Game Prediction Thread - Week 2 - Arizona

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  1. Game Prediction Thread - Week 2 - Arizona
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    TrojanHorse Junior Member


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    Opening games this year have been pretty unpredictable. We knew ASU was a good team and anything could happen – and it did! The boys fought on and pulled out a W. That said, I think most people have the sense that we need to quit fooling around and start looking like an improved football team.

    The Arizona Wildcats are providing a platform for that sort of performance this week. Due to the “no contest” this past week, Arizona has still not played a game so they may be expected to suffer a bit from having no real time game experience and tackling. However, there is also no film to study from this year’s Arizona team which could be slight disadvantage for USC.

    Post your best prediction of the final score for this game. We will announce winners after the game.

    To see last week’s winners, click here and scroll down:
    https://wearesc.com/forum/index.php?threads/game-prediction-thread-week-1-asu.74503/page-5

    The Basic Rules of tabulation this week will be as follows:
    -We will track predicted scores (one guess per person) and come up with a winner by 'least cumulative variance.' That is, the real variance of each team's guess added together.
    -If two people have given the same score, then the first one that gave the score is the winner. Other than that, there could be co-champions. if two people have given different scores, but have the same cumulative variance.
    -Edits to posted scores will be allowed until game time.
    -If the least cumulative variance happens to pick the wrong winner, they will be awarded "Closest to the Pin,' but the overall winner must guess the winning team correctly.
    -A 'Most Wrong' Award will be given out for the guess with the largest cumulative variance.
    -No more guesses or changes after kickoff.


    Please Observe The Following Honorary Rules:
    -The Cardinal & Gold Rule - Whole numbers only. Fractional numbers will be rounded up.
    -The NorCalSurfer Rule – No ‘Negative’ score predictions
    -The BigGuard Modification - If someone has two guesses in the same post, for humor or other purposes, the second (last) pick is the one that will be used to make it consistent... so try to be clear.
    -The Trojan Eternity Clarification – If a contestant inadvertently (or otherwise) makes more than one pick, the last pick will be the one used for the purposes of the competition. Technically, this would be the “last” pick.
    - The Lizard King Rule – In order to qualify for the honorary title of most wrong, guesses must be at least somewhat within reason. Nothing over 70 points scored for instance is probably reasonable for either team this week.
    -The Lizard King Clarification – If a player picks a score over the above stated maximum, they will not be considered for the Coveted Title of Most Wrong for that week. Players will get one mulligan per season on this clarification rule.
    -The Globe Rule – If more than one player has the same net differential, but at least one has picked the correct team to win...then no “Closest To The Pin” Trophy will be awarded that week.
    -The Golden Trojan Rule – Picks must be posted in the correct weekly pick thread. Otherwise they will not be picked up and counted toward the contest.


    A Season Long Champion will also be crowned:
    -each week we will calculate the 'average' net points for any participant that has picks in at least 2/3 of the available games.
    -We will include all games through the regular season in this format. However, once any playoffs or post season games begin, you MUST play those games in order to continue on to become the season champion. It's sort of like the Fed Ex Cup.
    - Last year the Season Long Prediction Czar was @socallvr
    - This year in addition to year long bragging rights and the knowledge that you really are better than everyone else, Erik will also award a WeAreSC polo shirt to the winner.
    - It's a long season, don't give up. Have fun and thanks for playing


    Remember, this thread is about having fun, expressing our honest opinions on how we think the team will do THIS WEEK, and maybe even learning a little from each other. We are not going to always agree with everyone on our predictions--but this is not the place for calling people out or derogatory comments. Otherwise you may get virtually flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

    Give us your prediction and tell us why you think it will happen. On any given week we could be very right or very, very wrong. That's sort of the nature of sports though isn't it? You win some...you lose some. You pick your self up, dust yourself off, and tomorrow is a new day.

    Beat the Wildcats!
     
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  2. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Junior Member


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    I still don't have a great read on how to rate home field advantage. There is that fake pumped in crowd noise of course, but I can't imagine that is quite the same as a real crowd that you know is against you. Not being at home and in familiar surroundings is still a real impact. It just doesn't feel like as big of an impact this year.

    With so many new coaches and players, who knows what to expect from Arizona? I'm not ready to give us a defensive edge over last year, especially with no film on this year's Wildcats offense to study, but I do think that is still coming.

    I'll go USC 34 - Arizona 25
     
  3. Globe

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    We’re not very good but Arizona’s putrid.

    SC 31
    Arizona 23
     
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    Harrell is young and not stubborn. I think he will look at the play calling and understand where he needs to improve.
     
  5. SCnAZ

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    SC - 35
    Zona - 24
     
  6. VaTROJAN

    VaTROJAN Junior Member


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    Men of Troy 42, Zona 10
    FIGHT ON
     
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  7. OrangeBill

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    If Zona had a game under its belt my thinking might be different. Hopefully, a few of our OL issues will have been addressed and Harrell will have receivers running to holes in the zone coverage that we will surely face.
    USC: 31
    Zona: 17
     
  8. USC1

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    Trojans 45 Pussycats 17
     
  9. Arthur Jury

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    Well after yesterday's debacle... No O line especially inside short down running, Bad CB, , mediocre LB, poor DL, new coaches the same as old coaches, trying to jam the pass in there when their coverage is 10 yards off the line, ignoring the run, plus the Helton factor ... And doesn't UA have a mobile QB ? Game on the road... SC will win but it will be unimpressive. Not to mention AZ schools have been practicing for months, Gov Newscum has limited CA school team camp practices to the past few weeks....

    USC 28
    UA 24
     
  10. SC87

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    Even we can't lose to AZ. So I'm going big:

    SC 41
    AZ 20
     
  11. 4thamp1

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    USC 56
    UA 45
     
  12. ImanMarshallLOCK

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    USC 35
    UA 13
     
  13. ICEnEC

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    AS 40 bears down 20
     
  14. ICEnEC

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    SC 40 bears down 20. Scratch my original post
     
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    USC 49
    Arizona 20
    Fight On! Beat the Wildcats! Fight On!
     
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    Arizona is horrible.

    USC 41
    U of A 22
     
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    Hope springs eternal.

    SC 48
    UofA 17
     

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