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College Football Week 6 Predictions and Results 2017 NCAA Division I FBS October 4 to October 7

College Football Week 6 Predictions and Results 2017 NCAA Division I FBS October 4 to October 7

For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record was:
45-13 in picking the winner, 36-20-1 against the spread, 37-19 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-31 against the over/under.

After Week 6, for the season we are a cumulative:
317-78 in picking the winner
215-166-12 against the spread
165-139 against the CFPT average,
and 194-194-5 against the over/under.
 

Below are the SportPundit predictions and results for Week 6 of the NCAA Division I FBS College Football Season 2017-2018. Predictions THIS WEEK are based in part on this season's performance, with one eye also on the final post-bowl and post-playoff rankings for the previous football season. See the SportPundit Preseason College Football Rankings and Ratings for FBS 2017-2018. We also use USA Today Sagarin College Football Ratings, the Massey Ratings and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations. We compose the schedule here using FoxSports, ESPN, NCCA.com and other online sources.
 

Our system is based -- but not exclusively -- on our system of what we have christened as "NAYPPA" stats (net average yards per play advantage), calibrated primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, i.e. the teams thus far played, an adjustment which should get better as the season goes along, but this proves not always to be the case. We use yards per play stats published at cfbstats.com. Other adjustments are also made (*=adjustment) because the ypp (yards per play) 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, especially at the beginning of the season.

We may use the Kambour home field advantage calculations or take a standard 3-point home field advantage ala Sagarin into account in predicting the scores.


Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

We use opening lines, as far as possible, taking those opening lines from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), unless not yet posted, in which case we  use Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders. We add over/unders as available, usually very late for matchups of FCS and FBS teams. All odds and stats are posted here by us WITHOUT ANY guarantee of accuracy, and WITHOUT ANY liability on our part for our posted materials or for links to 3rd party sites. We do our predictions here for fun. If odds and stats are important for the reader, the reader must consult the original sites.

Note that we write "were favored". The odds of the opening line are often changed by the time we make our predictions. We do not compete against those changed odds because we are not competing against bettors. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it published (this week Monday, October 2, 2017, 3:54:34 PM). Note that there is no line given at CFPT for games between FCS and FBS opponents.


Wednesday, October 4

Arkansas State at Georgia Southern
The Red Wolves were favored over the Eagles by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 9.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Arkansas State.
Result: Arkansas State won 43-25.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 1-0 in picking the winner, 0-1 against the spread, 0-1 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-0 against the over/under.

Thursday, October 5

Louisville at North Carolina State
The Cardinals were favored over the Wolfpack by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisville by 1.38 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Louisville.
Result: Head coach Dave Doeren "arrives" as NC State beats Louisville 39-25.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 1-1 in picking the winner, 0-2 against the spread, 0-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-1 against the over/under.
 
Friday, October 6

Memphis at Connecticut
The Tigers were favored over the Huskies by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 14.82 points. The O/U (over/under) was 72 points.
Our Call: 44-27 for Memphis.
Result: Memphis outscored UConn 70-31.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 2-1 in picking the winner, 1-2 against the spread, 1-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-2 against the over/under.

Boise State at BYU
The Broncos were favored over the Cougars by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 3.87 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44 points.
Our Call: 28-17 for Boise State.
Result: Boise State topped the Cougars 24-7.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 3-1 in picking the winner, 2-2 against the spread, 2-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-3 against the over/under.

Saturday, October7

Wake Forest at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Demon Deacons by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 22.42 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Clemson. Wake Forest nearly knocked off Florida State last week. As we wrote the first week, "The Demon Deacons have gone from two 3-9 seasons to 7-6 last year including a Military Bowl win over Temple under the head coaching of Dave Clawson, and are likely to be even better this year. Now in his 4th year, Clawson in 4 years went from 0-11 to 10-3 at Fordham, from 3-8 to 11-3 at Richmond, and from 2-10 to 10-3 at Bowling Green (one can not include the 2009 season as his)."
Result: Clemson beat Wake Forest 28-14.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 4-1 in picking the winner, 3-2 against the spread, 3-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-4 against the over/under.

