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Formulator Forward – College Football Week 5 2016

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by Matt Fischer

Week 4 Review

College Football Week 4 is over and had some interesting storylines especially in the SEC.

LSU Won…No It Didn’t

An odd ending in Auburn as the hometown Tigers edged LSU 18-13 after LSU scored a touchdown on the final game of the game…only to have it overturned on replay.

A penalty was called with 1 second remaining.  LSU then lined up and snapped the ball without a whistle signaling time had run out on the game.  Only after LSU caught the winning touchdown, did replay intervene to overturn the call on the field.  Horrible ending and one that could end up costing a coach his job.

Mizzou Wins in 50 Minutes

I witnessed a disgrace to college football Saturday.  I was in the stands at Faurot Field to watch Mizzou make school  history beating Delaware State 79-0.   Both teams agreed to play 10 minute quarters at half-time.

That’s absolutely ridiculous to cut a game short.  This isn’t the first time it’s happened, but is what’s wrong with college football.  FBS teams scheduling poor FCS teams that don’t even want to play 60 minutes knowing they don’t have a chance to win.  Why even play the rest of the game?

I commented at halftime when it was announced there would only be 10 minute quarters, that the game should be called since Missouri was winning 58-0.

Missouri didn’t even play great.  Delaware State was just that bad.  They were grossly overmatched.

I’ll have more on this in the coming week with a plan for scheduling for Power 5 teams.

Vandy Tops the Hilltoppers

Western Kentucky was over a touchdown favorite against Vanderbilt on Saturday.  Many saw Vandy getting led to the slaughter but they pulled off a big road win for Derek Mason.  Vandy won 31-30 in OT and pulled Derek Mason from the hot seat as a loss on Saturday.  It had to feel good for Mason, a former D-coordinator, to have his defense stop Western Kentucky to win in OT.

Tennessee Finally Beat Florida

It wasn’t looking good for Butch Jones at halftime Saturday.  His Vols trailed the rival Gators 21-3.  It looked like yet another Tennessee loss to Florida.  However, the Vols stormed back to win and once again become the favorites in the SEC East.  You’ve got to think the momentum from this win will last the Vols until they hit Atlanta at least.

Quick Hits from Week 4

-Friday night, Utah and USC played an outstanding football game.  Back and forth with the Utes getting a late drive where they kept going on fourth down to score the winning TD.

-Ole Miss got a big lead and extended it as they destroyed Georgia 45-14.

-Florida State showed they’re a good team by recovering from last week’s blowout to Louisville with a big win over a good South Florida team.

-Wisconsin looked great dominating Michigan State 30-6 on the road.

-Is Brian Kelly on the hot seat now at Notre Dame?  3 losses already this season and his comment that all 22 positions are open isn’t inspiring confidence for the rest of the season.

-Texas A&M’s defense is much improved this year and they’re contenders…nationally.

-UCLA fans have to be frustrated.  Things were looking good against Stanford and then a fourth quarter collapse.

-Look out for Wake Forest.  They snuck up on Indiana in Bloomington today and are 4-0.

-Scott Frost is getting Central Florida turned around already.

-James Franklin isn’t getting it done at Penn State.  His seat is warming up by the week.

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Looking Forward to Week 5

College Football Week 5 has big conference match-ups across the country from Miami at Georgia Tech to Stanford at Washington.

We’re getting to the point in the season where we find out who the conference contenders are and this week will definitely help sort several of those out.

I really like these match-ups in week 5.  They will have a major impact on the playoff picture.  Losers this week will have a tough time rebounding to make the College Football Playoff.

Here are my predicted point spreads for week 5:

Stanford at Washington (-3.5) on  Friday Night – This really could be a great game.  The Huskies are the best team nobody’s talking about.  At home on a Friday night is going to have the stadium rocking.

Louisville at Clemson (Pick ‘Em) – The over/under on this game needs to be set at 99.  I’d have trouble going under any other number.  These two teams are loaded with playmakers.

Wisconsin at Michigan (-7) – The Badgers made a statement today with a 30-6 win at Michigan State.

Tennessee at Georgia (Pick ‘Em) – Do the Vols suffer a hangover from the big win over the Gators?  That’s the concern going into this game.  Georgia looks to rebound from being destroyed by Ole Miss.  If not for a national tv loss, I’d think Georgia would be a FG favorite in this game.

