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Week 3 - Scoreboard, Predictions & Recaps
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Posted Sep 16, 2012


Recaps and analysis for every Week 3, September 15 game

2012 Scoreboard ... Week 3

- CFN Fearless Predictions

CFN Instant Analysis
- Bama blasts the Hogs
- Florida runs all over the Vols
- The Irish D up on the Spartans
- Stanford stuns USC

ACC

Atlantic Boston Coll | Clemson | Florida St | Maryland | NC St | Wake Forest
Coastal Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami | North Carolina | Virginia | Virginia Tech

Saturday, September 15 

at Miami 38 ... Bethune-Cookman 10
- Miami & Duke Johnson shine in blowout 
CFN Prediction: Miami 45-10
Line: No Line   O/U: No Line

at Florida State 52 ... Wake Forest 0
- Florida State & Thompson obliterate Wake Forest
- Wake Forest destroyed by the Seminoles
CFN Prediction: Florida State 36-16
Line: Florida State -27.5   O/U: 54

at Pitt 35 ... Virginia Tech 17
- Virginia Tech awful in ugly loss to Pitt
CFN Prediction: Virginia Tech 37-13
Line: Virginia Tech -10.5  O/U: 43

Connecticut 24 ... at Maryland 21
- Maryland run over by Huskies in tough loss
CFN Prediction: Maryland 19-17
Line: Connecticut -2.5   O/U: 42.5

at Clemson 41 ... Furman 7
- Clemson & Watkins roll past Furman
CFN Prediction: Clemson 55-14
Line: No Line   O/U: No Line

at Northwestern 22 ... Boston College 13
- Boston College O falls flat in loss to Cats
CFN Prediction: Northwestern 31-24
Line: Northwestern -4   O/U: 52.5

Louisville 39 ... North Carolina 34
- North Carolina rally falls short in loss to Cardinals
CFN Prediction: Louisville 28-24
Line: Louisville -3.5   O/U: 51

at Georgia Tech 56 ... Virginia 20
- Georgia Tech & Washington blow by the Cavs
- Virginia defense doesn't have any answers for the Yellow Jackets
CFN Prediction: Georgia Tech 31-21
Line: Georgia Tech -10.5  O/U: 53.5

at NC State 31 ... South Alabama 7
- NC State & Glennon roll past USA
CFN Prediction: NC State 45-7
Line: NC State -32   O/U: 50.5

at Duke 54 ... North Carolina Central 17
- Duke & Renfree bomb their way to win over the Eagles
CFN Prediction: Duke 57-9
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line
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Big East  

Cincinnati | Connecticut | Louisville | Pittsburgh
Rutgers | South Florida | Syracuse | Temple

Thursday, September 13

Rutgers 23 ... at South Florida 13
- Rutgers & Jamison run by the Bulls
- South Florida comeback falls short
CFN Prediction: South Florida 23-17
Line: South Florida -8   O/U: 46

Saturday, September 15

at Syracuse 28 ... Stony Brook 17
- Syracuse struggles in win over Stony Brook
CFN Prediction: Syracuse 40-21
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line

at Cincinnati 23 ... Delaware State 7
- Cincinnati sloppy in win over Delaware State
CFN Prediction: Cincinnati 48-9
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line

at Pitt 35 ... Virginia Tech 17
- Pitt blasted out of its Shell in stunner
CFN Prediction: Virginia Tech 37-13
Line: Virginia Tech -10.5  O/U: 43

 Louisville 39 ... at North Carolina 34
- Louisville holds on to get by the Tar Heels
CFN Prediction: Louisville 28-24
Line: Louisville -3.5   O/U: 51

Connecticut 24 ... at Maryland 21
- Connecticut & McCombs rumble over Terps
CFN Prediction: Maryland 19-17
Line: Connecticut -2.5   O/U: 42.5
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Big Ten  
Leaders Illinois | Indiana | Ohio State | Penn State | Purdue | Wisconsin
Legends Iowa | Michigan | Michigan State | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern

