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Friday, October 21, 2016

College Football Game Prediction RESULTS for Week 8 2016 FBS by SportPundit

College Football Game Prediction RESULTS for Week 8 2016 FBS by SportPundit

In Week 8, our change in the calculation of a rating point as equatable to 0.7 scoreboard points rather than to 1 scoreboard point brought better results. 
We finished as follows:
44-14 in picking the winner
35-20-2 against the spread
31-23 against the CFPT prediction average, and
31-25 against the over/under.

After Week 8 our cumulative season results thus far are:
388-125 in picking the winner
238-247-21 against the spread
189-220 against the CFPT average, and
259-228-15 against the over/under.

Notice as of this week: This season, our cumulative over/under results are opposite our results against the spread. Normally, that should not be. We use the same system for both, so something needs to be changed. We have examined the data and determined that our own spread has too often been too high based on our equation of .1 of our rating points as equatable with 1 point on the scoreboard. We scaled that back this week to ca. .1 rating point =  only about .7 scoreboard points, so that 1 rating point = 1 touchdown. In other words, if a team rated at +1.0 met a team rated at -2.0 under our system, that is a difference of 30 x .1 rating points or 3 full rating points which we have thus far equated as 30 scoreboard points -- which has proven to be too many. Under the revised system, our prediction would now be calculated as 21 points, i.e. 3 TDs, rather than 30 scoreboard points, and we may or may not adjust for home field advantage, as the case may be. Our over/under predictions for total score as based on yards per play do not change much. We will make subjective adjustments.
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Below are our -- SportPundit -- prediction RESULTS for NCAA Division I FBS College Football in ESPN Week 8, based primarily on our After Week 7 College Football Rankings and Ratings for FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit. We also look at the USA Today Sagarin College Football 2016 Ratings, the Massey Ratings for 2016 NCAA I Football and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations.

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, calibrated primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, i.e. the teams thus far played. Other adjustments are also made (*=adjustment) because the ypp system is not perfect, often exacerbating stats made against much weaker or much stronger teams, nor can schedule difficulty always be pinpointed with accuracy since many schedules include FCS teams. We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online.

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.

This week we took the opening lines and the CFPT prediction average from the CFPT (College Football Prediction Tracker), as posted on Monday, October 17, 2016 : 10:09 AM. We take the -- usually later-posted -- opening over/under from Oddsshark viz. VegasInsider.com. All odds and stats are here by us posted WITHOUT ANY guarantee of accuracy, and without any liability on our part for our posted materials or links to 3rd party sites. We do our predictions for fun. If important for the reader, the reader must consult the original sites. We use the opening line ("OL") if available, not the updated line ("UL), since we compete against opening odds, if possible. We call the score and not the spread as such because our stats permit that calculation.

We write "were favored". The odds of the opening line are usually changed by the time we make our predictions. We do not compete against those changed odds. We used the CFPT as of the above date.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

BYU at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Cougars by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 5.71 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Boise State.
Result: Boise State edged the Cougars 28-27 on a blocked field goal as Boise State committed five more turnovers than BYU.
This week we are 1-0 in picking the winner, 1-0 against the spread, 1-0 against the CFPT prediction average and 1-0 against the over/under.

Miami of Florida at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Hurricanes by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 3.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Virginia Tech.
Result: The Hokies outgained the Hurricanes 523 to 365 yards in a 37-16 win as Miami let the game get away from them after closing to 23-16 in the 3rd quarter..
This week we are 2-0 in picking the winner, 1-1 against the spread, 1-1 against the CFPT prediction average and 1-1 against the over/under.

Troy at South Alabama
The Trojans were favored over the Jaguars by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 10.79 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 30-23 for Troy.
Result: The Trojans topped the Jaguars 28-21, rallying from a 14-point deficit behind 395 yards passing by Brandon Silvers.
This week we are 3-0 in picking the winner, 2-1 against the spread, 2-1 against the CFPT prediction average and 2-1 against the over/under.

Friday, October 21, 2016

South Florida at Temple
The Bulls were favored over the Owls by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Florida by 5.53 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for South Florida.
Result: Temple shocked the Bulls 46-30 to take over first place in the AAC East.
This week we are 3-1 in picking the winner, 3-1 against the spread, 3-1 against the CFPT prediction average and 2-2 against the over/under.

