Daily Blog • Friday, December 4th

For the last couple of years I have picked the games involving the Top 25 teams and thrown in a couple of upset picks. This year I thought you might be interested in who I think will win EACH FBS game this weekend. Every Friday I will give you my personal forecast on every game that involves a FBS team.

     I list the projected scores from my computers forecast. Another column shows you the computers yardage forecast for each game. I think it will be interesting to see who the computer picks to win the yardage battle and see if they win the game. In my College Football magazine I have the plus and minus ratings. I update them weekly and then factor in the home edge and I will show you who the Plus Minus ratings forecast. I will also list who Vegas has favored to win each week and we can see how they do picking the actual winners of games. There is also a WEEKLY POLL which you can enter for free each week. What I will do is on Friday morning I will tabulate the vote on each game and list who the fans are picking to win the games. If you check out my daily blogs on July 30th, July 20th, July 15th, etc, you will see that I have developed a new power rating which takes the yards and points gained against an opponent and factors in that opponents grade to give a team an individual game rating.

      Listed below are each of these category picks for this week and I will then have a running total for the season for them! Here are the selections.......


  PHIL STEELE Computer PTS Computer Yards Weekly Poll + / - Vegas
Saturday, December 5th            
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Pitt Pitt Pitt Cincy Pitt Cincy
by 4 32-26 464-378 69% by 4.50 by 1.5
Houston at East Carolina Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston
by 3 37-33 543-482 N/A by 3 by 2.5
West Virginia at Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers W VA Rutgers Rutgers
by 7 20-18 324-313 59% by 5.75 by 1.5
Fresno State at Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Fresno Illinois Illinois
by 1 30-23 474-358 71% by 3.50 by 3
San Jose State at Louisiana Tech LA Tech LA Tech LA Tech LA Tech LA Tech LA Tech
by 28 32-7 450-210 65% by 24 by 24
New Mexico State at Boise State Boise St Boise St Boise St Boise St Boise St Boise St
by 55 53-0 533-87 100% by 52 by 47.5
by 3 26-22 395-335 65% by 8.25 by 7
Florida vs. Alabama FLA FLA FLA FLA FLA FLA
by 7 19-16 300-270 53% by 4 by 5
California at Washington Cal Cal Wash Cal Cal Cal
by 13 29-21 384-376 88% by 11 by 7
Florida Atlantic at Florida Int'l FAU FAU FAU FAU FAU FIU
by 3 34-32 491-426 71% by 2.50 by 2
Texas vs. Nebraska* Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas
by 17 33-15 421-199 N/A by 17 by 14.5
Georgia Tech vs. Clemson* Clemson GT GT GT GT
by 7 34-29 405-325 N/A by 6 by 1
by 1 38-21 445-342 59% by 17.5 by 7.5
Wisconsin at Hawaii Wisc Wisc Wisc Wisc Wisc Wisc
by 11 33-18 397-395 88% by 8.50 by 12