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Sunday, September 08, 2019

College Football Prediction Results for Week 2 of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS Season

College Football Prediction Results for Week 2 of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS Season

We finished as follows for the previous Week 0 and Week 1 combined: 
73-11 in calling the winner
40-43-1 against the spread, and
44-38-2 against the over/under.

For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season we finished:
60-13 in calling the winner
34-38-1 against the spread, and
34-37-2 against the over/under.

If possible, we compete against the quoted opening odds ("the line", "the spread") as available online (e.g. Vegas Insider, OddsShark, Sportsline). We were unable this week to access the standard college football page of the College Football Prediction Tracker, so we have dropped it from our calculations. We do our predictions for fun and 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. May the best team win. Football schedule via various online portals, including fbschedules.com.

Friday, September 6, 2019
Recall, if available, that we quote the opening line, not the updated line....
We are not competing against bettors... but against other prognosticators.
 
Wake Forest at Rice
The Demon Deacons were favored over the Owls by 17.5 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Wake Forest. Wake Forest averaged 5.51 yards per play (ypp) against Utah State last week, who averaged 7.54 ypp, and should probably not have lost. Rice played unexpectedly tough against Army, averaging 5.52 yards per play to 4.44 ypp for the Black Knights, but whose ypp is already lower since they depend almost solely on their rushing game.
Result: Wake Forest beat Rice 41-21 as Jamie Newman threw for 3 TDs and Scotty Washington caught seven passes for 2 TDs and 158 yards.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
1-0 in calling the winner
0-1 against the spread, and
0-1 against the over/under.

William & Mary at Virginia
The Cavaliers were favored over the Tribe by 34.5 points.
The over/under was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 49-13 for Virginia. Mike London is the new head coach of the Tribe, who defeated the Lafayette Leopards 30-17 in their first game this season. Virginia topped Pittsburgh 30-14 in their opener for a strong start.
Result:Virginia won 52-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
2-0 in calling the winner
1-1 against the spread, and
1-1 against the over/under.

Marshall at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Thundering Herd by 12.5 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our Call: 41-24 for Boise State.
Result: Boise State edged Marshall 14-7. What happened to the offenses?
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
3-0 in calling the winner
1-2 against the spread, and
1-2 against the over/under.

Sacramento State at Arizona State
The Sun Devils were favored over the Hornets by 33.5 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 51-14 for Arizona State.
Result: Arizona State outlasted Sacramento State 19-7.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
4-0 in calling the winner
1-3 against the spread, and
1-3 against the over/under.

Saturday, September 7, 2019
 
Ohio at Pittsburgh
The Panthers were favored over the Bobcats by 5.5 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Pittsburgh.
Result: Pitt topped Ohio 20-10.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
5-0 in calling the winner
1-4 against the spread, and
1-4 against the over/under.

Southern U (FCS) at Memphis
The Tigers were favored over the Jaguars by 37.5 points.
The over/under was 68.5 points.
Our Call: 55-14 for Memphis.
Result: Memphis beat Southern 55-24.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
6-0 in calling the winner
1-5 against the spread, and
2-4 against the over/under.

Rutgers at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 20 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 41-17 for Iowa.
Result: Iowa shut out Rutgers 30-0.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
7-0 in calling the winner
2-5 against the spread, and
2-5 against the over/under.

West Virginia at Missouri
The Tigers were favored over the Mountaineers by 12 points.
The over/under was 65 points.
Our Call: 38-35 for Missouri.
Result: Missouri beat West Virginia 38-7.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
8-0 in calling the winner
2-6 against the spread, and
2-6 against the over/under.

Vanderbilt at Purdue
The Boilermakers were favored over the Commodores by 9.5 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Vanderbilt.
Result: Purdue vanquished the Commodores 42-24.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
8-1 in calling the winner
2-7 against the spread, and
3-6 against the over/under.

UAB at Akron
The Blazers were favored over the Zips by 9 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our Call: 35-21 for UAB.
Result: ??
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
8-1 in calling the winner
2-7 against the spread, and
3-6 against the over/under.

Syracuse at Maryland
The Orange were favored over the Terrapins by 5 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Syracuse.
Result: Maryland blitzed the Orange 63-20.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
8-2 in calling the winner
2-8 against the spread, and
4-6 against the over/under.