Oregon at California
The Golden Bears were favored over the Ducks by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Cal by 3.03 points. The O/U (over/under) was 85.5 points.
Our Call: 42-41 for Oregon.
Result: The game was tied 42-42 after regulation play. Cal came away the victor in two overtimes 52-49.
This week we are 3-2 in picking the winner, 3-1-1 against the spread, 3-2 against the CFPT prediction average and 2-3 against the over/under.

San Jose State at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Spartans by 22 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 21.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for San Diego State.
Result: The Aztecs led 42-3 after 3 quarters and that was the final score.
This week we are 4-2 in picking the winner, 3-2-1 against the spread, 3-3 against the CFPT prediction average and 2-4 against the over/under.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Texas A&M at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Aggies by 16.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 15.41 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Alabama.
Result: The Crimson Tide scored the game's last 20 points and handed the Aggies their first loss of the season 33-14 in an impressive win for Alabama, which outgained Texas A&M 451 to 278 yards. 
This week we are 5-2 in picking the winner, 3-3-1 against the spread, 3-4 against the CFPT prediction average and 3-4 against the over/under.

Ohio State at Penn State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Nittany Lions by 18.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 19.71 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 35-21 for Ohio State.
Result: Penn State put up 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to upset the Buckeyes on a blocked field goal returned 60 yards for a score by Grant Haley as the Nittany Lions used gritty defense and moments of offensive success to rally from a 21-7 deficit and defeat previously unbeated and 2nd-ranked Ohio State  24-21, in spite of being outgained 413 to 276 yards.
This week we are 5-3 in picking the winner, 4-3-1 against the spread, 4-4 against the CFPT prediction average and 4-4 against the over/under.

Illinois at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Illini by 35 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 36.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 41-10 for Michigan
Result: We almost picked this score on the nose as the Wolverines topped the Illini 41-8.
This week we are 6-3 in picking the winner, 5-3-1 against the spread, 5-4 against the CFPT prediction average and 5-4 against the over/under.

Oregon State at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Beavers by 31.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 31.12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 35-14 for Washington.
Result: The Huskies led 31-0 at the half and eased to a 41-17 victory.
This week we are 7-3 in picking the winner, 6-3-1 against the spread, 6-4 against the CFPT prediction average and 6-4 against the over/under.

North Carolina State at Louisville
The Cardinals were favored over the Wolfpack by 15.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisville by 14.67 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Louisville.
Result: The Cardinals led 44-0 at halftime in an unexpected 54-13 blowout of a Wolfpack team that the previous week nearly upset Clemson.
This week we are 8-3 in picking the winner, 6-4-1 against the spread, 6-5 against the CFPT prediction average and 7-4 against the over/under.

Wisconsin at Iowa
The Badgers were favored over the Hawkeyes by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 7.85 points. The O/U (over/under) was 41.5 points.
Our Call: 28-17 for Wisconsin.
Result: After successive losses to Michigan and Ohio State, the Badgers beat Iowa 17-9 in a low-scoring tussle, outgaining the Hawkeyes 423 to 236 yards..
This week we are 9-3 in picking the winner, 7-4-1 against the spread, 7-5 against the CFPT prediction average and 7-5 against the over/under.

Purdue at Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Boilermakers by 24.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Huskers by 26.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 37-23 for Nebraska. Last Sunday, after a 49-35 loss to Iowa, Boilermaker head football coach Darrell Hazell was fired, adding an unknown to this game, as Gerard Parker, Purdue wide receivers coach, was announced as the interim head coach.
Result: Buoyed by a weak schedule, the Huskers went to 7-0 with a hard-fought win over the inspired Boilermakers, where the final score of 27-14 for the Cornhuskers probably correctly reflects the relative strength of the two teams, as the Big Red outgained Purdue, now 3-4, only 409 to 333 yards.
This week we are 10-3 in picking the winner, 8-4-1 against the spread, 8-5 against the CFPT prediction average and 8-5 against the over/under.

Mississippi (Ole Miss) at LSU
The Tigers were favored over the Rebels by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 3.22 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for LSU.

