aggies were favored over the Warriors by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 17.25 points.
The over/under was 70.5 points.
Our call: 42-21 for Utah State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

SportPundit Updated Yards Per Play Rankings (After Week 9 of Play) Info Issued as Pre-CFP (College Football Playoff) Interim Rankings

SportPundit Updated Yards Per Play Rankings (After Week 9 of Play)
Info Issued as Pre-CFP (College Football Playoff) Interim Rankings

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will present its first interim rankings on October 30, 2018. The table below presents some current statistical "pre-data". These rankings MUST be adjusted according to schedule difficulty, which can make a big ranking difference, but each can make that adjustment according to his preference. The data are based on data found at cfbstats.com.

The table below lists all 130 FBS college football teams in NCAA Division 1 ranked by Yards Per Play (offense minus defense = total ypp difference).

TABLE : YPP RAW DATA RANKING - Games through October 27

RANK     TEAM                 Offense ypp     Defense ypp     Difference ypp


1

Oklahoma

8.91 ypp

5.20 ypp

3.71 ypp

2

Alabama

8.30 ypp

4.71 ypp

3.59

3

Clemson

7.20

3.94

3.26

4

Michigan

6.26

3.71

2.55

5

Appalachian St

6.79

4.41

2.38

6

Georgia

7.07

4.76

2.31

7

West Virginia

7.31

5.16

2.15

8

Utah State

6.55

4.53

2.02

9

Memphis

7.67

5.67

2.00

10

Houston

7.43

5.50

1.93

11

UCF

6.92

5.03

1.89

12

Penn State

6.55

4.75

1.80

13

Mississippi St

6.17

4.37

1.80

14

Utah

6.04

4.33

1.71

15

Miami (Florida)

5.66

4.03

1.63

16

Fresno State

6.23

4.60

1.63

17

Washington

6.09

4.52

1.57

18

Maryland

6.43

4.87

1.56

19

Cincinnati

5.89

4.41

1.48

20

UAB

6.01

4.62

1.39

21

Mississippi

7.67

6.29

1.38

22

Notre Dame

6.04

4.67

1.37

23

North Texas

6.37

5.03

1.34

24

Purdue

6.90

5.57

1.33

25

Washington St

6.41

5.11

1.30

26

Troy

6.46

5.17

1.29

27

Oklahoma St

6.64

5.36

1.28

28

Temple

5.37

4.17

1.20

29

South Florida

6.76

5.65

1.11

30

Southern Miss

5.86

4.78

1.08

31

Boston College

5.87

4.81

1.06

32

Kentucky

5.64

4.59

1.05

33

Florida

6.06

5.04

1.02

34

Iowa

5.40

4.41

0.99

35

Florida Int’l

6.34

5.40

0.94

36

Arizona State

6.26

5.35

0.91

37

Ohio State

6.75

5.88

0.87

38

Wisconsin

6.57

5.74

0.83

39

Buffalo

5.69

4.87

0.82

40

San Diego St

5.39

4.60

0.79

41

California

5.40

4.62

0.78

42

Georgia Tech

6.48

5.71

0.77

43

Colorado

5.86

5.09

0.77

44

Iowa State

5.63

4.87

0.76

45

Auburn

5.63

4.89

0.74

46

TCU

5.71

4.97

0.74

47

GA Southern

6.01

5.28

0.73

48

Boise State

6.46

5.75

0.71

49

Nebraska

6.50

5.87

0.63

50

South Carolina

5.87

5.25

0.62

51

LSU

5.33

4.79

0.54

52

Arizona

6.04

5.52

0.52

53

Oregon

5.87

5.37

0.50

54

Ohio

6.98

6.50

0.48

55

NC State

6.29

5.82

0.47

56

Virginia

5.80

5.34

0.46

57

Nevada

5.95

5.50

0.45

58

Duke

5.77

5.35

0.42

59

Miami (Ohio)

5.43

4.92

0.41

60

W. Michigan

6.41

6.02

0.39

61

Louisiana Tech

5.46

5.09

0.37

62

Marshall

5.37

5.04

0.33

63

Louisiana-Laf.

