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College Football Week 7 Picks and Predictions

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

WhatIfSports.com
October 7, 2013

Each Monday, 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 each team's chances of winning (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 players are removed from their team's game simulation for that week.

Game of the Week: Oregon at Washington

They are fast. They put butts in the seats. They average nearly 60 points per game, while only allowing 12. With their Phil Knight-funded sex appeal, the Oregon Ducks continue to wow the masses, but who have they played?

Wins over Nicholls State, Virginia, California, Tennessee, and Colorado don't amount to much when combined the five programs have lost 14 games this season. The "best" defense among that quintet are the Cavaliers and they rank 70th in points against (27.4 PAPG). So, take the following stats with a grain of salt if you will.

One-man-band quarterback Marcus Mariota is completing over 56 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns, no interceptions, while adding over 300 rushing yards and seven more scores. Three other running backs have rushed for more than 200 yards through the first five games with De'Anthony Thomas averaging eight yards per rush and six touchdowns. Receivers Josh Huff and Bralon Addison have combined for eight touchdowns this season.

The Ducks are 32nd against the rush and 29th against the pass.

The Washington Huskies gave undefeated Stanford all it could handle last week before falling three points short on the road.

Quarterback Kevin Price is completing over 71 percent of his passes this season with 11 touchdowns and three picks. As a team, the Huskies rank 23rd in the country at nearly 300 passing yards per game.

Lead rusher and All-Name Team nominee, Bishop Sankey has racked up 125-or-more yards on the ground in four out of five games this season with a team-high seven touchdowns.

Eight different receivers have found the end zone for Washington this year with Kevin Smith and Kason Williams leading the way with over 700 receiving yards between the two of them with three touchdowns.

The Huskies' third-ranked pass defense (146 YAPG) will look to slow down the Ducks' up-tempo offense. Washington is ranked 45th in the nation against the rush at 141 yards allowed per game.

We simulated the Ducks and Huskies 101 times and it's Oregon winning 58.4 percent of the time by an average score of 27-23.

College Football Week 7
MatchupWin%Avg Score 
Boston College Eagles15.816Boxscore
@ Clemson Tigers84.231 
Virginia Cavaliers33.718Boxscore
@ Maryland Terrapins66.324 
Navy Midshipmen40.123Boxscore
@ Duke Blue Devils59.926 
Syracuse Orange50.523Boxscore
@ North Carolina State Wolfpack49.522 
Pittsburgh Panthers51.021Boxscore
@ Virginia Tech Hokies49.020 
Indiana Hoosiers34.220Boxscore
@ Michigan State Spartans65.824 
Northwestern Wildcats44.121Boxscore
@ Wisconsin Badgers55.922 
Nebraska Cornhuskers70.328Boxscore
@ Purdue Boilermakers29.722 
Michigan Wolverines77.227Boxscore
@ Penn State Nittany Lions22.819 
Akron Zips18.820Boxscore
@ Northern Illinois Huskies81.231 
Kent State Golden Flashes35.624Boxscore
@ Ball State Cardinals64.429 
Central Michigan Chippewas40.624Boxscore
@ Ohio Bobcats59.427 
Buffalo Bulls57.423Boxscore
@ Western Michigan Broncos42.621 
Miami (OH) RedHawks70.328Boxscore
@ Massachusetts Minutemen29.719 
California Golden Bears23.821Boxscore
@ UCLA Bruins76.229 
Colorado Buffaloes29.720Boxscore
@ Arizona State Sun Devils70.326 
Oregon State Beavers51.526Boxscore
@ Washington State Cougars48.524 
Arizona Wildcats51.526Boxscore
@ USC Trojans48.525 
Oregon Ducks58.427Boxscore
@ Washington Huskies41.623 
Stanford Cardinal63.923Boxscore
@ Utah Utes36.118 
Western Carolina Catamounts 5.07Boxscore
@ Auburn Tigers95.047 
Bowling Green Falcons34.720Boxscore
@ Mississippi State Bulldogs65.325 
Missouri Tigers37.623Boxscore
@ Georgia Bulldogs62.427 
Florida Gators51.021Boxscore
@ LSU Tigers49.020 
South Carolina Gamecocks60.425Boxscore
@ Arkansas Razorbacks39.621 
Texas A&M Aggies63.427Boxscore
@ Ole Miss Rebels36.622 
Alabama Crimson Tide82.229Boxscore
@ Kentucky Wildcats17.816 
Eastern Michigan Eagles45.523Boxscore
@ Army Black Knights54.525 
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets49.021Boxscore
@ BYU Cougars51.022 
Kansas Jayhawks21.317Boxscore
@ TCU Horned Frogs78.726 
Iowa State Cyclones32.724Boxscore
@ Texas Tech Red Raiders67.329 
Texas Longhorns37.123Boxscore
@ Oklahoma Sooners62.929 
Baylor Bears60.426Boxscore
@ Kansas State Wildcats39.622 
Rice Owls49.525Boxscore
@ Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners50.526 
Tulsa Golden Hurricane52.524Boxscore
@ UTEP Miners47.521 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders53.525Boxscore
@ North Texas Mean Green46.524 
East Carolina Pirates56.427Boxscore
@ Tulane Green Wave43.623 
UAB Blazers58.426Boxscore
@ FIU Golden Panthers41.623 
Marshall Thundering Herd65.830Boxscore
@ Florida Atlantic Owls34.225 
New Mexico Lobos39.625Boxscore
@ Wyoming Cowboys60.428 
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors39.621Boxscore
@ UNLV Rebels60.423 
San Jose State Spartans47.524Boxscore
@ Colorado State Rams52.525 
San Diego State Aztecs61.425Boxscore
@ Air Force Falcons38.621 
Boise State Broncos71.329Boxscore
@ Utah State Aggies28.720 
Idaho Vandals25.220Boxscore
@ Arkansas State Red Wolves74.828 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks57.925Boxscore
@ Texas State Bobcats42.122 
Troy Trojans91.133Boxscore
@ Georgia State Panthers 8.919 
Temple Owls25.717Boxscore
@ Cincinnati Bearcats74.326 
Rutgers Scarlet Knights33.721Boxscore
@ Louisville Cardinals66.328 
Memphis Tigers38.625Boxscore
@ Houston Cougars61.428 
South Florida Bulls64.422Boxscore
@ Connecticut Huskies35.619 
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