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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

College Football Game Predictions and Results for Week 12 2016 FBS by SportPundit

College Football Game Predictions and Results for Week 12 2016 FBS by SportPundit

The 12th week we wre 43-21 in calling the winner, 32-30 against the spread, 25-33 against the CFPT prediction average, and 33-26-4 against the over/under.

Going into Week 13 our cumulative season results thus far are:
549-201 in picking the winner
339-364-24 against the spread
285-348 against the CFPT average, and
383-332-19 against the over/under.

Below are our -- SportPundit -- predictions and results for NCAA Division I FBS College Football in ESPN Week 12, based primarily on our After Week 11 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. We compose our schedule using ESPN and NCCA.com.

Our system is based -- but not exclusively -- 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. Plus, teams improve ... or not ... as the season goes along. We are going to pay more attention to the matchups of offenses and defenses and "trend". We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online. The ypp system is useful, but not perfect and would be better if additional stats were added, but we do not have the time for that....

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 (if available) and the CFPT prediction average from the CFPT (College Football Prediction Tracker), as posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:05 AM. We take the opening over/under from Oddsshark viz. VegasInsider.com as well as their opening odds for games where the opening odds are posted later. 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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ohio at Central Michigan
The Bobacts were favored over the Chippewas by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Central Michigan by 0.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call:  27-26 for Central Michigan. Central Michigan has been in a downspin with 3 straight losses, while Ohio has won its last three. Moreover, Ohio this season has beaten all three teams found in the Chippewas' recent loss streak. Nevertheless, Ohio can be unpredictable. One interesting way to calculate a game spread is to add the total offense and total defense rankings for each team, subtract one from the other and multiply by 2 and then divide by 10. At cfbstats.com: The Bobcats rank nationally 56th in total offense and 43rd in total defense, whereas the rankings for the Chippewas are 67th in total offense and 34th in total defense. The sums of the two give the very slight edge to Ohio 99 to 101. Our own ratings rank Ohio at -3.2 and Central Michigan at -3.4. However, the home field advantage would then seem to favor Central Michigan by 1 point.
Result: The Chippewas became bowl eligible by edging the Bobcats 27-20.
This 12th week we are 1-0 in calling the winner, 1-0 against the spread, 1-0 against the CFPT prediction average, and 0-1 against the over/under.

Kent State at Bowling Green
The Golden Flashes were favored over the Falcons by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Kent State by 2.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Kent State. Bowling Green has had an off year, but the Falcons surprised Akron last week. Our stats would predict a Kent State win. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Kent State 126th Bowling Green 92nd: total defense: Kent State 27th Bowling Green 122nd.
Result: The Falcons surprised Kent State with a blowout 42-7 win.
This 12th week we are 1-1 in calling the winner, 1-1 against the spread, 1-1 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-1 against the over/under.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ball State at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Cardinals by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 20.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 45-21 for Toledo. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Ball State 40th Toledo 5th: total defense: Ball State 115th Toledo 53rd.
Result: Toledo relied on an early 17-0 lead to win 37-19.
This 12th week we are 2-1 in calling the winner, 1-2 against the spread, 1-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-2 against the over/under.

Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan
The Huskies were favored over the Eagles by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 1.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 32-31 for Eastern Michigan. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Northern Illinois 37th Eastern Michigan 44th: total defense: Northern Illinois 106th Eastern Michigan 86th.
Result: The Huskies needed overtime to beat the Eagles 31-24.
This 12th week we are 2-2 in calling the winner, 1-3 against the spread, 1-3 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-3 against the over/under.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Louisville at Houston
The Cardinals were favored over the Cougars by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisville by 11.99 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Louisville. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Louisville 1st Houston 42nd: total defense: Louisville 6th Houston 9th.
Result: Houston improbably led the nation's top-ranked offensive team Louisville 31-0 at the half on its way to a surprising 36-10 upset win, as the Cardinals coughed up a fumble deep in their own territory on their first play from scrimmage, leading to a Cougar score, and it was downhill from there.
This 12th week we are 2-3 in calling the winner, 2-3 against the spread, 2-3 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-3 against the over/under.

