Five Bold NCAA Predictions for the 2017 College Football Season

Five Bold NCAA Predictions for the 2017 College Football Season

Written by on July 21, 2017

If you’re looking for some bold predictions for the upcoming 2017 college football season, then there’s no one better to ask than a bold, ‘tell-it-like-it is’ guy from the City of Brotherly Love like me.Since I’ve never been shy to express my thoughts and opinions, (I’ve been told to keep them to myself…thanks mom) I’m going to offer up five bold predictions for the upcoming college football season that will leave you smiling like that wily old Cheshire cat. Let’s get to it and check on the latest NCAAF betting predictions here..

Analyzing The Five Bold NCAA Predictions for the 2017 College Football Season


Alabama Loses its Opener Against Florida State

The Alabama Crimson Tide (14-1 SU, 10-5 ATS) may be the prohibitive odds on favorites to win the 2018 national championship after coming up just short against Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers last season, but I’m going on record right now to say that the Tide won’t be rolling when they take on Deondre Francois and a loaded Florida State Seminoles (10-3 SU, 8-4 ATS) team that is loaded with talent and expecting big things heading into 2017.

Alabama Crimson Tide Team Statistics

Offensive total yards: 455.27Average Score For: 38.80Offensive rush yards: 246.93Defensive total yards: 262.13Offensive passing yards: 208.33Defensive rush yards: 64.27Average Score Against: 13.00Defensive passing yards: 197.87

Washington Runs the Table

After posting a fantastic double-digit winning campaign (12-2 SU, 7-7 ATS) that helped them reach the four-team, CFB Playoffs last college football season, the sky is clearly the limit for Jake browning and Chris Petersen’s blossoming Washington Huskies program.As a matter of fact, after examining the Huskies 2017 schedule, I think it’s quite possible that they could run the table and win all 12 of their games this coming season. The only real troublesome games Washington has on its upcoming schedule is, at Stanford and at home against Utah and Washington in their final three regular season matchups. It’s going to be difficult, but I think Petersen and his genius offensive mind will find a way to help his Washington Huskies run the table in 2017.

Washington Huskies Team Statistics

Offensive total yards: 456.93Average Score For: 41.79Offensive rush yards: 198.14Defensive total yards: 316.86Offensive passing yards: 258.79Defensive rush yards: 133.93Average Score Against: 17.71Defensive passing yards: 182.93I believe the Big ten is Penn State’s to win for the second straight college football season.

Penn State Wins the Big Ten

Penn State went 11-3 last season and 9-1 in conference play to win the Big ten, but after getting short end of the stick from the College Football Playoff committee come postseason time, I’m thinking a ticked off Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley will make sure that Penn State leaves less of a doubt in voters’ minds this college football season. Yes, Ohio State will be very good under the polarizing Urban Meyer (again) and so will Wisconsin, but in the end, I believe the Big ten is Penn State’s to win for the second straight season – and the Penn State Nittany Lions will end up doing just that!

Penn State Nittany Lions Team Statistics

Offensive total yards: 433.29Average Score For: 37.57Offensive rush yards: 172.57Defensive total yards: 367.93Offensive passing yards: 260.71Defensive rush yards: 151.29Average Score Against: 25.43Defensive passing yards: 216.64

Brian Kelly Gets the Ax at Notre Dame

I don’t know if it’s a really bold prediction saying that Notre Dame Head coach Brian Kelly is going to get the ax following the 2017 campaign, seeing as how his Fighting Irish compiled a pitiful 4-8 mark last season, but that’s my prediction.I know Kelly recorded a winning record in each of his six previous season with the Irish prior to last year, but he’s also suffered three five-loss campaigns along the way. If Kelly and the Irish don’t win, let’s say, nine games in 2017, (they won’t) I believe he’s outta’ there!

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Team Statistics

Offensive total yards: 417.58Average Score For: 30.92Offensive rush yards: 166.33Defensive total yards: 378.83Offensive passing yards: 254.25Defensive rush yards: 182.42Average Score Against: 27.83Defensive passing yards: 196.42

Texas Wins 10

I know he will be in his first season coaching the Longhorns, but I’m thinking Tom Herman will get his young team to the 10-win mark in his very first season with Texas after the Horns went 5-7 in Charlie Strong’s final college football season a year ago.The Horns look like they’re going to easily reach the eight or nine-win mark in 2017 and I believe they’ll bag 10 wins if they upset one of three teams on their schedule, whether it’s Oklahoma, Oklahoma State or USC (not gonna’ happen). Herman is a widely-respected football guy and he nearly got Houston into the CFP in each of the last two years. Believe it or not, 10 wins is certainly not out of the question for Texas in 2017.

Texas Longhorns Team Statistics

Offensive total yards: 475.92Average Score For: 30.75Offensive rush yards: 233.50Defensive total yards: 434.83Offensive passing yards: 242.42Defensive rush yards: 178.33Average Score Against: 31.25Defensive passing yards: 256.50