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College Football FBS Game Prediction Results for Week 8 2014 by SportPundit

College Football FBS Game Prediction Results for Week 8 2014 by SportPundit

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This 8th week we were 34-19 in picking the winner, 22-29-1 against the spread, and 21-31 against the CFPT average. Most of the favorites won by bigger margins than the line, which accounts for our poor performance this week, so that 1 rating point again appears to be worth more than 7 scoreboard points and is surely closer to 10 scoreboard points. Does this mean that teams are running up the scores in this, the first year of the college playoffs, in order to make an impression? Perhaps. Something is different.

After the 8th Week of play we are 364-124 in calling the winner (75%), 190-189 against the spread, excluding ties (50%), and 195-192 against the CFPT prediction average (50%).

The game odds ("point spread", "spread") used here were taken from the lines posted at ESPN, Oddsshark and the College Football Prediction Tracker ("CFPT") on October 13. The "CFPT prediction average" is taken from CFPT Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:23 AM (U.S. time). They don't always agree. Please note that posted odds can differ among the various sources and that these can also often change over time, but our predictions do not reflect later changes once we have posted odds here as the basis for comparing our own selections. We do this FOR FUN. Professional oddsmakers do it for a living and they are skilled at what they do. Never rely on our posted odds here for betting. Go to the sources and always check and cross-check.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Louisiana Lafayette at Texas State
The Bobcats were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 3 points.  The CFPT prediction average was 2.79 points favoring Texas State.
Our call: 36-27 for Texas State
Result: 34-10 for LA Lafayette. The Ragin' Cajuns outgained the Bobcats 516 to 270 yards.
This week we are 0-1 in picking the winner, 0-1 against the spread, and 0-1 against the CFPT average.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
The Hokies were favored over the Panthers by -2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -3.13 points favoring Virginia Tech.
Our call: 27-23 for Virginia Tech
Result: 21-16 for Pittsburgh.
This week we are 0-2 in picking the winner, 0-2 against the spread, and 0-2 against the CFPT average.

Utah at Oregon State
The Utes were favored over the Beavers by -2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -3.42 points favoring Utah.
Our call: 27-21 for Utah in overtime.
Result: 29-23 for Utah.
This week we are 1-2 in picking the winner, 1-2 against the spread, and 1-2 against the CFPT average.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fresno State at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Bulldogs by 15 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 13.18 points favoring Boise State.
Our call: 41-24 for Boise State
Result: 37-27 for Boise State.
This week we are 2-2 in picking the winner, 1-3 against the spread, and 1-3 against the CFPT average.

Temple at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Owls by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 4.14 points favoring Houston.
Our call: 28-20 for Houston
Result: 31-10 for Houston.
This week we are 3-2 in picking the winner, 2-3 against the spread, and 2-3 against the CFPT average.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

UTSA at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Roadrunners by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average was 7.91 points favoring Louisiana Tech.
Our call: 31-23 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: 27-20 for Louisiana Tech.
This week we are 4-2 in picking the winner, 2-3-1 against the spread, and 2-4 against the CFPT average.

Purdue at Minnesota
The Golden Gophers were favored over the Boilermakers by 12.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was 15.76 points favoring Minnesota.
Our call: 33-17 for Minnesota
Result: 39-38 for Minnesota.
This week we are 5-2 in picking the winner, 2-4-1 against the spread, and 2-5 against the CFPT average.

Kansas State at Oklahoma
The Sooneers were favored over the Wildcats by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 9.85 points favoring Oklahoma.
Our call: 27-24 for Kansas State
Result: 31-30 for Kansas State.
This week we are 6-2 in picking the winner, 3-4-1 against the spread, and 3-5 against the CFPT average.

Baylor at West Virginia
The Bears were favored over the Mountaineers by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was 12.54 points favoring Baylor.
Our call: 34-27 for Baylor
Result: 41-27 for West Virginia.
This week we are 6-3 in picking the winner, 4-4-1 against the spread, and 4-5 against the CFPT average.

Iowa at Maryland
The Terps were favored over the Hawkeyes by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 2.02 points favoring Maryland.
Our call: 31-27 for Maryland.
Result: 38-31 for Maryland.
This week we are 7-3 in picking the winner, 5-4-1 against the spread, and 5-5 against the CFPT average.