Army at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Black Knights by 23 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Michigan.
Result: Michigan escaped with a win over Army in two overtimes 24-21.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
9-2 in calling the winner
2-9 against the spread, and
4-7 against the over/under.

Bowling Green at Kansas State
The Wildcats were favored over the Falcons by 24.5 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our Call: 41-13 for K-State.
Result: K-State shut out Bowling Green 52-0.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
10-2 in calling the winner
3-9 against the spread, and
4-7-1 against the over/under.

Charleston Southern (FCS) at South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Buccaneers by 40 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for South Carolina.
Result: South Carolina routed Charleston Southern 72-10.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
11-2 in calling the winner
4-9 against the spread, and
5-7-1 against the over/under.

Cincinnati at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Bearcats by 16.5 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Ohio State.
Result:Ohio State shut out Cincy 42-0.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
12-2 in calling the winner
4-10 against the spread, and
5-8-1 against the over/under.

Kennesaw State at Kent State
The Golden Flashes were favored over the Owls by 1.5 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Kent State.
Result:Kent State prevailed in overtime 26-23.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
13-2 in calling the winner
5-10 against the spread, and
6-8-1 against the over/under.


Old Dominion at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Monarchs by 28 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 44-14 for Virginia Tech.
Result:Virginia Tech prevailed over Old Dominion 31-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
14-2 in calling the winner
5-11 against the spread, and
6-9-1 against the over/under.

Western Carolina (FCS) at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Catamounts by 40.5 points.
The over/under was 66.5 points.
Our Call: 56-14 for NC State.
Result: NC State shut out Western Carolina 41-0.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
15-2 in calling the winner
6-11 against the spread, and
6-10-1 against the over/under.

Northern Illinois at Utah
The Utes were favored over the Huskies by 19.5 points.
The over/under was 44 points.
Our Call: 30-13 for Utah.
Result: Utah topped Northern Illinois 35-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
16-2 in calling the winner
7-11 against the spread, and
6-11-1 against the over/under.

Fordham (FCS) at Ball State
The Cardinals were favored over the Rams by 28 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our Call: 44-14 for Ball State.
Result:Ball State topped Fordham 57-29.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
17-2 in calling the winner
7-11-1 against the spread, and
7-11-1 against the over/under.

South Florida (USF) at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Bulls by 6 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 41-13 for Georgia Tech.
Result: Georgia Tech edged South Florida 14-10.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
18-2 in calling the winner
7-12-1 against the spread, and
8-11-1 against the over/under.

Tennessee Tech (FCS) at Miami of Ohio
The RedHawks were favored over the Golden Eagles by 36 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: Miami of Ohio won 48-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
19-2 in calling the winner
8-12-1 against the spread, and
8-12-1 against the over/under.

Southern Illinois (FCS) at Massachusetts
The Minutemen were favored over the Salukis by 3.5 points.
The over/under was 80.5 points.
Our Call: 49-34 for UMass.
Result: Southern Illinois blitzed UMass 45-20.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
19-3 in calling the winner
8-13-1 against the spread, and
8-13-1 against the over/under.

Southern Miss at Mississippi State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Eagles by 18 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Mississippi State.
Result: Mississippi State beat Southern Miss 38-15.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
20-3 in calling the winner
8-14-1 against the spread, and
8-14-1 against the over/under.

Texas A&M at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Aggies by 15 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Texas A&M. They came close to beating Clemson last season on the road. Is the 12th man the difference here?
Result: Clemson won 24-10.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
20-4 in calling the winner
9-14-1 against the spread, and
8-15-1 against the over/under.

Central Michigan at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Chippewas by 33 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our Call: 38-14 for Wisconsin.
Result: Wisconsin blanked Central Michigan 61-0 for its 2nd straight shutout, allowing the Chippewas only 58 total yards. In their season opener against South Florida, the Badgers allowed the Bulls 157 yards. Time to look at Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
21-4 in calling the winner
9-15-1 against the spread, and
9-15-1 against the over/under.

Charlotte at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the 49ers by 21 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 31-21 for Appalachian State.
Result: Appalachian State won 56-41.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
22-4 in calling the winner
10-15-1 against the spread, and
10-15-1 against the over/under.

