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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

College Football Prediction Results "Week 0" & "Week 1" NCAA Division I FBS August 25 to September 3, 2018

College Football Prediction Results "Week 0" & "Week 1"
NCAA Division I FBS August 25 to September 3, 2018

We finished this "initial week" of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season:
71-17 in picking the winner,
44-39-4 against the spread,
20-24 against the CFPT average, and
52-33-3 against the over/under.

Below are the previous predictions and results for the week.
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THE NEW FOOTBALL SEASON HAS BEGUN!

For Background:
Our last season 2017-2018 college football predictions finished a cumulative:
657-215 in picking the winner
456-388-26 against the spread
411-367-1 against the CFPT average, and
427-433-10 against the over/under.

Below are the SportPundit prediction results for "Week 0" and "Week 1" of the NCAA Division I FBS college football season games 2018-2019.
See our predictions for this week 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. (The following sentence has been amended here). 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. The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

"Week Zero" will take place on Saturday, August 25,
several days before the "Week One" part of the season begins.

The teams are FBS unless otherwise noted (to start out, I note all).

Duquesne Dukes (FCS) at UMass Minutemen (FBS)
The Minuteman were favored over the Dukes by 21.5 points (opening line).
The over/under (opening O/U) was 59.5 points.
Our call: 44-17 for UMass.
Result: UMass toppled the Dukes 63-15. The Minutemen improved substantially in the course of the 2017 season and that seems ongoing.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
1-0 in picking the winner,
1-0 against the spread, and
1-0 against the over/under. 

Prairie View A&M Panthers (FCS) at Rice Owls (FBS)
The Owls were favored over the Panthers by 19 points (opening line).
The over/under (opening O/U) was 58 points.
Our call: 47-14 for Rice.
Result: Rice ralled with 12 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to avoid an unexpected upset 31-28, with Jack Fox kicking the winning field goal as time expired. It was the first head coaching game for Mike Bloomgren, who came from Stanford, where he was "Andrew Luck Director of Offense". As a Stanford alum, we were never happy with the Cardinal offense in recent years. For comparison, in 2016, Rice beat Prairie View 65-44. Former Cardinal QB Tavita Pritchard is the new Andrew Luck Director of Offense at Stanford.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
2-0 in picking the winner,
1-1 against the spread, and
2-0 against the over/under. 

Wyoming Cowboys (FBS) at New Mexico State Aggies (FBS)
The Cowboys were favored over the Aggies by 5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Wyoming over New Mexico State by 6.04 points. The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 27-20 for Wyoming.
Result: The Cowboys' defense shut out the Aggies until a late Aggie 4th quarter touchdown led to a 29-7 final. It was the first time in the game New Mexico State crossed the midfield line. The Wyoming defense held New Mexico State to 8 total yards in the first half, and minus 9 yards rushing. It is likely that "North Dakota State football" has arrived in Laramie under head coach Craig Bohl, in his 5th season, after winning three straight FCS national titles with the Bison. Wyoming has a chance to win 10 or more games this season. 
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
3-0 in picking the winner,
2-1 against the spread,
1-0 against the CFPT average, and
2-0-1 against the over/under. 

Hawaii Warriors (FBS) at Colorado State Rams (FBS)
The Rams were favored over the Warriors by 13.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State over Hawaii by 16.59 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 45-27 for Colorado State.
Result: Woah! The Warriors upset the heavily favored (closing line 17 points) Rams 43-34 behind 418 yards and 3 TDs by Hawaii QB Cole McDonald. It was a signature win for Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich, this being the Warriors first win over the Rams in Fort Collins since 1988. However, the Warriors nearly blew a 37-7 30-point lead, as Rams QB (Washington graduate transfer) K.J. Carta-Samuels threw for 537 yards and 5 TDs.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
3-1 in picking the winner,
2-2 against the spread,
1-1 against the CFPT average, and
3-0-1 against the over/under.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018

UC Davis Aggies (FCS) at San Jose State Spartans
The Spartans were favored over the Aggies by 3 points (opening line).
The over/under was 69 points.
Our call: 31-30 for the San Jose State Spartans.
Result: In a mild upset, FCS Davis beat the FBS Spartans 44-38.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
3-2 in picking the winner,
3-2 against the spread,
1-1 against the CFPT average, and
3-1-1 against the over/under.

Central Connecticut (FCS) at Ball State
The Cardinals were favored over the Blue Devils by 14 points (opening line).
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Ball State.
Result: Ball State crushed the Blue Devils 42-6, amassing a school record 652 yards on offense.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
4-2 in picking the winner,
3-3 against the spread,
1-1 against the CFPT average, and
4-1-1 against the over/under.