Oklahoma (-4) at TCU – The Sooners are in a must win situation.  TCU knows they’ll get the Sooners best shot on Saturday and must be prepared.  This one turns into a shootout.

Top 3 SportsFormulator College Football Player of the Year Candidates:

3 – Christian McCaffrey (RB – Stanford) – Good game at UCLA and more importantly won the game.  As long as the Cardinal remain in the playoff picture, McCaffrey gets big games to showcase his skills.

2 – JT Barrett (QB – Ohio State) – The Buckeyes were off this week so Barrett didn’t have a chance to impress further.

1 – Lamar Jackson (QB – Louisville) – not even halfway through the season, he has multiple seven touchdown games.

Check back weekly for our look ahead at the upcoming week of college football, power rankings and predictions here at SportsFormulator.com.

Formulator Football Friday – September 23, 2016

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by Matt Fischer

It’s a football Friday!  I’d like to thank you for visiting SportsFormulator.com.  Things are going well and we appreciate your feedback and that you’re checking out our new features this football season.

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NFL Week 3

Bill Belichick is the greatest NFL coach of all time.  Cheating aside, his ability to continually win regardless of the 11 players that line up on a given play is remarkable.   Using his third string QB, Belichick guided the Pats to a win over a playoff team last night.

Another profitable weekend with our NFL picks!  We went 2 for 3 cashing tickets again keeping us at 67% ATS on the season.

Broncos at Bengals is the big game in the NFL this weekend.  The Bengals lost in Denver on Monday night last season that ended up giving the Broncos home field throughout the NFL Playoffs.  The Bengals will have Andy Dalton for this one though and playing at home will want to bounce back from a loss in week 2.

Can the Seahawks and Rams score this week?  They’ve both struggled to put points up this season.  Last week they combined for 12 points in the game with the Rams winning 9-3.

The two games I’m most interested in this weekend are the Raiders at Titans and Ravens at Jaguars.  These are teams that have been up and down this season so can they show their potential and win this weekend?

Get week 3 NFL predictions and power rankings.

Consensus Picks – NFL Week 3 Game Winners
1 – Giants 95% against Redskins
2 – Bucs 95% against Rams
3 – Dolphins 95% against Browns
4 – Packers 91% against Lions
5 – Cowboys 91% against Bears
6 – Panthers 86% against Vikings
7 – Saints 86% against Falcons
8 – Steelers 82% at Eagles
9 – Cardinals 77% at Bills
10 – Seahawks 77% against 49ers
11 – Chiefs 68% against Jets
12 – Colts 68% against
13 – Titans 59% against Raiders
14 – Bengals 59% against Broncos
15 – Jaguars 50% against Ravens

If you haven’t made your picks yet, make them now.

College Football Week 4

Some good conference match-ups in college football this weekend.  Tonight, USC visits Utah.  These have proved to be tricky games in the past for road teams.

Michigan State comes off of an impressive road win at Notre Dame to host Wisconsin.  The Badgers have flown under the radar since a big win over LSU to start the year.  Are they ready to take a big game on the road?

I’m most interested in the Arkansas at Texas A&M and Oklahoma State at Baylor this Saturday.

A&M has looked good this season and Bret Bielema’s Razorbacks are always a tough game.  This is a game that’s going to go to the wire.

Baylor gets their first test of the season as the Cowboys of OSU come to town.  For Jim Grobe, it’s a big step up in competition for his team.  Okie State rebounded last week from being robbed of a win against Central Michigan.  The Cowboys are going to keep this game close.

Get our week 4 college football predictions and power rankings.  Check early Sunday morning for my new Formulator Forward column, where I review the previous week of college football and predict the next week’s point spreads for big games.

Consensus Picks – College Football Week 4 Game Winners
1 – Western Michigan 96% against Georgia Southern
2 – Stanford 92% at UCLA
3 – Nebraska 92% at Northwestern
4 – Florida State 84% at South Florida
5 – Ole Miss 84% against Georgia
6 – Michigan State 80% against Wisconsin
7 – LSU 80% at Auburn
8 – Tennessee 72% against Florida
9 – South Carolina 72% at Kentucky
10 – California 64% at Arizona State
11 – Texas A&M 64% against Arkansas
12 – West Virginia 60% against BYU
13 – Middle Tennessee 56% against Louisiana Tech
14 – Baylor 52% against Oklahoma State
15 – North Carolina 52% against Pitt

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College Football Predictions Week 4 – 2016

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Using our predictive formula we’ve predicted every college football game on the board in week 4.