Result: LSU continued to thrive under interim head coach Orgeron, beating Ole Miss 38-21, as Leonard Fournette returned to action and gained a career-high 284 yards on 16 carries, with scoring runs of 59, 76 and 78 yards.
This week we are 11-3 in picking the winner, 9-4-1 against the spread, 9-5 against the CFPT prediction average and 8-6 against the over/under.
 
Houston at SMU
The Cougars were favored over the Mustangs by 22 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 22.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 31-21 for Houston.
Result: Houston lost 38-16 in yet another surprising upset of the Cougars, as SMU outgained Houston 406 to 303 yards. Houston continued to run the ball in spite of gaining only a measly 62 yards on 35 attempts, clearly a gross field managing miscue. They should of course have filled the air with footballs.
This week we are 11-4 in picking the winner, 10-4-1 against the spread, 10-5 against the CFPT prediction average and 9-6 against the over/under.

Oklahoma at Texas Tech
The Sooners were favored over the Red Raiders by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 10.82 points. The O/U (over/under) was 87 points.
Our Call: 45-31 for Oklahoma.
Result: Defense? The Sooners and Red Raiders EACH gained 854 yards to put up a new NCAA combined total offense record of 1708 yards, as Oklahoma emerged the winners of the offensive battle 66-59. Numerous other records were broken.
This week we are 12-4 in picking the winner, 10-5-1 against the spread, 10-6 against the CFPT prediction average and 9-7 against the over/under.

TCU at West Virginia
The Mountaineers were favored over the Horned Frogs by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 8.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for West Virginia.
Result: The undefeated Mountaineers hammered out an impressive win over TCU 34-10.
This week we are 13-4 in picking the winner, 11-5-1 against the spread, 11-6 against the CFPT prediction average and 10-7 against the over/under.

Utah at UCLA
The Bruins were favored over the Utes by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCLA by 4.61 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Utah.
Result: In an unexpectedly high-scoring game, Utah outscored UCLA 52-45.
This week we are 14-4 in picking the winner, 12-5-1 against the spread, 12-6 against the CFPT prediction average and 11-7 against the over/under.

Arkansas at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Razorbacks by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 8.29 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 34-30 for Auburn.
Result: Auburn annihilated the Razorbacks 56-3 and is beginning to look like a team that could possibly beat Alabama in the regular season final.
This week we are 15-4 in picking the winner, 12-6-1 against the spread, 12-7 against the CFPT prediction average and 12-7 against the over/under.

Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Eagles by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 27.82 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 38-21 for Western Michigan.
Result: The Broncos had their hands full against a vastly improved Eagles team this season that pulled to within 31-24 in the 3rd quarter, as undefeated Western Michigan prevailed in the end 45-31.
This week we are 16-4 in picking the winner, 13-6-1 against the spread, 13-7 against the CFPT prediction average and 12-8 against the over/under.

Memphis at Navy
The Tigers were favored over the Midshipmen by 1.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 0.58 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Navy.
Result: The Midshipmen ran for 447 yards in a 42-28 win over the Tigers.
This week we are 17-4 in picking the winner, 14-6-1 against the spread, 14-7 against the CFPT prediction average and 13-8 against the over/under.

Rutgers at Minnesota
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Golden Gophers by 19.14 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.5 points.
Our Call: 30-20 for Minnesota.
Result: In a surprisingly high-scoring matchup, Minnesota prevailed 34-32 on a field goal with ten seconds left in the game.
This week we are 18-4 in picking the winner, 15-6-1 against the spread, 15-7 against the CFPT prediction average and 14-8 against the over/under.

Massachusetts at South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Minutemen by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 16.44 points. The O/U (over/under) was 43 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for South Carolina.
Result: The Gamecocks beat the Minutemen 34-28, who scored 14 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to keep it close.
This week we are 19-4 in picking the winner, 16-6-1 against the spread, 16-7 against the CFPT prediction average and 15-8 against the over/under.

Oklahoma State at Kansas
The Cowboys were favored over the Jayhawks by 25 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 20.94 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 37-23 for Oklahoma State.
Result: The Jayhawks trailed only 17-13 at halftime and 31-20 late in the 3rd quarter but the Cowboys pulled away to win 44-20.
This week we are 20-4 in picking the winner, 17-6-1 against the spread, 16-8 against the CFPT prediction average and 16-8 against the over/under.