Kennesaw State (FCS) at Georgia State
The Owls were favored over the Panthers by 2.5 points (opening line).
The over/under was 43 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Georgia State.
Result: Georgia State beat the cross-town rival Owls 24-20.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
5-2 in picking the winner,
4-3 against the spread,
1-1 against the CFPT average, and
5-1-1 against the over/under.

UCF (Central Florida) at UConn (Connecticut)
The Knights were favored over the Huskies by 22 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored UCF over UConn by 23.68 points.
The over/under was 70 points.
Our call: 49-7 for UCF. Because of the coaching changes, Central Florida will be one of the most interesting teams to watch this year. Their offense should remain formidable.
Result: UCF scored 14 points in each quarter to win easily 56-17, for their 14th win in a row, as QB McKenzie Milton threw for 346 yards and 5 TDs, two to Mississippi transfer Tre Nixon, who caught five passes for 101 yards. UCF reserve QB Darriel Mack Jr. came of the bench in the 4th quarter and scored on a 70-yard touchdown run. UCF gained 652 yards on offense. This could be a tough season for UCF opponents, as UCF might be out to prove that their unbeaten 2017 season was not just a passing thing. Milton is quoted at CBS Sports to say: "I don't know if we're going to miss a beat," Milton said. "The schematics are a little different, but we're going to score a lot of points no matter what." Last season UCF beat UConn 49-24.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
6-2 in picking the winner,
5-3 against the spread,
2-1 against the CFPT average, and
4-2-2 against the over/under.

New Mexico State at Minnesota
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Aggies by 18 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Minnesota over New Mexico State by 17.10 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 30-24 for Minnesota.
Result: Head coach P.J. Fleck appears to be putting his mark on the Golden Gophers as Minnesota led 35-10 at the half in a 48-10 victory.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
7-2 in picking the winner,
5-4 against the spread,
2-2 against the CFPT average, and
5-2-2 against the over/under. 

Northwestern at Purdue
The Boilermakers were favored over the Wildcats by 3 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Northwestern over Purdue by 3.23 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Northwestern.
Result: The Wildcats prevailed over the Boilermakers 31-27.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
8-2 in picking the winner,
6-4 against the spread,
2-3 against the CFPT average, and
6-2-2 against the over/under.

Wake Forest at Tulane
The Demon Deacons were favored over the Green Wave by 8 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Wake Forest over Tulane by 10.97 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Wake Forest.
Result: Wake Forest topped the Green Wave 23-17.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
9-2 in picking the winner,
6-5 against the spread,
2-4 against the CFPT average, and
6-3-2 against the over/under. 

Savannah State (FCS) at UAB
The Blazers were favored over the Tigers by 35 points (opening line).
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 42-7 for UAB.
Result: UAB shut out the Tigers 52-0.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
10-2 in picking the winner,
6-5-1 against the spread,
2-4 against the CFPT average, and
7-3-2 against the over/under.

Missouri State (FCS) at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys were favored over the Bears by 37.5 points (opening line).
The over/under was 73 points.
Our call: 55-7 for Oklahoma State.
Result: The Cowboys beat the  Bears 58-17.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
11-2 in picking the winner,
7-5-1 against the spread,
2-4 against the CFPT average, and
7-4-2 against the over/under. 

Weber State (FCS) at Utah
The Utes were favored over the Wildcats by 23.5 points (opening line).
The over/under was 48.5 points.
Our call: 31-17 for Utah.
Result: Utah won 41-10 after trailing 10-0 in the 1st quarter.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
12-2 in picking the winner,
7-6-1 against the spread,
2-4 against the CFPT average, and
7-5-2 against the over/under.

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS) at Louisiana Monroe (ULM)
The Warhawks were favored over the Lions by 15.5 points (opening line).
The over/under was 74 points.
Our call: 38-24 for LA Monroe.
Result: Louisiana-Monroe won 34-31 on a blocked field goal as time ran out.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
13-2 in picking the winner,
8-6-1 against the spread,
2-4 against the CFPT average, and
8-5-2 against the over/under. 

