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College Football Week 7 Picks and Predictions

Week 7 predictions for every D-I/FBS college football game

By Ryan Fowler - WhatIfSports.com
Update: October 14th, 2010

Each Monday morning, Whatifsports.com's NCAA college football simulation engine will provide you with game predictions for every D-1 FBS game that upcoming week. The college football simulation engine generates detailed information for each game including the home team's chances of winning (Home Win%) and the average points scored for both teams. Make sure to share the college football information you gained here with your friends by either checking out our NCAA football widgets on the WhatIf To Go page or clicking on the social networking share bar at the top and bottom of this article.

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The statistical inputs to the thousands of college football simulations are based on rigorous analysis of each team's roster, depth charts and statistically based player rankings. Roster modifications are made in cases of injury or suspension and those player's are removed from their team's game simulation for that week.

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Game of the Week: Ohio State vs Wisconsin

Camping trips are notorious for cliched activities and one-liners.

You have the quintessential bonfire, slow cooked chili over an open flame, excessive drinking and sharing of embarrassing anecdotes from the previous ten trips into the wilderness. Not to be forgotten is the one girl who tags along only to bust out the "I wish we were staying in a hotel," line 15-minutes after propping up the tent.

Setting up shop outside Camp Randall Stadium includes much of the same shenanigans except replace "I wish we were staying in a hotel,"-prima donna with "This stadium is a tough place to play, especially at night,"-parking lot attendant/Badgers Backers president.

The country (not to mention the other 10 tailgaters you preach too each Saturday) have heard it all before.

To be fair, the Wisconsin Badgers have enjoyed great success under the tutelage of Bret Bielma inside their cozy confines. Since 2004, when coach B joined the staff as a defensive coordinator, the team is boasting a 40-4 record at Camp Randall. It's the top home record in the Big Ten over that time span.

But Ohio State's road resume pokes holes in the nation's notion that this campsite is dangerous after dusk. The Buckeyes handed the Badgers one of those four home losses back in 2008 and Jim Tressel has led Ohio State to an 8-3 record in night games away from The Shoe.

Home field advantage aside, Wisconsin does possess something the rest of the Big Ten would enjoy: sweater-vest kryptonite. Tressel is only 4-3 against the Badgers since 2001. The last three games in Madison have been decided by a total of 15 points.

The match-up would seem to favor Ohio State on paper. The Buckeyes are currently ranked 6th in the country in points per game (43.2) and 6th in points allowed per game (13.5). It should be noted the #1-team in the country has beaten Marshall, Ohio and Eastern Michigan en route to this pedestal.

Wisconsin's rushing game is where the Badgers will either win or lose this game. Junior running back John Clay has been the workhorse for the team's 11th ranked rushing attack. Clay has rushed for over 100 yards in all but one game and ranks 7th in the country in yards on the ground.

Using our award-winning college football simulation engine, we simulated this game 101 times and the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes win 79.2-percent of the time by an average score of 30-23.

Remember Wisconsin, only YOU can prevent Terrelle Pryors ... from scoring.

Please note the Kentucky and Notre Dame games have been re-simulated on 10/14.