Saturday, September 15

at Minnesota 28 ... at Western Michigan 23
- Minnesota loses Gray in good win over WMU
CFN Prediction: Western Michigan 35-31
Line: Minnesota -2.5 O/U: 57

at Ohio State 35 ... California 28
- Ohio State survives Cal with late bomb
CFN Prediction: Ohio State 31-21
Line: Ohio State -17  O/U: 52.5

at Nebraska 42 ... Arkansas State 13
- Nebraska overcomes Pelini scare in easy win
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 45-23
Line: Nebraska -24.5   O/U: 67.5

at Illinois 44 ... Charleston Southern 0
- Illinois banged up but blows out Charleston Southern
CFN Prediction: Illinois 58-10
Line: No Line O/U: No Line

at Purdue 54 ... Eastern Michigan 16
- Purdue & TerBush shine in win over EMU
CFN Prediction: Purdue 38-13
Line: Purdue -24   O/U: 50

at Northwestern 22 ... Boston College 13
- Northwestern kicks its way to win over Eagles
CFN Prediction: Northwestern 31-24
Line: Northwestern -4   O/U: 52.5

at Michigan 63 ... Massachusetts 13
- Michigan & Robinson cruise past Minutemen
CFN Prediction: Michigan 48-0
Line: Michigan -46   O/U: 56

at Penn State 34 ... Navy 7
- Penn State gets O'Brien his first win
CFN Prediction: Penn State 24-17
Line: Penn State -5.5 O/U: 46

at Iowa 27... Northern Iowa 16
- Iowa saved by Weisman in win over UNI
CFN Prediction: Iowa 20-17
Line: No Line   O/U: No Line

Ball State 41 ... at Indiana 39
- Indiana loses to Ball State in wild shootout
CFN Prediction: Indiana 31-23
Line: Indiana -2.5  O/U: 62.5

Notre Dame 20 ... at Michigan State 3
- Michigan State stuffed by the Irish
CFN Prediction: Michigan State 27-17
Line: Michigan State -5.5  O/U: 43

at Wisconsin 16 ...Utah State 14
- Wisconsin O awful again in lucky win over Utah State
CFN Prediction: Wisconsin 34-17
Line: Wisconsin -14   O/U: 51
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Big 12

Baylor | Iowa St | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma
Oklahoma State | Texas | Texas Tech | TCU | West Virginia

Saturday, September 15

at Oklahoma State 65 ... Louisiana-Lafayette 24
- Oklahoma State Lunt hurt in easy win over Ragin' Cajuns
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma State 55-28
Line: Oklahoma State -22.5  O/U: 73

TCU 20 ... at Kansas 6
- Kansas can't take advantage of breaks in loss to TCU 
- TCU sloppy in win over Jayhawks
CFN Prediction: TCU 38-13
Line: TCU -21 O/U: 59.5

at West Virginia 42 ... James Madison 12
- West Virginia & Smith hot in win over JMU
CFN Prediction: West Virginia 44-20
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line

at Kansas State 35 ... North Texas 21
- Kansas State sluggish in win over North Texas
CFN Prediction: Kansas State 45-17
Line: Kansas State -28.5  O/U: 55

at Texas Tech 49 .. New Mexico 14
- Texas Tech & Doege blow past New Mexico
CFN Prediction: Texas Tech 44-16
Line: Texas Tech -33.5  O/U: 61.5

at Baylor 48 ... Sam Houston State 23
- Baylor & Florence get by SHSU in shootout
CFN Prediction: Baylor 55-23
Line: No Line   O/U: No Line
 
Texas 66 ... at Ole Miss 31
- Texas ground game blows up Ole Miss
CFN Prediction: Texas 31-16
Line: Texas -10.5  O/U: 47.5

at Iowa State 37 .... Western Illinois 3
- Iowa State & Jantz roll past Western Illinois
CFN Prediction: Iowa State 34-6
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line
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Conference USA
East  UAB | UCF | East Carolina | Marshall | Memphis | Southern Miss
West  Houston | Rice | SMU | Tulane | Tulsa | UTEP

Saturday, September 15

Texas A&M 48 ... at SMU 3
- SMU gets blown out by the Aggies
CFN Prediction: Texas A&M 38-20
Line: Texas A&M -13  O/U: 57.5

East Carolina 24 ... at Southern Miss 14
- East Carolina
- Southern Miss

at UCF 33 ... Florida International 20
- UCF holds on to hold off FIU
CFN Prediction: UCF 35-24
Line: UCF -17 O/U: 50.5 

