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Saturday, October 13, 2018

College Football Predictions "Week 7" 2018 NCAA Division I FBS October 9 to October 13

College Football Predictions "Week 7" 2018 NCAA Division I FBS October 9 to October 13

For Week 6 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we finished:
38-18 in picking the winner,
30-22-4 against the spread,
26-30 against the CFPT average, and
32-23-1 against the over/under.
 
For the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are a cumulative:
306-100 in picking the winner,
189-204-12 against the spread,
140-165 against the CFPT average, and
215-183-7 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 (for this week, Monday, October 8, 2018, 9:49:08 AM). The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents. The teams are FBS teams unless specifically marked by us as FCS.

TUESDAY, October 9, 2018

Appalachian State at Arkansas State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Red Wolves by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 11.01 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points. Recall, we use the opening odds, if available.
Our call: 41-21 for Appalachian State.
Result: Appalachain State beat the Red Wolves 35-9, who were intercepted three times.
Thus far for Week 7 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
1-0 in picking the winner,
1-0 against the spread,
1-0 against the CFPT average, and
0-1 against the over/under.

THURSDAY, October 11, 2018

Georgia Southern at Texas State
The Eagles were favored over the Bobcats by 17.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Southern by 21.94 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 40-17 for Georgia Southern.
Result: ??

Texas Tech at TCU (Texas Christian University)
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Red Raiders by 8.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 3.94 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 34-20 for TCU.
Result: ??

FRIDAY, October 12, 2018

South Florida (USF) at Tulsa
The Bulls were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored USF by 10.03 points.
The over/under was 62.5 points.
Our call: 34-23 for South Florida.
Result: ??

Air Force at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Falcons by 9.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Aztecs by 10.5 points.
The over/under was 45 points.
Our call: 31-17 for San Diego State.
Result: ??

Arizona at Utah
The Utes were favored over the Wildcats by 13 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 15.22 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Utah.
Result: ??

SATURDAY, October 13, 2018

Akron at Buffalo
The Bulls were favored over the Zips by 9 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Buffalo by 10.04 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 35-21 for Buffalo. We changed this prognostication to go under 57, which we also had initially in a 34-23 predicted score.,
Result: ??

Florida at Vanderbilt
The Gators were favored over the Commodores by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Florida by 10.33 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 31-17 for Florida.
Result: ??

Iowa at Indiana
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Hoosiers by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 7.95 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Iowa.
Result: ??

Minnesota at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Golden Gophers by 29.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 27.89 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 45-14 for Ohio State.
Result: ??

Nebraska at Northwestern
The Wildcats were favored over the Cornhuskers by 9 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Northwestern by 15.47 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Nebraska. The Huskers have the toughest schedule in the nation according to Massey Ratings and are winless in five attempts. Yet, they are averaging 5.99 yards per play on offense as compared to 5.96 yards per play for their opponents. Those are hardly the stats of a 0-5 team. Northwestern has worse ypp stats. However, Nebraska ranks worst in FBS in total penalty yards per game average. Why is that?
Result: ??

Oklahoma State at Kansas State
The Cowboys were favored over the Wildcats by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 8.65 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Oklahoma State.
Result: ??

Rutgers at Maryland
The Terrapins were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 23 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 24.88 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 45-10 for Maryland.
Result: ??

Tennessee at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Volunteers by 18 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 18.85 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Auburn.
Result: ??

Toledo at Eastern Michigan
The Eagles were favored over the Rockets by 5.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Eastern Michigan by 0.26 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Toledo.
Result: ??

Duke at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Blue Devils by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Duke by 1.51 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Georgia Tech.
Result: ??

Louisville at Boston College
The Eagles were favored over the Cardinals by 15 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boston College by 16.06 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 37-23 for Boston College.
Result: ??

UAB (Alabama-Birmingham) at Rice
The Blazers were favored over the Owls by 16 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UAB by 18.23 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our call: 41-17 for UAB.
Result: ??

Troy at Liberty
The Trojans were favored over the Flames by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 12.42 points.
The over/under was 66 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Troy.
Result: ??

Southern Mississippi at North Texas
The Mean Green were favored over the Golden Eagles by 8.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored North Texas by 11.73 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 31-24 for North Texas.
Result: ??

Kent State at Miami of Ohio
The Redhawks were favored over the Golden Flashes by 12.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Miami of Ohio by 13.99 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: ??

Pittsburgh at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Panthers by 21 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 23.44 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Notre Dame.
Result: ??

Ball State at Central Michigan
The game was seen as even. Take your pick.
The CFPT prediction average favored Central Michigan by 4.05 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Ball State.
Result: ??

Western Michigan at Bowling Green
The Broncos were favored over the Falcons by 15.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 15.75 points.
The over/under was 72 points.
Our call: 48-23 for Western Michigan.
Result: ??