7.00

6.69

0.31

64

Texas Tech

6.06

5.78

0.28

65

USC

5.65

5.38

0.27

66

Virginia Tech

6.16

5.95

0.21

67

E. Michigan

5.63

5.43

0.20

68

Vanderbilt

6.02

5.83

0.19

69

Missouri

6.06

5.89

0.17

70

Stanford

5.96

5.82

0.14

71

Toledo

6.20

6.07

0.13

72

Akron

4.85

4.74

0.11

73

Syracuse

6.02

5.93

0.09

74

Florida State

4.98

4.92

0.06

75

Texas

5.44

5.40

0.04

76

Texas A&M

6.13

6.10

0.03

77

BYU

5.05

5.13

-0.08

78

North Carolina

5.56

5.66

-0.10

79

Florida Atl.

5.87

6.00

-0.13

80

Hawaii

6.26

6.40

-0.14

81

Michigan State

4.97

5.12

-0.15

82

Wyoming

4.76

4.98

-0.22

83

Arkansas St

6.01

6.25

-0.24

84

Pittsburgh

5.87

6.13

-0.26

85

Tulane

5.44

5.73

-0.29

86

Minnesota

5.54

5.84

-0.30

87

Texas State

4.90

5.21

-0.31

88

UMass

6.33

6.68

-0.35

89

SMU

5.02

5.42

-0.40

90

Ball State

5.22

5.64

-0.42

91

Mid Tennessee

5.20

5.64

-0.44

92

Indiana

5.38

5.83

-0.45

93

Liberty

5.85

6.31

-0.46

94

Arkansas

5.50

5.96

-0.46

95

East Carolina

4.75

5.31

-0.56

96

New Mexico

5.55

6.12

-0.57

97

Air Force

5.28

5.86

-0.58

98

Tennessee

5.47

6.06

-0.59

99

N. Illinois

3.98

4.57

-0.59

100

UCLA

5.08

5.68

-0.60

101

W. Kentucky

5.16

5.76

-0.60

102

Charlotte

4.85

5.58

-0.73

103

Northwestern

4.65

5.39

-0.74

104

Baylor

5.91

6.66

-0.75

105

Old Dominion

5.85

6.60

-0.75

106

Tulsa

4.68

5.47

-0.79

107

Army

5.33

6.15

-0.81

108

C. Michigan

4.15

4.96

-0.81

109

Kansas State

5.33

6.21

-0.88

110

Coast. Carolina

6.50

7.42

-0.92

111

UL Monroe

5.89

6.83

-0.94

112

San Jose State

4.70

5.68

-0.98

113

Kansas

5.11

6.10

-0.99

114

New Mexico St

4.94

5.98

-1.04

115

Louisville

5.09

6.30

-1.21

116

UNLV

5.41

6.62

-1.21

117

Navy

5.49

6.72

-1.23

118

Wake Forest

5.31

6.58

-1.27

119

Colorado State

5.46

6.77

-1.31

120

UTEP

4.68

5.99

-1.31

121

S. Alabama

5.17

6.53

-1.36

122

Kent State

5.12

6.50

-1.38

123

Illinois

5.69

7.09

-1.40

124

Rutgers

4.07

5.92

-1.85

125

Georgia State

5.73

7.61

-1.88

126

Bowling Green

5.35

7.24

-1.89

127

Oregon State

5.42

7.36

-1.94

128

UTSA

3.77

5.80

-2.03

129

Rice

4.64

7.24

-2.60

130

Connecticut

5.52

8.90

-3.38

College Football Prediction Results "Week 9" 2018 NCAA Division I FBS October 23 to October 27

College Football Prediction Results "Week 9" 2018 NCAA Division I FBS October 23 to October 27

For Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we finished:
34-22 in picking the winner,
26-30 against the spread,
24-31 against the CFPT average, and
27-29 against the over/under.
 
For the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are a cumulative:
427-145 in picking the winner,
268-290-13 against the spread,
215-253 against the CFPT average, and
295-266-10 against the over/under.


See our Week 1 predictions for an explanation of our system.

