The Pi-Rate Ratings

December 21, 2012

2012-13 NCAA Simulated Football Playoffs–Semifinal Round

The Road To Simper Bowl VI

The first two rounds of the 2012-13 PiRate Simulated College Football Playoffs are in the books.  The number 5-12 seeds squared off in the opening round with the top four seeds receiving byes.  The quarterfinal round was played last week, and we are down to the Final Four.

 

To see the first round results, go to: https://piratings.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/2012-13-ncaa-simulated-football-playoffs-round-one/

 

To see the second round results, go to:

https://piratings.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/2012-13-ncaa-simulated-football-playoffs-quarterfinal-round/

 

The semifinal round was simulated earlier this morning. 

 

The Pairings

 

(5) Oregon 13-1  at  (1) Notre Dame 13-0

(3) Ohio State 13-0  at  (2) Alabama 13-1

 

Note: Ohio State was awarded the Big Ten’s automatic bid per PiRate Ratings Computer Simulated Rules.  To see how this works, go to: https://piratings.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/2012-13-ncaa-simulated-football-playoffs-bracket-reveal/

 

The Results

Oregon 29  Notre Dame 23

 

ND

Team

Ore

23

Score

29

18

First Downs

18

42

Rush Attempts

48

151

Rush Yards

211

16

Pass Completions

18

29

Pass Attempts

26

182

Pass Yards

196

2

Intercepted

1

6-43.2

Punt Average

4-44.0

1-6

Punt Returns

3-19

3-58

Kick Returns

5-119

4-25

Penalties

9-67

1-0

Fumbles/Lost

1-1

2-11

Def: Sack-Yds

3-17

71

Plays

74

333

Total Yards

407

 

 

Alabama 19  Ohio State 16  (2 overtimes)

 

Ala

Team

OSU

19

Score

16

18

First Downs

16

55

Rush Attempts

43

215

Rush Yards

184

14

Pass Completions

16

24

Pass Attempts

29

176

Pass Yards

153

0

Intercepted

1

8-41.4

Punt Average

9-43.0

4-34

Punt Returns

2-5

2-38

Kick Returns

2-37

7-57

Penalties

8-62

1-1

Fumbles/Lost

2-1

3-19

Def: Sack-Yds

1-7

79

Plays

72

391

Total Yards

337

 

Simper Bowl VI is now set.  #2 Seed Alabama (14-1) takes on #5 Seed Oregon (14-1) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, next Friday, December 28, 2012.

 

Oregon is the defending Simper Bowl Champions.  Only one other team has won back-to-back Simper Bowls.  Southern California won the first two Simper Bowls in the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

 

Oddly, Alabama has not won a Simper Bowl.

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