Army at San Jose State
The Black Knights were favored over the Spartans by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 24.55 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 38-24 for Army
Result: ??

Baylor at Texas
The Longhorns were favored over the Bears by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas by 16.11 points.
The over/under was 61 points.
Our call: 41-21 for Texas.
Result: ??

Michigan State at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Wolverines by 14.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 19.52 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 40-20 for Penn State.
Result: ??

Marshall at Old Dominion
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Monarchs by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 6.74 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 34-31 for Marshall.
Result: ??

Ohio at Northern Illinois
The Huskies were favored over the Bobcats by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 5.15 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Northern Illinois.
Result: ??

Purdue at Illinois
The Boilermakers were favored over the Fighting Illini by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Purdue by 8.01 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Purdue.
Result: ??

Temple at Navy
The Owls were favored over the Midshipmen by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 7.36 points.
The over/under was 52 points.
Our call: 34-21 for Temple.
Result: ??

Texas A&M at South Carolina
The Aggies were favored over the Gamecocks by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 1.27 points.
The over/under was 44.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for South Carolina.
Result: ??

UCF (University of Central Florida) at Memphis
The Knights were favored over the Tigers by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 8.75 points.
The over/under was 77.5 points.
Our call: 44-34 for UCF.
Result: ??

Georgia at LSU
The Dawgs were favored over the Tigers by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 6.52 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 31-23 for Georgia.
Result: ??

Washington at Oregon
The Huskies were favored over the Ducks by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 7.11 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 35-21 for Washington.
Result: ??

Western Kentucky (WKU) at Charlotte
The Hillltoppers were favored over the 49ers by 9.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 7.24 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Western Kentucky.
Result: ??

New Mexico at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Lobos by 1 point.
The CFPT prediction average favored New Mexico by 2.53 points.
The over/under was 68 points.
Our call: 34-31 for Colorado State.
Result: ??

UNLV at Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Rebels by 23.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 23.67 points.
The over/under was 63 points.
Our call: 45-21 for Utah State.
Result: ??

Alabama State (FCS) at South Alabama
The Jaguars were favored over the Hornets by 27.5 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 45-14 for South Alabama.
Result: ??

New Mexico State at Louisiana Lafayette (ULL)
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Aggies by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana by 8.86 points.
The over/under was 65 points.
Our call: 35-31 for Louisiana.
Result: ??

Louisiana Monroe (ULM) at Coastal Carolina
The Chanticleers were favored over the Warhawks by 5.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Coastal Carolina by 13.41 points.
The over/under was 66.5 points.
Our call: 38-31 for Coastal Carolina.
Result: ??

Houston at East Carolina
The Cougars were favored over the Pirates by 16.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 14.14 points.
The over/under was 67.5 points.
Our call: 41-24 for Houston.
Result: ??

Louisiana Tech at UTSA (Texas San Antonio)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Roadrunners by 11.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 8.69 points.
The over/under was 49.5 points.
Our call: 35-17 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: ??

Miami of Florida at Virginia
The Hurricanes were favored over the Cavaliers by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Miami of Florida by 7.52 points.
The over/under was 49 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Miami.
Result: ??

Missouri at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Tigers by 28 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored 'Bama by 25.29 points.
The over/under was 74 points.
Our call: 51-27 for Alabama.
Result: ??

UCLA at California
The Golden Bears were favored over the Bruins by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Cal by 7.45 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 27-26 for UCLA.
Result: ??

Virginia Tech at North Carolina
The Hokies were favored over the Tar Heels by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 13.53 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Virginia Tech.
Result: ??

West Virginia at Iowa State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Cyclones by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa State by 3.5 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Iowa State.
Result: ??

Mississippi at Arkansas
The Rebels were favored over the Razorbacks by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ole Miss by 11.84 points.
The over/under was 69 points.
Our call: 44-27 for Mississippi.
Result: ??

Middle Tennessee (MTSU) at Florida International (FIU)
The Golden Panthers were favored over the Blue Raiders by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored MTSU by 2.71 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for FIU.
Result: ??

Wisconsin at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Badgers by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 5.22 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 37-17 for Michigan.
Result: ??

Hawaii at BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Warriors by 11.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 8.06 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for BYU.
Result: ??

Boise State at Nevada
The Broncos were favored over the Wolf Pack by 19.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 15.05 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 37-23 for Boise State.
Result: ??

Colorado at USC
The Trojans were favored over the Buffaloes by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Cal by 1.01 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 31-23 for Southern Cal.
Result: ??

Wyoming at Fresno State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Cowboys by 19.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Fresno State by 20.32 points.
The over/under was 44 points.
Our call: 31-17 for Fresno State.
Result: ??