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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

SportPundit College Football Predictions for Week 14 of the 2019 FBS Season

College Football Predictions for Week 14 of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS Season

Our cumulative FBS prognostication record for 2019 after Week 13 stands at:
585-186 in calling the winner (76%)
386-370-15 against the spread, and
376-373-11 against the over/under ("total").


If possible, we compete against the quoted opening odds ("the line", "the spread") as available online (e.g. Vegas Insider, OddsShark, Sportsline, 5Dimes, CFPT), and which can vary, so we have no fixed system of which portals we use. We do our predictions for fun and we are not affiliated with any service or institution. However, if online services differ as to the opening line, we pick the "half odds" so as to avoid ties.

Caveat Emptor! Please do not use our predictions for wagering. We disclaim any and all liability for anyone's use of our materials and prognostications, nor do we make any warranties as to accuracy. Our prognostication hobby helps us to keep track of news and sports all over America. We are not in this for the money. May the best team win.

Our prognostications here are based on our own rankings of all FBS football teams, as made after the 13th week of play. Our ranking for each team is given in parentheses next to the team name.


We repeat: We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line. If services differ as to the opening line, we pick the "half odds" so as to avoid ties of our predictions with the spread. This can be a more updated line.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Ohio (100) at Akron (130)
The Bobcats were favored over the Zips by 27.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 37-13 for Ohio.
Result: ?? won ??.

Western Michigan (84) at Northern Illinois (110)
The Broncos were favored over the Huskies by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Western Michigan.
Result: ?? won ??.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Mississippi (40) at Mississippi State (36)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Rebels by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 34-30 for Mississippi State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Kent State (101) at Eastern Michigan (108)
The Eagles were favored over the Golden Flashes by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 65 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Eastern Michigan.
Result: ?? won ??.

Bowling Green (125) at Buffalo (102)
The Bulls were favored over the Falcons by 27 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52 points.
Our Call: 42-13 for Buffalo.
Result: ?? won ??.

Miami of Ohio (99) at Ball State (103)
The Cardinals were favored over the RedHawks by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Ball State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Toledo (106) at Central Michigan (94)
The Chippewas were favored over the Rockets by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Central Michigan.
Result: ?? won ??.

Virginia Tech (47) at Virginia (49)
The Hokies were favored over the Cavaliers by 2 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49 points.
Our Call: 23-20 for Virginia Tech.
Result: ?? won ??.

Texas Tech (62) at Texas (26)
The Longhorns were favored over the Red Raiders by 8 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 66 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for Texas.
Result: ?? won ??.

Iowa (18) at Nebraska (46)
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Cornhuskers by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Nebraska. As a Nebraska undergraduate and Stanford University Law School alum, we have had a tough year as a football fan, as the Huskers and Cardinal both have had down years. We are hoping for some redemption in this game. GBR, Frost and team! The future is coming!
Result: ?? won ??.

Missouri (51) at Arkansas (96)
The Tigers were favored over the Razorbacks by 13.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Missouri.
Result: ?? won ??.

Boise State (22) at Colorado State (91)
The Broncos were favored over the Rams by 13.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Boise State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Cincinnati (23) at Memphis (24)
The Tigers were favored over the Bearcats by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Memphis. We rank these two teams 23rd and 24th respectively. Kambour calculates a 7.1243 home field advantage for Memphis, but we halved that for our prognostication.
Result: ?? won ??.

Washington State (44) at Washington (28)
The Huskies were favored over the Cougars by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 38-30 for Washington.
Result: ?? won ??.

West Virginia (53) at TCU (29)
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Mountaineers by 12.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 24-20 for TCU.
Result: ?? won ??.

Arkansas State (75) at South Alabama (121)
The Red Wolves were favored over the Jaguars by 12.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Arkansas State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Appalachian State (25) at Troy (114)
The Mountaineers were favored over the Trojans by 11.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 65 points.
Our Call: 44-17 for Appalachian State. Louisiana-Lafayette routed Troy in their last outing 53-3, so that this is a tough game to prognosticate.
Result: ?? won ??.

South Florida (80) at UCF (37)
The Knights were favored over the Bulls by 24.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for UCF. UCF is the top-ranked school in the USA for on-campus undergraduate enrollment. It is no wonder that UCF recently became the Cinderella of the college football world. The Knights have the resources!
Result: ?? won ??.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Indiana (42) at Purdue (67)
The Hoosiers were favored over the Boilermakers by 7 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 34-23 for Indiana.
Result: ?? won ??.

Florida International FIU (107) at Marshall (76)
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Golden Panthers by 8 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Florida International. Former Miami football head coach Butch Davis, now the head coach at FIU, pulled off a stunner last weekend with a 30-24 upset against the Hurricanes, who were a 3-TD favorite.
Result: ?? won ??.

Clemson (5) at South Carolina (34)
The Tigers were favored over the Gamecocks by 26 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Clemson. Last season Clemson prevailed 56-35 over the Gamecocks, who in that same season lost early to Georgia 41-17. This year South Carolina upset Georgia in 2 overtimes 20-17, so it is not as if the Dawgs did not have plenty of chances to win that game this year. That's a 27-point turnaround, or a 24-point turnaround in regulation time. Hence, a Gamecocks win here is not impossible, but unlikely, as our stats favor Clemson by 24, minus the South Carolina home field advantage, which Kambour calculates as 1.9874 points. In any case, if they can beat Georgia, why not also Clemson? Unlikely.
Result: ?? won ??.

Louisville (43) at Kentucky (68)
The Wildcats were favored over the Cardinals by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 51 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Louisville.
Result: ?? won ??.

Northwestern (87) at Illinois (59)
The Illini were favored over the Wildcats by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 45 points.
Our Call: 27-17 for Illinois.
Result: ?? won ??.

Texas State (118) at Coastal Carolina (113)
The Chanticleers were favored over the Bobcats by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52 points.
Our Call: 31-23 for Coastal Carolina.
Result: ?? won ??.