Iowa State at Oklahoma
The Sooners were favored over the Cyclones by 26.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 24.53 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68.5 points.
Our Call: 41-27 for Oklahoma.
Result: Head coach Matt Campbell, inter alia a Division 3 Mount Union product, hired from Toledo, enjoyed a signature win in his second year with the Cyclones, as Iowa State forged a 38-31 upset of highly ranked Oklahoma.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 4-2 in picking the winner, 4-2 against the spread, 4-2 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-5 against the over/under.

Penn State at Northwestern
The Nitanny Lions were favored over the Wildcats by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 14.6 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Penn State.
Result: The Nittany Lions thumped the Wildcats 31-7.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 5-2 in picking the winner, 4-3 against the spread, 4-3 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-6 against the over/under.

Georgia at Vanderbilt
The Dawgs were favored over the Commodores by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 15.67 points. The O/U (over/under) was 41.5 points.
Our Call: 23-13 for Georgia.
Result: Georgia cruised passed the Commodores 45-14.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 6-2 in picking the winner, 4-4 against the spread, 4-4 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-7 against the over/under.

Mississippi at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Rebels by 20 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 23.61 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 41-14 for Auburn. No one this season has scored more than 14 points on the Auburn defense.
Result: Auburn topped the Rebels 44-23.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 7-2 in picking the winner, 5-4 against the spread, 4-5 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-8 against the over/under.

Temple at East Carolina
The Owls were favored over the Pirates by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 8.82 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 34-30 for Temple.
Result: The Owls downed the Pirates 34-10.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 8-2 in picking the winner, 5-5 against the spread, 4-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 1-9 against the over/under.

Eastern Michigan at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Eagles by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 11.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Toledo.
Result: Toledo edged the Eagles 20-15.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 9-2 in picking the winner, 6-5 against the spread, 5-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-9 against the over/under.

Illinois at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Illini by 18 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 19.51 points. The O/U (over/under) was 43.5 points.
Our Call: 31-10 for Iowa.
Result: The Hawkeyes topped the Illini 45-16.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 10-2 in picking the winner, 7-5 against the spread, 6-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-10 against the over/under.

Texas Tech at Kansas
The Red Raiders were favored over the Jayhawks by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech by 20.80 points. The O/U (over/under) was 79 points.
Our Call: 48-27 for Texas Tech.
Result: Texas Tech routed the Jayhawks 65-19.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 11-2 in picking the winner, 8-5 against the spread, 7-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 2-11 against the over/under.

Duke at Virginia
The Blue Devils were favored over the Cavaliers by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Duke by 4.32 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Virginia.
Result: The Cavaliers were victorious over the Blue Devils 28-21.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 12-2 in picking the winner, 9-5 against the spread, 8-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 3-11 against the over/under.

Pittsburgh at Syracuse
The Orange were favored over the Panthers by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Pittsburgh by 0.42 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Syracuse.
Result: The Orange squeaked past Pitt 27-24.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 13-2 in picking the winner, 9-6 against the spread, 9-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 4-11 against the over/under.

Central Michigan at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Chippewas by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 12.95 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Ohio.
Result: The Chippewas surprised the Bobcats 26-23.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 13-3 in picking the winner, 10-6 against the spread, 10-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-11 against the over/under.

Bowling Green at Miami of Ohio
The Redhawks were favored over the Falcons by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami of Ohio by 14.73 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 31-20 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: The favored Redhawks lost to the Falcons 37-29 due to a red-zone turnover in the final minutes.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 13-4 in picking the winner, 11-6 against the spread, 11-6 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-12 against the over/under.

Louisiana Monroe (ULM) at Texas State
The Warhawks were favored over the Bobcats by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored ULM by 8.94 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Louisiana Monroe.
Result: The Warhawks beat the Bobcats 45-27.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 14-4 in picking the winner, 11-7 against the spread, 11-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 5-13 against the over/under.