Northwestern State (FCS) at Texas A&M
The Aggies were favored over the Demons by 45 points (opening line).
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 61-7 for Texas A&M.
Result: In his Aggie head coaching opener, Jimbo Fisher celebrated a 59-7 rout of Northwestern State, as Trayveon Williams rushed for 240 yards.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
14-2 in picking the winner,
9-6-1 against the spread,
2-4 against the CFPT average, and
9-5-2 against the over/under. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018

Syracuse at Western Michigan
The Orange were favored over the Broncos by 6 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Syracuse over the Broncos by 0.11 points.
The over/under was 66 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Syracuse.
Result: The Orange outscored the Broncos 55-42 as QB Lester Dungey accounted for 384 yards total offense..
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
15-2 in picking the winner,
10-6-1 against the spread,
3-4 against the CFPT average, and
9-6-2 against the over/under. 

Monmouth (FCS) at Eastern Michigan
The Eagles were favored over the Hawks by 18 points (opening line).
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 42-14 for Eastern Michigan.
Result: 51-17 for the Eagles.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
16-2 in picking the winner,
11-6-1 against the spread,
3-4 against the CFPT average, and
9-7-2 against the over/under.

Utah State at Michigan State
The Spartans were favored over the Aggies by 25.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored the Spartans over Utah State by 22.19 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 38-13 for Michigan State.
Result:The Spartans struggled to a 38-31 win.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
17-2 in picking the winner,
12-6-1 against the spread,
3-5 against the CFPT average, and
10-7-2 against the over/under. 

Army at Duke
The Blue Devils were favored over the Black Knights by 11 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Duke over Army by 11.69 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Duke.
Result: Duke forged a 17-0 halftime lead and beat Army 34-14.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
18-2 in picking the winner,
12-7-1 against the spread,
3-6 against the CFPT average, and
11-7-2 against the over/under. 

Western Kentucky at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Hilltoppers by 36.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin over Western Kentucky by 36.84 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our call: 42-7 for Wisconsin.
Result:Wisconsin won 34-3.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
19-2 in picking the winner,
13-7-1 against the spread,
4-6 against the CFPT average, and
12-7-2 against the over/under. 

San Diego State at Stanford
The Cardinal were favored over the Aztecs by 15.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford over the Aztecs by 15.27 points.
The over/under was 49.5 points.
Our call: 31-14 for Stanford. Former Cardinal QB Tavita Pritchard is the new Andrew Luck Director of Offense at Stanford. As a Stanford alum, we hope that means improvement on offense over last year.
Result: After leading only 9-7 at the half, Stanford posted a 31-10 win, as the Aztecs loaded the box and held Bryce Love to a mere 29 yards on 18 carries, but in so doing enabled JJ Arcega-Whiteside to make three TD catches from K.J. Costello and 6 total receptions for 226 yards. Costello was 21 of 31 for 332 yards. The Cardinal has to establish a strong passing game to give Love room to run. Otherwise, the offense is too predictable.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
20-2 in picking the winner,
14-7-1 against the spread,
5-6 against the CFPT average, and
13-7-2 against the over/under. 

Portland State (FCS) at Nevada
The Wolf Pack were favored over the Vikings by 23 points (opening line).
The over/under was 71 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Nevada.
Result:After leading 30-19 at the half, Nevada put up 42 unanswered points in the second half to win in a waltz 72-19. Portland State was 0-11 last season.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
21-2 in picking the winner,
15-7-1 against the spread,
5-6 against the CFPT average, and
13-8-2 against the over/under. 

Colorado at Colorado State
The Buffaloes were favored over the Rams by 6.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado over the Rams by 6.86 points.
The over/under was 66 points.
Our call: 34-31 for Colorado.
Result:Colorado beat the Rams convincingly 45-13.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
22-2 in picking the winner,
15-8-1 against the spread,
5-7 against the CFPT average, and
14-8-2 against the over/under.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Stony Brook (FCS) at Air Force
The Falcons were favored over the Seawolves by 13 points.
The over/under (Total Expected Points) was 53.5 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Air Force.
Result:The Falcons shut out the Seawolves 38-0.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
23-2 in picking the winner,
16-8-1 against the spread,
5-7 against the CFPT average, and
14-9-2 against the over/under.

Incarnate Word (FCS) at New Mexico
The Lobos were favored over the Cardinals by 34.5 points.
The over/under (expected Total Points) was 52 points.
Our call: 51-7 for New Mexico.
Result: The Lobos won the offensive contest 62-30.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
24-2 in picking the winner,
16-9-1 against the spread,
5-7 against the CFPT average, and
15-9-2 against the over/under.

Oregon State at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Beavers by 37.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored the Buckeyes over the Beavers by 39.95 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 64-7 for Ohio State.
Result: The Buckeyes rolled past the Beavers 77-31.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
25-2 in picking the winner,
17-9-1 against the spread,
5-7 against the CFPT average, and
16-9-2 against the over/under.