Tulsa (66) at East Carolina (116)
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Pirates by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 62 points.
Our Call: 35-24 for Tulsa.
Result: ?? won ??.

Georgia (8) at Georgia Tech (83)
The Dawgs were favored over the Yellow Jackets by 29.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 34-7 for Georgia.
Result: ?? won ??.

Ohio State (1) at Michigan (6)
The Buckeyes were favored over the Wolverines by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Michigan. A matchup of two tradition-rich football schools, whose undergraduate enrollments both rank in the top 7 nationally. Ohio State clearly has one of the best teams ever. The most optimal result for Michigan that our stats would allow, pushing everything to the limit, and taking a home field advantage in the Big House that Kambour this season calculates as 7.9935 points, would be a 3-point loss. However, given a Michigan grad in the family (where the Nebraska and Stanford grad, yours truly, has pretty much thrown in the towel for this 2019 season for those two teams) and hoping for a small miracle, we go with the Blue for a big upset win by a point. If we were to stay neutral, mind you, we would favor Ohio State by 9 points. Just sayin'. Hoping for a great game and good media coverage of the marvelous pageantry that attaches to this college football game in particular (and is often neglected by the media and by sponsors and advertisers), and also hoping for some coverage of the great marching bands of both schools (thank you for the big band link, relatives in Tennessee!), may the best team win.
Result: ?? won ??.

Wake Forest (57) at Syracuse (90)
The Demon Deacons were favored over the Orange by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 65 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Wake Forest.
Result: ?? won ??.

Middle Tennessee (104) at Western Kentucky (85)
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Blue Raiders by 9.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 33-24 for Western Kentucky.
Result: ?? won ??.

New Mexico State (124) at Liberty (97)
The Flames were favored over the Aggies by 13.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 69 points.
Our Call: 41-24 for Liberty.
Result: ?? won ??.

Wyoming (70) at Air Force (45)
The Falcons were favored over the Cowboys by 11.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Wyoming. Wyoming has lost 4 games this season, none by more than 5 points, including a 3-point loss to Boise State in overtime. Craig Bohl is on track to turn the Wyoming football team into a team that can win 10 games or more next year.
Result: ?? won ??.

Charlotte (109) at Old Dominion (127)
The 49ers were favored over the Monarchs by 7.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 31-20 for Charlotte.
Result: ?? won ??.

UNLV (117) at Nevada (82)
The Wolf Pack were favored over the Rebels by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Nevada. Tony Sanchez will still coach this last game, but has been fired as the Rebels head football coach effective at season's end.
Result: ?? won ??.

Rice (123) at UTEP Texas El Paso (128)
The Owls were favored over the Miners by 4.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 43.5 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Rice.
Result: ?? won ??.

Maryland (74) at Michigan State (35)
The Spartans were favored over the Terrapins by 17.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 31-20 for Michigan State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Boston College (77) at Pittsburgh (50)
The Panthers were favored over the Eagles by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 27-17 for Pittsburgh.
Result: ?? won ??.

Alabama (4) at Auburn (13)
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Tigers by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 17-13 for Alabama. Due to a season-ending injury to Crimson Tide starting QB Tua Tagovailoa in the game against Mississippi State, backup QB Mac Jones ran the 'Bama offense well against Western Carolina last weekend, but playing against the Auburn defense will be a different matter, as no team has scored more than 24 points against Auburn this season. However, in its three losses, the Auburn offense scored only 13, 20 and 14 points against Florida, LSU and Georgia respectively. Hence, even a diminished Alabama offense should score enough points to vanquish the offensively weak Tigers.
Result: ?? won ??.

Miami of Florida (41) at Duke (92)
The Hurricanes were favored over the Blue Devils by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Miami of Florida. The Hurricanes, a 3 TD favorite, lost 30-24 against Florida International last weekend.  Duke has one of the weakest offenses in FBS, so no upset is expected here.
Result: ?? won ??.

Baylor (15) at Kansas (61)
The Bears were favored over the Jayhawks by 14 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Baylor. It has been a "promising for the future" season for the Jayhawks with "Miles to Go". Baylor has had a top year and would be undefeated except for an epic 25-point comeback win by Oklahoma, the largest comeback in Sooner history. Our stats are in line with the line of 14 points, so do we go over or under? Let's "Go with Miles" in "Miles to Go".
Result: ?? won ??.

Rutgers (119) at Penn State (10)
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 41 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53 points.
Our Call: 45-7 for Penn State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Wisconsin (12) at Minnesota (21)
The Badgers were favored over the Golden Gophers by 3 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-23 for Wisconsin. Kambour calculates Minnesota's home field advantage as 7.4753 points. Minnesota has had a great season, but despite that cushion we go with Wisconsin by 4.
Result: ?? won ??.

Connecticut (126) at Temple (54)
The Owls were favored over the Huskies by 29.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 41-7 for Temple.
Result: ?? won ??.

Southern Mississippi (88) at Florida Atlantic FAU (78)
The Owls were favored over the Golden Eagles by 8.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for FAU.
Result: ?? won ??.

UTSA Texas San Antonio (120) at Louisiana Tech (81)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Roadrunners by 19.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 40-16 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: ?? won ??.

Oregon State (56) at Oregon (11)
The Ducks were favored over the Beavers by 20.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 66 points.
Our Call: 41-17 for Oregon.
Result: ?? won ??.

Notre Dame (14) at Stanford (60)
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Cardinal by 14.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Notre Dame. It might be time at Stanford to consider a change of the head football coach. A mediocre football team does not fit in with the rest of the university. Stanford should have a younger coach at the forefront of new football trends. Innovative, futuristic, a leading football role model, etc.
Result: ?? won ??.

UAB (93) at North Texas (111)
The Blazers were favored over the Mean Green by 1 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for North Texas. Woahh! Kambour calculates the Mean Green home field advantage as 9.0277 pointsl
Result: ?? won ??.

