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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

College Football Week 8 2017 FBS Game Predictions and Results October 19 to October 21 (updated, formatted)

College Football Week 8 Predictions and Results 2017 NCAA Division I FBS October 19 to October 21 (updated, formatted)

Due to some personal matters, the original posting of predictions and results for week 8 had to be greatly simplified due to lack of time. We have now updated and reformatted the posting(s) here.

For Week 8 we finished
37-19 in picking the winner,
30-25-1 against the spread,
31-25 against the CFPT average, and
25-30-1 against the over/under.

After Week 8, for the season we are a cumulative:
393-117 in picking the winner
277-217-14 against the spread
230-189 against the CFPT average, and

251-250-7 against the over/under. 

Below are the SportPundit predictions and results for Week 8 of the NCAA Division I FBS College Football Season 2017-2018. Predictions THIS WEEK were based in part on this season's performance and in part on the final post-bowl and post-playoff rankings for the past 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 often 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. Note that there is no line given at CFPT for games between FCS and FBS opponents.

 
Thursday, October 19

Louisiana Lafayette (ULL) at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 11.44 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64 points.
Our Call: 37-26 for Arkansas State.
Result: Arkansas State won by 47-3.
For Week 8 we are thus far 1-0 in picking the winner, 0-1 against the spread, 0-1 against the CFPT average, and 1-0 against the over/under.
Memphis at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Tigers by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 1.99 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Memphis.
Result: Memphis won by 42-38.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-0 in picking the winner, 1-1 against the spread, 1-1 against the CFPT average, and 1-1 against the over/under.
Friday, October 20

Western Kentucky at Old Dominion
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Monarchs by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 8.15 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Old Dominion.
Result: Western Kentucky won by 35-31.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-1 in picking the winner, 2-1 against the spread, 2-1 against the CFPT average, and 1-2 against the over/under.

Marshall at Middle Tennesee
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Blue Raiders by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 3.27 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: Marshall won by 38-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-2 in picking the winner, 2-2 against the spread, 2-2 against the CFPT average, and 2-2 against the over/under.

Air Force at Nevada
The Falcons were favored over the Wolf Pack by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Air Force by 5.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 34-33 for Nevada.
Result: Air Force won by 45-42.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-3 in picking the winner, 3-2 against the spread, 3-2 against the CFPT average, and 3-2 against the over/under.

Colorado State at New Mexico
The Rams were favored over the Lobos by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 6.90 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60 points.
Our Call: 34-33 for New Mexico.
Result: Colorafo State won by 27-24.
For Week 8 we are thus far 2-4 in picking the winner, 4-2 against the spread, 4-2 against the CFPT average, and 3-3 against the over/under.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Chanticleers by 25.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 25.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Appalachian State.
Result: Appalachian State won 37-29.
For Week 8 we are thus far 3-4 in picking the winner, 5-2 against the spread, 5-2 against the CFPT average, and 3-4 against the over/under.

Georgia Southern at Massachusetts
The Minutemen were favored over the Eagles by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UMass by 4.35 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for UMass.
Result: UMass won 55-20.
For Week 8 we are thus far 4-4 in picking the winner, 5-3 against the spread, 5-3 against the CFPT average, and 3-5 against the over/under.

Arizona State at Utah
The Utes were favored over the Sun Devils by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 7 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 30-24 for Utah.
Result: Arizona State won 30-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 4-5 in picking the winner, 6-3 against the spread, 6-3 against the CFPT average, and 4-5 against the over/under.

Illinois at Minnesota
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Illini by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Minnesota by 18.26 points. The O/U (over/under) was 46.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Minnesota.
Result: Minnnesota won won 24-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 5-5 in picking the winner, 7-3 against the spread, 7-3 against the CFPT average, and 5-5 against the over/under.