Florida International (FIU) at Middle Tennessee
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Golden Panthers by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Middle Tennessee by 8.75 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: The Blue Raiders topped the Golden Panthers 37-17.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 15-4 in picking the winner, 12-7 against the spread, 12-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 6-13 against the over/under.

West Virginia at TCU
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Mountaineers by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 14.03 points. The O/U (over/under) was 72.5 points.
Our Call: 40-31 for TCU.
Result: The Horned Frogs edged the Mountaineers 31-24.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 16-4 in picking the winner, 13-7 against the spread, 13-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-13 against the over/under.

Miami of Florida at Florida State
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 0.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Miami of Florida.
Result:The Hurricanes won a close one in the last seconds of the game 24-20.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 17-4 in picking the winner, 14-7 against the spread, 14-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-14 against the over/under.

Notre Dame at North Carolina
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Tar Heels by 16.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 12.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5 points.
Our Call: 40-23 for Notre Dame.
Result: Notre Dame beat the Tar Heels 33-10.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 18-4 in picking the winner, 15-7 against the spread, 15-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-15 against the over/under.

LSU at Florida
The Gators were favored over the Tigers by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida by 5.2 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 30-27 for Florida.
Result: The Tigers squeaked past the Gators 17-16.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 18-5 in picking the winner, 16-7 against the spread, 16-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-16 against the over/under.

Minnesota at Purdue
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Boilermakers by 1.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Minnesota by 2.34 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Purdue.
Result: The Boilermakers edged the Golden Gophers 31-17.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 19-5 in picking the winner, 17-7 against the spread, 17-7 against the CFPT prediction average, and 7-17 against the over/under.

New Mexico State at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Aggies by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 12.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Appalachian State.
Result: The Mountaineers scored 28 4th quarter points in a 45-31 win.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 20-5 in picking the winner, 17-8 against the spread, 17-8 against the CFPT prediction average, and 8-17 against the over/under.

Ball State at Akron
The Zips were favored over the Cardinals by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Akron by 5.15 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 27-23 for Akron.
Result: Akron topped the Cardinals 31-3.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 21-5 in picking the winner, 17-9 against the spread, 17-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 9-17 against the over/under.

Air Force at Navy
The Midshipmen were favored over the Falcons by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Navy by 11.06 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Navy.
Result: The Midshipmen edged the Falcons 48-45.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 22-5 in picking the winner, 18-9 against the spread, 18-9 against the CFPT prediction average, and 10-17 against the over/under.

Kent State at Northern Illinois
The Huskies were favored over the Golden Flashes by 23 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 21.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.5 points.
Our Call: 41-10 for Northern Illinois.
Result: The Huskies beat the Golden Flashes 24-3.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 23-5 in picking the winner, 18-10 against the spread, 18-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 10-18 against the over/under.

Western Michigan at Buffalo
The Broncos were favored over the Bulls by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 11.60 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Western Michigan.
Result: The Bulls and the Broncos tied an NCAA FBS record by going into seven overtimes in a game won by Western Michigan 71-68. The game was tied 51-51 at the end of regulation time.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 24-5 in picking the winner, 19-10 against the spread, 19-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 11-18 against the over/under.
 
Charleston Southern (FCS) at Indiana
The Hoosiers were favored over the Buccaneers by 27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 41-7 for Indiana.
Result: The Hoosiers shut out Charleston Southern 27-0.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 25-5 in picking the winner, 19-10-1 against the spread, 19-10 against the CFPT prediction average, and 12-18 against the over/under.

Maryland at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Terrapins by 30 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 23.76 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Ohio State. Please note: The text here erroneously initially had Maryland, which was an oversight. The Terrapins are much improved and we did see this game result closer than the final score actually was.
Result: The Buckeyes routed the Terrapins 62-14.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 26-5 in picking the winner, 19-11-1 against the spread, 19-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 13-18 against the over/under.