Kent State at Illinois
The Fighting Illini were favored over the Golden Flashes by 17 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Illinois over Kent State by 15.53 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 31-17 for Illinois.
Result: Illinois edged the Golden Flashes 31-24.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
26-2 in picking the winner,
18-9-1 against the spread,
6-7 against the CFPT average, and
17-9-2 against the over/under.

Texas State at Rutgers
The Scarlet Knights were favored over the Bobcats by 18.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Rutgers over the Bobcats by 19.03 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 37-16 for Rutgers.
Result:The Scarlet Knights topped Texas State 35-7.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
27-2 in picking the winner,
19-9-1 against the spread,
7-7 against the CFPT average, and
17-10-2 against the over/under.

Texas at Maryland
The Longhorns were favored over the Terrapins by 9 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas over Maryland by 12.41 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call (late amendment): 41-17 for Texas. Matt Canada is the Terps interim head coach.
Result: A big surprise for us as the Terps downed the Longhorns 34-29.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
27-3 in picking the winner,
19-10-1 against the spread,
7-8 against the CFPT average, and
17-11-2 against the over/under.

Coastal Carolina at South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Chanticleers by 30 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina over the Chanticleers by 28.40 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 41-14 for South Carolina.
Result: The Gamecocks beat the Chanticleers 49-15.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
28-3 in picking the winner,
19-11-1 against the spread,
7-9 against the CFPT average, and
17-12-2 against the over/under.

Mississippi (Ole Miss) Rebels vs. Texas Tech Raiders at NRG Stadium, Houston
The game was seen as even. Take your pick (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech over Ole MIss by 3.15 points.
The over/under was 67 points.
Our call: 35-34 for Texas Tech.
Result: Ole Miss was the winner over Texas Tech 47-27.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
28-4 in picking the winner,
19-12-1 against the spread,
8-9 against the CFPT average, and
18-12-2 against the over/under.

Florida Atlantic (FAU) at Oklahoma
The Sooners were favored over the Owls by 21 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma over the Owls by 21.17 points.
The over/under was 72.5 points.
Our call: 49-31 for Oklahoma.
Result: The Sooners thumped the Owls 63-14.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
29-4 in picking the winner,
19-13-1 against the spread,
8-10 against the CFPT average, and
19-12-2 against the over/under.

Southern U (FCS) at TCU (Texas Christian)
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Jaguars by 45 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 61-7 for TCU.
Result: TCU won 55-7.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
30-4 in picking the winner,
20-13-1 against the spread,
8-10 against the CFPT average, and
20-12-2 against the over/under.

James Madison (FCS) at North Carolina State (NC State)
The Wolfpack were favored over the Dukes by 15.5 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 20-17 for N.C. State.
Result: The Wolfpack prevailed over James Madison 24-13.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
31-4 in picking the winner,
21-13-1 against the spread,
8-10 against the CFPT average, and
21-12-2 against the over/under.

Villanova (FCS) at Temple
The Owls were favored over the Wildcats by 16.5 points.
The over/under was 38.5 points.
Our call: 34-13 for Temple.
Result:Villanova surprised Temple 19-17.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
31-5 in picking the winner,
21-14-1 against the spread,
8-10 against the CFPT average, and
21-13-2 against the over/under.

Houston at Rice
The Cougars were favored over the Owls by 21 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Houston over Rice by 21.43 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call (late amendment): 44-14 for Houston.
Result: Houston topped Rice 45-27.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
32-5 in picking the winner,
21-15-1 against the spread,
8-11 against the CFPT average, and
22-13-2 against the over/under.

Furman (FCS) at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Paladins by 48.5 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call (late amendment): 56-7 for Clemson.
Result: Clemson was the victor over Furman 48-7.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
33-5 in picking the winner,
21-16-1 against the spread,
8-11 against the CFPT average, and
22-14-2 against the over/under.

Alcorn State (FCS) at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Braves by 41 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 61-7 for Georgia Tech.
Result: The Yellow Jackets shut out Alcorn State 41-0.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
34-5 in picking the winner,
21-16-2 against the spread,
8-11 against the CFPT average, and
22-15-2 against the over/under.

Massachusetts (UMass) at Boston College
The Eagles were favored over the Minutemen by 18.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Boston College over UMass by 20.47 points.
The over/under was 63 points.
Our call: 31-14 for Boston College.
Result: Boston College rolled past the Minutemen 55-21.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
35-5 in picking the winner,
21-17-2 against the spread,
8-12 against the CFPT average, and
22-16-2 against the over/under.