Oklahoma at Kansas State
The Sooners were favored over the Wildcats by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 10.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Oklahoma.
Result: Oklahoma won 42-35.
For Week 8 we are thus far 6-5 in picking the winner, 8-3 against the spread, 8-3 against the CFPT average, and 6-5 against the over/under.
Kentucky at Mississippi State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Wildcats by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Mississippi State by 9.65 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Mississippi State.
Result: Mississippi State won 45-7.
For Week 8 we are thus far 7-5 in picking the winner, 9-3 against the spread, 9-3 against the CFPT average, and 7-5 against the over/under.
Oregon at UCLA
The Bruins were favored over the Ducks by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCLA by 0.46 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70.5 points.
Our Call: 44-37 for UCLA.
Result: UCLA won 31-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 8-5 in picking the winner, 10-3 against the spread, 10-3 against the CFPT average, and 7-6 against the over/under.
SMU at Cincinnati
The Mustangs were favored over the Bearcats by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored SMU by 8.20 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for SMU.
Result: SMU won 31-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 9-5 in picking the winner, 10-4 against the spread, 10-4 against the CFPT average, and 8-6 against the over/under.
Louisiana Monroe (ULM) at South Alabama
The Jaguars were favored over the Warhawks by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Alabama by 5.93 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5 points.
Our Call: 31-24 for South Alabama.
Result: South Alabama won 33-23.
For Week 8 we are thus far 10-5 in picking the winner, 11-4 against the spread, 11-4 against the CFPT average, and 9-6 against the over/under.
North Texas at Florida Atlantic (FAU)
The Owls were favored over the Mean Green by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored FAU by 4.77 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5 points.
Our Call: 34-31 for North Texas.
Result: FAU won 69-31.
For Week 8 we are thus far 10-6 in picking the winner, 11-5 against the spread, 11-5 against the CFPT average, and 10-6 against the over/under.
Utah State at UNLV
The Rebels were favored over the Aggies by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 0.40 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for UNLV.
Result: Utah State won 52-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 10-7 in picking the winner, 11-6 against the spread, 11-6 against the CFPT average, and 10-7 against the over/under.
UAB at Charlotte
The Blazers were favored over the 49ers by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UAB by 8.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for UAB.
Result: Charlotte won in overtime 25-24.
For Week 8 we are thus far 10-8 in picking the winner, 11-7 against the spread, 11-7 against the CFPT average, and 10-8 against the over/under.
South Florida (USF) at Tulane
The Bulls were favored over the Green Wave by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average favored USF by 12.81 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55 points.
Our Call: 35-21 for South Florida.
Result: USF won 34-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 11-8 in picking the winner, 11-8 against the spread, 11-8 against the CFPT average, and 11-8 against the over/under.
Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Golden Eagles by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 3.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: Southern Miss won in two overtimes 34-27.
For Week 8 we are thus far 11-9 in picking the winner, 11-9 against the spread, 11-9 against the CFPT average, and 12-8 against the over/under.
Rice at UTSA (Texas San Antonio)
The Roadrunners were favored over the Owls by 18.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UTSA by 20.26 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 38-17 for UTSA.
Result: UTSA won 20-7.
For Week 8 we are thus far 12-9 in picking the winner, 11-10 against the spread, 11-10 against the CFPT average, and 12-9 against the over/under.
BYU at East Carolina
The Cougars were favored over the Pirates by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 8.03 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for BYU.
Result: East Carolina won 33-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 12-10 in picking the winner, 11-11 against the spread, 11-11 against the CFPT average, and 12-10 against the over/under.
LSU at Mississippi
The Tigers were favored over the Rebels by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 5.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59 points.
Our Call: 34-24 for LSU.
Result: LSU won 40-24.
For Week 8 we are thus far 13-10 in picking the winner, 12-11 against the spread, 12-11 against the CFPT average, and 12-11 against the over/under.
Michigan at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Wolverines by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 12.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 42 points.
Our Call: 24-23 for Michigan.
Result: Penn State won 42-13.
For Week 8 we are thus far 13-11 in picking the winner, 12-12 against the spread, 12-12 against the CFPT average, and 13-11 against the over/under.
USC at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Trojans by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 4.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 31-27 for Notre Dame.
Result: Notre Dame won 49-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 14-11 in picking the winner, 13-12 against the spread, 12-13 against the CFPT average, and 13-12 against the over/under.
Auburn at Arkansas
The Tigers were favored over the Razorbacks by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 13.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Auburn.
Result: Auburn won 52-20.
For Week 8 we are thus far 15-11 in picking the winner, 14-12 against the spread, 13-13 against the CFPT average, and 13-13 against the over/under.