Oregon State at USC
The Trojans were favored over the Beavers by 34 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Cal by 32.79 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 48-17 for Southern Cal.
Result: USC cruised past the Beavers 38-10.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 27-5 in picking the winner, 20-11-1 against the spread, 20-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 13-19 against the over/under.

Tulsa at Tulane
The Green Wave were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulane by 0.07 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 44-30 for Tulane.
Result: Tulane led 48-7 at halftime and outscored the Golden Hurricane 62-28.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 28-5 in picking the winner, 21-11-1 against the spread, 21-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-19 against the over/under.

Arkansas at South Carolina
The Razorbacks were favored over the Gamecocks by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 0.75 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for South Carolina.
Result: The Gamecocks beat the Razorbacks 48-22.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 29-5 in picking the winner, 22-11-1 against the spread, 22-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 14-20 against the over/under.

Louisiana Tech at UAB
The Bulldogs were favored over the Blazers by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 13.40 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: UAB edged the Bulldogs 23-22.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 29-6 in picking the winner, 23-11-1 against the spread, 23-11 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-20 against the over/under.

Colorado State at Utah State
The Rams were favored over the Aggies by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 6.96 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 34-33 for Colorado State.
Result: The Rams upended the Aggies 27-14.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 30-6 in picking the winner, 23-12-1 against the spread, 23-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 15-21 against the over/under.

Louisiana Lafayette (ULL) at Idaho
The Vandals were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Idaho by 6.64 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Idaho.
Result: The Ragin'Cajuns beat the Vandals 21-16.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 30-7 in picking the winner, 24-12-1 against the spread, 24-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 16-21 against the over/under.

Marshall at Charlotte
The Thundering Herd were favored over the 49ers by 15 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 17.43 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Marshall.
Result: The Thundering Herd prevailed over the 49ers 14-3.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 31-7 in picking the winner, 25-12-1 against the spread, 25-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 17-21 against the over/under.

Florida Atlantic (FAU) at Old Dominion
The Owls were favored over the Monarchs by 1.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Old Dominion by 0.87 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 30-20 for FAU.
Result: FAU outscored Old Dominion 58-28.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 32-7 in picking the winner, 26-12-1 against the spread, 26-12 against the CFPT prediction average, and 17-22 against the over/under.

Army at Rice
The Black Knights were favored over the Owls by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 13.57 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Rice.
Result: Army crushed Rice 49-12.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 32-8 in picking the winner, 26-13-1 against the spread, 26-13 against the CFPT prediction average, and 18-22 against the over/under.

Georgia State at Coastal Carolina
The Panthers were favored over the Chanticleers by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia State by 3.74 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Coastal Carolina.
Result: Georgia State topped Coastal Carolina 27-21.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 32-9 in picking the winner, 26-14-1 against the spread, 26-14 against the CFPT prediction average, and 18-23 against the over/under.

SMU at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Mustangs by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 8.08 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Houston.
Result: Houston beat the Mustangs 35-22.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 33-9 in picking the winner, 27-14-1 against the spread, 27-14 against the CFPT prediction average, and 19-23 against the over/under.

Kansas State at Texas
The Longhorns were favored over the Wildcats by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored K-State by 1.50 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Texas.
Result: The game was tied 27-27 after regulation time. The Longhorns prevailed over the Wildcats in two overtimes 40-34.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 34-9 in picking the winner, 27-15-1 against the spread, 28-14 against the CFPT prediction average, and 20-23 against the over/under.

Southern Mississippi at UTSA (Texas San Antonio)
The Roadrunners were favored over the Golden Eagles by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UTSA by 9.88 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 31-21 for UTSA.
Result: Southern Miss beat the Roadrunners 31-29.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 34-10 in picking the winner, 27-16-1 against the spread, 28-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 21-23 against the over/under.

Alabama at Texas A&M
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Aggies by 25.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 24.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 41-13 for Alabama.
Result: The Crimson Tide prevailed 27-19 over the Aggies.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 35-10 in picking the winner, 28-16-1 against the spread, 29-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 22-23 against the over/under.