Arkansas State at Troy
The Trojans were favored over the Red Wolves by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 11.76 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 35-21 for Troy.  At cfbstats.com: total offense: Arkansas State 88th Troy 27th: total defense: Arkansas State 68th Troy 38th.
Result: Favored Troy was blitzed 35-3 by the Red wolves, their 6th straight win after four initial season losses. Quite obviously, some teams get much better as the season progresses.
This 12th week we are 2-4 in calling the winner, 2-4 against the spread, 2-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-4 against the over/under.

Liberty (FCS) at Coastal Carolina (FCS now, FBS next season)
Our Call: 31-24 for Coastal Carolina
Result: The Chanticleers doused the Flames 42-7.

This 12th week we are 3-4 in calling the winner, 2-4 against the spread, 2-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-4 against the over/under.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Memphis at Cincinnati
The Tigers were favored over the Bearcats by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 8.87 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Memphis.  At cfbstats.com: total offense: Memphis 34th Cincinnati 102nd: total defense: Memphis 93rd Cincinnati 72nd.
Result: The Tigers led the Bearcats 27-0 at the half in a 34-7 win.
This 12th week we are 4-4 in calling the winner, 2-5 against the spread, 2-5 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-5 against the over/under.

UNLV at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Rebels by 26 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 24.33 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 45-24 for Boise State.  At cfbstats.com: total offense: Indiana 32nd Michigan 31st: total defense: Indiana 55th Michigan 1st.
Result: The Broncos prevailed over the Rebels 42-25.
This 12th week we are 5-4 in calling the winner, 3-5 against the spread, 3-5 against the CFPT prediction average, and 3-5 against the over/under.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Ohio State at Michigan State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Spartans by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 24.16 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for Ohio State. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Ohio State 11th Michigan State 68th: total defense: Ohio State 4th Michigan State 31st.
Result: The Spartans failed on a late 2-point after-TD conversion attempt as the Buckeyes were lucky to escape East Lansing with a 17-16 win, as Michigan State outgained Ohio State 334 to 310 yards.
This 12th week we are 6-4 in calling the winner, 4-5 against the spread, 4-5 against the CFPT prediction average, and 4-5 against the over/under.

Wisconsin at Purdue
The Badgers were favored over the Boilermakers by 27 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 27.54 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 37-17 for Wisconsin. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Wisconsin 90th Purdue 61st: total defense: Wisconsin 8th Purdue 113th.
Result: Wisconsin put up 35 2nd quarter points enroute to a 49-20 win.
This 12th week we are 7-4 in calling the winner, 4-6 against the spread, 4-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-5 against the over/under.

Maryland at Nebraska
The Huskers were favored over the Terps by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Cornhuskers by 15.19 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 38-20 for Nebraska. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Maryland 81st Nebraska 75th: total defense: Maryland 96th Nebraska 19th.
Result: The Huskers topped Maryland 28-7 as both teams had to play with backup quarterbacks playing in place of their injured starters. Terence Newby ran for three scored for the Big Red.
This 12th week we are 8-4 in calling the winner, 5-6 against the spread, 5-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-6 against the over/under.

UTSA (Texas San Antonio) at Texas A&M
The Aggies were favored over the Roadrunners by 26 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas A&M by 26.67 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 44-20 for Texas A&M. At cfbstats.com: total offense: UTSA 100th Texas A&M 28th: total defense: UTSA 72nd Texas A&M 97th.
Result: The Aggies struggled to a hard-fought 23-10 win .
This 12th week we are 9-4 in calling the winner, 6-6 against the spread, 6-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-7 against the over/under.

Oklahoma State at TCU
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Cowboys by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 0.99 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68.5 points.
Our Call: 37-30 for TCU.  At cfbstats.com: total offense: Oklahoma State 20th TCU 12th: total defense: Oklahoma State 103rd TCU 66th.
Result: The Cowboys dominated the Horned Frogs 31-6.
This 12th week we are 9-5 in calling the winner, 6-7 against the spread, 6-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 6-7 against the over/under.

Kansas State at Baylor
The Wildcats were favored over the Bears by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Baylor by 3.64 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Baylor. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Kansas State 104th Baylor 6th: total defense: Kansas State 57th Baylor 70th.
Result: Kansas State topped Baylor 42-21 to become bowl eligible.
This 12th week we are 9-6 in calling the winner, 6-8 against the spread, 6-8 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-7 against the over/under.