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Demon Deacons by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Tech by 6.85 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Georgia Tech.
Result: Georgia Tech won 38-24.
For Week 8 we are thus far 16-11 in picking the winner, 14-13 against the spread, 13-14 against the CFPT average, and 14-13 against the over/under.
Kansas at TCU
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Jayhawks by 38 points. The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 41.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5 points.
Our Call: 44-17 for TCU.
Result: TCU won 43-0.
For Week 8 we are thus far 17-11 in picking the winner, 14-14 against the spread, 13-15 against the CFPT average, and 14-14 against the over/under.
West Virginia at Baylor
The Mountaineers were favored over the Bears by 9.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 12.23 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71 points.
Our Call: 48-27 for West Virginia.
Result: West Virginia won 38-26.
For Week 8 we are thus far 18-11 in picking the winner, 14-15 against the spread, 13-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-15 against the over/under.
Arizona at California
The Bears were favored over the Wildcats by 1.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Cal by 3.57 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Cal.
Result: Arizona won 45-44.
For Week 8 we are thus far 18-12 in picking the winner, 15-15 against the spread, 14-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-15-1 against the over/under.
Wyoming at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Cowboys by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 14.52 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44.5 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Boise State
Result: Boise State won 24-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 19-12 in picking the winner, 16-15 against the spread, 15-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-16-1 against the over/under.
Fresno State at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Bulldogs by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 11.21 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for San Diego State.
Result: Fresno State won 27-3.
For Week 8 we are thus far 19-13 in picking the winner, 17-15 against the spread, 16-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-17-1 against the over/under.
Colorado at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Buffaloes by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 13.07 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56 points.
Our Call: 37-23 for Washington State.
Result: Washington State won 28-0.
For Week 8 we are thus far 20-13 in picking the winner, 18-15 against the spread, 17-16 against the CFPT average, and 14-18-1 against the over/under.
Maryland at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Terrapins by 24 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 22.69 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Wisconsin.
Result: Wisconsin won 38-13.
For Week 8 we are thus far 21-13 in picking the winner, 18-16 against the spread, 17-17 against the CFPT average, and 14-19-1 against the over/under.
Oklahoma State at Texas
The Cowboys were favored over the Longhorns by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 7.24 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65 points.
Our Call: 38-30 for Oklahoma State.
Result: Oklahoma State won 13-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 22-13 in picking the winner, 18-17 against the spread, 17-18 against the CFPT average, and 14-20-1 against the over/under.
Tulsa at Connecticut
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Huskies by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulsa by 10.75 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71 points.
Our Call: 40-37 for Tulsa.
Result: UConn won 20-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 22-14 in picking the winner, 19-17 against the spread, 18-18 against the CFPT average, and 14-21-1 against the over/under.
Akron at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Zips by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 13.22 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5 points.
Our Call: 34-27 for Toledo.
Result: Toledo won 48-21.
For Week 8 we are thus far 23-14 in picking the winner, 19-18 against the spread, 18-19 against the CFPT average, and 15-21-1 against the over/under.
Iowa at Northwestern
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Wildcats by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 0.45 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Northwestern.
Result: Northwestern won in overtime 17-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 24-14 in picking the winner, 20-18 against the spread, 19-19 against the CFPT average, and 15-22-1 against the over/under.
Purdue at Rutgers
The Boilermakers were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Purdue by 9.96 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 27-20 for Purdue.
Result: Rutgers won 14-12.
For Week 8 we are thus far 24-15 in picking the winner, 21-18 against the spread, 20-19 against the CFPT average, and 16-22-1 against the over/under.
Louisville at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Cardinals by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 9.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Florida State.
Result: Louisville won 31-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 24-16 in picking the winner, 22-18 against the spread, 21-19 against the CFPT average, and 16-23-1 against the over/under.
Idaho at Missouri
The Tigers were favored over the Vandals by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Missouri by 7.07 points. The O/U (over/under) was 62.5 points.
Our Call: 37-27 for Missouri.
Result: Mizzou won 68-21.
For Week 8 we are thus far 25-16 in picking the winner, 22-19 against the spread, 22-19 against the CFPT average, and 17-23-1 against the over/under.
