Big Ten vs. SEC – 2016 College Football

The talk this season has been if the Big Ten has surpassed the SEC as the best conference in college football.  We decided to predict the games based upon the 2016 standing.  The conference champions faceoff and then the division champions go head to head.  Then the conferences matchup based upon conference record.

The games are based upon being played at a neutral site.  The Big Ten team is listed first in each match-up.

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Big Ten vs. SEC College Football 2016

Penn State vs. Alabama

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Penn State 37% 23
Alabama 63% 32

Wisconsin vs. Florida

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Wisconsin 57% 23
Florida 43% 19

Ohio State vs. Auburn

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Ohio State 63% 29
Auburn 37% 21

Michigan vs. LSU

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Michigan 63% 28
LSU 37% 19

Nebraska vs. Texas A&M

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Nebraska 47% 26
Texas A&M 53% 28

Iowa vs. Tennessee

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Iowa 55% 29
Tennessee 45% 26

Minnesota vs. Kentucky

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Minnesota 57% 30
Kentucky 43% 26

Northwestern vs. Georgia

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Northwestern 54% 26
Georgia 46% 23

Indiana vs. Arkansas

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Indiana 50% 28
Arkansas 50% 29

Maryland vs. South Carolina

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Maryland 50% 23
South Carolina 50% 24

Illinois vs. Mississippi St.

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Illinois 37% 24
Mississippi St. 63% 33

Michigan St. vs. Vanderbilt

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Michigan St. 47% 24
Vanderbilt 53% 26

Purdue vs. Ole Miss

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Purdue 35% 28
Ole Miss 65% 38

Rutgers vs. Missouri

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Rutgers 33% 23
Missouri 67% 34

In going head to head the Big Ten wins more of the top of the conference match-ups but the SEC won eight of the 14 games.  Two games were incredibly close with the SEC winning each to make the difference in the overall standings.

 

2016-17 College Football Bowl Predictions

The 2016 college football regular season has officially wrapped up and bowl season kicks off this Saturday, December 17 with five of bowl season’s 40 games.

We use our predictive formula to predict every game of the college football postseason.  We have predictions for every bowl game including the two College Football Playoff semifinals.

College Football Bowl Predictions

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Mexico Bowl

UTSA (6-6) vs. New Mexico (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
201 Texas-San Antonio 47% 32 63
202 New Mexico 53% 34 -7

Las Vegas Bowl

San Diego State (10-3) vs. Houston (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
203 Houston 55% 32 -3.5
204 San Diego State 45% 29 54.5

Camellia Bowl

Toledo (9-3) vs. Appalachian State (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
209 Appalachian State 50% 28 57.5
210 Toledo 50% 29 -2.5

Cure Bowl

UCF (6-6) vs. Arkansas State (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
207 Arkansas State 49% 26 49
208 Central Florida 51% 27 -6

New Orleans Bowl

Southern Miss (6-6) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
211 Southern Miss 52% 29 -3.5
212 Louisiana-Lafayette 48% 27 58
Monday, December 19, 2016

Miami Beach Bowl

Tulsa (9-3) vs. Central Michigan (6-6), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
213 Central Michigan 37% 28 68
214 Tulsa 63% 37 -11.5
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl

Memphis (8-4) vs. Western Kentucky (10-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
215 Memphis 46% 33 78
216 Western Kentucky 54% 36 -4.5
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Poinsettia Bowl

BYU (8-4) vs. Wyoming (8-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
217 BYU 58% 33 -8.5
218 Wyoming 42% 28 56
Thursday, December 20, 2016

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Idaho (8-4) vs. Colorado State (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
219 Colorado State 59% 33 -13.5
220 Idaho 41% 28 64
Friday, December 20, 2016

Bahamas Bowl

Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Old Dominion (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
221 Eastern Michigan 43% 28 64
222 Old Dominion 57% 33 -4

Armed Forces Bowl

Navy (9-3) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
223 Louisiana Tech 51% 36 -3.5
224 Navy 49% 35 66

Dollar General Bowl

Ohio (8-5) vs. Troy (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
225 Ohio 44% 24 49
226 Troy 56% 28 -3.5
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hawaii Bowl

Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Hawaii (6-7), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
227 Middle Tennessee St. 62% 38
228 Hawaii 38% 31
Monday, December 26, 2016

