I suppose that college ball wouldn’t be college ball without madness happening somewhere in the country. This week there were plenty of odd occurences from Eugene to Knoxville and Norman to Norfolk! Lets take a look at some of these games.
The Oregon Ducks had this game well in hand as most of the East Coast was headed to bed. By the time Sunday morning rolled around the Ducks had blown a 24-7 lead and lost in Overtime 38-31 to #7 Stanford. The Tennessee Volunteers took part in turnoverfest 2018 as they committed six turnovers vs the hated Florida Gators and were blown out 47-21. The Oklahoma Sooners powered through against the Army Black Knights, 28-21 in Overtime, in a match that Oklahoma should have won by 50. Alabama once again rolled, this time against Texas A&M, while Georgia finally got tested and pulled out a decent win at Missouri.
The Elldee Sports Team of the Week has to go to the Old Dominion Monarchs! They had a 28-point 4th quarter outburst and dominated the Virginia Tech Hokies 49-35. This was undoubtedly the biggest win in program history and first victory over a power five opponent. If the playoffs started next week the four teams would be Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and LSU. I dropped Oklahoma after their close call with Army and still have Georgia on the cusp.
I used the formula to predict 24 games this week which is by far the most I have done this year for a single week. I also began using this year’s stats for the first time. I still need to work on the formula as I went 10-14 vs the spread and 11-13 while predicting the over/under. It was only one week though and I have to give time to allow for the numbers to stabilize. These numbers bring my overall percentages to 45% vs the spread and 49% on the o/u. Next week is my week!!