The Official Unofficial Game Prediction Thread - Week 3 - Utah

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  1. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Junior Member


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    #61
    no worries. Perfectly legal. I capture the time stamp on all changes to prevent late changes.
     
  2. TrojanHoss

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    Fink gets his usual State of Utah playing time.
     
  3. Ventura Trojan

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    #63
    Utes 31
    SC 14
     
  4. TrojanHorse

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    no more adds or changes
     
  5. The Lizard King

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    69-1 was the closest IYAM.
     
  6. Trojan4life_itul1

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    I was pretty close
     
  7. Cyrus

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    #67
    you were counting on Utah scoring a rouge?
     
  8. TrojanHorse

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    He knows what he's doing... He's 2-0 this season.
     
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    There is reason for some cautious optimism after yesterday’s game. Many of us thought USC would lose this game, but instead they again showed their grittiness and some real improvement in some areas.

    It took Graham Harrel 3-4 games last year before things started clicking and I expected that could be the case with Todd Orlando also. Yesterday the defense finally looked better. They significantly reduced Utah’s running output vs last year with only 111 yards rushing allowed vs 247 yards rushing last year. Forced 5 turnovers. Held them to 7 fewer points (14 really since one Utah TD was a scoop and score) and forced 5 turnovers.

    It was also encouraging that USC’s rushing output increased v Utah “vaunted” (for a PAC 12 team) defense. 93 yards net rushing is not exactly lighting it up, but last year against Utah it was only 13 net yards rushing. The offense really needs to clean a few things up, but that at least was encouraging and overall the balance was better this year.

    We will post results for this week's contest later today.
     
  10. SGVFlip

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    Hmmmmm....

    Looks like more folks picked Utah to win this game.....sigh.....YE OF LITTLE FAITH
     
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    The Trojans improved to 3-0 this week with perhaps their most complete game of the season so far.

    Despite the fact that a large percentage of us predicted Utah as the winner, there were still a handful of single digit variance predictions this week. For instance...

    The Official Game Prediction Winner of the Week Award goes to
    @USCTFL with a pick of 34-17 and a net differential of only 1 point! That is the closest pick this season so far. Outstanding job!


    The Extremely Coveted Most Wrong Title once again goes to
    @The Lizard King mixing it up a bit this week with a pick of USC 69 Utah 1. Interestingly, the competition picked up a bit this week – some intentionally and some apparently not.

    We will post the Season Long Prediction Czar standings after week 3 shortly.
     
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    You had a good week...came in second!
     
  13. SGVFlip

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    Does being 3-0 help?

    Some guys might be closer in Net differential for 3 games, but picked Utah this week, for example...
     
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    The Race for the Season Long Prediction Czar is well underway. Remember, in order to be eligible, you must have participated in at least 2/3 of the games played – that means this week you must have participated in at least two of the three games played so far.

    We have two tied at the top with an average differential of only 7.5
    @beeto and
    @KeepCalm&FightOn

    Your Top 25 are as follows:

    Rank Name YTD Games

    1 @beeto 7.5 2
    1 @KeepCalm&FightOn 7.5 2
    3 @PickSicx 8.3 3
    4 @Carlsport 8.5 2
    4 @USCTFL 8.5 2
    6 @holt7153 9.0 3
    7 @Zippy 9.3 3
    8 @qqqqqqqman 10.0 3
    9 @Alvaro Carrillo 11.0 2
    10 @TrojanHorse 11.3 3
    11 @cutlerdaddy 12.0 3
    12 @sctrojan2006 12.3 3
    13 @559er 13.0 3
    13 @Globe 13.0 3
    15 @tvgb1995 13.5 2
    16 @Trojan Man 30 14.0 3
    16 @SC Forever 14.0 2
    18 @ICEnEC 14.7 3
    19 @Arhedge 15.0 3
    19 @OrangeBill 15.0 3
    19 @SCBirnkrant81 15.0 2
    19 @silversprint 15.0 2

    Congrats everyone!

    There are a number of you that are just outside these numbers and of course it is a long season (albeit somewhat shortened this year). Also a couple of players have not played enough games to qualify but have very low differentials.

    Keep playing and you might surprise yourself. Show some Trojan spirit and Fight On!

    Beat the Buffs!!
     
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    #75
    Picking the correct winner is only a factor in the weekly contest. The year long contest is purely on the overall accuracy of the numbers.

    You are just outside the money. Another week like this and you will be right there in it.
     
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    You were very close - one of only 6 players in single digits this week
     
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    #77

    Never noticed that, lol. You mean if you picked Utah to win 33-17, you get a “0” differential for your season scoring....instead of a 16+16, “32”?
     
  18. TrojanHorse

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    no. It tracks differential by team and adds them together. So in your example, your net differential counted for week 3 would be 32...which is a big one to overcome.

    It just does not factor in seperately whether you picked the correct winner or not each week as the weekly game does
     
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    I get it now...thanks.....
     
  20. The Lizard King

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    I'd be 3-0 if I had seen your thread during week 1.

    Shucks.
     

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