Howard (FCS) at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Bison by 29 points.
The over/under was 62 points.
Our call (amended late, based on news report): 34-33 for Howard.
Result: We called for a possible upset, close but no cigars, as Ohio rallied from 13 points down to win 38-32.  the Bison QB Caylin Newton was 26 of 52 passing for 439 yards and three TDs, but two interceptions.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
35-6 in picking the winner,
22-17-2 against the spread,
8-12 against the CFPT average, and
23-16-2 against the over/under.

Albany (FCS) at Pittsburgh
The Panthers were favored over the Great Danes by 24 points.
The over/under was 43.5 points.
Our call: 44-14 for Pittsburgh.
Result: Pittsburgh beat the Great Danes 33-7.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
36-6 in picking the winner,
23-17-2 against the spread,
8-12 against the CFPT average, and
23-17-2 against the over/under.

Appalachian State at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Mountaineers by 24 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Pittsburgh over the Mountaineers by 23.98 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 38-17 for Penn State.
Result: Whoah! Penn State escaped with a 45-38 overtime win over the Mountaineers, who led 38-31 after a TD with less than 2 minutes to play.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
37-6 in picking the winner,
24-17-2 against the spread,
9-12 against the CFPT average, and
24-17-2 against the over/under.

Marshall at Miami of Ohio
The RedHawks were favored over the Thundering Herd by 2 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall over Miami by 2.46 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: Marshall edged the RedHawks 35-28.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
37-7 in picking the winner,
24-18-2 against the spread,
9-13 against the CFPT average, and
24-17-3 against the over/under.

Austin Peay (FCS) at Georgia
The Dawgs were favored over the Governors by 45 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 70-7 for Georgia.
Result: Georgia led 38-0 at halftime and shut out the Governors 45-0.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
38-7 in picking the winner,
24-18-3 against the spread,
9-13 against the CFPT average, and
24-18-3 against the over/under.

Central Michigan at Kentucky
The Wildcats were favored over the Chippewas by 17.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Kentucky over Central Michigan by 12.74 points.
The over/under was 49 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Kentucky.
Result: The Wildcats prevailed 35-20 over the Chippewas.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
39-7 in picking the winner,
25-18-3 against the spread,
10-13 against the CFPT average, and
25-18-3 against the over/under.

Washington vs. Auburn at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
The Tigers were favored over the Huskies by 2.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn over Washington by 1.51 points.
The over/under was 48.5 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Auburn.
Result:Auburn edged Washington 21-16.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
40-7 in picking the winner,
26-18-3 against the spread,
11-13 against the CFPT average, and
25-19-3 against the over/under.

Tennessee vs. West Virginia at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
The Mountaineers were favored over the Volunteers by 9.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia over Tennessee by 10.05 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for West Virginia.
Result: West Virginia beat the Vols 40-14.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
41-7 in picking the winner,
26-19-3 against the spread,
11-14 against the CFPT average, and
26-19-3 against the over/under.

Northern Illinois at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Huskies by 14.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa over Northern Illinois by 16.59 points.
The over/under was 48.5 points.
Our call: 31-14 for Iowa.
Result: The Hawkeyes shut down the Huskies 33-7.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
42-7 in picking the winner,
27-19-3 against the spread,
12-14 against the CFPT average, and
27-19-3 against the over/under.

Washington State at Wyoming
The Cougars were favored over the Cowboys by 3.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State over Wyoming by 4.07 points.
The over/under was 45.5 points.
Our call: 20-17 for Wyoming. Going with the Cowboy defense.
Result: The Cougars beat the Cowboys 41-19, who led 16-13 at halftime and 19-13 in the 3rd quarter, but thereafter it was all Washington State.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
42-8 in picking the winner,
27-20-3 against the spread,
12-15 against the CFPT average, and
27-20-3 against the over/under.

North Carolina at California (Cal)
The Golden Bears were favored over the Tar Heels by 5.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Cal over the Tar Heels by 6.73 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Cal.
Result: Cal edged the Tar Heels 24-17.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
43-8 in picking the winner,
28-20-3 against the spread,
13-15 against the CFPT average, and
28-20-3 against the over/under.

UNLV (Nevada Las Vegas) at USC (Southern Cal)
The Trojans were favored over the Rebels by 27.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored USC over UNLV by 27.53 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 48-17 for USC.
Result: Southern Cal beat the Rebels 43-21.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
44-8 in picking the winner,
28-21-3 against the spread,
13-16 against the CFPT average, and
29-20-3 against the over/under.