College Football Week 7
MatchupWin%Avg Score 
Maryland Terrapins 5.012Boxscore
@ Clemson Tigers95.036 
Wake Forest Demon Deacons 5.015Boxscore
@ Virginia Tech Hokies95.040 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders13.918Boxscore
@ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets86.135 
Boston College Eagles14.922Boxscore
@ Florida State Seminoles85.139 
North Carolina Tar Heels72.323Boxscore
@ Virginia Cavaliers27.717 
Miami (FL) Hurricanes85.133Boxscore
@ Duke Blue Devils14.920 
South Florida Bulls17.820Boxscore
@ West Virginia Mountaineers82.235 
Army Black Knights36.614Boxscore
@ Rutgers Scarlet Knights63.421 
Pittsburgh Panthers66.325Boxscore
@ Syracuse Orange33.722 
Cincinnati Bearcats68.330Boxscore
@ Louisville Cardinals31.724 
Illinois Fighting Illini10.919Boxscore
@ Michigan State Spartans89.140 
Minnesota Golden Gophers12.915Boxscore
@ Purdue Boilermakers87.130 
Arkansas State Red Wolves33.726Boxscore
@ Indiana Hoosiers66.335 
Ohio State Buckeyes79.230Boxscore
@ Wisconsin Badgers20.823 
Iowa Hawkeyes86.134Boxscore
@ Michigan Wolverines13.922 
Miami (OH) RedHawks 5.011Boxscore
@ Central Michigan Chippewas95.033 
Bowling Green Falcons 5.011Boxscore
@ Temple Owls95.039 
Akron Zips 5.011Boxscore
@ Ohio Bobcats95.035 
Buffalo Bulls20.818Boxscore
@ Northern Illinois Huskies79.232 
Eastern Michigan Eagles28.715Boxscore
@ Ball State Cardinals71.326 
Kent State Golden Flashes41.622Boxscore
@ Toledo Rockets58.428 
California Golden Bears53.529Boxscore
@ USC Trojans46.528 
Oregon State Beavers75.231Boxscore
@ Washington Huskies24.825 
Arizona Wildcats95.041Boxscore
@ Washington State Cougars 5.015 
Vanderbilt Commodores 5.012Boxscore
@ Georgia Bulldogs95.039 
McNeese State Cowboys 5.05Boxscore
@ LSU Tigers95.061 
Mississippi Rebels 5.914Boxscore
@ Alabama Crimson Tide94.138 
Mississippi State Bulldogs10.920Boxscore
@ Florida Gators89.139 
Arkansas Razorbacks61.440Boxscore
@ Auburn Tigers38.639 
South Carolina Gamecocks83.234Boxscore
@ Kentucky Wildcats16.821 
New Mexico State Aggies 5.08Boxscore
@ Fresno State Bulldogs95.045 
Idaho Vandals64.433Boxscore
@ Louisiana Tech Bulldogs35.631 
Nevada Wolf Pack70.341Boxscore
@ Hawaii Warriors29.738 
Boise State Broncos95.053Boxscore
@ San Jose State Spartans 5.013 
Western Michigan Broncos 5.013Boxscore
@ Notre Dame Fighting Irish95.037 
Southern Methodist Mustangs70.327Boxscore
@ Navy Midshipmen29.722 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks95.034Boxscore
@ Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 5.013 
Iowa State Cyclones 5.016Boxscore
@ Oklahoma Sooners95.044 
Missouri Tigers27.727Boxscore
@ Texas A&M Aggies72.335 
Texas Longhorns44.619Boxscore
@ Nebraska Cornhuskers55.423 
Kansas State Wildcats58.425Boxscore
@ Kansas Jayhawks41.624 
Oklahoma State Cowboys66.338Boxscore
@ Texas Tech Red Raiders33.734 
Baylor Bears70.329Boxscore
@ Colorado Buffaloes29.722 
Tulane Green Wave51.532Boxscore
@ Tulsa Golden Hurricane48.531 
UTEP Miners74.335Boxscore
@ UAB Blazers25.729 
North Carolina State Wolfpack77.236Boxscore
@ East Carolina Pirates22.828 
UCF Knights82.231Boxscore
@ Marshall Thundering Herd17.822 
Houston Cougars94.142Boxscore
@ Rice Owls 5.925 
Southern Miss Golden Eagles95.044Boxscore
@ Memphis Tigers 5.019 
Brigham Young Cougars 5.08Boxscore
@ TCU Horned Frogs95.044 
Air Force Falcons25.718Boxscore
@ San Diego State Aztecs74.328 
UNLV Rebels41.623Boxscore
@ Colorado State Rams58.427 
Utah Utes95.039Boxscore
@ Wyoming Cowboys 5.011 
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns21.822Boxscore
@ Troy Trojans78.235 
Florida International Golden Panthers43.621Boxscore
@ North Texas Mean Green56.424 

Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for Whatifsports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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