Daily Blog • Friday, September 6th

In the past several years, I have given you my category picks for every game involving an FBS team. This year I am going to give you my category picks that include just the Top 5 teams as you need to become a Inside the Pressbox subscriber to get all of my picks for not only the games involving the Top 25 teams but also any FBS vs FBS game.

In these picks, I list the projected scores from my computer’s 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.

Listed below are each of these category picks for this week.


Friday, September 6 PHIL STEELE Computer PTS Computer Yards Weekly Poll + / - Game Grade Vegas
8:00 PM Wake Forest at Boston College
8:00 PM UCF at Florida International
Saturday, September 7 PHIL STEELE Computer PTS Computer Yards Weekly Poll + / - Game Grade Vegas
12:00 PM No. 12 Florida at Miami (FL)
12:00 PM No. 13 Oklahoma St at UTSA
12:00 PM Miami (OH) at Kentucky
12:00 PM South Florida at Michigan St
12:00 PM Eastern Michigan at Penn St
12:00 PM Houston at Temple
12:00 PM Cincinnati at Illinois
12:00 PM Bowling Green at Kent St
12:21 PM WKU at Tennessee
12:30 PM Middle Tennessee at North Carolina
1:00 PM Army at Ball St
3:30 PM No. 2 Oregon at Virginia Oreg Oreg Oreg by Oreg 98% Oreg Oreg Oreg
38-21 37-20 478-389  by 22 by 20.6  by 21.5
3:30 PM San Diego St at No. 3 Ohio St OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU
by 32 45-13 567-230 1  by 28.25  by 37.85  by 28
3:30 PM Buffalo at No. 23 Baylor
3:30 PM Toledo at Missouri
3:30 PM Utah St at Air Force
3:30 PM South Alabama at Tulane
4:00 PM Old Dominion at Maryland
4:00 PM Idaho at Wyoming
4:30 PM No. 6 South Caro at No. 11 Georgia UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA
by 3 31-28 495-397 61% by 4 by 4.84 by 3
4:30 PM Duke at Memphis
6:00 PM Syracuse at No. 19 Northwestern
6:00 PM Southern Miss at No. 22 Nebraska
6:00 PM Navy at Indiana
6:30 PM Louisiana-Lafayette at Kansas St
7:00 PM UAB at No. 9 LSU
7:00 PM No. 15 Texas at Brigham Young
7:00 PM West Virginia at No. 16 Oklahoma
7:00 PM North Texas at Ohio
7:00 PM Colorado St at Tulsa
7:30 PM Arkansas St at Auburn
8:00 PM No. 14 Notre Dame at No. 17 Mich
8:00 PM Minnesota at New Mexico St
8:00 PM Hawaii at Oregon St
8:00 PM New Mexico at UTEP
10:30 PM Washington St at No. 25 USC
10:30 PM Arizona at UNLV
11:00 PM San Jose St at No. 5 Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
by 21  31-10  456-228 99% by 28 by 29.58 by 26.5