Ohio 27 ... at Marshall 24
- Marshall loses dogfight to Ohio
CFN Prediction: Ohio 37-30
Line: Ohio -6   O/U: 68.5

at Tulsa 66 ... Nicholls State 16
- Tulsa
CFN Prediction: Tulsa 58-0
Line: No Line O/U: No Line

at Middle Tennessee 48 ... Memphis 20
- Memphis bombs away in blowout loss
CFN Prediction: Middle Tennessee 33-24
Line: Middle Tennessee -3.5   O/U: 56
 
at Louisiana Tech 56 ... Rice 37
- Rice D miserable in loss to Louisiana Tech
CFN Prediction: Louisiana Tech 44-21
Line: Louisiana Tech -20.5 O/U: 66
 
at South Carolina 49 ... UAB 6
- UAB stuffed in blowout loss to Gamecocks
CFN Prediction: South Carolina 47-10
Line: South Carolina -33.5 O/U: 54.5

at UTEP 41 ... New Mexico State 28
- UTEP & Lamaison great in win over NMSU
CFN Prediction: UTEP 35-21
Line: UTEP -12   O/U: 55

at UCLA 37 ... Houston 6
- Houston O can't get going in loss to UCLA
CFN Prediction: UCLA 45-27
Line: UCLA -17   O/U: 74

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Independents 

Army | BYU | Navy | Notre Dame 

Saturday, September 15

at Penn State 34 ... Navy 7
- Navy
CFN Prediction: Penn State 24-17
Line: Penn State -5.5 O/U: 46

Notre Dame 20 ... at Michigan State 3
- Notre Dame D fantastic in win over Spartans
CFN Prediction: Michigan State 27-17
Line: Michigan State -5.5  O/U: 43

Northern Illinois 41 ... at Army 40
- Army runs wild in loss to Northern Illinois
CFN Prediction: Army 27-24
Line: Northern Illinois -3  O/U: 49.5

at Utah 24 ... BYU 21
- BYU doinks field goal in wild loss to Utah
CFN Prediction: BYU 27-21
Line: BYU -4  O/U: 46.5
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MAC   
 
East 
Akron | Buffalo | Kent State | Massachusetts | Miami Univ. | Ohio
West  Ball State | Bowling Green | CMU | EMU | No Illinois | Toledo | WMU
 
Saturday, September 15

at Minnesota 28 ... Western Michigan 23
- Western Michigan comes up short in loss to UM
CFN Prediction: Western Michigan 35-31
Line: Minnesota -2.5 O/U: 57

Northern Illinois 41 ... at Army 40
- Northern Illinois & Lynch survive big rushing day from Army
CFN Prediction: Army 27-24
Line: Northern Illinois -3  O/U: 49.5

at Purdue 54 ... Eastern Michigan 16
- Eastern Michigan blown out by Purdue
CFN Prediction: Purdue 38-13
Line: Purdue -24   O/U: 50

at Boise State 39 ... Miami University 12
- Miami University gets run over by the Broncos
CFN Prediction: Boise State 48-10
Line: Boise State -21  O/U: 53.5

at Akron 66 ... Morgan State 6
- Akron's Williams throws for 446 in blowout
CFN Prediction: Akron 45-38
Line: No Line O/U: No Line

at Michigan 63 ... Massachusetts 13
- UMass can't stop Denard in loss to Wolverines
CFN Prediction: Michigan 48-0
Line: Michigan -46   O/U: 56

Ohio 27 ... at Marshall 24
- Ohio & Tettleton rally past the Herd
CFN Prediction: Ohio 37-30
Line: Ohio -6   O/U: 68.5

Ball State 41 ... at Indiana 39
- Ball State
CFN Prediction: Indiana 31-23
Line: Indiana -2.5  O/U: 62.5

at Toledo 27 ... Bowling Green 15
- Bowling Green
- Toledo
CFN Prediction: Toledo 31-27
Line: Toledo -3.5  O/U: 58
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Mountain West 

Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | Fresno State | Hawaii
New Mexico | Nevada | San Diego State | UNLV | Wyoming
 
