Saturday, October 11
Rice by 2.36 over ARMY (-2.5) - The computer has had this as a tight contest since the preseason with the Owls getting the edge.
Rice won 41-21. The computer won SU, won ATS.
Boston College by 3.21 over N.C. STATE (-6) - Both teams have had Jekyll & Hyde issues. BC defeated USC and then lost to Colorado State. N.C. State gave Florida State a run for its money, then got its doors blown off by Clemson. Statistically, BC has the much better defense.
Boston College won 30-14. The computer won SU, won ATS.
Bowling Green by 4.27 over OHIO (-2.5) - BGSU ranks dead last in the MAC on defense but 2nd on offense. Ohio ranks 10th on offense and 9th on defense. Advantage would seem to go to the Falcons, but the computer has them winning this game by half as many points as it projected in the preseason.
Bowling Green won 31-13. The computer won SU, won ATS.
NEVADA by 2.90 over Colorado State (-1) - Nevada is coming off a hard-fought and heartbreaking home loss to Boise State. Colorado State comes into this game with a 4-1 record with the lone loss coming at Boise State. Neither team can afford to drop another MWC contest.
Colorado State won 31-24. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
Duke by 5.58 over GEORGIA TECH (-5) - The Jackets were predicted to be 2-3 at this point. Instead, they're 5-0 and looking to improve their ACC mark to 3-0. Duke comes in at 0-1 in the conference and 4-1 over-all. The Blue Devils must win if they hope to contend for a second straight Coastal division title. As usual, Georgia Tech is a one-dimensional rushing team and Duke ranks last in the conference in stopping the run.
Duke won 31-25. The computer won SU, won ATS.
Wyoming by 3.78 over HAWAII (-3) - The Cowboys are 3-2 (1-0, MWC) while Hawaii is 1-4 (0-1 MWC). Wyoming has won the last 6 meetings in the series, including a wild 59-56 overtime thriller last year in Laramie when the computer favored the Cowboys by 3.49 points.
Hawaii won 38-28. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
Houston by 0.49 over MEMPHIS (-4) - Houston has been a disappointment while Memphis has been a pleasant surprise. The Cougars (2-3, 0-1) were projected to go 9-3 while the Tigers (3-2, 1-0) were expected to go 5-7. Memphis was an 8.45-point underdog in the preseason and the trend line now favors the Tigers by about 7-1/2.
Houston won 28-24. The computer won SU, won ATS.
Toledo by 7.57 over IOWA STATE (-5) - Toledo gets a second chance to score a win over a Power 5 Conference school after bowing 49-24 at home to Missouri on September 6 when the computer liked the Rockets to win that game by 5.10. The trend line is Toledo by 3.
Iowa State won 37-30. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
MICHIGAN by 3.71 over Penn State (-2) - Michigan is 0-2 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1967 when it started 0-3. The Nittany Lions have won four straight in the series. The computer trend line favors Penn State by 3.
Michigan won 18-13. The computer won SU, won ATS.
North Texas by 3.43 over UAB (-3) - The computer trend line only favors UNT by 0.75. The befuddling Blazers won at Western Kentucky, a week after losing at home to FIU.
UAB won 56-21. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
UCLA by 3.49 over Oregon (-3) - The computer saw this game in the preseason as a prequel to the PAC-12 title contest. It forecasted UCLA to win both meetings.
Oregon won 42-30. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
TEXAS TECH by 0.29 over West Virginia (-3) - Texas Tech was favored by 12.04 in the preseason. Now, the trend line is nearly 12 points in favor of WVU.
West Virginia won 37-34. The computer lost SU, won ATS. (55-yard FG on final play as WVU scores last 17 points in 4th qtr.)