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Friday, September 07, 2018

College Football Predictions "Week 2" NCAA Division I FBS September 7 to September 8, 2018

College Football Predictions "Week 2" 2018 NCAA Division I FBS September 7 to September 8

We finished last "week" of Week "0" plus Week "1" of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season as follows:
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. 

See our previous 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. The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents. The teams are FBS teams unless marked as FCS.

FRIDAY, September 7, 2018

TCU  at SMU at Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Mustangs by 17.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored TCU over SMU by 18.44 points.
The over/under was 62 points.
Our call: 44-20 for TCU.
Result: ??

SATURDAY, September 8, 2018
  
New Mexico at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Lobos by 34.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 36.56 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 51-13 for Wisconsin.
Result: ??

Mississippi State at Kansas State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Wildcats by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Bulldogs by 4.83 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 31-30 for Kansas State.
Result: ??

Western Michigan at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Broncos by 25.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 22.43 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 40-14 for Michigan.
Result: ??

Towson (FCS) at Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons were favored over the Tigers by 30.5 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 45-14 for Wake Forest.
Result: ??

Eastern Michigan at Purdue
The Boilermakers were favored over the Eagles by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Purdue by 14.96 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call: 37-17 for for Purdue.
Result: ??

Liberty at Army
The Black Knights were favored over the Flames by 12 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 14.34 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 31-30 for Liberty. The Flames are coming off an impressive 52-10 FBS debut win over Old Dominion. The worst loss the Monarchs had last season was 38-0 to Virginia Tech. This looks like an interesting matchup.
Result: ??

Nevada at Vanderbilt
The Commodores were favored over the Wolf Pack by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Vanderbilt by 8.07 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 37-27 for Vanderbilt.
Result: ??

Arizona at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Wildcats by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 2.51 points.
The over/under was 66 points.
Our call: 38-30 for Houston.
Result: ??

Duke at Northwestern
The Wildcats were favored over the Blue Devils by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Northwestern by 5.86 points.
The over/under was 49 points.
Our call: 27-20 for Northwestern.
Result: ??

Georgia Tech at South Florida
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Bulls by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Tech by 1 point.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for South Florida.
Result: ??

Georgia State at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Panthers by 24.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored NC State by 26.76 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call: 44-14 for NC State.
Result: ??

UCLA at Oklahoma
The Sooners were favored over the Bruins by 25 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 28.85 points.
The over/under was 64.5 points.
Our call: 54-24 for Oklahoma.
Result: ??

Holy Cross (FCS) at Boston College
The Eagles were favored over the Crusaders by 44 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 47-13 for Boston College.
Result: ??

Portland State (FCS) at Oregon
The Ducks were favored over the Vikings by 49 points.
The over/under was 79.5 points.
Our call: 70-14 for Oregon.
Result: ??

William & Mary (FCS) at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Tribe by 37.5 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 49-7 for Virginia Tech.
Result: ??

Air Force at Florida Atlantic (FAU)
The Owls were favored over the Falcons by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored FAU by 8.38 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 41-27 for FAU.
Result: ??

Kansas at Central Michigan
The Chippewas were favored over the Jayhawks by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Central Michigan by 9.49 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 35-17 for Central Michigan.
Result: ??

Arkansas State at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Red Wolves by 36 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 35.09 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our call: 47-14 for Alabama.
Result: ??

Georgia at South Carolina
The Dawgs were favored over the Gamecocks by 9 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 12 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 30-17 for Georgia.
Result: ??

Rutgers at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 34 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 34.22 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 49-14 for Ohio State.
Result: ??

Ball State at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Cardinals by 35 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 39.51 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 63-7 for Notre Dame.
Result: ??

Colorado at Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Buffaloes by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Huskers by 1.88 points.
The over/under was 62.5 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Nebraska. Our preseason call for this game was 47-14 for Nebraska, based on season prognostication of a Husker 3-TD per game improvement, as the Scott Frost coaching staff achieved at UCF. But the Colorado win over Colorado State 45-13, outgaining the Rams 596 yards to 284 yards, as compared to a 17-3 win over the Rams in 2017, both on a "neutral" field, suggests that the Buffaloes may also be substantially improved. Indeed, Colorado State last year lost to Alabamaby only 41-23, so caution is advised. We have therefore had to scale down our predicted winning margin substantially for the Huskers.
Result: ??