Virginia Tech at Boston College
The Hokies were favored over the Eagles by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 15.42 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47 points.
Our Call: 27-17 for Virginia Tech.
Result: The Hokies topped the Eagles 23-10.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 36-10 in picking the winner, 29-16-1 against the spread, 30-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-23 against the over/under.

Michigan State at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Spartans by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 14.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 40 points.
Our Call: 24-17 for Michigan.
Result: The Spartans upset the Wolverines in the Big House 14-10.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 36-11 in picking the winner, 30-16-1 against the spread, 31-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-24 against the over/under.

Missouri at Kentucky
The Wildcats were favored over the Tigers by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Kentucky by 16.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for Kentucky.
Result: The Wildcats beat the Tigers 40-34.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 37-11 in picking the winner, 31-16-1 against the spread, 32-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 23-25 against the over/under.

Fresno State at San Jose State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Spartans by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Fresno State by 13.73 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 41-13 for Fresno State.
Result: Fresno State topped the Spartans 27-10.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 38-11 in picking the winner, 32-16-1 against the spread, 33-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 24-25 against the over/under.

Wisconsin at Nebraska
The Badgers were favored over the Cornhuskers by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 13.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 37-17 for Wisconsin.
Result: We called this game nearly on the money, as the Badgers beat the Huskers 38-17 in Lincoln. The Cornhuskers according to cfbstats.com thus far this season are averaging 5.50 yards per play on offense and 5.45 yards per play on defense. Ohio State is next on the Nebraska schedule.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-11 in picking the winner, 32-16-1 against the spread, 33-15 against the CFPT prediction average, and 24-25 against the over/under.

Washington State at Oregon
The Cougars were favored over the Ducks by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 0.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Oregon.
Result: Washington State led 13-10 at halftime and pulled away for a 33-10 win over the Ducks.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 39-12 in picking the winner, 32-17-1 against the spread, 33-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 25-25 against the over/under.

UCF (Central Florida) at Cincinnati
The Knights were favored over the Bearcats by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 17.59 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5 points.
Our Call: 45-13 for UCF.
Result: In a game called after three quarters due to inclement weather, UCF prevailed over Cincinnati 51-23.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 40-12 in picking the winner, 33-17-1 against the spread, 34-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-25 against the over/under.

Western Kentucky at UTEP
The Hilltopers were favored over the Aggies by 18.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 19.95 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 35-17 for Western Kentucky.
Result: The Hilltoppers squeaked past the Miners 15-14.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 41-12 in picking the winner, 34-17-1 against the spread, 35-16 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-26 against the over/under.

Arizona at Colorado
The Buffaloes were favored over the Wildcats by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado by 7.33 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 33-23 for Colorado.
Result: Arizona outlasted Colorado 45-42.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 41-13 in picking the winner, 34-18-1 against the spread, 35-17 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-27 against the over/under.

Stanford at Utah
The Cardinal were favored over the Utes by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 2.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Stanford.
Result: Stanford toped the Utes 23-20.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 42-13 in picking the winner, 34-19-1 against the spread, 36-17 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-28 against the over/under.

Hawaii at Nevada
The Warriors were favored over the Wolf Pack by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Hawaii by 0.80 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for Nevada.
Result: Nevada beat Hawaii 35-21.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 43-13 in picking the winner, 35-19-1 against the spread, 37-17 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-29 against the over/under.

California at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Bears by 27 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 23.42 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for Washington.
Result: Washington won convincingly against Cal 38-7.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record thus far is: 44-13 in picking the winner, 35-20-1 against the spread, 37-18 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-30 against the over/under.

San Diego State at UNLV
The Aztecs were favored over the Rebels by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 14.5 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.5 points.
Our Call: 39-27 for San Diego State.
Result: The Aztecs beat the Rebels 41-10.
For the 6th Week of the 2017 college football season, our record was:
45-13 in picking the winner, 36-20-1 against the spread, 37-19 against the CFPT prediction average, and 26-31 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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