Iowa at Illinois
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Illini by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 11.87 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 30-23 for Iowa. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Iowa 120th Illinois 124th: total defense: Iowa 45th Illinois 69th.
Result: The Hawkeyes shut out the Illini 28-0.
This 12th week we are 10-6 in calling the winner, 6-9 against the spread, 6-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-8 against the over/under.

Louisiana Lafayette (ULL) at Georgia
The Dawgs were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 21.74 points. The O/U (over/under) was 42 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Georgia. At cfbstats.com: total offense: ULL 96th Georgia 93rd: total defense: ULL 42nd Georgia 11th.
Result: Georgia prevailed over LA Lafayette 35-21.
This 12th week we are 11-6 in calling the winner, 7-9 against the spread, 7-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-8 against the over/under.

Morgan State (FCS) at Army West Point
The Black Knights were favored over the Bears by 45.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 54-7 for Army
Result: Army ran past the Bears 60-3.
This 12th week we are 12-6 in calling the winner, 7-9 against the spread, 7-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-8-1 against the over/under.

Chattanooga (FCS) at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Mocassins by 48.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 51-7 for Alabama
Result: The Crimson Tide trailed 3-0 after the first quarter in a 31-3 win.
This 12th week we are 13-6 in calling the winner, 8-9 against the spread, 8-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 9-8-1 against the over/under.

Indiana at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Hoosiers by 25.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 27.72 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Michigan. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Indiana 32nd Michigan 31st: total defense: Indiana 55th Michigan 1st.
Result: The Wolverines trailed 7-3 at the half on a snowy day but scored 17 3rd quarter points in a 20-10 win dominated by defense.
This 12th week we are 14-6 in calling the winner, 9-9 against the spread, 9-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 10-8-1 against the over/under.

Florida at LSU
The Tigers were favored over the Gators by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 12.63 points. The O/U (over/under) was 37 points.

Our Call: 27-17 for LSU. This is a rescheduled game which cancels the previously scheduled opponents for this weekend, Presbyterian and South Alabama, respectively, whose contracts are to be or have been bought out. The originally scheduled Florida-LSU game had been postponed because of Hurricane Matthew. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Florida 95th LSU 71st: total defense: Florida 3rd LSU 13th.
Result: The Gators held on 4th and goal as the clock ran out for a 16-10 win.
This 12th week we are 14-7 in calling the winner, 10-9 against the spread, 10-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 10-9-1 against the over/under.

Clemson at Wake Forest
The Tigers were favored over the Demon Deacons by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 18.96 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for Clemson.  At cfbstats.com: total offense: Clemson 15th Wake Forest 123rd: total defense: Clemson 14th Wake Forest 44th.
Result: Clemson topped the Demon Deacons 38-13.
This 12th week we are 15-7 in calling the winner, 10-10 against the spread, 10-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 11-9-1 against the over/under.

Arizona State at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Sun Devils by 25 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 23.94 points. The O/U (over/under) was 69.5 points.
Our Call: 48-14 for Washington. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Arizona State 78th Washington 26th: total defense: Arizona State 124th Washington 19th.
Result: The Huskies rolled past the Sun Devils 44-18.
This 12th week we are 16-7 in calling the winner, 11-10 against the spread, 11-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 12-9-1 against the over/under.

Oklahoma at West Virginia
The Sooners were favored over the Mountaineers by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma  by 1.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71.5 points.
Our Call: 36-34 for West Virginia.  At cfbstats.com: total offense: Oklahoma 3rd West Virginia 18th: total defense: Oklahoma 81st West Virginia 64th.
Result: The Sooners scored a convincing 56-28 win over the Mountaineers, setting up a Big 12 showdown against Oklahoma State in two weeks.
This 12th week we are 16-8 in calling the winner, 11-11 against the spread, 11-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 12-10-1 against the over/under.

Penn State at Rutgers
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 27 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 24.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 38-14 for Penn State. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Penn State 60th Rutgers 128th: total defense: Penn State 40th Rutgers 94th.
Result: The Nittany Lions shut out the Scarlet Knights 39-0.
This 12th week we are 17-8 in calling the winner, 11-12 against the spread, 11-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 13-10-1 against the over/under.