Furman at South Carolina
Our call: 41-14 for South Carolina.
Result: 41-10 for South Carolina.
This week we are 8-3 in picking the winner, 5-4-1 against the spread, and 5-5 against the CFPT average.

Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic (FAU)
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Owls by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -4.88 points favoring Western Kentucky.
Our call: 31-30 for Western Kentucky.
Result: 45-38 for Florida Atlantic.
This week we are 8-4 in picking the winner, 6-4-1 against the spread, and 6-5 against the CFPT average.

Tulane at UCF
The Knights were favored over the Green Wave by 20 points. The CFPT prediction average was 19.81 points favoring Central Florida.
Our call: 34-13 for UCF
Result: 20-13 for UCF.
This week we are 9-4 in picking the winner, 6-5-1 against the spread, and 6-6 against the CFPT average.

Syracuse at Wake Forest
The Orange were favored over the Demon Deacons by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was -5.01 points favoring Syracuse.
Our call: 24-14 for Syracuse
Result: 30-7 for Syracuse.
This week we are 10-4 in picking the winner, 7-5-1 against the spread, and 7-6 against the CFPT average.

South Florida at Tulsa
The Bulls were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average was -0.38 points favoring South Florida.
Our call: 33-27 for South Florida
Result: 38-30 for South Florida.
This week we are 11-4 in picking the winner, 8-5-1 against the spread, and 8-6 against the CFPT average.

Virginia at Duke
The Blue Devils were favored over the Cavaliers by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average was 7.19 points favoring Duke.
Our call: 24-23 for Duke.
Result: 20-13 for Duke
This week we are 12-4 in picking the winner, 8-6-1 against the spread, and 9-6 against the CFPT average.

Akron at Ohio
The Zips were favored over the Bobcats by 5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -5.61 points favoring Akron.
Our call: 30-23 for Akron
Result: 23-20 for Ohio.
This week we are 12-5 in picking the winner, 8-7-1 against the spread, and 9-7 against the CFPT average.

Western Michigan at Bowling Green
The Falcons were favored over the Broncos by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 7.29 points favoring Bowling Green.
Our call: 33-31 for Bowling Green.
Result: 26-14 for Western Michigan.
This week we are 12-6 in picking the winner, 9-7-1 against the spread, and 10-7 against the CFPT average.

Appalachian State at Troy
The Trojans were favored over the Mountaineers by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was 5.89 points favoring Troy.
Our call: 38-28 for Troy
Result: 53-14 for Appalachian State.
This week we are 12-7 in picking the winner, 9-8-1 against the spread, and 10-8 against the CFPT average.

Eastern Michigan at Massachusetts
The Minutemen were favored over the Eagles by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was 10.34 points favoring Massachusetts.
Our call: 27-24 for Massachusetts
Result: 36-14 for Massachusetts.
This week we are 13-7 in picking the winner, 9-9-1 against the spread, and 10-9 against the CFPT average.

Kansas at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Jayhawks by 15 points. The CFPT prediction average was 9.96 points favoring Texas Tech.
Our call: 31-26 for Texas Tech
Result: 34-21 for Texas Tech.
This week we are 14-7 in picking the winner, 10-9-1 against the spread, and 10-10 against the CFPT average.

Ball State at Central Michigan
The Chippewas were favored over the Cardinals by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was 6.36 points favoring Central Michigan.
Our call: 38-24 for Central Michigan
Result: 32-29 for Ball State. The Cardinals Scott Secor kicked a 55-yard field goal with 17 seconds left to play for the win.
This week we are 14-8 in picking the winner, 10-10-1 against the spread, and 10-11 against the CFPT average.

North Carolina State at Louisville
The Cardinals were favored over the Wolfpack by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 17.67 points favoring Louisville.
Our call: 24-17 for Louisville
Result: 30-18 for Louisville.
This week we are 15-8 in picking the winner, 11-10-1 against the spread, and 11-11 against the CFPT average.

Clemson at Boston College
The Tigers were favored over the Eagles by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -9.03 points favoring Clemson.
Our call: 24-23 for Boston College
Result: 17-13 for Clemson.
This week we are 15-9 in picking the winner, 12-10-1 against the spread, and 12-11 against the CFPT average.

Cincinnati at SMU
The Bearcats were favored over the Mustangs by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average was -11.07 points favoring Cincinnati.
Our call: 37-27 for Cincinnati.
Result: 41-3 for Cincinnati.
This week we are 16-9 in picking the winner, 12-11-1 against the spread, and 12-12 against the CFPT average.