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 betting lines ("the spread", "the line"), as far as possible, and thus write "were favored" or "was favored" since odds change over time. We do not compete against changed odds because we are not competing against bettors. We take opening lines primarily from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), Sportbet.com, Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders, except for CFPT, which does not have them. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it (this week, Monday, October 22, 2018, 9:59:08 AM). The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents. The teams are FBS teams unless marked as FCS.

TUESDAY, October 23, 2018

Troy at South Alabama
The Trojans were favored over the Jaguars by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 13.40 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call: 33-24 for Troy.
Result: Troy won 38-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
1-0 in picking the winner,
0-1 against the spread,
0-1 against the CFPT average, and
0-1 against the over/under. 

THURSDAY, October 25, 2018

Baylor at West Virginia
The Mountaineers were favored over the Bears by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 13.38 points.
The over/under was 62.5 points.
Our call: 34-21 for West Virginia.
Result: West Virginia led 41-0 at the half and won 58-14.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
2-0 in picking the winner,
0-2 against the spread,
0-2 against the CFPT average, and
0-2 against the over/under. 

Ball State at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Cardinals by 10.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 11.95 points.
The over/under was 64 points (as updated, to avoid identical call).
Our call: 34-27 for Ohio.
Result: Ohio won 52-14.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
3-0 in picking the winner,
0-3 against the spread,
0-3 against the CFPT average, and
0-3 against the over/under. 

Toledo at Western Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Rockets by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 5.70 points.
The over/under was 67 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Western Michigan. The Broncos have won their last six.
Result: Toledo won 51-24.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
3-1 in picking the winner,
0-4 against the spread,
0-4 against the CFPT average, and
0-4 against the over/under. 

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Yellow Jackets by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 6.12 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Virginia Tech.
Result: Georgia Tech won 49-28.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
3-2 in picking the winner,
1-4 against the spread,
1-4 against the CFPT average, and
1-4 against the over/under. 

Appalachian State at Georgia Southern
The Mountaineers were favored over the Eagles by 9.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 11.17 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 35-23 for Appalachian State.
Result: Georgia Southern won 34-14.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
3-3 in picking the winner,
1-5 against the spread,
1-5 against the CFPT average, and
1-5 against the over/under. 

FRIDAY, October 26, 2018

Louisiana Tech at Florida Atlantic (FAU)
The Owls were favored over the Bulldogs by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored FAU by 0.68 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 31-30 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: Louisiana Tech won won 21-13.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
4-3 in picking the winner,
2-5 against the spread,
2-5 against the CFPT average, and
1-6 against the over/under. 

Miami of Florida at Boston College
The Hurricanes were favored over the Eagles by 1.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 1.39 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Miami.
Result: Boston College won 27-14.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
4-4 in picking the winner,
2-6 against the spread,
2-6 against the CFPT average, and
2-6 against the over/under. 

Indiana at Minnesota
The Hoosiers were favored over the Golden Gophers by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Minnesota by 0.44 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 28-27 for Minnesota.
Result: Minnesota won 38-31.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
5-4 in picking the winner,
3-6 against the spread,
3-6 against the CFPT average, and
3-6 against the over/under. 

Wyoming at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Cowboys by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Wyoming by 1.19 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 26-24 for Wyoming.
Result: Wyoming won 34-21.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
6-4 in picking the winner,
4-6 against the spread,
4-6 against the CFPT average, and
4-6 against the over/under. 

Utah at UCLA
The Utes were favored over the Bruins by 10.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 11.72 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Utah.
Result: Utah won 41-10.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
7-4 in picking the winner,
4-7 against the spread,
4-7 against the CFPT average, and
5-6 against the over/under. 

SATURDAY, October 27, 2018

Clemson at Florida State
The Tigers were favored over the Seminoles by 15.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 19.49 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 27-17 for Clemson.
Result: Clemson won 59-10.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
8-4 in picking the winner,
4-8 against the spread,
4-8 against the CFPT average, and
5-7 against the over/under. 