Tulane (55) at SMU (39)
The Mustangs were favored over the Green Wave by 5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 70 points.
Our Call: 34-30 for SMU.
Result: ?? won ??.

Utah State (69) at New Mexico (122)
The Aggies were favored over the Lobos by 13.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 62 points.
Our Call: 41-24 for Utah State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Vanderbilt (95) at Tennessee (27)
The Volunteers were favored over the Commodores by 20 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Tennessee.
Result: ?? won ??.

Georgia State (105) at Georgia Southern (98)
The Eagles were favored over the Panthers by 7 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 59 points.
Our Call: 35-27 for Georgia Southern.
Result: ?? won ??.

Navy (32) at Houston (79)
The Midshipmen were favored over the Cougars by 7.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Navy.
Result: ?? won ??.

Texas A&M (17) at LSU (2)
The Tigers were favored over the Aggies by 15 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 44-20 for LSU.
Result: ?? won ??.

Iowa State (20) at Kansas State (48)
The Cyclones were favored over the Wildcats by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Kansas State. It can be tough to win in Manhattan.
Result: ?? won ??.

North Carolina (33) at North Carolina State (89)
The Tar Heels were favored over the Wolfpack by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 31-21 for North Carolina.
Result: ?? won ??.

Florida State (52) at Florida (9)
The Gators were favored over the Seminoles by 17 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55 points.
Our Call: 37-17 for Florida.
Result: ?? won ??.

Colorado (73) at Utah (7)
The Utes were favored over the Buffaloes by 27.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Utah.
Result: ?? won ??.

Louisiana Monroe ULM (112) at Louisiana Lafayette ULL (38)
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Warhawks by 21 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 71 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for Louisiana-Lafayette.
Result: ?? won ??.

Oklahoma (3) at Oklahoma State (19)
The Sooners were favored over the Cowboys by 12.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 71 points.
Our Call: 45-27 for Oklahoma.
Result: ?? won ??.

BYU (31) at San Diego State (65)
The Cougars were favored over the Aztecs by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 39.5 points.
Our Call: 24-17 for BYU.
Result: ?? won ??.

Arizona (71) at Arizona State (30)
The Sun Devils were favored over the Wildcats by 12.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 40-20 for Arizona State.
Result: ?? won ??.

California (58) at UCLA (63)
The Bruins were favored over the Bears by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 26-24 for UCLA.
Result: ?? won ??.

Fresno State (72) at San Jose State (86)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Spartans by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 68 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Fresno State.
Result: ?? won ??.

Army (115) at Hawaii (64)
The Warriors were favored over the Black Knights by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Hawai'i.
Result: ?? won ??.


Monday, November 25, 2019

SportPundit FBS College Football Rankings 2019 After Week 13

SportPundit FBS College Football Rankings 2019 After Week 13

YPP stats from cfbstats.com 
Schedule Difficulty (SD) is based on the Massey Ratings
-- but in some cases we have adjusted them and marked those by an asterisk *
(* = adjusted).
Schedule Difficulty stats are rough approximations - just compare the ColleyMatrix to see how much they can diverge.
NAYPPA = Net Average Yards Per Play Advantage - Calculation by SportPundit.
AYPP = Adjusted Yards Per Play. The "calculation of rank" is made by taking NAYPPA minus the "calibration adjustment for schedule difficulty" CSD (3 x SD divided by 100). We do all calculations in our head, which can be done swiftly, but there may be error as a result of doing things too fast, so we make no guarantees as to accuracy.
The system is not perfect! But it gives a good idea of the relative strengths of many of the teams without looking at the margin of victory or won-loss records against varied opposition and under various circumstances. Some placements are curious, but on the whole, the rankings can be quite useful.