Buffalo at Temple
The Owls were favored over the Bulls by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 6.94 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Buffalo.
Result: ??

Memphis at Navy
The Tigers were favored over the Midshipmen by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 8.96 points.
The over/under was 71.5 points.
Our call: 44-31 for Memphis.
Result: ??

North Carolina at East Carolina
The Tar Heels were favored over the Pirates by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored North Carolina by 14.37 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 41-17 for North Carolina.

Wagner (FCS) at Syracuse
The Orange were favored over the Seahawks by 43.5 points.
The over/under was 66 points.
Our call: 49-14 for Syracuse.
Result: ??

Howard (FCS) at Kent State
The Golden Flashes were favored over the Bison by 6.5 points.
The over/under was 64.5 points.
Our call: 34-33 for Howard. Last season the Golden Flashes escaped with a 38-31 win over the Bison, who opened the 2018 season with a 38-32 squeaker loss to Ohio.
Result: ??

Morgan State (FCS) at Akron
The Zips were favored over the Bears by 38 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 51-7 for Akron.
Result: ??
 
East Tennessee State (ETSU) (FCS) at Tennessee
The Volunteers were favored over the Buccaneers by 37.5 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our call: 38-14 for Tennessee.
Result: ??

Lamar (FCS) at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Cardinals by 43 points.
The over/under was 66.5 points.
Our call: 52-7 for Texas Tech.
Result: ??

Southern Illinois (FCS) at Mississippi
The Rebels were favored over the Salukis by 29.5 points.
The over/under was 65 points.
Our call: 41-14 for Ole Miss.
Result: ??

North Dakota (FCS) at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Fighting Hawks by 45 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 49-7 for Washington.
Result: ??
 
Iowa State at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Cyclones by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 8.02 points.
The over/under was 46.5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Iowa State.
Result: ??

Youngstown State (FCS) at West Virginia
The Mountaineers were favored over the Penguins by 35 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 38-17 for West Virginia. The Penguins lost to Butler in their season opener.
Result: ??
 
South Carolina State (FCS) at UCF
The Knights were favored over the Bulldogs by 46.5 points.
The over/under was 61 points.
Our call: 71-14 for UCF.
Result: ??

Savannah State (FCS) at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Tigers by 54 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 63-7 for Miami of Florida.
Result: ??
 
Maryland at Bowling Green
The Terrapins were favored over the Falcons by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 13.43 points.
The over/under was 66.5 points.
Our call: 41-20 for Maryland.
Result: ??
 
Massachusetts at Georgia Southern
The Eagles were favored over the Minutemen by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UMass by 1.58 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 34-30 for UMass.
Result: ??
 
Appalachian State at Charlotte
The Mountaineers were favored over the 49ers by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 20.40 points.
The over/under was 52 points.
Our call: 41-14 for Appalachian State.
Result: ??

Eastern Kentucky (FCS) at Marshall
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Colonels by 28.5 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call: 45-14 for Marshall.
Result: ??

Clemson at Texas A&M
The Tigers were favored over the Aggies by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 12.69 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 31-30 for Texas A&M.
Result: ??

Southeastern Louisiana (FCS) at LSU
The Tigers were favored over the Lions by 38.5 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 49-7 for LSU.
Result: ??

Tennessee-Martin (FCS) at Middle Tennessee
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Skyhawks by 21.5 points.
The over/under was 46.5 points.
Our call: 38-14 for MTSU.
Result: ??

Southern U (FCS) at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Jaguars by 35.5 points.
The over/under was 64.5 points.
Our call: 45-14 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: ??

Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) at Southern Mississippi
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Warhawks by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Miss by 6.83 points.
The over/under was 68 points.
Our call: 40-34 for Southern Miss.
Result: ??

UAB at Coastal Carolina
The Blazers were favored over the Chanticleers by 9 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UAB by 7.36 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 30-27 for UAB.
Result: ??

Baylor at UTSA (Texas San Antonio)
The Bears were favored over the Roadrunners by 9.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Baylor by 8.88 points.
The over/under was 49.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Baylor.
Result: ??

