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December 22, 2009

College Football Computer Simulated Playoffs–Round One

2009-10 NCAA College Football Computer Simulated Playoffs

Round One

 

The opening round of the computer simulated playoffs are in the books, and four teams have advanced to the quarterfinals to play the top four seeds, all of whom received first round byes.

For a better understanding of these playoffs, see my December 7, 2009, post.  In the opening round, the four bowls hosting these games were the Outback Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Holiday Bowl, and Gator Bowl.  

In the Outback Bowl, #5-Seed Florida did nothing offensively in the first half against #12 seed LSU, but the Gators outscored the Tigers 13-3 in the second half to win 16-9.

In the Alamo Bowl,  #6 Boise State started the game with a nine play, 80-yard touchdown drive and never looked back in t 34-13 win over  #11 Virginia Tech. 

In the Holiday Bowl,  #7 Oregon scored two touchdowns in the final 6:41 to come back and beat #10 Iowa 27-19.

In the Gator Bowl, #9 Georgia Tech rushed for 145 yards in the first quarter while building a 14-0 lead over #8 Ohio State and then held on as the Buckeyes rallied in the second half to make it a 30-24 final

 

Here are the statistics for the games:

Outback Bowl

Team 1 2 3 4 F
Florida 0 3 10 3 16
L S U 3 3 3 0 9
           
    Florida Team L S U  
    15 FD 13  
    45-171 Rushing 37-117  
    156 Passing 138  
    13-21-1 Passes 12-25-1  
    5-41.4 Punt 7-40.6  
    41 Returns 26  
    1-0 Fumbles 0-0  
    6-45 Penalties 7-60  
    66 Plays 62  
    327 Total Yds 255  

 

Alamo Bowl

Team 1 2 3 4 F
Boise St. 10 7 14 3 34
Va. Tech 0 7 0 6 13
           
    Boise Team Va Tech  
    25 FD 16  
    49-281 Rushing 42-153  
    176 Passing 87  
    15-24-0 Passes 9-22-2  
    1-38.0 Punt 6-42.3  
    18 Returns 0  
    1-0 Fumbles 2-1  
    5-35 Penalties 6-53  
    73 Plays 64  
    457 Total Yds 230  
           

Holiday Bowl

Team 1 2 3 4 F
Oregon 0 7 6 14 27
Iowa 9 3 7 0 19
           
    Oregon Team Iowa  
    22 FD 16  
    41-180 Rushing 31-117  
    251 Passing 164  
    20-29-0 Passes 16-28-2  
    2-44.5 Punt 6-37.8  
    18 Returns -2  
    2-1 Fumbles 3-1  
    4-30 Penalties 9-65  
    70 Plays 59  
    431 Total Yds 281  

 

Gator Bowl

Team 1 2 3 4 F
Ga. Tech 14 6 7 3 30
Ohio St. 0 7 7 10 24
           
    Ga Tech Team Ohio St  
    24 FD 17  
    58-311 Rushing 38-164  
    108 Passing 183  
    6-14-1 Passes 17-29-2  
    0-0 Punt 4-41.5  
    39 Returns 0  
    3-2 Fumbles 2-1  
    9-80 Penalties 6-43  
    72 Plays 67  
    419 Total Yds 347  

 

Quarterfinal Round

In the next round, #5 Florida takes on #4 T C U in the Cotton Bowl; #6 Boise State plays #3 Cincinnati in the Capital One Bowl; #7 Oregon plays #2 Texas in the Rose Bowl; and #9 Georgia Tech plays #1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

These games would be the four New Year’s Day Bowl Games.  Wouldn’t it be great when all four January 1 bowls would actually mean something and guarantee that every game contributed to the real National Championship?

Check back on January 2 for results of the college football Elite Eight.

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