Tennessee-Martin (FCS) at Missouri
The Tigers were favored over the Skyhawks by 35 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 54-7 for Missouri.
Result: Missouri upended the Skyhawks 51-14.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
45-8 in picking the winner,
29-21-3 against the spread,
13-16 against the CFPT average, and
30-20-3 against the over/under.

Eastern Illinois (FCS) at Arkansas
The Razorbacks were favored over the Panthers by 34 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 49-7 for Arkansas.
Result: The Razorbacks beat the Panthers 55-20.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
46-8 in picking the winner,
30-21-3 against the spread,
13-16 against the CFPT average, and
30-21-3 against the over/under.

Old Dominion at Liberty
The Monarchs were favored over the Flames by 5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Old Dominion over Liberty by 2.61 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call (late amendment): 31-30 for Liberty and for former Husker great Turner Gill in newly expanded Williams Stadium. We are biased here as a U of N undergraduate alumnus and hope for a Flames win.
Result: Liberty throttled the Monarchs 52-10 for its first FBS win ever.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
47-8 in picking the winner,
31-21-3 against the spread,
14-16 against the CFPT average, and
31-21-3 against the over/under.

Fordham (FCS) at Charlotte
The 49ers were favored over the Rams by 16.5 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call (late amendment to avoid O/U duplication): 34-21 for Charlotte.
Result: Charlotte topped Fordham 34-10.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
48-8 in picking the winner,
31-22-3 against the spread,
14-16 against the CFPT average, and
32-21-3 against the over/under.

North Carolina A&T (NCA&T) (FCS) at East Carolina
The Pirates were favored over the Aggies by 8 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 41-27 for East Carolina.
Result: The FCS Aggies upset the FBS Pirates 28-23.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
48-9 in picking the winner,
31-23-3 against the spread,
14-16 against the CFPT average, and
32-22-3 against the over/under.

Elon (FCS) at South Florida
The Bulls were favored over the Phoenix by 25 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 56-7 for South Florida.
Result: The Bulls led 31-0 at halftime to beat Elon 34-14.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
49-9 in picking the winner,
31-24-3 against the spread,
14-16 against the CFPT average, and
32-23-3 against the over/under.

Richmond (FCS) at Virginia
The Cavaliers were favored over the Spiders by 14 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Virginia.
Result: Virginia vanquished Richmond 42-13.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
50-9 in picking the winner,
31-25-3 against the spread,
14-16 against the CFPT average, and
33-23-3 against the over/under.

Delaware State (FCS) at Buffalo
The Bulls were favored over the Hornets by 41 points.
The over/under was 63 points.
Our call (late amendment to avoid O/U duplication): 55-7 for Buffalo.
Result: Buffalo won 48-10.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
51-9 in picking the winner,
31-26-3 against the spread,
14-16 against the CFPT average, and
34-23-3 against the over/under.

Boise State at Troy
The Broncos were favored over the Trojans by 10.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State over Troy by 6.81 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Troy.
Result: We really missed this one as the Broncos pounded Troy 56-20.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
51-10 in picking the winner,
31-27-3 against the spread,
14-17 against the CFPT average, and
35-23-3 against the over/under.

South Carolina State (FCS) at Georgia Southern
The Eagles were favored over the Bulldogs by 28.5 points.
The over/under was 46.5 points.
Our call: 44-13 for Georgia Southern.
Result:Georgia Southern topped South Carolina State 37-6.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
52-10 in picking the winner,
32-27-3 against the spread,
14-17 against the CFPT average, and
35-24-3 against the over/under.

Grambling (FCS) at Louisiana (Louisiana-Lafayette, ULL)
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Tigers by 16.5 points (opening line).
The over/under was 61 points.
Our call: 48-17 for LA Lafayette.
Result: Louisiana won 49-17.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
53-10 in picking the winner,
33-27-3 against the spread,
14-17 against the CFPT average, and
36-24-3 against the over/under.

VMI (FCS) at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Keydets by 42.5 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our call: 63-7 for Toledo.
Result: The Rockets routed the Keydets 66-3.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
54-10 in picking the winner,
34-27-3 against the spread,
14-17 against the CFPT average, and
37-24-3 against the over/under.

Southeast Missouri State (FCS) at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Redhawks by 29 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call: 45-14 for Arkansas State.
Result:The Red Wolves bested the Redhawks 48-21.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
55-10 in picking the winner,
34-28-3 against the spread,
14-17 against the CFPT average, and
38-24-3 against the over/under.