Oregon at Utah
The Utes were favored over the Ducks by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 13.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 75.5 points.
Our Call: 38-28 for Utah. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Oregon 22nd Utah 49th: total defense: Oregon 126th Utah 37th.
Result: The Ducks scored on a 17-yard pass on the final play of the game to upset the Utes 30-28.
This 12th week we are 17-9 in calling the winner, 12-12 against the spread, 12-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-10-1 against the over/under.

Washington State at Colorado
The Buffaloes were favored over the Cougars by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado by 2.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Colorado. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Washington State 10th Colorado 33rd: total defense: Washington State 50th Colorado 12th.
Result: The Buffaloes trailed 17-14 at the half but prevailed 38-24, snapping an 8-game winning streak by the Cougars, as Colorado won its 5th straight.
This 12th week we are 18-9 in calling the winner, 13-12 against the spread, 13-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-11-1 against the over/under.

Buffalo at Western Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Bulls by 35 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 37.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 45-17 for Western Michigan. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Buffalo 110th Western Michigan 16th: total defense: Buffalo 65th Western Michigan 33rd.
Result: The Broncos shut out the Bulls 38-0 to put their record this season at 11-0, with one game remaining against Toledo (9-2) next week.
This 12th week we are 19-9 in calling the winner, 13-13 against the spread, 13-13 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-11-2 against the over/under.

USC at UCLA
The Trojans were favored over the Bruins by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored USC by 7.44 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5 points.
Our Call:  31-24 for Southern Cal. At cfbstats.com: total offense: USC 29th UCLA 72nd: total defense: USC 35th UCLA 26th.
Result: The Trojans kept the Victory Bell, downing the Bruins 36-14.
This 12th week we are 20-9 in calling the winner, 13-14 against the spread, 13-14 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-12-2 against the over/under.

Florida State at Syracuse
The Seminoles were favored over the Orange by 20.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 17.49 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 41-24 for Florida State. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Florida State 35th Syracuse 47th: total defense: Florida State 47th Syracuse 116th.
Result: The Seminoles topped the Orange 45-14.
This 12th week we are 21-9 in calling the winner, 13-15 against the spread, 13-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-12-2 against the over/under.

Alabama A&M (FCS) at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Bulldogs by 52 points. The O/U (over/under) was 75.5 points.
Our Call: 63-7 for Auburn
Result: The Tigers shut out the Bulldogs 55-0.
This 12th week we are 22-9 in calling the winner, 14-15 against the spread, 13-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 16-12-2 against the over/under.

San Diego State at Wyoming
The Aztecs were favored over the Cowboys by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 8.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for San Diego State. At cfbstats.com: total offense: San Diego State 48th Wyoming 45th: total defense: San Diego State 5th Wyoming 108th.
Result: Wyoming upset the Aztecs 34-33, who failed to convert on a 2-point conversion as time expired. The Cowboys are now 8-3 this year under Craig Bohl after a 2-10 won-loss record last season. Bohl was formerly associated with national championship teams at North Dakota State and Nebraska.
This 12th week we are 22-10 in calling the winner, 14-16 against the spread, 13-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 16-13-2 against the over/under.

UTEP at Rice
The Owls were favored over the Miners by 1.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Rice by 2.16 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 38-34 for UTEP. At cfbstats.com: total offense: UTEP 105th Rice 85th: total defense: UTEP 78th Rice 125th.
Result: Rice defeated UTEP 44-24.
This 12th week we are 22-11 in calling the winner, 14-17 against the spread, 13-17 against the CFPT prediction average, and 17-13-2 against the over/under.

Virginia at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Cavaliers by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Tech by 12.36 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 40-23 for Georgia Tech. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Virginia 108th Georgia Tech 78th: total defense: Virginia 98th Georgia Tech 63rd.
Result: The Yellow Jackets prevailed over the Cavaliers 31-17.
This 12th week we are 23-11 in calling the winner, 15-17 against the spread, 14-17 against the CFPT prediction average, and 17-14-2 against the over/under.

Miami of Florida at North Carolina State
The Hurricanes were favored over the Wolfpack by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 4.2 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for NC State.  At cfbstats.com: total offense: Miami 57th N.C. State 54th: total defense: Miami 24th N.C. State 20th.
Result: The Hurricanes overcame the Wolfpack 27-13.
This 12th week we are 23-12 in calling the winner, 15-18 against the spread, 14-18 against the CFPT prediction average, and 17-15-2 against the over/under.