Saturday, September 15

at Texas Tech 49 ... New Mexico 14
- New Mexico ripped up by Red Raiders
CFN Prediction: Texas Tech 44-16
Line: Texas Tech -33.5  O/U: 61.5

at Boise State 39 ... Miami University 12
- Boise State & Harper run over the Redhawks
CFN Prediction: Boise State 48-10
Line: Boise State -21  O/U: 53.5

Cal Poly 24 ... at Wyoming 22
- Boise State
CFN Prediction: Cal Poly 24-16
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line

at Nevada 45 ... Northwestern State 34
- Nevada
CFN Prediction: Nevada 52-13
Line: No Line   O/U: No Line  

at San Diego State 49 ... North Dakota 41
- San Diego State
CFN Prediction: San Diego State 41-38
Line: No Line   O/U: No Line

at San Jose State 40 ... Colorado State 20
- Colorado State
CFN Prediction: San Jose State 30-10
Line: San Jose State -16.5   O/U: 49

at Hawaii 54 ... Lamar 2
- Hawaii
CFN Prediction: Hawaii 45-20
Line: No Line5   O/U: No Line
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Pac-12    

North California | Oregon | Oregon St | Stanford | Washington | Washington St
South Arizona | Arizona St | Colorado | UCLA | USC | Utah  

Friday, September 14

Washington State 35 ... at UNLV 27
- Washington State and Halliday get by in shootout
CFN Prediction: Washington State 27-22
Line: Washington State -8.5  O/U: 55

Saturday, September 15

at Ohio State 35 ... California 28
- California blows it late in loss to Buckeyes
CFN Prediction: Ohio State 31-21
Line: Ohio State -17  O/U: 52.5

at Oregon 63 ... Tennessee Tech 14
- Oregon & Mariota bomb Tennessee Tech
CFN Prediction: Oregon 65-13
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line

at Washington 52 ... Portland State 13
- Washington & Price roll over Portland State
CFN Prediction: Washington 52-17
Line: No Line   O/U: No Line

at Missouri 24 ... Arizona State 20
- Arizona State O struggles in loss to Mizzou
CFN Prediction: Missouri 37-27
Line: Missouri -6.5   O/U: 64.5

at Stanford 21 ... USC 14
- Stanford pounds away on the Trojans in shocker
- USC gets sacked and beaten up in the loss
CFN Prediction: USC 33-24
Line: USC -8 O/U: 56.5

at Fresno State 69 ... Colorado 14
- Colorado miserable in loss to Fresno State
CFN Prediction: Fresno State 38-20
Line: Fresno State -15.5  O/U: 55

at Utah 24 ... BYU 21
- Utah gets by BYU in wild finish
CFN Prediction: BYU 27-21
Line: BYU -4  O/U: 46.5

at Arizona 56 ... South Carolina State 0
- Arizona & Scott obliterate SCSU
CFN Prediction: Arizona 51-16
Line: No Line O/U: No Line

at UCLA 37 ... Houston 6
- UCLA O keeps rolling in win over Cougars
CFN Prediction: UCLA 45-27
Line: UCLA -17   O/U: 74
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SEC  

East   Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Missouri | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt 
West Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU | Ole Miss | Miss State | Texas A&M
 
at Auburn 31 ... ULM 28 OT
- Auburn blows lead but gets past ULM in OT
CFN Prediction: Auburn 34-21
Line: Auburn 16.5 O/U: 62.5

at Vanderbilt 58 ... Presbyterian 0
- Vanderbilt & Stacy blow away Presbyterian
CFN Prediction: Vanderbilt 45-6
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line

Texas A&M 48 ... at SMU 3
- Texas A&M & Manziel blow away the Mustangs
CFN Prediction: Texas A&M 38-20
Line: Texas A&M -13  O/U: 57.5

at South Carolina 49 ... UAB 6
- South Carolina & Thompson blow by the Blazers
CFN Prediction: South Carolina 47-10
Line: South Carolina -33.5 O/U: 54.5

Alabama 52 ... at Arkansas 0
- Alabama obliterates weakened Hogs
- Arkansas ugly in blowout loss to Tide
CFN Prediction: Alabama 38-13
Line: Alabama -20 O/U: 53.5

Florida 37 ... at Tennessee 20
- Florida runs wild in win over Vols
- Tennessee gets run over by the Gators
CFN Prediction: Florida 24-20
Line: Tennessee-3 O/U: 47

