Friday, January 21, 2005

Football Simulation

The folks over at CFN are doing a "mythical" playoff to find a simulated National Champion. There are 4 brackets - North, South, East, West. So far Georgia Tech has won their 1st and 2nd round games, beating Nevada then Arkansas. Here are the brackets. GT was a #9 seed in the Southern region. The simulation includes all 117 Div I-A schools.

Here's their "mythical" Nevada game re-cap:

No. 9 Georgia Tech 24 ... No. 24 Nevada 0
Georgia Tech's defense put on a clinic with nine sacks, five forced turnovers and a James Butler interception return for a touchdown. The offense made a few plays as well with Calvin Johnson catching a 44-yard touchdown pass and Reggie Ball running for a short score and throwing two touchdown passes. Nevada's Air Wolf attack only completed four of its first 17 attempts as the quarterbacks couldn't deal with the constant pressure. Nevada's best scoring chance came in the third quarter, but a fourth and goal chance from the one was stuffed.
Player of the Game - Georgia Tech LB Gerris Wilkinson made 14 tackles, two sacks, forced a fumble and picked off a pass
Fun Stat - Rushing yards: Georgia Tech 201 - Nevada 29

Here's the re-cap of the Arkansas game:

No. 9 Georgia Tech 14 ... No. 8 Arkansas 7
Georgia Tech came out on top of the defensive slugfest with a 15-play, 93-yard drive that took off 8:39 in the fourth quarter culminating in a four-yard P.J. Daniels touchdown run with 1:31 to play. Arkansas couldn't answer as Matt Jones, who was hampered by a hamstring injury, threw his fourth interception of the game on the final Hog drive. Jones got the first score of the day on a 11-yard run, but that was the only Hog offensive highlight as the attack was held to 211 yards and turned it over five times. Tech DB James Butler took a third-quarter interception 39 yards for a score.
Player of the Game - Georgia Tech RB P.J. Daniels ran 23 times for 131 yards and a touchdown with 78 of the yards coming on the final drive
Fun Stat - Turnovers: Arkansas 5 - Georgia Tech 0