Wisconsin at Northwestern
The Badgers were favored over the Wildcats by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 5.42 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Wisconsin.
Result: Northwestern won 31-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
8-5 in picking the winner,
5-8 against the spread,
5-8 against the CFPT average, and
5-8 against the over/under. 

Purdue at Michigan State
The Boilermakers were favored over the Spartans by 1 point.
The CFPT prediction average favored Purdue by 1.57 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Purdue.
Result: Michigan State won 23-13.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
8-6 in picking the winner,
5-9 against the spread,
5-9 against the CFPT average, and
5-9 against the over/under. 

Vanderbilt at Arkansas
The Razorbacks were favored over the Commodores by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Vanderbilt by 3.52 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Arkansas.
Result: Vanderbilt won 45-31.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
8-7 in picking the winner,
5-10 against the spread,
5-10 against the CFPT average, and
5-10 against the over/under. 

Texas Tech at Iowa State
The Cyclones were favored over the Red Raiders by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa State by 2.06 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Iowa State.
Result: Iowa State won 40-31.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
9-7 in picking the winner,
6-10 against the spread,
6-10 against the CFPT average, and
6-10 against the over/under. 

Wake Forest at Louisville
The Cardinals were favored over the Demon Deacons by 1.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Wake Forest by 0.48 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Wake Forest.
Result: Wake Forest won 56-35.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
10-7 in picking the winner,
7-10 against the spread,
7-10 against the CFPT average, and
6-11 against the over/under.

Massachusetts at Connecticut
The Minutemen were favored over the Huskies by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UMass by 1.74 points.
The over/under was 74 points.
Our call: 43-40 for UMass.
Result: UMass won 22-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
11-7 in picking the winner,
8-10 against the spread,
8-10 against the CFPT average, and
6-12 against the over/under.

Army at Eastern Michigan
The Eagles were favored over the Black Knights by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 5.84 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Army.
Result: Army won 37-22.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
12-7 in picking the winner,
9-10 against the spread,
9-10 against the CFPT average, and
7-12 against the over/under.

Central Michigan at Akron
The Zips were favored over the Chippewas by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Akron by 7.67 points.
The over/under was 45.5 points.
Our call: 23-17 for Akron.
Result: Akron won 17-10.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
13-7 in picking the winner,
9-11 against the spread,
10-10 against the CFPT average, and
8-12 against the over/under.

Bethune-Cookman (FCS) at Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Wildcats by 42 points.
The over/under was 69.5 points.
Our call: 51-10. We originally had 52-10 for the Huskers, but that matched the then line at SportBet.com, so we had to change our prognostication slightly. Frost and staff could use this game as an opportunity to use more players from deeper in the roster in which case the score may be lower and the spread smaller, presuming the game is won....
Result: Nebraska won 45-9.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
14-7 in picking the winner,
10-11 against the spread,
10-10 against the CFPT average, and
9-12 against the over/under.

North Carolina at Virginia
The Cavaliers were favored over the Tar Heels by 8.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia by 16.44 points.
The over/under was 49.5 points.
Our call: 31-21 for Virginia.
Result: Virginia won 31-21. A rare occasion of calling the score exactly.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
15-7 in picking the winner,
11-11 against the spread,
11-10 against the CFPT average, and
10-12 against the over/under.

Southern Mississippi at Charlotte
The Golden Eagles were favored over the 49ers by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Miss by 4.67 points.
The over/under was 45 points.
Our call: 30-20 for Southern Miss.
Result: Charlotte won 20-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
15-8 in picking the winner,
11-12 against the spread,
11-11 against the CFPT average, and
10-13 against the over/under.

Coastal Carolina at Georgia State
The Chanticleers were favored over the Panthers by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Chanticleers by 0.19 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Georgia State.
Result: Coastal Carolina won 37-34.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
15-9 in picking the winner,
11-13 against the spread,
11-12 against the CFPT average, and
10-14 against the over/under.

Kansas State at Oklahoma
The Sooners were favored over the Wildcats by 22 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 23.22 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 41-21 for Oklahoma. K-State can be unpredictable.
Result: Oklahoma won 51-14.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
16-9 in picking the winner,
11-14 against the spread,
11-13 against the CFPT average, and
10-15 against the over/under.