Indiana at Northwestern
The Wildcats were favored over the Hoosiers by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Northwestern by 6.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Northwestern.
Result: The Wildcats built up a 24-3 halftime lead and won 24-14.
This week we are 21-4 in picking the winner, 17-7-1 against the spread, 16-9 against the CFPT prediction average and 16-9 against the over/under.

Miami of Ohio at Bowling Green
The Falcons were favored over the Redhawks by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Bowling Green by 3.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Bowling Green.
Result: The Redhawks upset the Falcons 40-26 with a strong 4th quarter.
This week we are 21-5 in picking the winner, 18-7-1 against the spread, 17-9 against the CFPT prediction average and 16-10 against the over/under.

UCF (Central Florida) at Connecticut (UConn)
The Knights were favored over the Huskies by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 0.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 24-21 for UCF.
Result: UCF, now 4-3 under new head coach Scott Frost, topped Uconn 24-16.
This week we are 22-5 in picking the winner, 19-7-1 against the spread, 18-9 against the CFPT prediction average and 17-10 against the over/under.

North Texas at Army (West Point)
The Black Knights were favored over the Mean Green by 16.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 15.88 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 28-24 for Army.
Result: The Mean Green continued their impressive improvement this year under MikeLeach mentored first-year head coach Seth Littrell, the former Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina offensive coordinator, by outdistancing the Black Knights 35-18.
This week we are 22-6 in picking the winner, 20-7-1 against the spread, 19-9 against the CFPT prediction average and 18-10 against the over/under.

Texas at Kansas State
The Wildcats were favored over the Longhorns by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Kansas State by 4.73 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 33-27 for Kansas State.
Result: The Wildcats bested the Longhorns 24-21.
This week we are 23-6 in picking the winner, 21-7-1 against the spread, 19-10 against the CFPT prediction average and 19-10 against the over/under.

Central Michigan at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Chippewas by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 10.85 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Toledo.
Result: After a 3-0 lead at halftime, the Rockets pulled away to win 31-17.
This week we are 24-6 in picking the winner, 21-8-1 against the spread, 19-11 against the CFPT prediction average and 20-10 against the over/under.

Syracuse at Boston College
The Eagles were favored over the Orange by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boston College by 1.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 28-23 for Syracuse.
Result: The Orange beat Boston College 28-20.
This week we are 25-6 in picking the winner, 22-8-1 against the spread, 20-11 against the CFPT prediction average and 21-10 against the over/under.

Ohio at Kent State
The Bobcats were favored over the Golden Flashes by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 1.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 24-21 for Ohio.
Result: Ohio edged the Golden Flashes 14-10.
This week we are 26-6 in picking the winner, 23-8-1 against the spread, 21-11 against the CFPT prediction average and 22-10 against the over/under.

Hawaii at Air Force
The Falcons were favored over the Warriors by 16.50 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Air Force by 15.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 41-27 for Air Force.
Result: The Warriors upset the Falcons in two overtimes 34-27.
This week we are 26-7 in picking the winner, 24-8-1 against the spread, 22-11 against the CFPT prediction average and 22-11 against the over/under.

Central Connecticut State at Coastal Carolina

Our Call: 42-7 for Coastal Carolina.
Result: Coastal Carolina won 33-25.
This week we are 27-7 in picking the winner, 24-8-1 against the spread, 22-11 against the CFPT prediction average and 22-11 against the over/under.

North Carolina at Virginia
The Tar Heels were favored over the Cavaliers by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored North Carolina by 9.65 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 38-24 for North Carolina.
Result: North Carolina topped the Cavaliers 35-14.
This week we are 28-7 in picking the winner, 25-8-1 against the spread, 23-11 against the CFPT prediction average and 23-11 against the over/under.

Colorado at Stanford
The Cardinal were favored over the Buffaloes by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 0.34 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Stanford.
Result: Stanford offensive coordination continued to underperform in a 10-5 loss to the improved Buffaloes. A weak, overly conservative offense appears to be a Shaw trademark as head coach. Well, Michigan has Harbaugh now....
This week we are 28-8 in picking the winner, 26-8-1 against the spread, 23-12 against the CFPT prediction average and 23-12 against the over/under.