UAB at Middle Tennessee
The Blazers were favored over the Blue Raiders by 1 point.
The CFPT prediction average was 0.95 points favoring Middle Tennessee.
Our call: 34-27 for UAB
Result: 34-22 for Middle Tennessee.
This week we are 16-10 in picking the winner, 12-12-1 against the spread, and 12-13 against the CFPT average.

Army at Kent State
The Black Knights were favored over the Golden Flashes by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -3.99 points favoring Army.
Our call: 30-27 for Army.
Result: 39-17 for Kent State.
This week we are 16-11 in picking the winner, 13-12-1 against the spread, and 13-13 against the CFPT average.

New Mexico at Air Force
The Falcons were favored over the Lobos by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 10.80 points favoring Air Force.
Our call: 39-27 for Air Force.
Result: 35-31 for Air Force.
This week we are 17-11 in picking the winner, 13-13-1 against the spread, and 13-14 against the CFPT average.

Texas A&M at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Aggies by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average was 7.24 points favoring Alabama.
Our call: 34-27 for Alabama
Result: 59-0 for Alabama.
This week we are 18-11 in picking the winner, 13-14-1 against the spread, and 13-15 against the CFPT average. Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is quoted at ESPN: "I think this is as close as we can get to the Alabama football that we want to try to get from our players in terms of effort, toughness, emotional excitement and execution that we got throughout the game."

Rutgers at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Sclarlet Knights by 19 points. The CFPT prediction average was 18.05 points favoring Ohio State.
Our call: 38-31 for Ohio State
Result: 56-17 for Ohio State.
This week we are 19-11 in picking the winner, 13-15-1 against the spread, and 13-16 against the CFPT average.

UCLA at California
The Bruins were favored over the Golden Bears by 7 points. The CFPT prediction average was -10.17 points favoring UCLA.
Our call: 34-31 for UCLA
Result: 36-34 for UCLA.
This week we are 20-11 in picking the winner, 14-15-1 against the spread, and 14-16 against the CFPT average.

Michigan State at Indiana
The Spartans were favored over the Hoosiers by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was -11.56 points favoring Michigan State.
Our call: 34-24 for Michigan State.
Result: 56-17 for Michigan State.
This week we are 21-11 in picking the winner, 14-16-1 against the spread, and 14-17 against the CFPT average.

Georgia at Arkansas
The Bulldogs were favored over the Razorbacks by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -6.53 points favoring Georgia.
Our call: 31-30 for Arkansas
Result: 45-32 for Georgia.
This week we are 21-12 in picking the winner, 14-17-1 against the spread, and 14-18 against the CFPT average.

Oklahoma State at TCU
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Cowboys by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was 8.74 points favoring TCU.
Our call: 37-27 for TCU
Result: 42-9 for TCU.
This week we are 22-12 in picking the winner, 15-17-1 against the spread, and 15-18 against the CFPT average.

San Jose State at Wyoming
The Spartans were favored over the Cowboys by 1.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -1.48 points favoring San Jose State.
Our call: 27-24 for Wyoming
Result: 27-20 for San Jose State in overtime.
This week we are 22-13 in picking the winner, 15-18-1 against the spread, and 15-19 against the CFPT average.

Miami of Ohio at Northern Illinois
The Huskies were favored over the RedHawks by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average was 15.71 points favoring Northern Illinois.
Our call: 31-20 for Northern Illinois
Result: 51-41 for Northern Illinois.
This week we are 23-13 in picking the winner, 16-18-1 against the spread, and 16-19 against the CFPT average.

New Mexico State at Idaho
The Vandals were favored over the Aggies by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 1.93 points favoring Idaho.
Our call: 31-30 for New Mexico State
Result: 29-17 for Idaho.
This week we are 23-14 in picking the winner, 16-19-1 against the spread, and 16-20 against the CFPT average.

Colorado at USC
The Trojans were favored over the Buffaloes by 19.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 21.51 points favoring USC.
Our call: 38-20 for USC
Result: 56-28 for USC.
This week we are 24-14 in picking the winner, 16-20-1 against the spread, and 16-21 against the CFPT average.