TCU at Kansas
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Jayhawks by 13 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Christian by 12.66 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for TCU.
Result: Kansas won 27-26.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
16-10 in picking the winner,
11-15 against the spread,
11-14 against the CFPT average, and
11-15 against the over/under.

Oregon State at Colorado
The Buffaloes were favored over the Beavers by 24 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado by 27.02 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 45-17 for Colorado.
Result: Oregon State won 41-34 in overtime, overcoming a 31-3 deficit.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
16-11 in picking the winner,
11-16 against the spread,
11-15 against the CFPT average, and
11-16 against the over/under.

Florida vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville, Florida, at Everbank Field)
The Dawgs were favored over the Gators by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 5.78 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Florida.
Result: Georgia won 36-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
16-12 in picking the winner,
11-17 against the spread,
11-16 against the CFPT average, and
12-16 against the over/under.

Iowa at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Hawkeyes by 5.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 3.43 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Penn State.
Result: Penn State won 30-24.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
17-12 in picking the winner,
11-18 against the spread,
11-17 against the CFPT average, and
13-16 against the over/under.

Cincinnati at SMU
The Bearcats were favored over the Mustangs by 8.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Cincy by 9.66 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 34-23 for Cincinnati.
Result: Cincy won 26-20 in overtime.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
18-12 in picking the winner,
11-19 against the spread,
11-18 against the CFPT average, and
13-17 against the over/under.

South Florida at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Bulls by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 6.68 points.
The over/under was 72 points.
Our call: 40-33 for Houston. We also had 8 to start (41-33) and have gone to 7 to avoid the identical spread.
Result: Houston won 57-36.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
19-12 in picking the winner,
11-20 against the spread,
12-18 against the CFPT average, and
14-17 against the over/under.

Ariziona State at USC
The Trojans were favored over the Sun Devils by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Trojans by 5.65 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Southern Cal.
Result: Arizona State won 38-35.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
19-13 in picking the winner,
11-21 against the spread,
12-19 against the CFPT average, and
15-17 against the over/under.

Illinois at Maryland
The Terrapins were favored over the Fighting Illini by 15.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 16.36 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Maryland.
Result: Maryland won 63-33.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
20-13 in picking the winner,
12-21 against the spread,
13-19 against the CFPT average, and
15-18 against the over/under.

Duke at Pittsburgh
The Blue Devils were favored over the Panthers by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Duke by 5.62 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Duke.
Result: Pittsburgh won 54-45.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
20-14 in picking the winner,
12-22 against the spread,
13-20 against the CFPT average, and
16-18 against the over/under.

Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Monarchs by 5.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Middle Tennessee by 7.17 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 35-27 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: Middle Tennessee won 51-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
21-14 in picking the winner,
13-22 against the spread,
14-20 against the CFPT average, and
17-18 against the over/under.

Northern Illinois at BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Huskies by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 5.65 points.
The over/under was 44.5 points.
Our call: 24-13 for BYU.
Result: Northern Illinois won 7-6.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
21-15 in picking the winner,
13-23 against the spread,
14-21 against the CFPT average, and
18-18 against the over/under.

Kentucky at Missouri
Mizzou was favored over the Wildcats by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Missouri by 0.26 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Missouri.
Result: Kentucky won 15-14.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
21-16 in picking the winner,
14-23 against the spread,
14-22 against the CFPT average, and
18-19 against the over/under.

New Mexico at Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Lobos by 23.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 19.87 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Utah State.
Result: Utah State led 52-5 at the half and won 61-19, in spite of a scoreless 4th quarter.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
22-16 in picking the winner,
15-23 against the spread,
15-22 against the CFPT average, and
18-20 against the over/under.

Rice at North Texas
The Mean Green were favored over the Owls by 29 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored North Texas by 31.56 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 45-13 for North Texas.
Result: North Texas won 41-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
23-16 in picking the winner,
15-24 against the spread,
15-23 against the CFPT average, and
19-20 against the over/under.