Eastern Illinois (FCS) at Indiana
The Hoosiers were favored over the Panthers by 34 points.
The over/under was 67 points.
Our Call: 45-7 for Indiana.
Result: Indiana shut out Eastern Illinois 52-0.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
23-4 in calling the winner
11-15-1 against the spread, and
11-15-1 against the over/under.


Grambling State (FCS) at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Tigers by 29 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our Call: 44-14 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: Louisiana Tech edged Grambling 20-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
24-4 in calling the winner
11-16-1 against the spread, and
11-16-1 against the over/under.

Illinois at Connecticut
The Illini were favored over the Huskies by 18 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our Call: 37-20 for Illinois.
Result: Illinois edged UConn 31-23.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
25-4 in calling the winner
12-16-1 against the spread, and
12-16-1 against the over/under.

Nebraska at Colorado
The Huskers were favored over the Buffaloes by 6.5 points.
The over/under was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 35-24 for Nebraska. We make that call as a Nebraska alum. Hope springs eternal. The Huskers won the first game of the season on the strength of their defense. The Big Red offense, however, was weak. See the quotations and commentary at CornNation.
Result: Nebraska led 17-0 at the half and deep into the second half when the Buffaloes scored with only 1:42 left in the 3rd quarter to make it 17-7. The Buffaloes then scored 24 points in the 4th quarter and won with a field goal in overtime 34-31. Nebraska never trailed in regulation time. Playing simply to protect a lead is often not the right strategy. You have to play to win.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
25-5 in calling the winner
12-17-1 against the spread, and
12-17-1 against the over/under.

Richmond (FCS) at Boston College
The Eagles were favored over the Spiders by 33 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our Call: 45-7 for Boston College.
Result: Boston College won 45-13.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
26-5 in calling the winner
12-18-1 against the spread, and
12-18-1 against the over/under.

Murray State (FCS) at Georgia
The Dawgs were favored over the Racers by 49 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 51-7 for Georgia.
Result: Georgia beat Murray State 63-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
27-5 in calling the winner
13-18-1 against the spread, and
12-19-1 against the over/under.

UTSA at Baylor
The Bears were favored over the Roadrunners by 28.5 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 44-14 for Baylor.
Result: Baylor beat UTSA 63-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
28-5 in calling the winner
14-18-1 against the spread, and
13-19-1 against the over/under.

Western Illinois (FCS) at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Leathernecks by 6 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-23 for Colorado State.
Result: Colorado State topped Western Illinois 38-13.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
29-5 in calling the winner
15-18-1 against the spread, and
13-20-1 against the over/under.

New Mexico State at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Aggies by 55.5 points.
The over/under was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 63-7 for Alabama.
Result: Alabama won 62-10.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
30-5 in calling the winner
15-19-1 against the spread, and
14-20-1 against the over/under.

San Diego State at UCLA
The Bruins were favored over the Aztecs by 8 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for UCLA.
Result: San Diego State topped UCLA 23-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
30-6 in calling the winner
16-19-1 against the spread, and
15-20-1 against the over/under.

Northern Colorado (FCS) at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Bears by 38.5 points.
The over/under was 63 points.
Our Call: 48-7 for Washington State.
Result:Washington State breezed past Northern Colorado 59-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
31-6 in calling the winner
17-19-1 against the spread, and
15-21-1 against the over/under.

Louisiana Monroe at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Warhawks by 21 points.
The over/under was 63 points.
Our Call: 48-17 for Florida State.
Result:Florida State won in overtime 45-44.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
32-6 in calling the winner
17-20-1 against the spread, and
16-21-1 against the over/under.

Gardner-Webb (FCS) at East Carolina
The Pirates were favored over the Runnin' Bulldogs by 28 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 45-7 for East Carolina.
Result: East Carolina won 48-9.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
33-6 in calling the winner
18-20-1 against the spread, and
17-21-1 against the over/under.


Maine (FCS) at Georgia Southern
The Eagles were favored over the Black Bears by 10.5 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Georgia Southern.
Result: Georgia Southern won 26-18.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
34-6 in calling the winner
18-21-1 against the spread, and
17-22-1 against the over/under.