Akron at Ball State
The Cardinals were favored over the Zips by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ball State by 0.34 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 28-27 for Akron.
Result: Akron trailed 17-7 at the half but came back with a strong second half to win 35-25.
This week we are 29-8 in picking the winner, 27-8-1 against the spread, 24-12 against the CFPT prediction average and 24-12 against the over/under.

Buffalo at Northern Illinois
The Huskies were favored over the Bulls by 19.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 16.62 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 41-20 for Northern Illinois. Buffalo is playing far below expectations this year and Northern Illinois is also experiencing a disastrous season.
Result: The win-hungry Huskies dominated the hapless Bulls 44-7.
This week we are 30-8 in picking the winner, 28-8-1 against the spread, 25-12 against the CFPT prediction average and 24-13 against the over/under.

Tennessee-Martin at Georgia State
The Panthers were favored over the Skyhawks by 13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Georgia State.
Result: The Panthers held the Skyhawks to two field goals in a 31-6 win.
This week we are 31-8 in picking the winner, 29-8-1 against the spread, 25-12 against the CFPT prediction average and 24-13 against the over/under.

Prairie View A&M at Rice
The Owls were favored over the Panthers by 21 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 41-20 for Rice.
Result: In a high-scoring rumble, the Owls outscored the Panthers 65-44.
This week we are 32-8 in picking the winner, 29-8-2 against the spread, 25-12 against the CFPT prediction average and 24-14 against the over/under.

Idaho at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Vandals by 20 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 17.76 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Appalachian State.
Result: The Mountaineers stopped the Vandals 37-19.
This week we are 33-8 in picking the winner, 30-8-2 against the spread, 25-13 against the CFPT prediction average and 24-15 against the over/under.

Tulane at Tulsa
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Green Wave by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulsa by 10.19 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 30-20 for Tulsa.
Result: The Golden Hurricane led 31-7 at halftime and prevailed 50-27.
This week we are 34-8 in picking the winner, 30-9-2 against the spread, 25-14 against the CFPT prediction average and 24-16 against the over/under.

Middle Tennessee (MTSU) at Missouri
The Tigers were favored over the Blue Raiders by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Missouri by 4.07 points. The O/U (over/under) was 69.5 points.
Our Call: 35-28 for Missouri.
Result: Defense was negligible in a 51-45 win by the Blue Raiders over their SEC opponent in a game that featured 1213 yards total offense.
This week we are 34-9 in picking the winner, 30-10-2 against the spread, 25-15 against the CFPT prediction average and 24-17 against the over/under.

Charlotte at Marshall
The Thundering Herd were favored over the 49ers by 18.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 13.55 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 31-21 for Marshall.
Result: Charlotte upset Marshall 27-24.
This week we are 34-10 in picking the winner, 31-10-2 against the spread, 26-15 against the CFPT prediction average and 25-17 against the over/under.

Colorado State at UNLV
The Rebels were favored by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Rams by 0.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 28-27 for Colorado State. Normally, our stats would favor UNLV by 3, but the Rams near miraculous late game performance against Boise State may greatly improve Colorado State field marshalling by the coaching staff as well as team attitudes and results.

Result: The resurgent Rams led 35-0 at the half in a 42-23 victory.
This week we are 35-10 in picking the winner, 32-10-2 against the spread, 27-15 against the CFPT prediction average and 25-18 against the over/under.

Louisiana Lafayette (LA Lafayette, ULL) at Texas State
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Bobcats by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored ULL by 0.97 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Louisiana Lafayette.
Result: The Ragin' Cajuns shut down the Bobcats 27-3.
This week we are 36-10 in picking the winner, 32-11-2 against the spread, 28-15 against the CFPT prediction average and 26-18 against the over/under.

East Carolina at Cincinnati
The Bearcats were favored over the Pirates by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Cincinnati by 2.81 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for East Carolina.
Result: The Bearcats were the winners 31-19.
This week we are 36-11 in picking the winner, 32-12-2 against the spread, 28-16 against the CFPT prediction average and 26-19 against the over/under.

Louisiana Tech at Florida International (FIU)
The Bulldogs were favored over the Panthers by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored FIU by 16.12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70 points.
Our Call: 44-27 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: The Bulldogs were too much for the Panthers 44-24.
This week we are 37-11 in picking the winner, 33-12-2 against the spread, 29-16 against the CFPT prediction average and 26-20 against the over/under.