Washington at California
The Huskies were favored over the Golden Bears by 11.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 15.02 points.
The over/under was 45 points.
Our call: 31-20 for Washington.
Result: Cal won 12-10.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
23-17 in picking the winner,
16-24 against the spread,
16-23 against the CFPT average, and
19-21 against the over/under.

UNLV at San Jose State
The Rebels were favored over the Spartans by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UNLV by 2.87 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for UNLV.
Result: San Jose State won 50-37.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
23-18 in picking the winner,
16-25 against the spread,
16-24 against the CFPT average, and
19-22 against the over/under.

North Carolina State (NC State) at Syracuse
The Orange were favored over the Wolfpack by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored NC State by 2.84 points.
The over/under was 61 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Syracuse.
Result: Syracuse won 51-41.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
24-18 in picking the winner,
17-25 against the spread,
17-24 against the CFPT average, and
19-23 against the over/under.

Texas A&M at Mississippi State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Aggies by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Mississippi State by 2.60 points.
The over/under was 44.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Mississippi State.
Result: Mississippi State won 28-13.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
25-18 in picking the winner,
18-25 against the spread,
18-24 against the CFPT average, and
19-24 against the over/under.

Washington State at Stanford
The Cardinal were favored over the Cougars by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 2.76 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Stanford.
Result: Washington State won 41-38.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
25-19 in picking the winner,
18-26 against the spread,
18-25 against the CFPT average, and
20-24 against the over/under.

Boise State at Air Force
The Broncos were favored over the Falcons by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 7.82 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Boise State.
Result: Boise State won 48-38.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
26-19 in picking the winner,
18-27 against the spread,
18-26 against the CFPT average, and
21-24 against the over/under.

Arkansas State at Louisiana Lafayette (ULL)
The Red Wolves were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 0.72 points.
The over/under was 65.5 points.
Our call: 31-30 for Louisiana.
Result: Louisiana won 47-43.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
27-19 in picking the winner,
19-27 against the spread,
19-26 against the CFPT average, and
21-25 against the over/under.

Tulane at Tulsa
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Green Wave by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Tulane by 0.61 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Tulane.
Result: Tulane won 24-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
28-19 in picking the winner,
20-27 against the spread,
20-26 against the CFPT average, and
21-26 against the over/under.

New Mexico State at Texas State
The Bobcats were favored over the Aggies by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas State by 0.16 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 27-26 for New Mexico State.
Result: Texas State won 27-20.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
28-20 in picking the winner,
20-28 against the spread,
20-27 against the CFPT average, and
22-26 against the over/under.

UAB at UTEP
The Blazers were favored over the Miners by 17.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UAB by 22.46 points.
The over/under was 48.5 points.
Our call: 41-17 for UAB.
Result: UAB won 19-0.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
29-20 in picking the winner,
21-28 against the spread,
20-28 against the CFPT average, and
22-27 against the over/under.

Tennessee at South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Volunteers by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Gamecocks by 12.57 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for South Carolina.
Result: South Carolina won 27-24.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
30-20 in picking the winner,
22-28 against the spread,
21-28 against the CFPT average, and
22-28 against the over/under.

Florida International (FIU) at Western Kentucky
The Golden Panthers were favored over the Hilltoppers by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored FIU by 9.26 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Florida International.
Result: FIU won 38-17.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
31-20 in picking the winner,
23-28 against the spread,
22-28 against the CFPT average, and
23-28 against the over/under.

Notre Dame vs. Navy
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Midshipmen by 21.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 27.73 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 45-17 for Notre Dame.
Result: Notre Dame won 44-22.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
32-20 in picking the winner,
24-28 against the spread,
22-29 against the CFPT average, and
24-28 against the over/under.

Texas at Oklahoma State
The Longhorns were favored over the Cowboys by 1.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas by 3.67 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Texas.
Result: Oklahoma State won 38-35.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
32-21 in picking the winner,
24-29 against the spread,
22-30 against the CFPT average, and
24-29 against the over/under.