SportPundit NCAA Division I FBS College Football Rankings 2019 after Week 13

Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
1 Ohio State 7.04 3.52 +3.52    27 -0.81 +2.71 11-0
2 LSU 7.95 5.29 +2.66    4 -0.12 +2.54 11-0
3 Oklahoma 8.44 5.32 +3.12    25 -0.75 +2.37 10-1
4 Alabama 7.95 4.74 +3.21   38 -1.14 +2.07 10-1
5 Clemson 7.49 3.88 +3.61    60 -1.80 +1.81 11-0
6 Michigan 5.86 4.11 +1.75    8 -0.24 +1.51 9-2
7 Utah 6.95 4.24 +2.71    40 -1.20 +1.51 10-1
8 Georgia 6.23 4.27 +1.98    13 -0.63 +1.35 10-1
9 Florida 6.37 4.83 +1.54  7 -0.21 +1.33 9-2
10 Penn State 5.97 4.60 +1.37    2 -0.06 +1.31 9-2
11 Oregon 6.57 4.72 +1.85    18 -0.54 +1.31 9-2
12 Wisconsin 6.37 4.59 +1.78    16 -0.48 +1.30 9-2
13 Auburn 5.67 4.48 +1.19      1 -0.00 +1.19 8-3
14 Notre Dame 6.22 4.62 +1.60    20 -0.60 +1.00 9-2
15 Baylor 6.58 4.81 +1.77  39 -1.17 +0.60 10-1
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
16 USC 6.61 5.74 +0.87 *9 -0.27 +0.60 8-4
17 Texas A&M 6.07 4.99 +1.08      19 -0.57 +0.51 7-4
18 Iowa 5.52 4.88 +0.64    17 -0.51 +0.13 8-3
19 Oklahoma St. 6.51 5.67 +0.84    *24 -0.72 +0.12 8-3
20 Iowa State 6.73 5.27 +1.46  *45 -1.35 +0.11 7-4
21 Minnesota 6.41 4.88 +1.53     48 -1.44 +0.09 10-1
22 Boise State 6.35 5.15 +1.20  *45 -1.35 -0.15 10-1
23 Cincinnati 5.53 5.08 +0.45    *20 -0.60 -0.15 10-1
24 Memphis 7.09 5.15 +1.94     71 -2.13 -0.19 10-1
25 Appalachian St. 6.18 4.88 +1.30   *50 -1.50 -0.20 10-1
26 Texas 6.12 6.30  -0.18      *3 -0.06 -0.24 6-5
27 Tennessee 5.71 5.11 +0.60     28 -0.84 -0.24 6-5
28 Washington 5.85 5.26 +0.59    29 -0.87 -0.28 6-5
29 TCU 5.51 5.37 +0.14     15 -0.45 -0.31 5-6
30 Arizona State 6.00 5.48 +0.52  *30 -0.90 -0.48 6-5
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
31 BYU 6.29 5.58  +0.71     *40 -1.20 -0.49 7-4
32 Navy 6.52 5.24 +1.28     *61 -1.83 -0.55 8-2
33 North Carolina 6.20 5.56  +0.64      *40 -1.20 -0.56 5-6
34 South Carolina 5.30 5.44 -0.14      14 -0.42 -0.56 4-7
35 Michigan State 5.05 4.91 +0.14      *25 -0.75 -0.61 5-6
36 Mississippi State 6.24 6.30  -0.06     *20 -0.60 -0.66 5-6
37 UCF 6.89 4.56 +2.33    *100 -3.00 -0.67 8-3
38 Louisiana-Laf. 7.05 5.19 +1.86 *85 -2.55 -0.69 9-2
39 SMU 6.27 5.77 +0.50   *40 -1.20 -0.70 9-2
40 Mississippi 6.06 5.85 +0.21   32 -0.96 -0.75 4-7
41 Miami of Florida 6.07 4.81 +1.26     67 -2.01 -0.75 6-5
42 Indiana 6.11 5.16 +0.95     57 -1.71 -0.76 7-4
43 Louisville 6.82 6.05 +0.77     *51 -1.53 -0.76 7-4
44 Washington St. 7.44 6.82 +0.62     47 -1.41 -0.79 6-5
45 Air Force 6.48 5.47 +1.01     *60 -1.80 -0.79 9-2
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
46 Nebraska 5.97 5.60 +0.37   41 -1.23 -0.86 5-6
47 Virginia Tech 5.57 4.96 +0.61   *49 -1.47 -0.86 8-3
48 Kansas State 5.69 6.27  -0.58     *10 -0.30 -0.88 7-4
49 Virginia 5.46 5.14 +0.32     *40 -1.20 -0.88 8-3
50 Pittsburgh 4.99 4.39 +0.60    52 -1.56 -0.96 7-4
51 Missouri 5.32 4.94 +0.38    46 -1.38 -1.00 5-6
52 Florida State 5.94 5.29 +0.65   55 -1.68 -1.00 6-5
53 West Virginia 4.98 5.60  -0.62     *15 -0.45 -1.07 4-7
54 Temple 5.16 4.74 +0.42   *50 -1.50 -1.08 7-4
55 Tulane 6.31 5.49 +0.82    *65 -1.95 -1.13 6-5
56 Oregon State 6.04 6.10  -0.06     37 -1.11 -1.17 5-6
57 Wake Forest 5.77 5.78 -0.01   *40 -1.20 -1.21 8-3
58 California 4.89 5.37  -0.48     26 -0.78 -1.26 6-5
59 Illinois 5.02 5.56  -0.54   *25 -0.75 -1.29 6-5
60 Stanford 5.61 6.27  -0.66       21  -0.63 -1.29 4-7
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
61 Kansas 6.02 6.13 -0.11     *40 -1.20 -1.31 3-8
62 Texas Tech 6.12 6.46 -0.34     *33 -0.99 -1.33 4-7
63 UCLA 5.36 6.74  -1.38       *1 -0.00 -1.38 4-7
64 Hawaii 6.72 6.28 +0.44     *61 -1.83 -1.39 8-4
65 San Diego State 4.62 4.58 +0.04   *50 -1.50 -1.46 8-3
66 Tulsa 5.00 5.74  -0.74   24 -0.72 -1.46 3-8
67 Purdue 5.30 6.04  -0.74     *25 -0.75 -1.49 4-7
68 Kentucky 5.80 5.28  +0.52   *67 -2.01 -1.49 6-5
69 Utah State 5.84 5.59 +0.25     58 -1.74 -1.49 6-5
70 Wyoming 5.39 5.00 +0.39     *65 -1.95 -1.56 7-4
71 Arizona 6.10 6.53 -0.43     39 -1.17 -1.60 4-7
72 Fresno State 6.12 5.72 +0.40     *70 -2.10 -1.70 4-7
73 Colorado 5.63 6.51  -0.88     31 -0.93 -1.81 5-6
74 Maryland 5.36 6.00 -0.64     *40 -1.20 -1.84 3-8
75 Arkansas State 6.26 6.10  +0.16     *70 -2.10 -1.94 7-4
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
76 Marshall 6.03 5.40 +0.63   *90 -2.70 -2.07 7-4
77 Boston College 6.00 6.49  -0.49   54 -1.62 -2.11 5-6
78 Florida Atlantic 5.82 5.70  +0.12   *75 -2.25 -2.13 8-3
79 Houston 5.83 6.62  -0.79     *45 -1.35 -2.14 4-7
80 South Florida 5.24 5.26 -0.02 72 -2.16 -2.18 4-7
81 Louisiana Tech 6.11 5.32 +0.79   *100 -3.00 -2.21 8-3
82 Nevada 4.91 5.94  -1.03   *40 -1.20 -2.23 7-4
83 Georgia Tech 5.00 5.73  -0.73   *50 -1.50 -2.23 3-8
 84 Western Michigan 6.57 5.96 +0.61     *95 -2.85 -2.24 7-4
85 Western Kentucky 5.36 5.22 +0.14   *80 -2.40 -2.26 7-4
86 San Jose State 6.41 5.85 +0.56   *95 -2.85 -2.29 4-7
87 Northwestern 4.08 5.18  -1.10     *42 -1.26 -2.36 2-9
88 Southern Miss 6.42 5.69 +0.73     103 -3.09 -2.36 7-4
89 NC State 5.18 5.34 -0.16     *75 -2.25 -2.41 4-7
90 Syracuse 5.20 6.11  -0.91   *50 -1.50 -2.41 4-7
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
91 Colorado St. 6.24 5.67 +0.57 *100 -3.00 -2.434-7
92 Duke 4.59 5.54 -0.95     *50 -1.50 -2.45 4-7
93 UAB 5.72 4.32 +1.40   *129 -3.87 -2.47 8-3
94 Central Michigan 6.12 5.46 +0.66 *105 -3.15 -2.49 7-4
95 Vanderbilt 4.84 6.52  -1.68   *30 -0.90 -2.58 3-8
96 Arkansas 5.32 6.71 -1.39     *40 -1.20 -2.59 2-9
97 Liberty 6.55 6.01 +0.54   *105 -3.15 -2.61 6-5
98 Georgia Southern 5.23 5.76  -0.53   *70 -2.10 -2.63 6-5
99 Miami of Ohio 4.96 5.11  -0.15     84 -2.52 -2.67 7-4
100 Ohio 6.58 6.23  +0.36   *101 -3.03 -2.67 5-6
101 Kent State 5.71 6.23  -0.52   *72 -2.16 -2.68 5-6
102 Buffalo 5.18 4.96 +0.22   *97 -2.91 -2.69 6-5
103 Ball State 6.11 5.82 +0.29   *100 -3.00 -2.71 4-7
104 Middle Tennessee 6.43 6.06  +0.37     *105 -3.15 -2.78 4-7
105 Georgia State 5.95 6.67  -0.72   *70 -2.10 -2.82 7-4
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
106 Toledo 6.21 6.50 -0.29   *85 -2.55 -2.846-5
107 Florida Int'l FIU 5.63 5.83  -0.20   *90 -2.70 -2.90 6-5
108 Eastern Michigan 5.96 6.01  -0.05   *95 -2.85 -2.90 6-5
109 Charlotte 6.40 6.36 +0.04   *100 -3.00 -2.96 6-5
110 Northern Illinois 5.30 6.16  -0.86     *70 -2.10 -2.96 4-7
111 North Texas 6.07 5.78 +0.29   *110 -3.30 -3.01 4-7
112 Louisiana Monroe 6.25 6.60  -0.35     *90 -2.70 -3.05 5-6
113 Coastal Carolina 5.58 6.02 -0.44   *90 -2.70 -3.14 4-7
114 Troy 6.23 6.10  +0.13   *110 -3.30 -3.17 5-6
115 Army 5.72 5.29  +0.43 *125 -3.75 -3.32 5-6
116 East Carolina 5.81 6.28  -0.47 *95 -2.85 -3.32 4-7
117 UNLV 5.26 6.41  -1.15     *75 -2.25 -3.40 3-8
118 Texas State 4.86 5.78  -0.92   *85 -2.55 -3.47 3-8
119 Rutgers 4.36 6.28  -1.92     64 -1.92 -3.84 2-9
120 UTSA 5.02 6.49  -1.47   *80 -2.40 -3.87 4-7
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L
121 South Alabama 4.87 5.78  -0.91   *100 -3.00 -3.91 1-10
122 New Mexico 5.84 6.89  -1.05 97 -2.91 -3.96 2-9
123 Rice 4.51 6.11  -1.60     88 -2.64 -4.24 2-9
124 New Mexico State 5.27 6.62  -1.35     *100 -3.00 -4.35 2-9
125 Bowling Green 4.63 6.86  -2.23   *85 -2.55 -4.78 3-8
126 Connecticut 5.13 6.81  -1.68   *105 -3.15 -4.83 2-9
127 Old Dominion 4.03 5.60  -1.57 *110 -3.30 -4.87 1-10
128 UTEP 5.20 6.73  -1.53 *115 -3.45 -4.97 1-10
129 Massachusetts 4.28 7.77  -3.49   *120 -3.60 -4.99 1-11
130 Akron 4.23 5.50  -1.27 *125 -3.75 -4.99 0-11
Rank Team Ypp Off Ypp Def NAYPPA    SD   CSD  AYPP W-L


