Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday--September 13, 2011

Both Matty V. and Jeff Thomas have stories about the 1:00 PM start time for the Boston College game. Interesting news is that the game will be televised on ESPN3 allowing out-of-state Minutemen fans to view the game.

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Sad article on CBS reporter Brooke Collins who was widowed after 10 days of marrage to her husband. She was on the sidelines for the UMass-Holy Cross game.

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The 2011 season keeps getting more challenging for Boston college. The Eagles offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers has left the team on medical leave.

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Winless Villanova probably lost two players for the season during their loss to Towson. One player, Joe Price, suffered two broken ribs and a punctured lung.

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Speaking of Towson: YouTube video of Tiger fans storming the field after the Villanova win.

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The football simulator has been updated. I ran the model for UMass-Rhode Island and the Minutemen won 73 times out of 100. The average margin of victory was 6 points.

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2 comments:

Daniel said...

Where do they get the information for the simulator? As a fan of Florida State along with Umass I just ran the simulation for their game against Oklahoma and they had them losing 91 out of 100 times which seems really high.

UMass74 said...

One of the members of AGS bulletin board maintains the FCS data. I don't know who does the FBS data.

Like all computer models, garbage in, garbage out.

I agree your Florida State results are bogus.

One thing about most football computer models is they are most accurate at the end of the season. Early data tends to overstate good or bad. 0-2 Boston College would tend to be underated under most computer models. That may be the cause of Oklahoma's high power rating.