UTEP at UTSA
The Roadrunners were favored over the Miners by 9.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UTSA by 15.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47 points.
Our Call: 33-24 for UTSA.
Result: The Miners upset the Roadrunners 52-49 in FIVE overtimes.
This week we are 37-12 in picking the winner, 34-12-2 against the spread, 30-16 against the CFPT prediction average and 27-20 against the over/under.

Old Dominion at Western Kentucky
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Monarchs by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 10.19 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66.5 points.
Our Call: 37-28 for Western Kentucky.
Result: The Hilltoppers had a field day against the Monarchs 59-24, leading by 52-14 at the half.
This week we are 38-12 in picking the winner, 34-13-2 against the spread, 30-17 against the CFPT prediction average and 27-21 against the over/under.

Michigan State at Maryland
The Spartans were favored over the Terps by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 1.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Michigan State.
Result: The Terrapins beat the fading Spartans 28-17.
This week we are 38-13 in picking the winner, 34-14-2 against the spread, 30-18 against the CFPT prediction average and 27-22 against the over/under.

Tennessee State at Vanderbilt
The Commodores were favored over the Tigers by 27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 42.5 points.
Our Call: 38-10 for Vanderbilt.
Result: The Commodores prevailed over the Tigers 35-17.
This week we are 39-13 in picking the winner, 34-15-2 against the spread, 30-18 against the CFPT prediction average and 28-22 against the over/under.

Mississippi State at Kentucky
The Bulldogs were favored over the Wildcats by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Mississippi State by 2.28 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 28-24 for Mississippi State.
Result: The Wildcats edged the Bulldogs 40-38 in a wild game which featured seven lead changes and a field goal by Kentucky as time expired for the win.
This week we are 39-14 in picking the winner, 34-16-2 against the spread, 30-19 against the CFPT prediction average and 28-23 against the over/under.

Georgia Southern at New Mexico State
The Eagles were favored over the Aggies by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Southern by 16.42 points. The O/U (over/under) was 66.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Georgia Southern.
Result: The Eagles edged the Aggies 22-19.
This week we are 40-14 in picking the winner, 35-16-2 against the spread, 31-19 against the CFPT prediction average and 29-23 against the over/under.

Louisiana Monroe (La Monroe, ULM) at New Mexico
The Lobos were favored over the Warhawks by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored New Mexico by 10.41 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71.5 points.
Our Call: 38-37 for New Mexico. Last week the Lobos had a win over much higher ranked Air Force.

Result: New Mexico led 52-3 after 3 quarters in a 59-17 blowout win.
This week we are 41-14 in picking the winner, 35-17-2 against the spread, 31-20 against the CFPT prediction average and 30-23 against the over/under.

Washington State at Arizona State
The Cougars were favored over the Sun Devils by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 7.16 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70 points.
Our Call: 44-27 for Washington State. The Sun Devils give up far more yards on defense per play than they make on offense. Their 5-2 record is thus unexpected.They seem to make up some yardage by an excellent punting game, ranking 8th in the nation in average punt distance. The Cougars punt only 3.2 times per game, 5th in the nation, Arizona State 5.7 times per game. Arizona State ranks last in passing defense in FBS with 384.4 yards allowed per game. Washington State ranks 7th in passing offense with 361.3 yards per game.

Result: After leading 37-21 early in the 4th quarter, Washington State gave up a TD, a 2-point conversion and a field goal, but held on to win 37-32.
This week we are 42-14 in picking the winner, 35-18-2 against the spread, 31-21 against the CFPT prediction average and 30-24 against the over/under.

Wyoming at Nevada
The Cowboys were favored over the Wolf Pack by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wyoming by 7.9 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Wyoming. Has Craig Bohl managed the turnaround at Wyoming, currently 4-2?
Result: Wyoming beat the Wolf Pack 42-34.
This week we are 43-14 in picking the winner, 35-19-2 against the spread, 31-22 against the CFPT prediction average and 31-24 against the over/under.

Fresno State at Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Bulldogs by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 15.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 33-20 for Utah State.
Result: The Aggies topped the Bulldogs 38-20.
This week we finsihed 44-14 in picking the winner, 35-20-2 against the spread, 31-23 against the CFPT prediction average and 31-25 against the over/under.

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Sky Earth Native America


Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.

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    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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