Indiana State (FCS) at Louisville
The Cardinals were favored over the Sycamores by 44.5 points.
The over/under was 67.5 points.
Our call: 59-7 for Louisville.
Result: ??

Wyoming at Missouri
The Tigers were favored over the Cowboys by 16.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Missouri by 12.71 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 30-24 for Missouri.
Result: ??

Texas Southern (FCS) at Texas State
The Bobcats were favored over the Tigers by 28.5 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 44-13 for Texas State.
Result: ??

Florida A&M (FCS) at Troy
The Trojans were favored over the Rattlers by 37.5 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 52-14 for Troy.
Result: ??

Samford (FCS) at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Bulldogs by 34.5 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 45-10 for Florida State.
Result: ??

Alabama State (FCS) at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Hornets by 50.5 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 52-7 for Auburn.
Result: ??

Kentucky at Florida
The Gators were favored over the Wildcats by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Florida by 7.51 points.
The over/under was 49.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Florida.
Result: ??

Western Illinois (FCS) at Illinois
The Illini were favored over the Leathernecks by 8 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Illinois.
Result: ??

Virginia at Indiana
The Hoosiers were favored over the Cavaliers by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Indiana by 5.77 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 30-23 for Indiana.
Result: ??

Arkansas at Colorado State
The Razorbacks were favored over the Rams by 11.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas by 8.17 points.
The over/under was 68 points.
Our call: 37-30 for Arkansas.
Result: ??

Utah at Northern Illinois
The Utes were favored over the Huskies by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 9.26 points.
The over/under was 49 points.
Our call: 27-21 for Utah.
Result: ??

Maine (FCS) at Western Kentucky (WKU)
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Black Bears by 9.5 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Western Kentucky.
Result: ??

Florida International (FIU) at Old Dominion
The Golden Panthers were favored over the Monarchs by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored FIU by 4.17 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 34-24 for FIU.
Result: ??

Incarnate Word (FCS) at North Texas
The Mean Green were favored over the Cardinals by 41 points.
The over/under was 78 points.
Our call: 63-14 for North Texas.
Result: ??

Fresno State at Minnesota
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Bulldogs by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Fresnno State by 1.02 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Fresno State.
Result: ??

Penn State at Pittsburgh
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Panthers by 9 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 11.47 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Penn State.
Result: ??

New Mexico State at Utah State
Utah State was favored over New Mexico State by 21 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 16.74 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 33-24 for Utah State.
Result: ??

South Alabama at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys were favored over the Jaguars by 31.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Cowboys by 32.36 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 51-17 for Oklahoma State.
Result: ??

Tulsa at Texas
The Longhorns were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 20 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas by 18.46 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 43-21 for Texas.
Result: ??

Nicholls (FCS) at Tulane
The Green Wave were favored over the Colonels by 14.5 points.
The over/under was 49.5 points.
Our call: 36-27 for Tulane.
Result: ??

Southern Utah (FCS) at Oregon State
The Beavers were favored over the Thunderbirds by 11 points.
The over/under was 70 points.
Our call: 49-31 for Oregon State.
Result: ??

Cincinnati at Miami of Ohio
The RedHawks were favored over the Bearcats by 1 point.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Redhawks by 0.07 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Cincinnati.
Result: ??

USC at Stanford
The Cardinal were favored over the Trojans by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 5.54 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 30-24 for Stanford.
Result: ??

UTEP at UNLV
The Rebels were favored over the Miners by 23 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UNLV by 21.34 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 41-17 for UNLV.
Result: ??

Cal State Sacramento (FCS) at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Hornets by 26 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 38-17 for San Diego State.
Result: ??

Connecticut at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Huskies by 34 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 30.87 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 43-14 for Boise State.
Result: ??

California at BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Golden Bears by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Cal by 4.95 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 30-23 for Cal.
Result: ??

Michigan State at Arizona State
The Spartans were favored over the Sun Devils by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan State by 5.12 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Michigan State.
Result: ??

San Jose State at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Spartans by 35 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored the Cougars by 33.38 points.
The over/under was 62.5 points.
Our call: 56-7 for Washington State.
Result: ??

Rice at Hawaii
The Warriors were favored over the Owls by 16.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Hawaii by 14.29 points.
The over/under was 68.5 points.
Our call: 49-24 for Hawaii.
Result: ??