Sunday, November 24, 2019

College Football Prediction Results for Week 13 of the 2019 FBS Season

College Football Prediction Results for Week 13 of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS Season

We finished Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season as follows:
47-17 in calling the winner
39-24-1 against the spread, and
36-27-1 against the over/under.


Our cumulative FBS prognostication record for 2019 after Week 13 is now:
585-186 in calling the winner (76%)
386-370-15 against the spread, and
376-373-11 against the over/under ("total").


If possible, we compete against the quoted opening odds ("the line", "the spread") as available online (e.g. Vegas Insider, OddsShark, Sportsline, 5Dimes, CFPT), and which can vary, so we have no fixed system of which portals we use. We do our predictions for fun and we are not affiliated with any service or institution.

Caveat Emptor! Please do not use our predictions for wagering. We disclaim any and all liability for anyone's use of our materials and prognostications, nor do we make any warranties as to accuracy. Our prognostication hobby helps us to keep track of news and sports all over America. We are not in this for the money. May the best team win.

Our prognostications are based on our own rankings of all FBS football teams, as made after the 12th week of play. Our ranking for each team is given in parentheses next to the team name.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Ohio (99) at Bowling Green (125)
The Bobcats were favored over the Falcons by 19.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58 points.
Our Call: 42-17 for Ohio.
Result: Ohio won 66-24 as Bowling Green had 5 turnovers.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
1-0 in calling the winner
1-0 against the spread, and
1-0 against the over/under.