Connecticut at Boston College
The Eagles were favored over the Huskies by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boston College by 6.86 points. The O/U (over/under) was 40.5 points.
Our Call: 17-7 for Boston College. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Uconn 115th B.C. 127th: total defense: UConn 76th B.C. 17th.
Result: The Eagles shut out the Huskies 30-0.
This 12th week we are 24-12 in calling the winner, 16-18 against the spread, 15-18 against the CFPT prediction average, and 18-15-2 against the over/under.

Georgia Southern at Georgia State
The Eagles were favored over the Panthers by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Southern by 3.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 28-24 for Georgia Southern. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Georgia Southern 89th Georgia State 119th: total defense: Georgia Southern 60th Georgia State 54th.
Result: Georgia State beat Georgia Southern 30-24.
This 12th week we are 24-13 in calling the winner, 16-19 against the spread, 15-19 against the CFPT prediction average, and 19-15-2 against the over/under.

Middle Tennessee at Charlotte
The Blue Raiders were favored over the 49ers by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Middle Tennessee by 8.30 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Middle Tennessee. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Middle Tennessee 21st Charlotte 93rd: total defense: Middle Tennessee 85th Charlotte 95th.
Result: The Blue Raiders outscored the 49ers 38-31.
This 12th week we are 25-13 in calling the winner, 17-19 against the spread, 15-20 against the CFPT prediction average, and 19-16-2 against the over/under.

Massachusetts at BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Minutemen by 31 points. The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 27.51 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for BYU. At cfbstats.com: total offense: UMass 114th BYU 65th: total defense:UMass 105th BYU 46th.
Result: The Cougars trailed 6-0 after the first quarter and led only 14-9 at the half, but then dominated the Minutemen in the second half to win 51-9.
This 12th week we are 26-13 in calling the winner, 17-20 against the spread, 15-21 against the CFPT prediction average, and 19-17-2 against the over/under.

Louisiana Monroe (ULM) at Appalachian State ("App State")
The Mountaineers were favored over the Warhawks by 25.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 23.76 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 40-17 for Appalachian State. At cfbstats.com: total offense: ULM 77th App State 82nd: total defense: ULM 120th App State 16th.
Result: The Mountaineers beat the Warhawks 42-17.
This 12th week we are 27-13 in calling the winner, 18-20 against the spread, 15-22 against the CFPT prediction average, and 20-17-2 against the over/under.

Duke at Pittsburgh
The Panthers were favored over the Blue Devils by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Pittsburgh by 9.17 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Pittsburgh. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Duke 70th Pittsburgh 52nd: total defense: Duke 58th Pittsburgh 101st.
Result: The Panthers steamrolled the Blue Devils 56-14, scoring 14 points in each quarter.
This 12th week we are 28-13 in calling the winner, 18-21 against the spread, 15-23 against the CFPT prediction average, and 20-18-2 against the over/under.

Citadel (FCS) at North Carolina
The Tar Heels were favored over the Bulldogs by 22.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for North Carolina. The Citadel goes into this game undefeated at 10-0 and ranked 6th in the FCS Coaches Poll.
Result: North Carolina beat The Citadel 41-7.
This 12th week we are 29-13 in calling the winner, 18-22 against the spread, 15-23 against the CFPT prediction average, and 20-19-2 against the over/under.

Texas at Kansas
The Longhorns were favored over the Jayhawks by 22.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas by 20.65 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 38-21 for Texas. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Texas 14th Kansas 108th: total defense: Texas 107th Kansas 109th.
Result: The Jayhawks beat the Longhorns for the first time since the year 1938, topping Texas 24-21 in overtime, probably sealing Charlie Strong's fate as a likely "departing" Texas head football coach. Kansas snapped a 9-game losing streak and pulled off its first win this season over an FBS opponent. The favorite as successor is current Houston head coach Tom Herman.
This 12th week we are 29-14 in calling the winner, 19-22 against the spread, 16-23 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-19-2 against the over/under.

Temple at Tulane
The Owls were favored over the Green Wave by 15.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 14.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53 points.
Our Call: 27-17 for Temple.  At cfbstats.com: total offense: Temple 66th Tulane 112th: total defense: Temple 7th Tulane 23rd.
Result: ??.
This 12th week we are 29-14 in calling the winner, 19-22 against the spread, 16-23 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-19-2 against the over/under.