Mercer (FCS) at Memphis
The Tigers were favored over the Bears by 27 points.
The over/under was 65.5 points.
Our call: 61-14 for Memphis.
Result: Memphis routed the Bears 66-14.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
56-10 in picking the winner,
35-28-3 against the spread,
14-17 against the CFPT average, and
39-24-3 against the over/under.

Central Arkansas (FCS) at Tulsa
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Bears by 11 points.
The over/under was 62 points.
Our call: 48-31 for Tulsa.
Result: Tulsa prevailed over Central Arkansas 38-27.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
57-10 in picking the winner,
35-28-4 against the spread,
14-17 against the CFPT average, and
40-24-3 against the over/under.

Louisiana Tech at South Alabama
The Bulldogs were favored over the Jaguars by 10 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech over the Jaguars by 9.72 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 34-23 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: Louisiana Tech edged South Alabama 30-26.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
58-10 in picking the winner,
35-29-4 against the spread,
14-18 against the CFPT average, and
41-24-3 against the over/under.

Jackson State (FCS) at Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss)
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Tigers by 36 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 48-17 for Southern Miss.
Result: Southern Miss blew past the Tigers 55-7.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
59-10 in picking the winner,
35-30-4 against the spread,
14-18 against the CFPT average, and
42-24-3 against the over/under.

Cincinnati at UCLA
The Bruins were favored over the Bearcats by 16.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored UCLA over Cincinnati by 16.75 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 48-17 for UCLA.
Result: Whoah! Chip Kelly's Bruins unexpectedly lost his head coaching debut 26-17 to the Bearcats and to their 2nd-year head coach Luke Fickell, formerly of Ohio State. Cincy is in the East Division of the American Conference and was beaten by Division (and some say national) champ UCF 51-23 last season.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
59-11 in picking the winner,
35-31-4 against the spread,
14-19 against the CFPT average, and
42-25-3 against the over/under.

Indiana at Florida International (FIU)
The Hoosiers were favored over the Golden Panthers by 11 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Indiana over FIU by 11.10 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Indiana.
Result: Indiana topped FIU 38-28.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
60-11 in picking the winner,
35-32-4 against the spread,
14-20 against the CFPT average, and
42-26-3 against the over/under.

Nicholls (FCS) at Kansas
The Jayhawks were favored over the Colonels by 8 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Kansas.
Result:The FBS Jayhawks were beaten by FCS Nicholls in overtime, 26-23.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
60-12 in picking the winner,
35-33-4 against the spread,
14-20 against the CFPT average, and
42-27-3 against the over/under.

South Dakota (FCS) at Kansas State
The Wildcats were favored over the Coyotes by 24 points.
The over/under was 64.5 points.
Our call: 44-14 for Kansas State.
Result: FBS Kansas State almost made it a double loss of the State of Kansas to FCS teams, but squeaked out a 27-24 win over the Coyotes after trailing 24-12 at halftime.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
61-12 in picking the winner,
35-34-4 against the spread,
14-20 against the CFPT average, and
43-27-3 against the over/under.

Michigan at Notre Dame
The Wolverines were favored over the Fighting Irish by 1 point (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame over Michigan by 5.36 points.
The over/under was 46 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Michigan. It is a new ball game this year, so here we do not pay too much attention to last season. We have a University of Michigan alum in the family, so we go with the Wolverines. The Michigan/Notre Dame games are often classics.
Result: Michigan trailed 21-10 at halftime and lost 24-17.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
61-13 in picking the winner,
35-35-4 against the spread,
14-21 against the CFPT average, and
43-28-3 against the over/under.

Charleston Southern (FCS) at Florida
The Gators were favored over the Buccaneers by 40 points.
The over/under was 44.5 points.
Our call: 57-7 for Florida.
Result: Dan Mullen's Gators breezed past the Buccaneers 53-6.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
62-13 in picking the winner,
35-35-4 against the spread,
14-21 against the CFPT average, and
44-28-3 against the over/under.

Stephen F. Austin (FCS) at Mississippi State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Lumberjacks by 41 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our call: 61-7 for Mississippi State.
Result: Mississippi State routed the Lumberjacks 63-6.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
63-13 in picking the winner,
36-35-4 against the spread,
14-21 against the CFPT average, and
45-28-3 against the over/under.

Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt
The Commodores were favored over the Blue Raiders by 6 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Vandy over MTSU by 4.23 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 31-24 for MTSU.
Result: Vanderbilt beat the Blue Raiders convincingly 35-7.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
63-14 in picking the winner,
36-36-4 against the spread,
14-22 against the CFPT average, and
46-28-3 against the over/under.