Oregon at Arizona
The Ducks were favored over the Wildcats by 9.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oregon by 7.03 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 31-30 for Arizona.
Result: Arizona won 44-15.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
33-21 in picking the winner,
25-29 against the spread,
23-30 against the CFPT average, and
25-29 against the over/under.

Hawaii at Fresno State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Warriors by 23 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Fresno State by 25.06 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 45-23 for Fresno State.
Result: Fresno State won 50-20.
Thus far for Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
34-21 in picking the winner,
25-30 against the spread,
23-31 against the CFPT average, and
26-29 against the over/under.

San Diego State at Nevada
The Aztecs were favored over the Wolf Pack by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 4.53 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for San Diego State.
Result: Nevada won 28-24.
We finished Week 9 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season:
34-22 in picking the winner,
26-30 against the spread,
24-31 against the CFPT average, and
27-29 against the over/under.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SportPundit Pre-CFP (College Football Playoff) Interim Rankings - Based on Current Yards Per Play Stats

SportPundit Pre-CFP (College Football Playoff) Interim Rankings, Oct. 30, 2018.

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will present its first interim rankings in a week -- on Oct. 30, 2018 -- so we thought we might provide some current statistical college football "pre-data". These rankings must be adjusted according to schedule difficulty, which each can do according to his preference, but the raw data nevertheless present a very clear picture. The data are based on data found at cfbstats.com.

The table below lists all 130 FBS college football teams in NCAA Division 1 ranked by Yards Per Play (offense minus defense = total ypp difference).

TABLE : YPP RAW DATA RANKING

RANK     TEAM                   Offense ypp      Defense ypp      Difference ypp


1

Alabama

8.30 ypp

4.71 ypp

3.59 ypp

2

Oklahoma

8.69

5.26

3.43

3

Clemson

7.26

4.04

3.22

4

Appalachian St

7.14

4.17

2.97

5

Michigan

6.26

3.71

2.55

6

Georgia

7.14

4.76

2.38

7

Miami (Florida)

5.91

3.81

2.10

8

Memphis

7.67

5.67

2.00

9

Houston

7.39

5.47

1.92

10

Penn State

6.77

4.87

1.90

11

UCF

6.92

5.03

1.89

12

Mississippi St

6.17

4.37

1.80

13

Utah State

6.32

4.55

1.77

14

West Virginia

7.05

5.28

1.77

15

Washington

6.27

4.57

1.70

16

Cincinnati

5.98

4.29

1.69

17

Utah

5.97

4.32

1.65

18

South Florida

6.92

5.32

1.60

19

Fresno State

5.98

4.40

1.58

20

Oklahoma St

6.77

5.32

1.45

21

Washington St

6.31

4.88

1.43

22

Florida

6.23

4.83

1.40

23

Purdue

7.07

5.67

1.40

24

Mississippi

7.67

6.29

1.38

25

Iowa

5.65

4.34

1.31

26

UAB

6.14

4.86

1.28

27

Notre Dame

5.80

4.55

1.25

28

Maryland

5.76

4.53

1.23

29

Temple

5.37

4.17

1.20

30

Troy

6.28

5.17

1.11

31

Kentucky

5.71

4.66

1.05

32

Arizona State

6.22

5.19

1.03

33

North Texas

6.17

5.16

1.01

34

Boston College

5.98

5.00

0.98

35

Southern Miss

5.86

4.88

0.98

36

Georgia Tech

6.57

5.59

0.98

37

California

5.55

4.66

0.89

38

Florida Int’l

6.45

5.56

0.89

39

Ohio State

6.75

5.88

0.87

40

Buffalo

5.69

4.87

0.82

41

Oregon

6.15

5.35

0.80

42

Wisconsin

6.78

5.99

0.79

43

Auburn

5.63

4.89

0.74

44

Boise State

6.31

5.61

0.70

45

Iowa State

5.67

4.95

0.72

46

San Diego St

5.29

4.62

0.67

47

Nevada

6.12

5.45

0.67

48

Florida State

5.25

4.65

0.60

49

GA Southern

5.97

5.37

0.60

50

W. Michigan

6.40

5.81

0.59

51

Duke

5.42

4.85

0.57

52

LSU

5.33

4.79

0.54

53

NC State

6.10

5.56

0.54

54

Louisiana Tech

5.61

5.08

0.53

55

Miami (Ohio)