Texas Tech at Iowa State
The Red Raiders were favored over the Cyclones by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech by 5.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 76 points.
Our Call: 38-31 for Texas Tech. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Texas Tech 2nd Iowa State 83rd: total defense: Texas Tech 128th Iowa State 104th.
Result: The final score of 66-10 was not THAT surprising, given the Texas Tech position as the second highest-ranked offense in FBS, but the winner was unexpectedly Iowa State, as the Cyclones won only their 3rd game of the season, outgaining the Red Raiders by a whopping 608 to 306 yards.
This 12th week we are 29-15 in calling the winner, 19-23 against the spread, 16-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-19-3 against the over/under.

Virginia Tech at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Hokies by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 1.59 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Virginia Tech. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Virginia Tech 43rd Notre Dame 58th: total defense: Virginia Tech 15th Notre Dame 39th.
Result: The Hokies came back from a 17-point deficit to win 34-31.
This 12th week we are 30-15 in calling the winner, 20-23 against the spread, 17-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-20-3 against the over/under.

Northwestern at Minnesota
The Wildcats were favored over the Golden Gophers by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Northwestern by 1.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Minnesota. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Northwestern 76th Minnesota 99th: total defense: Northwestern 62nd Minnesota 22nd.
Result: The Golden Gophers topped the Wildcats 29-12.
This 12th week we are 31-15 in calling the winner, 21-23 against the spread, 18-24 against the CFPT prediction average, and 22-20-3 against the over/under.

Missouri at Tennessee
The Volunteers were favored over the Tigers by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Vols by 16.99 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 38-27 for Tennessee. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Missouri 24th Tennessee 62nd: total defense: Missouri 110th Tennessee 75th.
Result: The Vols outscored Mizzou 63-37.
This 12th week we are 32-15 in calling the winner, 21-24 against the spread, 18-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-20-3 against the over/under.

Texas State at New Mexico State
The Aggies were favored over the Bobcats by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored New Mexico State by 7.60 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 35-24 for New Mexico State. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Texas State 125th New Mexico State 55th: total defense: Texas State 121th New Mexico State 123rd.
Result: New Mexico State led 38-0 at the half on the way to a 50-10 win.
This 12th week we are 33-15 in calling the winner, 22-24 against the spread, 19-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 24-20-3 against the over/under.

Western Carolina (FCS) at South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Catamounts by 29.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 41 points.
Our Call: 34-7 for South Carolina
Result: South Carolina beat Western Carolina 44-31.
This 12th week we are 34-15 in calling the winner, 23-24 against the spread, 19-25 against the CFPT prediction average, and 24-20-4 against the over/under.

Utah State at Nevada
The Aggies were favored over the Wolf Pack by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 3.63 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Utah State. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Utah State 91st Nevada 101st: total defense: Utah State 49th Nevada 111th.
Result: Nevada scored 21 points in the 4th quarter to win 38-37.
This 12th week we are 34-16 in calling the winner, 23-25 against the spread, 19-26 against the CFPT prediction average, and 25-20-4 against the over/under.

Navy at East Carolina
The Midshipmen were favored over the Pirates by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Navy by 10.09 points. The O/U (over/under) was 69 points.
Our Call: 37-31 for Navy. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Navy 46th East Carolina 18th: total defense: Navy 92nd East Carolina 90th.
Result: Navy outscored East Carolina 66-31.
This 12th week we are 35-16 in calling the winner, 23-26 against the spread, 19-27 against the CFPT prediction average, and 25-21-4 against the over/under.

Austin Peay (FCS) at Kentucky
The Wildcats were favored over the Governors by 45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 49-7 for Kentucky
Result: Kentucky topped the Governors 49-13.
This 12th week we are 36-16 in calling the winner, 24-26 against the spread, 19-27 against the CFPT prediction average, and 25-22-4 against the over/under.

Stanford at California
The Cardinal were favored over the Golden Bear by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 10.27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Stanford. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Stanford 116th California 9th: total defense: Stanford 32nd California 127th.
Result: Stanford  won 45-31 to keep its grip on the Axe for the 7th year running.
This 12th week we are 37-16 in calling the winner, 24-27 against the spread, 19-28 against the CFPT prediction average, and 25-23-4 against the over/under.