Eastern Michigan (107) at Northern Illinois (102)
The Huskies were favored over the Eagles by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Northern Illinois.
Result: Eastern Michigan won 45-17 to become bowl eligible.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
1-1 in calling the winner
1-1 against the spread, and
2-0 against the over/under.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Akron (130) at Miami of Ohio (98)
The RedHawks were favored over the Zips by 29 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 45 points.
Our Call: 34-7 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: Miami won 20-17, turning the ball over twice on interceptions as the MAC East Division champions struggled against the winless Zips.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
2-1 in calling the winner
2-1 against the spread, and
3-0 against the over/under.


Toledo (106) at Buffalo (105)
The Bulls were favored over the Rockets by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 30-23 for Buffalo. We rank Buffalo (5-5) 105th and Toledo (6--4) 106th in our FBS rankings after Week 12, each with an identical rating of -2.85. In theory, the Bulls home field advantage -- calculated by Kambour as  8+ points -- should be decisive,
Result: Buffalo won 49-30 and gained bowl eligibility as Jare Patterson ran for 192 yards and 4 TDs, adding a 5th on a pass reception.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
3-1 in calling the winner
3-1 against the spread, and
3-1 against the over/under.


Thursday, November 21, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

North Carolina State (89) at Georgia Tech (91)
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Wolfpack by 1 point.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Georgia Tech.
Result: Georgia Tech won 28-26.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
4-1 in calling the winner
4-1 against the spread, and
4-1 against the over/under.


Friday, November 22, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line....

Colorado State (90) at Wyoming (70)
The Cowboys were favored over the Rams by 7 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 50 points.
Our Call: 31-23 for Wyoming.
Result: Wyoming won 17-7 as Xazavian Valladay ran for 154 yards.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
5-1 in calling the winner
5-1 against the spread, and
4-2 against the over/under.


Saturday, November 23, 2019
We compete against the opening line, if possible, not the updated line.... However, there is some opening line divergence this week between the various services and hence we lean toward half-point odds, which permit no ties.

Oklahoma State (17) at West Virginia (53)
The Cowboys were favored over the Mountaineers by 8 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Oklahoma State.
Result: Oklahoma State won 20-13.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
6-1 in calling the winner
6-1 against the spread, and
4-3 against the over/under.


Minnesota (22) at Northwestern (77)
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Wildcats by 10 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 38 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Minnesota. Following a stalwart 9-5 season last year, after going 10-3 in 2017, Northwestern is 2-8 this season.
Result: Minnesota won 38-22.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
7-1 in calling the winner
7-1 against the spread, and
5-3 against the over/under.


UCF (27) at Tulane (57)
The Knights were favored over the Green Wave by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 71 points.
Our Call: 41-27 for UCF.
Result: UCF won 34-31.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
8-1 in calling the winner
7-2 against the spread, and
6-3 against the over/under.


Illinois (62) at Iowa (18)
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Fighting Illini by 12.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48 points.
Our Call: 23-20 for Iowa. Illinois has apparently found itself as a team and won its last four Big Ten games, including wins against Wisconsin and Michigan State. This game is likely no gimme for Iowa.
Result: Iowa won 19-10.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
9-1 in calling the winner
8-2 against the spread, and
7-3 against the over/under.


East Carolina (115) at Connecticut (126)
The Pirates were favored over the Huskies by 14 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 67 points.
Our Call: 38-23 for East Carolina.
Result: East Carolina won 31-24.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
10-1 in calling the winner
8-3 against the spread, and
8-3 against the over/under.


BYU (35) at Massachusetts (129)
The Cougars were favored over the Minutemen by 40 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 68.5 points.
Our Call: 45-7 for BYU.
Result: BYU won 56-24.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
11-1 in calling the winner
9-3 against the spread, and
8-4 against the over/under.


Kansas (65) at Iowa State (19)
The Cyclones were favored over the Jayhawks by 23 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 58 points.
Our Call: 41-16 for Iowa State.
Result: Iowa State won 41-31.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
12-1 in calling the winner
9-4 against the spread, and
8-5 against the over/under.


Ball State (94) at Kent State (110)
The Cardinals were favored over the Golden Flashes by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 65 points.
Our Call: 33-30 for Kent State.
Result: Kent State won 41-38.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
13-1 in calling the winner
10-4 against the spread, and
8-6 against the over/under.


Samford (FCS) at Auburn (13)
The Tigers were favored over the Bulldogs by 48.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 64 points.
Our Call: 34-6 for Auburn.
Result: Auburn won 52-0.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
14-1 in calling the winner
10-5 against the spread, and
9-6 against the over/under.


Western Carolina (FCS) at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Catamounts by 57 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 61 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Alabama.
Result: Alabama won 66-3.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
15-1 in calling the winner
10-6 against the spread, and
9-7 against the over/under.


Liberty (95) at Virginia (49)
The Cavaliers were favored over the Flames by 17.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57 points.
Our Call: 37-23 for Virginia.
Result: Virginia won 55-27.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
16-1 in calling the winner
10-7 against the spread, and
10-7 against the over/under.


Penn State (12) at Ohio State (1)
The Buckeyes were favored over the Nittany Lions by 10 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 41-17 for Ohio State.
Result: Ohio State won 28-17 in spite of 3 fumble turnovers, outgaining Penn State 417 to 227 yards total offense.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
17-1 in calling the winner
11-7 against the spread, and
11-7 against the over/under.


Michigan State (36) at Rutgers (119)
The Spartans were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 22.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 45 points.
Our Call: 34-13 for Michigan State.
Result: Michigan State won 27-0.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
18-1 in calling the winner
11-8 against the spread, and
11-8 against the over/under.


Mercer (FCS) at North Carolina (32)
The Tar Heels were favored over the Bears by 39 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for North Carolina.
Result: North Carolina won 56-7.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
19-1 in calling the winner
12-8 against the spread, and
12-8 against the over/under.