College Football Predictions – Week 4

thursday night football

September 22, 2016
RANK TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
12 303 Clemson 53% 29 -9
36 304 Georgia Tech 47% 26 56u

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September 23, 2016
RANK TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
21 305 TCU 75% 47 -22
105 306 SMU 25% 24 64u
110 307 Wyoming 53% 32 -3
122 308 Eastern Michigan 47% 29 64u
29 309 Southern Cal 49% 27 47u
40 310 Utah 51% 28 -2

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September 24, 2016
RANK TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
58 311 Central Michigan 52% 27 -3½
76 312 Virginia 48% 26 52½u
91 313 Ball State 61% 32 -3½
123 314 Florida latlantic 39% 22 54u
115 315 Central Florida 48% 26 -6½
119 316 Florida International 52% 28
41 317 Army 70% 35 -14
103 318 Buffalo 30% 17 50u
60 319 East Carolina 34% 21 56u
19 320 Virginia Tech 66% 35 -11½
88 321 Syracuse 38% 19 56u
73 322 Connecticut 62% 29 -5½
53 323 Penn State 31% 15 58½u
7 324 Michigan 69% 32 -18½
14 325 Iowa 75% 40 -13½
96 326 Rutgers 25% 17 55½u
77 327 Wake Forest 40% 24 49u
59 328 Indiana 60% 33 -7½
101 329 San Jose State 40% 24 55u
87 330 Iowa State 60% 33 -6½
33 331 Mississippi State 73% 38 -22
104 332 Massachusetts 27% 17 44u
108 333 Colorado State 29% 16 56u
68 334 Minnesota 71% 35 -16
43 335 BYU 41% 24 49u
22 336 West Virginia 59% 32 -6½
127 337 North Texas 40% 24 52u
121 338 Rice 60% 34 -7
83 339 Appalachian State 42% 21 -6
72 340 Akron 58% 29 59u
78 341 Georgia Southern 33% 23 56u
39 342 Western Michigan 67% 38 -7
128 343 Charlotte 10% 8
70 344 Temple 90% 44 -27½
55 345 Pittsburgh 46% 27 68u
50 346 North Carolina 54% 31 -7
67 347 Southern Miss 77% 42 -10
126 348 UTEP 23% 18 63½u
44 349 Oklahoma State 43% 34
32 350 Baylor 57% 40 -9½
3 351 Louisville 91% 44 -25½
93 352 Marshall 9% 7 74½u
109 353 Kent State 1% 3 53u
2 354 Alabama 99% 47 -43½
79 355 Duke 31% 20
31 356 Notre Dame 69% 38 -21
118 357 New Mexico State 23% 20 68u
71 358 Troy 77% 45 -21
86 359 Vanderbilt 33% 19
54 360 Western Kentucky 67% 34 -7½
28 361 Wisconsin 42% 19 42½u
13 362 Michigan State 58% 27 -5½
17 363 Arkansas 44% 25 50½u
9 364 Texas A&M 56% 30 -6
80 365 Nevada 55% 31
98 366 Purdue 45% 27 -4½
113 367 Louisiana-Lafayette 39% 24 50u
97 368 Tulane 61% 34 -5½
57 369 Colorado 37% 27
23 370 Oregon 63% 39 -7½
10 371 Washington 62% 36 -9½
66 372 Arizona 38% 25
16 373 Georgia 37% 20 61½u
5 374 Mississippi 63% 32 -7
100 375 Miami (OH) 30% 20 57u
61 376 Cincinnati 70% 38 -18
64 377 Louisiana Tech 50% 30
74 378 Middle Tennessee St. 50% 31 -5½
114 379 Texas-San Antonio 44% 27 54u
111 380 Old Dominion 56% 32 -3½
69 381 South Carolina 54% 27 54½u
85 382 Kentucky 46% 23 -2
27 383 Florida 48% 23
34 384 Tennessee 52% 25 -6½
89 385 Bowling Green 28% 25 62u
38 386 Memphis 72% 45 -16½
42 387 Florida State 38% 21 -6½
11 388 South Florida 62% 32
30 389 Nebraska 56% 27 -7½
65 390 Northwestern 44% 22 48½u
4 391 Houston 95% 51 -34½
117 392 Texas State 5% 11 64½u
18 393 LSU 54% 29 -3½
47 394 Auburn 46% 26
24 395 Boise State 70% 38 -13½
94 396 Oregon State 30% 21 60½u
52 397 Air Force 57% 32 -3
81 398 Utah State 43% 26
124 399 Idaho 34% 26
106 400 UNLV 66% 40 -14½
35 401 California 54% 36 80½u
63 402 Arizona State 46% 32 -4
6 403 Stanford 55% 32 -3
26 404 UCLA 45% 27 48u
62 405 Tulsa 71% 44 -14½
120 406 Fresno State 29% 25 64½u
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College Football Pick ‘Em – ATS Week 4

