Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Simulation of the 2008 Season (courtesy of NCAA 09)

Holy hell...it's a blog post on FOR. We haven't had one of these in over a month. Yes yes...I'm alive but haven't had too much time to come with anything worth posting. Well with the release of NCAA 2009, that has all changed. I decided to use the game to simulate the 2008 season and share my results with you. Obviously we're looking at a sample size of 1...but for the most part it seems reasonable enough. I'm working my way through a campus legend season right now (I'm a backup QB for Georgia) and here's how the game has simulated the 2008 season so far (I'm through October 11th games). I'll update this again after I get through the Texas game, Oklahoma game, and then post a final one.

A few things to note:

- The game is missing Brandon Sesay and McKinner Dixon. I can't yet edit rosters to have them in the game as there is a roster glitch that EA is working on.
- The game has Victor Hunter as starting MLB and Brian Duncan as starting LOLB. Duncan will be starting at MLB and Sam Fehoko will likely be 2nd on the depth chart over Hunter.
- The First BCS rankings will come out after the next week of games and I'll include those with the Texas game update.

Top 10 Rankings (Coaches/AP)
1. Wisconsin
2. Oklahoma
3. Missouri
4. Texas Tech/West Virginia
5. West Virginia/Texas Tech
6. Auburn
7. Kansas
8. Texas (lost to OU in OT)
9. Ohio State (lost to Wisconsin)
10. USC (lost to Ohio State)

Top 5 Heisman Contenders
1. Graham Harrell (166.7 rating, 186 of 256 (73%) for 2409 yds (401.5 ypg) 29 TD 3 INT
2. Chase Daniel
3. Lucas Taylor, WR Tennessee (41 catches for 853 yds (142 ypg) and 11 TD's
4. Tim Tebow
5. Sam Bradford

Texas Tech stats
Michael Crabtree 38 catches for 507 yds (84.5 ypg) and 6 TD's
Eric Morris - 39 catches for 422 yds (70.3 ypg) and 7 TD's
Ed Britton - 33 catches for 438 yds (73 ypg) and 5 TD's
Detron Lewis - 18 catches for 191 yds (31.8 ypg) and 2 TD's
Shannon Woods (starting RB) - 18 catches for 279 yds (46.5 ypg) and 4 TD's
Aaron Crawfod - 17 catches for 302 yds (50.3 ypg) and 4 TD's

Top 6 tacklers are Duncan (LOLB), Hunter (MLB), M Williams (ROLB), Henley, Ratliff, Collier (ROLB).

Williams, Duncan, and Ratliff all have 4 sacks. Team has 24 sacks (4 per game).

Team Rankings
Pass Offense - #1 (followed by Mizzou, SMU, BYU, and New Mexico State)
Rush Offense - #119 (only 212 yds...Hawaii at 305 yds and SMU at 350 yds)
Total Offense - #16 (Hawaii is #119...looks like June Jones knew when to leave)

Pass Defense - #21 (OU is #22, A&M #9, Texas #8)
Rush Defense - #16 (OU is #10, Mizzou #13, Kansas #14, Texas #15)
Total Defense - #16 (OU #15, A&M #14, Mizzou #13, Texas #8)


Texas Tech Schedule/Results
vs Eastern Washington 55-5
@ Nevada 56-10
vs SMU 42-28
vs UMass 49-7
@ Kansas State 46-14
vs Nebraska 45-35
@ A&M
@ Kansas
vs Texas
vs Oklahoma St
@ Oklahoma

Big 12 Standings
#3 Mizzou 6-0
#7 Kansas 6-0
#2 Oklahoma 6-0
#4 Texas Tech 6-0
Oklahoma State 4-2 (1-1) lost to Mizzou
#8 Texas 5-1 (1-1) lost to OU
#25 Texas A&M 5-1 (1-1) lost to Okie Lite
Iowa State 2-4 (1-1)
Colorado 2-4 (1-1)
Nebraska 4-2 (0-2)
Kansas State 3-3 (0-2)
Baylor 1-5 (0-2)

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