Western Kentucky 32 ... at Kentucky 31 OT
- Kentucky loses in OT to the Hilltoppers
CFN Prediction: Kentucky 24-14
Line: Kentucky -8  O/U: 48

at Georgia 56 ... Florida Atlantic 20
- Georgia O blows up against the Owls
CFN Prediction: Georgia 48-3
Line: Georgia -42.5   O/U: 53

at LSU 63 ... Idaho 14
- LSU D gets offensive in win over Idaho
CFN Prediction: LSU 41-6
Line: LSU -42.5  O/U: 54.5

Mississippi State 30 ... at Troy 24
- Mississippi State & Bumphis get past Troy
CFN Prediction: Mississippi State 41-20
Line: Mississippi State -16.5   O/U: 57

Texas 66 ... at Ole Miss 31
- Ole Miss steamrolled over by Texas
CFN Prediction: Texas 31-16
Line: Texas -10.5  O/U: 47.5
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Sun Belt 

Arkansas State | Florida Atlantic | Florida International | MTSU
North Texas | Troy | South Alabama | UL Lafayette | UL Monroe | WKU

Saturday, September 15
 
at Oklahoma State 65 ... Louisiana-Lafayette 24
- UL Lafayette D not even close in loss to Cowboys
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma State 55-28
Line: Oklahoma State -22.5  O/U: 73

at Auburn 31 ... ULM 28 OT
- ULM push Auburn to overtime in tough loss
CFN Prediction: Auburn 34-21
Line: Auburn 16.5 O/U: 62.5

at UCF 33 ... Florida International 20
- FIU comeback to UCF falls short
CFN Prediction: UCF 35-24
Line: Line: UCF -17 O/U: 50.5 

at Middle Tennessee 48 ... Memphis 20
- Middle Tennessee O rolls in blowout over Tigers
CFN Prediction: Middle Tennessee 33-24
Line: Middle Tennessee -3.5   O/U: 56

at Nebraska 42 ... Arkansas State 13
- Arkansas State defense awful in loss to Huskers
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 45-23
Line: Nebraska -24.5   O/U: 67.5

Western Kentucky 32 ... at Kentucky 31 OT
- Western Kentucky shocks UK in OT
CFN Prediction: Kentucky 24-14
Line: Kentucky -8 O/U: 48

Mississippi State 30 ... at Troy 24
- Troy battles hard in loss to Miss State
CFN Prediction: Mississippi State 41-20
Line: Mississippi State -16.5   O/U: 57

at NC State 31 ... South Alabama 7
- South Alabama gets no O in loss to Wolfpack
CFN Prediction: NC State 45-7
Line: NC State -32   O/U: 50.5

at Georgia 56 ... Florida Atlantic 20
- Florida Atlantic destroyed by the Dawgs
CFN Prediction: Georgia 48-3
Line: Georgia -42.5   O/U: 53

at Kansas State 35 ... North Texas 21
- North Texas battles hard in loss to Wildcats
CFN Prediction: Kansas State 45-17
Line: Kansas State -28.5  O/U: 55
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WAC  

Idaho | Louisiana Tech | New Mexico St
San Jose State | Texas State | UTSA | Utah State

Saturday, September 15 


at LSU 63 ... Idaho 14
- Idaho gets picked off in blowout to LSU
CFN Prediction: LSU 41-6
Line: LSU -42.5  O/U: 54.5

at Wisconsin 16 ...Utah State 14
- Utah State misses last second field goal in loss to Badgers
CFN Prediction: Wisconsin 34-17
Line: Wisconsin -14   O/U: 51  

UTSA 38 ... at Georgia State 14
- UTSA
CFN Prediction: UTSA 38-10
Line: No Line   O/U: No Line  

at Louisiana Tech 56 ... Rice 37
- Louisiana Tech O rolls in win over Rice
CFN Prediction: Louisiana Tech 44-21
Line: Louisiana Tech -20.5 O/U: 66
 
at San Jose State 40 ... Colorado State 20
- San Jose State
CFN Prediction: San Jose State 30-10
Line: San Jose State -16.5   O/U: 49

at UTEP 41 ... New Mexico State 28
- New Mexico State
CFN Prediction: UTEP 35-21
Line: UTEP -12   O/U: 55



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