We apologize for not having this post published when it was supposed to come out. Major computer issues with substantial losses of data forced us to run an end around play to get back online.
Today, we are combining our annual Simper Bowl computer simulated playoffs (not like the actual playoffs–read prior postings under this category for a complete explanation) with the 100 simulations run for both actual Playoff games.
First, let’s start with our Simper Bowl Results.
In Simper Bowl VIII, #3-seed TCU squared off against #5-seed Baylor in our version of our 12-team playoff. The game was played in Arlington, TX, and due to the proximity of both clubs, no home-field advantage was added, as we felt that both teams would have an equal amount of fans, and TCU was not all that much closer to the stadium to earn any extra advantage.
AND YOUR 2014 SIMPER BOWL VIII CHAMPION IS……………………
TCU! Congratulations to the Horned Frogs, the team the computer simulator judged to be the best team in the nation.
Final Score: TCU 38 Baylor 26
First Downs: TC 27 BA 20
Rushing: TC 45-203 BA 23-67
Passing: TC 226 BA 291
Passes: TC 20-32-0 BA 28-51-1
Play-Yds: TC 77-429 BA 74-358
After 1st Qtr.: TCU 10 Baylor 6
Half: TCU 17 Baylor 16
After 3rd Qtr.: TCU 31 Baylor 19
100 Sims of Actual Rose and Sugar Bowls
We simulated both Playoff games 100 times. Here are the results.
#2 Oregon vs. #3 Florida St.
Outright Wins: Florida St. 57 Oregon 43
Average Score: Florida St. 24.9 Oregon 22.5
Outlier A: Florida St. 40 Oregon 22
Outlier B: Oregon 45 Florida St. 20
#1 Alabama vs. #4 Ohio St.
Outright Wins: Alabama 89 Ohio St. 11
Average Score: Alabama 32.6 Ohio St. 21.7
Outlier A: Alabama 44 Ohio St. 13
Outlier B: Ohio St. 29 Alabama 23