North Carolina A&T at Duke
The Blue Devils were favored over the Aggies by 26.5 points.
The over/under was 49 points.
Our Call: 42-7 for Duke.
Result: Duke topped North Carolina A&T 45-13.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
35-6 in calling the winner
19-21-1 against the spread, and
17-22-2 against the over/under.

South Dakota (FCS) at Oklahoma
The Sooners were favored over the Coyotes by 36.5 points.
The over/under was 80.5 points.
Our Call: 63-14 for Oklahoma.
Result: Oklahama beat South Dakota 70-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
36-6 in calling the winner
20-21-1 against the spread, and
17-23-2 against the over/under.

Jackson State at South Alabama
The Jaguars were favored over the Tigers by 24 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our Call: 42-7 for South Alabama.
Result: South Alabama topped Jackson State 37-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
37-6 in calling the winner
20-22-1 against the spread, and
18-23-2 against the over/under.

Wyoming at Texas State
The Cowboys were favored over the Bobcats by 6.5 points.
The over/under was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 31-14 for Wyoming.
Result: Wyoming beat Texas State 23-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
38-6 in calling the winner
21-22-1 against the spread, and
19-23-2 against the over/under.

Western Kentucky (WKU) at Florida International (FIU)
The Golden Panthers were favored over the Hilltoppers by 10.5 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 38-21 for Florida International FIU.
Result:Western Kentucky won 20-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
38-7 in calling the winner
21-23-1 against the spread, and
20-23-2 against the over/under.

UCF (Central Florida) at Florida Atlantic (FAU)
The Knights were favored over the Owls by 9.5 points.
The over/under was 71.5 points.
Our Call: 48-24 for UCF.
Result: UCF topped Florida Atlantic 48-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
39-7 in calling the winner
22-23-1 against the spread, and
20-24-2 against the over/under.

Tennessee State (FCS) at Middle Tennessee (MTSU)
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Tigers by 25.5 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 49-13 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: Middle Tennessee won 45-26.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
40-7 in calling the winner
22-24-1 against the spread, and
21-24-2 against the over/under.

North Texas at SMU
The Mustangs were favored over the Mean Green by 3.5 points.
The over/under was 69 points.
Our Call: 34-33 for North Texas.
Result: SMU prevailed over North Texas 49-27.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
40-8 in calling the winner
22-25-1 against the spread, and
21-25-2 against the over/under.

McNeese State (FCS) at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys of OSU were favored over the Cowboys of McNeese by 35 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our Call: 41-27 for Oklahoma State. The new McNeese State football head coach this season is Sterlin Gilbert, previously offensive coordinator for USF (South Florida), who was joined by former USF offensive line coach Matt Mattox, now the Cowboys offensive coordinator. Without those coaches, USF lost its first game this season 49-0 to Wisconsin. McNeese State has many new coaches.
Result: Oklahoma State topped McNeese State 56-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
41-8 in calling the winner
22-26-1 against the spread, and
22-25-2 against the over/under.

Furman (FCS) at Georgia State
The Panthers were favored over the Paladins by 7 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 41-17 for for Georgia State. Georgia State (2-11 last season) is fresh from a 38-30 upset win over the Tennessee Volunteers. Voices are heard calling for the Vols to hire Shawn Elliott, head coach of the Panthers.
Result: Georgia State edged Furman 48-42.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
42-8 in calling the winner
22-27-1 against the spread, and
22-26-2 against the over/under.

Eastern Kentucky (FCS) at Louisville
The Cardinals were favored over the Colonels by 26 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our Call: 45-13 for Louisville.
Result: Louisville shut out Eastern Kentucky 42-0.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
43-8 in calling the winner
23-27-1 against the spread, and
23-26-2 against the over/under.


Coastal Carolina at Kansas
The Jayhawks were favored over the Chanticleers by 10 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 37-17 for Kansas.
Result: Coastal Carolina edged Kansas 12-7.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
43-9 in calling the winner
23-28-1 against the spread, and
23-27-2 against the over/under.

BYU at Tennessee
The Cougars were favored over the Volunteers by 3.5 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for BYU. After an opening 38-30 loss to Georgia State (2-11 in 2018), Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt is not in an enviable position. Some voices are calling for the Vols to hire Shawn Elliott, head coach of the Georgia State.
Result: BYU edged Tennessee 29-26 in overtime.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
44-9 in calling the winner
23-29-1 against the spread, and
23-28-2 against the over/under.