Iowa State at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Cyclones by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech by 2.86 points. The O/U (over/under) was 71 points.
Our Call: 31-30 for Iowa State.
Result: Iowa State won 31-13.
For Week 8 we are thus far 26-16 in picking the winner, 23-19 against the spread, 23-19 against the CFPT average, and 18-23-1 against the over/under.
Temple at Army
The Black Knights were favored over the Owls by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 7.15 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Army.
Result: Army won 31-28.
For Week 8 we are thus far 27-16 in picking the winner, 24-19 against the spread, 24-19 against the CFPT average, and 19-23-1 against the over/under.
Pittsburgh at Duke
The Blue Devils were favored over the Panthers by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Duke by 7.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Duke.
Result: Pittsburgh won 24-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 27-17 in picking the winner, 24-20 against the spread, 24-20 against the CFPT average, and 19-24-1 against the over/under.
Boston College at Virginia
The Cavaliers were favored over the Eagles by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia by 6.95 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-17 for Virginia.
Result: Boston College won 41-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 27-18 in picking the winner, 24-21 against the spread, 24-21 against the CFPT average, and 19-25-1 against the over/under.
Troy at Georgia State
The Trojans were favored over the Panthers by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 5.90 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.5 points.
Our Call: 31-17 for Troy.
Result: Troy won 34-10.
For Week 8 we are thus far 28-18 in picking the winner, 25-21 against the spread, 25-21 against the CFPT average, and 19-26-1 against the over/under.
Kent State at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Golden Flashes by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 15.96 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49 points.
Our Call: 34-20 for Ohio.
Result: Ohio won 48-3.
For Week 8 we are thus far 29-18 in picking the winner, 25-22 against the spread, 25-22 against the CFPT average, and 20-26-1 against the over/under.
Northern Illinois at Bowling Green
The Huskies were favored over the Falcons by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Northern Illinois by 13.19 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Northern Illinois.
Result: Northern Illinois won 48-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 30-18 in picking the winner, 26-22 against the spread, 26-22 against the CFPT average, and 20-27-1 against the over/under.
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Eagles by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 5.16 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 27-23 for Western Michigan.
Result: Western Michigan won 20-17.
For Week 8 we are thus far 31-18 in picking the winner, 26-22-1 against the spread, 27-22 against the CFPT average, and 21-27-1 against the over/under.
Buffalo at Miami of Ohio
The Redhawks were favored over the Bulls by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Buffalo by 0.68 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48.5 points.
Our Call: 27-26 for Buffalo.
Result: Miami won 24-14.
For Week 8 we are thus far 31-19 in picking the winner, 26-23-1 against the spread, 27-23 against the CFPT average, and 21-28-1 against the over/under.
Central Michigan at Ball State
The Chippewas were favored over the Cardinals by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Central Michigan by 2.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 48 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Central Michigan.
Result: Central Michigan won 56-9.
For Week 8 we are thus far 32-19 in picking the winner, 27-23-1 against the spread, 28-23 against the CFPT average, and 22-28-1 against the over/under.
Tennessee at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Volunteers by 33 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 32.90 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50 points.
Our Call: 41-7 for Alabama.
Result: Alabama won 45-7.
For Week 8 we are thus far 33-19 in picking the winner, 28-23-1 against the spread, 29-23 against the CFPT average, and 22-29-1 against the over/under.
Syracuse at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Orange by 14.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 17.17 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58 points.
Our Call: 27-24 for Miami.
Result: Miami won 27-19.
For Week 8 we are thus far 34-19 in picking the winner, 29-23-1 against the spread, 30-23 against the CFPT average, and 23-29-1 against the over/under.
North Carolina at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Tar Heels by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 18.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.5 points.
Our Call: 34-17 for Virginia Tech.
Result: Virginia Tech won 59-7.
For Week 8 we are thus far 35-19 in picking the winner, 29-24-1 against the spread, 30-24 against the CFPT average, and 24-29-1 against the over/under.
Indiana at Michigan State
The Spartans were favored over the Hoosiers by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan State by 7.74 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44 points.
Our Call: 23-17 for Michigan State.
Result: Michigan State won 17-9.
For Week 8 we are thus far 36-19 in picking the winner, 29-25-1 against the spread, 30-25 against the CFPT average, and 25-29-1 against the over/under.
UCF (Central Florida) at Navy
The Knights were favored over the Midshipmen by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 7.30 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5 points.
Our Call: 44-24 for UCF.
Result: UCF won 31-21.
For Week 8 we finished 37-19 in picking the winner, 30-25-1 against the spread, 31-25 against the CFPT average, and 25-30-1 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
,
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
    ,
    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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