5.43

4.92

0.51

56

Colorado

5.68

5.18

0.50

57

TCU

5.52

5.03

0.49

58

Virginia

5.77

5.31

0.46

59

South Carolina

5.76

5.33

0.43

60

Texas Tech

6.27

5.84

0.43

61

Nebraska

6.40

5.98

0.42

62

Texas A&M

6.36

5.94

0.42

63

Arizona

6.11

5.71

0.40

64

Marshall

5.37

5.04

0.33

65

Missouri

6.29

6.00

0.29

66

USC

5.50

5.22

0.28

67

Vanderbilt

5.95

5.71

0.24

68

Ohio

6.98

6.74

0.24

69

Stanford

5.84

5.63

0.21

70

Syracuse

5.87

5.72

0.15

71

E. Michigan

5.61

5.47

0.14

72

Virginia Tech

6.09

5.97

0.12

73

Texas

5.42

5.31

0.11

74

Louisiana-Laf.

6.84

6.75

0.09

75

Hawaii

6.28

6.23

0.05

76

Arkansas St

5.97

5.98

-0.01

77

Toledo

6.00

6.01

-0.01

78

North Carolina

5.55

5.60

-0.05

79

Michigan State

4.97

5.08

-0.11

80

Akron

4.87

5.00

-0.13

81

New Mexico

5.71

5.84

-0.13

82

Ball State

5.28

5.46

-0.18

83

BYU

5.13

5.32

-0.19

84

Indiana

5.40

5.63

-0.23

85

Kansas State

5.41

5.65

-0.24

86

Baylor

6.09

6.34

-0.25

87

Florida Atl.

5.95

6.24

-0.29

88

Tulane

5.44

5.80

-0.36

89

UCLA

5.17

5.57

-0.40

90

Tennessee

5.58

5.98

-0.40

91

Wyoming

4.59

5.01

-0.42

92

SMU

4.99

5.43

-0.44

93

Air Force

5.12

5.57

-0.45

94

Pittsburgh

5.38

5.83

-0.45

95

Texas State

4.86

5.32

-0.46

96

Mid Tennessee

4.95

5.41

-0.46

97

Liberty

5.85

6.31

-0.46

98

Umass

6.31

6.79

-0.48

99

W. Kentucky

5.28

5.78

-0.50

100

Arkansas

5.34

5.89

-0.55

101

N. Illinois

4.02

4.58

-0.56

102

East Carolina

4.75

5.31

-0.56

103

Charlotte

4.94

5.53

-0.59

104

Minnesota

5.28

5.94

-0.66

105

C. Michigan

4.28

4.99

-0.71

106

Northwestern

4.68

5.45

-0.77

107

Kansas

5.18

5.97

-0.79

108

Army

5.37

6.18

-0.81

109

Coast. Carolina

6.40

7.23

-0.83

110

Tulsa

4.63

5.47

-0.84

111

Old Dominion

5.67

6.57

-0.90

112

UL Monroe

5.89

6.83

-0.94

113

Louisville

5.03

6.02

-0.99

114

New Mexico St

4.98

6.06

-1.08

115

Navy

5.46

6.56

-1.10

116

San Jose State

4.40

5.57

-1.17

117

S. Alabama

5.17

6.37

-1.20

118

UTEP

4.91

6.13

-1.22

119

Illinois

5.46

6.68

-1.22

120

Colorado State

5.54

6.86

-1.32

121

Kent State

5.12

6.50

-1.38

122

UNLV

5.24

6.63

-1.39

123

Wake Forest

4.96

6.71

-1.75

124

Oregon State

5.57

7.40

-1.83

125

Rutgers

4.07

5.92

-1.85

126

Bowling Green

5.35

7.24

-1.89

127

UTSA

3.77

5.80

-2.03

128

Georgia State

5.36

7.66

-2.30

129

Rice

4.72

7.10

-2.38

130

Connecticut

5.54

9.23

-3.69