Nebraska (48) at Maryland (73)
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Terrapins by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 64 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for the Huskers.
Result: Nebraska won 54-7.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
20-1 in calling the winner
13-8 against the spread, and
13-8 against the over/under.


Michigan (9) at Indiana (42)
The Wolverines were favored over the Hoosiers by 7.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for Michigan.
Result: Michigan won 39-14.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
21-1 in calling the winner
14-8 against the spread, and
14-8 against the over/under.


South Alabama (120) at Georgia State (104)
The Panthers were favored over the Jaguars by 10 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 35-24 for Georgia State.
Result: Georgia State won 28-15.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
22-1 in calling the winner
15-8 against the spread, and
14-9 against the over/under.


Texas A&M (21) at Georgia (8)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Aggies by 13 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 47 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Georgia.
Result: Georgia won 19-13.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
23-1 in calling the winner
15-9 against the spread, and
15-9 against the over/under.


California (56) at Stanford (50)
The Cardinal were favored over the Golden Bears by 1.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 39 points.
Our Call: 23-20 for Stanford.
Result: Cal won the Battle for the Axe24-20. Cardinal football fortunes have fallen on hard times.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
23-2 in calling the winner
15-10 against the spread, and
16-9 against the over/under.


Memphis (23) at South Florida (84)
The Tigers were favored over the Bulls by 15.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 38-20 for Memphis.v
Result: Memphis won 49-10.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
24-2 in calling the winner
16-10 against the spread, and
17-9 against the over/under.


UCLA (60) at USC (16)
The Trojans were favored over the Bruins by 6 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for USC.
Result: USC won 52-35.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
25-2 in calling the winner
17-10 against the spread, and
18-9 against the over/under.


Air Force (45) at New Mexico (121)
The Falcons were favored over the Lobos by 21 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 60 points.
Our Call: 44-17 for Air Force.
Result: Air Force won 44-22.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
26-2 in calling the winner
18-10 against the spread, and
19-9 against the over/under.


Texas State (116) at Appalachian State (31)
The Mountaineers were favored over the Bobcats by 29 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 38-10 for Appalachian State.
Result: Appalachian State won 35-13.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
27-2 in calling the winner
19-10 against the spread, and
20-9 against the over/under.


Boston College (74) at Notre Dame (14)
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Eagles by 20.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 44-14 for Notre Dame.
Result: Notre Dame won 40-7.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
28-2 in calling the winner
20-10 against the spread, and
21-9 against the over/under.


Georgia Southern (101) at Arkansas State (81)
The Red Wolves were favored over the Eagles by 2.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Arkansas State.
Result: Arkansas State won 38-33.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
29-2 in calling the winner
21-10 against the spread, and
22-9 against the over/under.


Pittsburgh (26) at Virginia Tech (72)
The Hokies were favored over the Panthers by 3.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 24-21 for Pittsburgh. The Hokies have gotten stronger as the season has progressed, shutting out Georgia Tech 45-0 in their last game, a team that Pitt beat the week before 20-10. Pitt last week beat North Carolina 34-27, a team that the Hokies edged some weeks before 43-41. We may have to re-rank either Pittsburgh or Virginia Tech.
Result: Virginia Tech won 28-0.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
29-3 in calling the winner
21-11 against the spread, and
23-9 against the over/under.


Texas (28) at Baylor (15)
The Bears were favored over the Longhorns by 5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Baylor.
Result: Baylor won 24-10.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
30-3 in calling the winner
22-11 against the spread, and
23-10 against the over/under.


Marshall (78) at Charlotte (109)
The Thundering Herd were favored over the 49ers by 7.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Marshall.
Result: Charlotte won 24-13.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
30-4 in calling the winner
23-11 against the spread, and
23-11 against the over/under.


East Tennessee State ETSU (FCS) at Vanderbilt (96)
The Commodores were favored over the Buccaneers by 20.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 42.5 points.
Our Call: 38-10 for Vanderbilt.
Result: Vanderbilt won 38-0.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
31-4 in calling the winner
24-11 against the spread, and
23-12 against the over/under.


Louisiana Tech (85) at UAB (92)
The Blazers were favored over the Bulldogs by 1 point.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 48 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for UAB.
Result: UAB won 20-14.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
32-4 in calling the winner
25-11 against the spread, and
23-13 against the over/under.


North Texas (100) at Rice (123)
The Mean Green were favored over the Owls by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 34-23 for North Texas.
Result: Rice won 20-14.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
32-5 in calling the winner
25-12 against the spread, and
23-14 against the over/under.


Western Kentucky (112) at Southern Mississippi (83)
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Hilltoppers by 5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 51 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Southern Miss.
Result: Western Kentucky won 28-10.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
32-6 in calling the winner
25-13 against the spread, and
23-15 against the over/under.


Tennessee Martin (FCS) at Kentucky (69)
The Wildcats were favored over the Skyhawks by 27 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 43.5 points.
Our Call: 40-13 for Kentucky.
Result: Kentucky won 50-7.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
33-6 in calling the winner
25-13-1 against the spread, and
24-15 against the over/under.


SMU (41) at Navy (33)
The Midshipmen were favored over the Mustangs by 4 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 66.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for SMU.
Result: Navy won 35-28.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
33-7 in calling the winner
25-14-1 against the spread, and
25-15 against the over/under.


Syracuse (75) at Louisville (46)
The Cardinals were favored over the Orange by 9 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Syracuse.
Result: Louisville won 56-34.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
33-8 in calling the winner
25-15-1 against the spread, and
25-16 against the over/under.


San Jose State (87) at UNLV (117)
The Spartans were favored over the Rebels? by 5.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for San Jose State.
Result: UNLV won 38-35.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
33-9 in calling the winner
25-16-1 against the spread, and
26-16 against the over/under.