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl

Mississippi State (5-7) vs. Miami (Ohio) (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
229 Miami (OH) 46% 26 58.5
230 Mississippi State 54% 29 -13

Quick Lane Bowl

Boston College (6-6) vs. Maryland (6-6), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
231 Maryland 52% 25 -1.5
232 Boston College 48% 23 44

Independence Bowl

NC State (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
233 Vanderbilt 50% 23 44
234 North Carolina State 50% 24 -4
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Army (6-5) vs. North Texas (5-7), Noon (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
235 Army 60% 28 -10
236 North Texas 40% 22 49

Military Bowl

Wake Forest (6-6) vs. Temple (10-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
237 Wake Forest 36% 18 41
238 Temple 64% 27 -13

Holiday Bowl

Minnesota (8-4) vs. Washington State (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
239 Washington State 59% 32 -6.5
240 Minnesota 41% 26 60

Cactus Bowl

Boise State (10-2) vs. Baylor (6-6), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
241 Baylor 43% 28 67
242 Boise State 57% 33 -8
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pinstripe Bowl

Northwestern (6-6) vs. Pittsburgh (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
243 Northwestern 49% 32 66
244 Pittsburgh 51% 33 -5.5

Russell Athletic Bowl

Miami (8-4) vs. West Virginia (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
245 West Virginia 47% 26 58
246 Miami (FL) 53% 28 -3

Foster Farms Bowl

Indiana (6-6) vs. Utah (8-4), 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
247 Indiana 44% 25 54
248 Utah 56% 30 -8

Texas Bowl

Kansas State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
249 Kansas State 51% 29 56.5
250 Texas A&M 49% 28 -2
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Birmingham Bowl

South Florida (10-2) vs. South Carolina (6-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
251 South Florida 63% 33 -10.5
252 South Carolina 37% 24 62.5

Belk Bowl

Virginia Tech (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
253 Arkansas 38% 26 61.5
254 Virginia Tech 62% 34 -7

Alamo Bowl

Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Colorado (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
255 Oklahoma State 45% 28 62.5
256 Colorado 55% 31 -2
Friday, December 30, 2016

Liberty Bowl

Georgia (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6), Noon (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
257 TCU 52% 27 49
258 Georgia 48% 25 -1

Sun Bowl

North Carolina (8-4) vs. Stanford (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
259 North Carolina 46% 24 54
260 Stanford 54% 27 -3.5

Music City Bowl

Tennessee (8-4) vs. Nebraska (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
263 Nebraska 50% 29 60.5
264 Tennessee 50% 28 -3

Arizona Bowl

Air Force (9-3) vs. South Alabama (6-6), 5:30 p.m. (ASN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
261 South Alabama 40% 25 57.5
262 Air Force 60% 31 -13

Orange Bowl

Florida State (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
265 Florida State 33% 22 54
266 Michigan 67% 33 -7
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Citrus Bowl

LSU (7-4) vs. Louisville (9-3), 11 a.m. (ABC)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
267 LSU 45% 26 -3.5
268 Louisville 55% 29 60

TaxSlayer Bowl

Kentucky (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
269 Kentucky 45% 27 60.5
270 Georgia Tech 55% 30 -4

College Football Playoff Semifinals

Peach Bowl

Alabama (13-0) vs. Washington (12-1), 3 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
271 Washington 46% 27 54.5
272 Alabama 54% 29 -16

Fiesta Bowl

Clemson (12-1) vs. Ohio State (11-1), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
273 Ohio State 59% 31 -3
274 Clemson 41% 24 60.5
Monday, January 2, 2016

Outback Bowl

Florida (8-4) vs. Iowa (8-4), 1 p.m. (ABC)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
275 Iowa 52% 22 40.5
276 Florida 48% 21 -2.5

Cotton Bowl Classic

Western Michigan (13-0) vs. Wisconsin (10-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
277 Western Michigan 50% 26 54
278 Wisconsin 50% 25 -7.5

Rose Bowl Game

Penn State (11-2) vs. Southern Cal (9-3), 5 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
279 Southern Cal 49% 28 -7
280 Penn State 51% 29 63

Sugar Bowl

Oklahoma (10-2) vs. Auburn (8-4), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
281 Auburn 51% 30 62.5
282 Oklahoma 49% 29 -4.5
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