Tulane at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Green Wave by 20.5 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Auburn.
Result: Auburn topped Tulane 24-6.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
45-9 in calling the winner
23-30-1 against the spread, and
23-29-2 against the over/under.

Tennessee Martin at Florida
The Gators were favored over the SkyHawks by 41 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our Call: 49-6 for Florida.
Result:Florida beat Tennessee-Martin 45-0.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
46-9 in calling the winner
24-30-1 against the spread, and
24-29-2 against the over/under.

Western Michigan at Michigan State
The Spartans were favored over the Broncos by 17.5 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 31-7 for Michigan State.
Result:Michigan State vanquished Western Michigan 51-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
47-9 in calling the winner
25-30-1 against the spread, and
24-30-2 against the over/under.

Arkansas at Ole Miss
The Rebels were favored over the Razorbacks by 7 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 20-17 for Ole Miss.
Result: Ole Miss beat Arkansas 31-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
48-9 in calling the winner
25-31-1 against the spread, and
25-30-2 against the over/under.

Buffalo at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Bulls by 23.5 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 37-17 for Penn State.
Result: Penn State topped the Bulls 45-13.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
49-9 in calling the winner
25-32-1 against the spread, and
25-31-2 against the over/under.

Eastern Michigan at Kentucky
The Wildcats were favored over the Eagles by 14.5 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Kentucky.
Result: It happens now and then that we pick the final score exactly in our prognostications, as here, 38-17 for Kentucky.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
50-9 in calling the winner
26-32-1 against the spread, and
26-31-2 against the over/under.

Liberty at Louisiana Lafayette
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Flames by 11.5 points.
The over/under was 66 points.
Our Call: 30-21 for Louisiana.
Result: Louisiana won 35-14.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
51-9 in calling the winner
26-33-1 against the spread, and
27-31-2 against the over/under.

LSU at Texas
The Tigers were favored over the Longhorns by 3 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our Call: 24-17 for LSU. In beating Georgia Southern 55-3 in their opening game this season, LSU averaged 6.56 yards per play on offense and a formidable 1.96 yards per play on defense. LSU transfer QB Joe Burrow (from Ohio State, initially discovered by current Texas head coach Tom Herman, then the offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes) was selected the SEC player of the week. Win or lose in this game, Herman is setting his mark. In a further twist of fate, Ed Orgeron became the LSU head coach because Herman went to Texas. As written at Sports Illustrated by Ross Dellenger:"Almost three years later, the two programs meet on the gridiron for a game that many UT supporters believe is the most highly anticipated home contest in more than a decade."
On paper, LSU has the better current stats, Burrow looks like a Heisman candidate, and the defense is packed with superb athletes. However, one must note that the Longhorns in their opener this year beat Louisiana Tech 45-14, a team that LSU last season topped by only 38-21. This year, the LSU pro spread offense has been re-tooled. As written by Brooks Kubena at The Advocate: "Constructed by first-year passing game coordinator Joe Brady and offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, the new system has invigorated a receiving corps that now expects to make the explosive plays LSU coach Ed Orgeron demanded more of last season." So, who knows. Two fine teams. Two top head coaches. It could be one of the great games in 2019. Oddsshark predicts a win for Ed Orgeron's LSU. May the best team win.
Result: LSU emerged the victor 45-38 as Joe Burrow threw for 4 TDs and 471 yards on 31 of 39 completions with 1 interception. For Texas, Sam Ehlinger was 31 of 47 passing for 409 yards with 4 TDs and no picks. Ehlinger ran for 60 yards and 1 TD and Burrow for 8 yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led all rushers with 87 yards and 1 TD. LSU had three receivers with over 100 yards of receptions, Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr., with Jefferson on the receiving end for 3 TDs and Marshall for one. For Texas, Devin Duvernay and Brennan Eagles each had receptions for over 100 yards, led by Duvernay with 12 receptions, 154 yards and 2 TDs. Michael Divinity Jr. led all tacklers with 10 tackles, as LSU had 5 sacks and Texas 4 sacks, led by B.J. Foster with 2. LSU had 3 field goals by Cade York and Texas 1 by Cameron Dicker. LSU outgained Texas 573 to 530 yards as LSU averaged 8.4 yards per play and Texas 6.2 yards per play.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
52-9 in calling the winner
27-33-1 against the spread, and
27-32-2 against the over/under.

