The "UnOfficial" Week 1 Game Prediction Thread - Fresno State

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  1. The "UnOfficial" Week 1 Game Prediction Thread - Fresno State
    TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Junior Member


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    It is that time of year. The anticipation has been building for months. The verbal banter between the optimists and the pessimists has reached its zenith. Now there is nothing left to say...it's all about watching what happens on the field!!!

    Well...that's not exactly correct. There is plenty more to say...and it all starts here with all of you telling the rest of us what you think will happen in the Trojans Home Opener.

    We had 211 unique players last year and last year's season long winner was @socallvr

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

    The Overriding Golden Rule of the Prediction Thread series is that this game is open to ALL - Pessimists and Optimists. Everyone's opinion is valid. However this is not the place for name calling or verbal abuse of any kind. State your opinion and try to give a valid reason to back your thoughts up. Then be accepting of other's thoughts and opinions. Maybe we will all learn something over the course of the year.

    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 Rule - If someone has two guesses in the same post, for humor or other purposes, I will use the last guess unless it is very obvious that the 1st one is the 'real' guess... so try to be clear. Judges decisions are final. This has been changed from last year to more closely line up with the Trojan Eternity Rule.
    - The Lizard King Rule – In order to qualify for the honorary tile 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 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 Trojan Eternity Clarification – If a contest 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.


    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.

    Beat the Bulldogs!
     
       
  2. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Junior Member


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    This is no “gimme.” The Bulldogs finished ahead of USC in the AP preseason poll and only one spot behind USC in the Coaches Poll. This is Jeff Tedford’s third full season and we all remember the surprise wins he pulled off while at Cal. He seems to be able to get the most out of second tier talent. In his second full season season, Tedford's Bulldogs set a school record of 12 wins, including beating Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl (31-20) and Boise State in the Mountain West conference championship (19-16).


    I believe we will get at least 7 more points on average out of this new offense and I hope I am being conservative. Plus we will have a light home field advantage...


    I hope we win by a landslide and prove everyone wrong, but for the purposes of this contest I am picking the Trojans to win the home opener in a close one 32-27.
     
  3. DaFireMedic

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    I agree, this is not a gimme. But I think we roll:

    USC - 52
    Fresno St. - 24
     
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    USC 35
    Fresno St 23
     
  5. Arhedge

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    USC 34
    Fresno 28
     
  6. FIGHTON!

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    USC 49
    Fresno state 10
    Fight on! Beat the Bulldogs! Fight on!
     
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  7. Arthur Jury

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    First games are always a little "rough"

    USC 28
    FSU 17
     
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    SC 38-17
     
  9. Ojaitrojan

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    USC - 45
    Fresno St - 20
    Bulldogs are replacing too many players on offense, and their d will tire in the 2nd half.
     
  10. Troy21511

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    USC 42
    FSU 20

    Most of the points scored in 1st half. GH takes His foot of the Gas. Saving some for Stanford for following week.
     
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    SC 47 the bull pups 17
     
  12. jiordone

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    USC 42
    Fresno 24
     
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    34-21 good guys
     
  14. LoyalTrojan

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    I think this years team has the ability to score at least 40 point a game.
    I’m thinking 48-28 is about the correct score. It’s up to you defense.....
     
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  16. Troyview

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    The team has struggled in every opener since Helton took over full time. I think the defense makes a real positive statement and the offense needs to work out some timing kinks. My prediction SC wins 27-17
     
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    USC 42 Fresno 10
     
  18. ConquerorSC

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    Bad news for Helton and Swan and Harrel:
    37-28 Fresnizzle

    What I think is most likely to happen at this point: 38-34 USC wins
     
  19. SC ForLife

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    35-20
    Good guys win
     

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