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College Football Pick ‘Em Week 4 – Game Winners

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College Football Pick ‘Em – Week 4

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College Football Power Rankings Week 4 – 2016

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We’ve analyzed all 128 college football teams and calculated our college football power rankings for week 4 of the 2016 season.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 4

RANK TEAM CONFERENCE
1 Ohio State B10
2 Alabama SEC
3 Louisville ACC
4 Houston AAC
5 Mississippi SEC
6 Stanford P12
7 Michigan B10
8 Oklahoma B12
9 Texas A&M SEC
10 Washington P12
11 South Florida AAC
12 Clemson ACC
13 Michigan St B10
14 Iowa B10
15 Miami (FL) ACC
16 Georgia SEC
17 Arkansas SEC
18 LSU SEC
19 Virginia Tech ACC
20 Washington State P12
21 TCU B12
22 West Virginia B12
23 Oregon P12
24 Boise State MWC
25 Toledo MAC
26 UCLA P12
27 Florida SEC
28 Wisconsin B10
29 USC P12
30 Nebraska B10
31 Notre Dame Ind
32 Baylor B12
33 Mississippi State SEC
34 Tennessee SEC
35 California P12
36 Georgia Tech ACC
37 Kansas St B12
38 Memphis AAC
39 Western Michigan MAC
40 Utah P12
41 Army Ind
42 Florida St ACC
43 BYU Ind
44 Oklahoma St B12
45 San Diego St MWC
46 Texas B12
47 Auburn SEC
48 NC State ACC
49 Texas Tech B12
50 North Carolina ACC
51 Missouri SEC
52 Air Force MWC
53 Penn State B10
54 Western Kentucky CUSA
55 Pittsburgh ACC
56 Navy AAC
57 Colorado P12
58 Central Michigan MAC
59 Indiana B10
60 East Carolina AAC
61 Cincinnati AAC
62 Tulsa AAC
63 Arizona St P12
64 Louisiana Tech CUSA
65 Northwestern B10
66 Arizona P12
67 Southern Miss CUSA
68 Minnesota B10
69 South Carolina SEC
70 Temple AAC
71 Troy Sun Belt
72 Akron MAC
73 Connecticut AAC
74 Middle Tennessee CUSA
75 Maryland B10
76 Virginia ACC
77 Wake Forest ACC
78 Georgia Southern Sun Belt
79 Duke ACC
80 Nevada MWC
81 Utah State MWC
82 Ohio MAC
83 Appalachian State Sun Belt
84 Georgia State Sun Belt
85 Kentucky SEC
86 Vanderbilt SEC
87 Iowa State B12
88 Syracuse ACC
89 Bowling Green MAC
90 Illinois B10
91 Ball State MAC
92 Boston College ACC
93 Marshall CUSA
94 Oregon St P12
95 Northern Illinois MAC
96 Rutgers B10
97 Tulane AAC
98 Purdue B10
99 Arkansas St Sun Belt
100 Miami (OH) MAC
101 San Jose St MWC
102 New Mexico MWC
103 Buffalo MAC
104 UMass MAC
105 SMU AAC
106 UNLV MWC
107 South Alabama Sun Belt
108 Colorado St MWC
109 Kent State MAC
110 Wyoming MWC
111 Old Dominion CUSA
112 LA Monroe Sun Belt
113 LA Lafayette Sun Belt
114 UTSA CUSA
115 UCF AAC
116 Hawaii MWC
117 Texas State Sun Belt
118 New Mexico St Sun Belt
119 Florida International CUSA
120 Fresno St MWC
121 Rice CUSA
122 Eastern Michigan MAC
123 Florida Atlantic CUSA
124 Idaho Sun Belt
125 Kansas B12
126 UTEP CUSA
127 North Texas CUSA
128 Charlotte CUSA

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