SMU at North Texas
The Mean Green were favored over the Mustangs by 3.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored North Texas over SMU by 1.79 points.
The over/under was 71.5 points.
Our call: 41-34 for North Texas.
Result: North Texas beat SMU 46-23.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
64-14 in picking the winner,
37-36-4 against the spread,
15-22 against the CFPT average, and
46-29-3 against the over/under.

Northern Arizona (FCS) at UTEP
The Lumberjacks were favored over the Miners by 7.5 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call (late correction): 31-17 for Northern Arizona.
Result: FCS Northern Arizona prevailed over the FBS Miners 30-10.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
65-14 in picking the winner,
38-36-4 against the spread,
15-22 against the CFPT average, and
47-29-3 against the over/under.

Akron at Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Zips by 21 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Nebraska over Akron by 14.70 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 53-7 for Nebraska.
Result: Due to strong lightning storms, the game against Akron was cancelled. Last season, Scott Frost's undefeated UCF team had its game against Georgia Tech cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Louisville vs. Alabama at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Cardinals by 25.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama over Louisville by 18.10 points.
The over/under was 62 points.
Our call (late amendment): 44-17 for Alabama.
Result: The Crimson Tide routed Louisville 51-14.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
66-14 in picking the winner,
39-36-4 against the spread,
16-22 against the CFPT average, and
47-30-3 against the over/under.

Abilene Christian (FCS) at Baylor
The Bears were favored over the Wildcats by 39.5 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 48-7 for Baylor.
Result: Baylor outlasted the Wildcats 55-27.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
67-14 in picking the winner,
39-37-4 against the spread,
16-22 against the CFPT average, and
47-31-3 against the over/under.

South Dakota State (FCS) at Iowa State
The Cyclones were favored over the Jackrabbits by 15 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 38-17 for Iowa State.
Result: The game was cancelled.

Bowling Green at Oregon
The Ducks were favored over the Falcons by 26.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Oregon over Bowling Green by 26.23 points.
The over/under was 72.5 points.
Our call (late amendment): 47-17 for Oregon.
Result: Oregon beat Bowling Green 58-24.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
68-14 in picking the winner,
40-37-4 against the spread,
17-22 against the CFPT average, and
47-32-3 against the over/under.

Idaho (FCS) at Fresno State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Vandals by 19.5 points.
The over/under was 43 points.
Our call: 41-13 for Fresno State.
Result: Fresno State routed Idaho 79-13.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
69-14 in picking the winner,
41-37-4 against the spread,
17-22 against the CFPT average, and
48-32-3 against the over/under.

UTSA (Texas San Antonio) at Arizona State
The Sun Devils were favored over the Roadrunners by 16.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Arizona State over UTSA by 18.17 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Arizona State.
Result: The Sun Devils breezed by the Roadrunners 49-7.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
70-14 in picking the winner,
41-38-4 against the spread,
17-23 against the CFPT average, and
49-32-3 against the over/under.

BYU at Arizona
The Wildcats were favored over the Cougars by 15.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Arizona over BYU by 14.67 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Arizona.
Result: BYU surprised Arizona 28-23.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
70-15 in picking the winner,
42-38-4 against the spread,
18-23 against the CFPT average, and
50-32-3 against the over/under.

Navy at Hawaii (Hawai'i)
The Midshipmen were favored over the Warriors by 15 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Navy over Hawaii by 16.31 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call (late amendment): 37-27 for Navy.
Result: Hawaii upset Navy 59-41 as Cole McDonald completed 30 of 41 passes for 428 yards and 6 TDs.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
70-16 in picking the winner,
43-38-4 against the spread,
19-23 against the CFPT average, and
51-32-3 against the over/under.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

Miami of Florida vs. LSU at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
The Hurricanes were favored over the Tigers by 3 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Miami over LSU by 1.71 points.
The over/under was 45.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for LSU.
Result:LSU led 33-3 en route to a 33-17 win.
Thus far for the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
71-16 in picking the winner,
44-38-4 against the spread,
20-23 against the CFPT average, and
52-32-3 against the over/under.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Virginia Tech at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Hokies by 5.5 points (opening line).
The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State over Virginia Tech by 2 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call (late amendment): 30-24 for Florida State.
Result: Virginia Tech upset the Seminoles 24-3 as Florida State gave up 5 turnovers in the rain to none for the Hokies.
We finished this week of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season:
71-17 in picking the winner,
44-39-4 against the spread,
20-24 against the CFPT average, and
52-33-3 against the over/under.