Nevada at Oregon
The Ducks were favored over the Wolf Pack by 21 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our Call: 45-21 for Oregon. Both teams are coming off of remarkable games. Nevada upset Big Ten Purdue 34-31 while Oregon blew a 3rd quarter 21-6 lead and lost in the closing seconds of the game to the coaching magic of Auburn's Gus Malzahn 27-21.
Result: Oregon routed Nevada 77-6, outgaining the Wolf Pack, who turned the ball over four times, 623 to 192 yards.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
53-9 in calling the winner
28-33-1 against the spread, and
28-32-2 against the over/under.

Stony Brook (FCS) at Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Seawolves by 27.5 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 44-14 for Utah State.
Result: Utah State blitzed Stony Brook 62-7.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
54-9 in calling the winner
29-33-1 against the spread, and
29-32-2 against the over/under.


Miami of Florida at North Carolina
The Hurricanes were favored over the Tar Heels by 6.5 points.
The over/under was 49 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for North Carolina.
Result:North Carolina edged Miami 28-25.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
55-9 in calling the winner
30-33-1 against the spread, and
29-33-2 against the over/under.

Prairie View A&M (FCS) at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Panthers by 29.5 points.
The over/under was 77 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for Houston.
Result:Houston won 37-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
56-9 in calling the winner
30-34-1 against the spread, and
30-33-2 against the over/under.

UTEP at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Miners by 34 points.
The over/under was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for Texas Tech.
Result: Texas Tech topped UTEP 38-3.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
57-9 in calling the winner
31-34-1 against the spread, and
31-33-2 against the over/under.

Tulsa at San Jose State
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Spartans by 5.5 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Tulsa.
Result:Tulsa beat San Jose State 34-16.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
58-9 in calling the winner
32-34-1 against the spread, and
32-33-2 against the over/under.

Arkansas State at UNLV
The Red Wolves were favored over the Rebels by 3 points.
The over/under was 63 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for UNLV.
Result: Arkansas State beat UNLV 43-17.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
58-10 in calling the winner
32-35-1 against the spread, and
33-33-2 against the over/under.

California at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Golden Bears by 11 points.
The over/under was 43.5 points.
Our Call: 17-13 for Washington. Cal beat the Huskies at home 12-10 last year.
Result: Cal upset Washington 20-19.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
58-11 in calling the winner
33-35-1 against the spread, and
34-33-2 against the over/under.

Minnesota at Fresno State
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Bulldogs by 2 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Fresno State. The Bulldogs lost on the road to the Golden Gophers last year 21-14.
Result: Minnesota edged Fresno State in two overtimes 38-35.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
58-12 in calling the winner
33-36-1 against the spread, and
34-34-2 against the over/under.

Stanford at USC
The Trojans were favored over the Cardinal by 3 points.
The over/under was 44 points.
Our Call: 20-17 for Stanford. As a Stanford Law School alumnus, we are of course biased and give the nod to the Cardinal over Southern Cal. However, one of these years we hope that football head coach Shaw gets an offense.
Result: USC topped Stanford 45-20, outgaining the Cardinal 492 to 335 yards.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
58-13 in calling the winner
33-37-1 against the spread, and
34-35-2 against the over/under.

Northern Arizona at Arizona
The Wildcats were favored over the Lumberjacks by 26.5 points.
The over/under was 65 points.
Our Call: 45-17 for Arizona.
Result: Arizona outscored Northern Arizona 65-41.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we are thus far:
59-13 in calling the winner
33-38-1 against the spread, and
34-36-2 against the over/under.

Oregon State at Hawaii
The Warriors were favored over the Beavers by 2.5 points.
The over/under was 74.5 points.
Our Call: 41-38 for Hawaii.
Result: Hawai'i beat Oregon State 31-28 for a 2nd straight win over a PAC-12 foe.
For Week 2 of the 2019 FBS college football season
we finished:
60-13 in calling the winner
34-38-1 against the spread, and
34-37-2 against the over/under.