Southern Miss at North Texas
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Mean Green by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored the Golden Eagles by 2.94 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Southern Miss. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Southern Miss 25th North Texas 118th: total defense: Southern Miss 18th North Texas 79th. How is it possible that Southern Miss has such great stats and such an average record? Is it just their weak schedule that gives good stats?
Result: North Texas topped Southern Miss 29-23.
This 12th week we are 37-17 in calling the winner, 25-27 against the spread, 19-29 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-23-4 against the over/under.

Old Dominion at Florida Atlantic (FAU)
The Monarchs were favored over the Owls by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Old Dominion by 10.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 36-27 for Old Dominion. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Old Dominion 68th FAU 87th: total defense: Old Dominion 56th FAU 117th.
Result: The Monarchs topped the Owls 42-24.
This 12th week we are 38-17 in calling the winner, 26-27 against the spread, 19-30 against the CFPT prediction average, and 27-23-4 against the over/under.

Hawaii at Fresno State
The Warriors were favored over the Bulldogs by 1.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Hawaii by 2.29 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Fresno State
Result: Hawaii edged Fresno State 14-13.
This 12th week we are 38-18 in calling the winner, 27-27 against the spread, 20-30 against the CFPT prediction average, and 27-24-4 against the over/under.

South Florida at SMU
The Bulls were favored over the Mustangs by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Florida by 10.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 73.5 points.
Our Call: 38-28 for South Florida
Result: South Florida prevailed over SMU 35-27.
This 12th week we are 39-18 in calling the winner, 28-27 against the spread, 21-30 against the CFPT prediction average, and 28-24-4 against the over/under.

Arkansas at Mississippi State
The opening line saw this game as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored the Razorbacks by 1.85 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Mississippi State
Result: The Razorbacks outscored the Bulldogs 58-42.
This 12th week we are 39-19 in calling the winner, 28-28 against the spread, 21-31 against the CFPT prediction average, and 28-25-4 against the over/under.

Marshall at Forida International (FIU)
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Golden Panthers by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 1.70 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for FIU
Result: FIU beat Marshall 31-14.
This 12th week we are 40-19 in calling the winner, 29-28 against the spread, 22-31 against the CFPT prediction average, and 28-26-4 against the over/under.

Tulsa at UCF (Central Florida)
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Knights by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulsa by 0.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for UCF
Result: Tulsa broke a 14-14 halftime tie with 21 3rd quarter points and won 35-20.
This 12th week we are 40-20 in calling the winner, 29-29 against the spread, 22-32 against the CFPT prediction average, and 29-26-4 against the over/under.

Mississippi at Vanderbilt
The Rebels were favored over the Commodores by 9.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ole Miss by 10.70 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 37-23 for Ole Miss. At cfbstats.com: total offense: Mississippi 30th Vanderbilt 122nd: total defense: Mississippi 101st Vanderbilt 61st.
Result: Vandy knocked off Ole Miss handily 38-17 and the Rebels must now beat Mississippi State in their regular season finale to become bowl eligible and Vanderbilt could become bowl eligible by beating Tennessee.
This 12th week we are 40-21 in calling the winner, 29-30 against the spread, 22-33 against the CFPT prediction average, and 30-26-4 against the over/under.

New Mexico at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Lobos by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 4.51 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 38-30 for Colorado State
Result: The Rams prevailed over the Lobos 49-31.
This 12th week we are 41-21 in calling the winner, 30-30 against the spread, 23-33 against the CFPT prediction average, and 31-26-4 against the over/under.

Arizona at Oregon State
The Wildcats were favored over the Beavers by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arizona by 6.56 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 28-27 for Oregon State
Result: The Beavers topped the Wildcats 42-17.
This 12th week we are 42-21 in calling the winner, 31-30 against the spread, 24-33 against the CFPT prediction average, and 32-26-4 against the over/under.

Air Force at San Jose State
The Falcons were favored over the Spartans by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Jose State by 10.27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 35-27 for Air Force
Result: The Falcons were victorious over the Spartans 41-38.
This 12th week we wre 43-21 in calling the winner, 32-30 against the spread, 25-33 against the CFPT prediction average, and 33-26-4 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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