Marshall at FIU (Florida International)
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Golden Panthers by 21.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -16.87 points favoring Marshall.
Our call: 31-23 for Marshall.
Result: 45-13 for Marshall.
This week we are 25-14 in picking the winner, 16-21-1 against the spread, and 16-22 against the CFPT average.

Tennessee at Mississippi
The Rebels were favored over the Vols by 16.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 15.71 points favoring Mississippi.
Our call: 31-17 for Mississippi
Result: 34-3 for Mississippi.
This week we are 26-14 in picking the winner, 16-22-1 against the spread, and 16-23 against the CFPT average.

Georgia Tech at North Carolina
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Tar Heels by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -3.56 points favoring Georgia Tech.
Our call: 35-30 for Georgia Tech
Result: 48-43 for North Carolina.
This week we are 26-15 in picking the winner, 16-23-1 against the spread, and 16-24 against the CFPT average.

Missouri at Florida
The Gators were favored over the Tigers by 5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 3.29 points favoring Florida.
Our call: 20-14 for Florida
Result: 42-13 for Missouri.
This week we are 26-16 in picking the winner, 16-24-1 against the spread, and 16-25 against the CFPT average.

Utah State at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Aggies by 5.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 3.30 points favoring Colorado State.
Our call: 30-24 for Colorado State
Result: 16-13 for Colorado State.
This week we are 27-16 in picking the winner, 16-25-1 against the spread, and 16-26 against the CFPT average.

Southern Miss at North Texas
The Mean Green were favored over the Golden Eagles by 11 points. The CFPT prediction average was 10.16 points favoring North Texas.
Our call: 33-21 for North Texas
Result: 30-20 for Southern Miss.
This week we are 27-17 in picking the winner, 16-26-1 against the spread, and 16-27 against the CFPT average.

Nebraska at Northwestern
The Huskers were favored over the Wildcats by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -6.32 points favoring Nebraska.
Our call: 27-24 for Nebraska
Result: 38-17 for Nebraska.
This week we are 28-17 in picking the winner, 16-27-1 against the spread, and 16-28 against the CFPT average.

Kentucky at LSU
The Tigers were favored over the Wildcats by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 12.44 points favoring LSU.
Our call: 31-23 for LSU
Result: 41-3 for LSU.
This week we are 29-17 in picking the winner, 16-28-1 against the spread, and 16-29 against the CFPT average.

Georgia State at South Alabama
The Jaguars were favored over the Panthers by 17.5 points. The CFPT prediction average was 17.78 points favoring South Alabama.
Our call: 34-21 for South Alabama
Result: 30-27 for South Alabama.
This week we are 30-17 in picking the winner, 17-28-1 against the spread, and 17-29 against the CFPT average.

Washington at Oregon
The Ducks were favored over the Huskies by 21 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 11.70 points favoring Oregon.
Our call: 38-24 for Oregon.
Result: 45-20 for Oregon.
This week we are 31-17 in picking the winner, 17-29-1 against the spread, and 17-30 against the CFPT average.

Notre Dame at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Fighting Irish by 11.50 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 8.57 points favoring Florida State.
Our call: 31-27 for Florida State
Result: 31-27 for Florida State. In a rarity, we picked this score exactly.
This week we are 32-17 in picking the winner, 18-29-1 against the spread, and 18-30 against the CFPT average.

Iowa State at Texas
The Longhorns were favored over the Cyclones by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average was 8.91 points favoring Texas.
Our call: 24-16 for Texas
Result: 48-45 for Texas.
This week we are 33-17 in picking the winner, 19-29-1 against the spread, and 19-30 against the CFPT average.

Nevada at BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Wolf Pack by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average was 11.62 points favoring BYU.
Our call: 31-24 for BYU.
Result: 42-35 for Nevada.
This week we are 33-18 in picking the winner, 20-29-1 against the spread, and 20-30 against the CFPT average.

Stanford at Arizona State
The Cardinal were favored over the Sun Devils by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -3.32 points favoring Stanford.
Our call: 27-24 for Stanford
Result: 26-10 for Arizona State.
This week we are 33-19 in picking the winner, 21-29-1 against the spread, and 21-30 against the CFPT average.

Hawaii at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Warriors by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average was 6.87 points favoring San Diego State.
Our call: 30-24 for San Diego State.
Result: 20-10 for San Diego State.
This week we are 34-19 in picking the winner, 22-29-1 against the spread, and 21-31 against the CFPT average.

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