UTEP Texas El Paso (128) at New Mexico State (124)
The Aggies  were favored over the Miners by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 56 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for New Mexico State.
Result: New Mexico State won 44-35.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
34-9 in calling the winner
26-16-1 against the spread, and
27-16 against the over/under.


Old Dominion (127) at Middle Tennessee MTSU (103)
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Monarchs by 14.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 38-14 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: Middle Tennessee won 38-17.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
35-9 in calling the winner
27-16-1 against the spread, and
28-16 against the over/under.


Coastal Carolina (108) at Louisiana Monroe ULM (113)
The Warhawks were favored over the Chanticleers by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Louisiana Monroe.
Result: UL Monroe won 45-42.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
36-9 in calling the winner
28-16-1 against the spread, and
29-16 against the over/under.


Troy (111) at Louisiana Lafayette ULL (44)
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Trojans by 14 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 73.5 points.
Our Call: 44-27 for Louisiana.
Result: Louisiana won 53-3.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
37-9 in calling the winner
29-16-1 against the spread, and
30-16 against the over/under.


Florida Atlantic FAU (80) at UTSA Texas San Antonio (122)
The Owls were favored over the Roadrunners by 18.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for FAU.
Result: FAU won 40-26.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
38-9 in calling the winner
29-17-1 against the spread, and
30-17 against the over/under.


Miami of Florida (25) at Florida International FIU (118)
The Hurricanes were favored over the Golden Panthers by 19 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 49 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Miami of Florida.
Result: Florida International won 30-24.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
38-10 in calling the winner
29-18-1 against the spread, and
31-17 against the over/under.


Arkansas (97) at LSU (4)
The Tigers were favored over the Razorbacks by 44.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 70.5 points.
Our Call: 52-14 for LSU.
Result: LSU won 56-20.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
39-10 in calling the winner
30-18-1 against the spread, and
31-18 against the over/under.


Houston (82) at Tulsa (63)
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Cougars by 3 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Tulsa.
Result: Houston won 24-14.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
39-11 in calling the winner
31-18-1 against the spread, and
31-19 against the over/under.


Abilene Christian (FCS) at Mississippi State (37)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Wildcats by 37 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for Mississippi State.
Result: Mississippi State won 45-7.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
40-11 in calling the winner
32-18-1 against the spread, and
32-19 against the over/under.


Tennessee (29) at Missouri (43)
The Tigers were favored over the Volunteers by 4.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 46 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Missouri.
Result: Tennessee won 24-20.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
40-12 in calling the winner
33-18-1 against the spread, and
32-20 against the over/under.


Duke (76) at Wake Forest (58)
The Demon Deacons were favored over the Blue Devils by 6.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 30-23 for Wake Forest.
Result: Wake Forest won 39-27.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
41-12 in calling the winner
34-18-1 against the spread, and
32-21 against the over/under.


Purdue (68) at Wisconsin (11)
The Badgers were favored over the Boilermakers by 23 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Wisconsin.
Result: Wisconsin won 45-24.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
42-12 in calling the winner
35-18-1 against the spread, and
33-21 against the over/under.


Temple (54) at Cincinnati (24)
The Bearcats? were favored over the Owls by 11 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Cincinnati.
Result: Cincinnati won 15-13.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
43-12 in calling the winner
35-19-1 against the spread, and
33-22 against the over/under.


Kansas State (51) at Texas Tech (61)
The Wildcats were favored over the Red Raiders by 1 point.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 57 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Texas Tech.
Result: Kansas State won 30-27.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
43-13 in calling the winner
35-20-1 against the spread, and
33-22-1 against the over/under.


Oregon (7) at Arizona State (39)
The Ducks were favored over the Sun Devils by 15.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Oregon.
Result: Arizona State won 31-28.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
43-14 in calling the winner
36-20-1 against the spread, and
33-23-1 against the over/under.


Washington (20) at Colorado (79)
The Huskies were favored over the Buffaloes by 14.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 55 points.
Our Call: 40-23 for Washington.
Result: Colorado won 20-14.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
43-15 in calling the winner
36-21-1 against the spread, and
33-24-1 against the over/under.


TCU (30) at Oklahoma (2)
The Sooners were favored over the Horned Frogs by 14.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 63 points.
Our Call: 45-24 for Oklahoma.
Result: Oklahoma won 28-24 in a game in which the Sooners outgained the Horned Frogs 511 to 204 yards total offense but nearly lost the game due to numerous errors.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
44-15 in calling the winner
36-22-1 against the spread, and
33-25-1 against the over/under.


Oregon State (55) at Washington State (40)
The Cougars were favored over the Beavers by 13 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 76.5 points.
Our Call: 40-34 for Washington State.
Result: Washington State won 54-53.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
45-15 in calling the winner
37-22-1 against the spread, and
33-26-1 against the over/under.


Boise State (38) at Utah State (64)
The Broncos were favored over the Aggies by 9.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52 points.
Our Call: 31-23 for Boise State.
Result: Boise State won 56-21.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
46-15 in calling the winner
37-23-1 against the spread, and
34-26-1 against the over/under.


Utah (5) at Arizona (59)
The Utes were favored over the Wildcats by 22.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 59 points.
Our Call: 38-14 for Utah.
Result: Utah won 35-7.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
47-15 in calling the winner
38-23-1 against the spread, and
35-26-1 against the over/under.


Nevada (88) at Fresno State (71)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Wolf Pack by 13.5 points.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 53 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Fresno State.
Result: Nevada won 35-28.
For Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season we are thus far:
47-16 in calling the winner
39-23-1 against the spread, and
36-26-1 against the over/under.


San Diego State (66) at Hawaii (67)
The Warriors were favored over the Aztecs by 1 point.
The over/under (predicted total score) was 52 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for San Diego State.
Result: Hawaii won 14-11.
We thus finished Week 13 of the 2019 FBS college football season as follows:
47-17 in calling the winner
39-24-1 against the spread, and
36-27-1 against the over/under.