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Projecting the College Football Season with NCAA13

I figured it would be fun to simulate a season of the EA Sports NCAA 13 video game and find out what happened. The results were interesting….

 

ACC Atlantic Overall Conf
Clemson 10-4 6-3
NC State 10-3 5-3
FSU 7-6 5-3
Maryland 4-8 2-6
Boston College 5-7 2-6
Wake Forest 2-10 0-8
ACC Coastal Overall Conf
Virginia Tech 12-1 7-1
Georgia Tech 11-3 7-2
UNC 8-5 5-3
Virginia 10-3 5-3
Miami 7-6 4-4
Duke 3-9 1-7

ACC Championship Game: Clemson 38 Georgia Tech 31

 

Big 12 Overall Conf
TCU 9-4 7-2
Oklahoma 10-3 7-2
Kansas St 9-4 6-3
Texas 8-5 5-4
Oklahoma St 9-4 5-4
Iowa State 5-7 4-5
Texas Tech 6-7 3-6
Kansas 5-7 3-6
West Virginia 5-7 3-6
Baylor 4-8 2-7

 

Big East Overall Conf
Syracuse 9-4 6-1
Louisville 8-5 5-2
Temple 8-5 4-3
Rutgers 8-5 4-3
USF 6-7 3-4
Cincinnati 6-6 3-4
Pittsburgh 5-7 2-5
Uconn 3-9 1-6

 

Big Ten Leaders Overall Conf
Wisconsin 13-1 8-1
Ohio St 10-3 6-2
Illinois 9-4 5-3
Purdue 5-7 3-5
Indiana 4-8 1-7
Penn State 1-11 1-7
Big Ten Legends Overall Conf
Michigan 11-2 9-0
Iowa 11-2 6-2
Nebraska 8-5 4-4
Michigan St 8-5 4-4
Northwestern 4-8 2-6
Minnesota 1-11 0-8

Big Ten Championship Game: Michigan 48 Wisconsin 17

 

C-USA Notables Overall Conf
Houston 12-1 7-1
UCF 11-3 7-2
SMU 9-5 7-2
Tulsa 10-3 6-2

C-USA Championship Game: UCF 31 SMU 24

 

Independents Overall
Navy 10-3
Army 9-4
BYU 8-5
Notre Dame 6-7
MAC Notables Overall Conf
Ohio 11-3 8-1
EMU 8-6 7-2
NIU 9-4 6-2
Toledo 7-6 5-3
WMU 8-5 5-3

MAC Championship Game: Ohio 45 EMU 21

 

MWC Notables Overall Conf
Nevada 13-0 8-0
Fresno St 10-3 6-2
Hawaii 9-4 5-3
Boise St 8-5 5-3

 

Pac-12 North Overall Conf
Oregon 8-5 6-3
Washington 9-5 6-4
Stanford 8-5 5-4
Oregon St 4-8 2-7
Washington St 4-8 2-7
Cal 3-9 2-7
Pac-12 South Overall Conf
USC 13-1 9-1
Utah 11-2 8-1
UCLA 9-4 6-3
Arizona 6-6 4-5
Arizona St 5-7 3-6
Colorado 4-8 2-7

Pac-12 Championship Game: USC 27 Washington 24

 

SEC West Overall Conf
Alabama 11-2 7-1
Arkansas 11-3 7-2
LSU 8-5 5-3
Miss State 9-4 5-3
Texas A&M 8-5 3-5
Auburn 8-5 3-5
Ole Miss 3-9 1-7
SEC East Overall Conf
Georgia 12-2 8-1
Missouri 10-3 6-2
Florida 8-5 4-4
Tennessee 7-6 3-5
South Carolina 6-7 3-5
Kentucky 4-8 1-7
Vanderbilt 4-8 1-7

SEC Championship Game: Georgia 48 Arkansas 14

 

Sun Belt Notables Overall Conf
FIU 11-2 7-0
Arkansas State 9-4 5-2
Troy 6-6 5-2
Louisiana 7-5 4-3
WAC Notables Overall Conf
Louisiana Tech 9-4 6-0
Utah State 8-5 5-1

 

Award Winners:

Heisman Winner: Denard Robinson, Michigan

Maxwell Award Winner: Denard Robinson, Michigan

Walter Camp Award Winner: Denard Robinson, Michigan

Bednarik Award Winner: Demontre Hurst, Oklahoma

Nagurski Award Winner: Jordan Hicks, Texas

O’Brien Award Winner: Matt Barkley

Doak Walker Award Winner: Latavius Murray, UCF

Biletnikoff Award Winner: Daniel Spencer, Houston

Mackey Award Winner: Xavier Grimble, USC

Outland Award Winner: Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin

Rimington Award Winner: Travis Frederick

Lombardi Award Winner: Damion Square, Alabama

Best LB Award Winner: Jarvis Jones, Georgia

Thorpe Award Winner: Demontre Hurst, Oklahoma

Lou Groza Award Winner: Allen Hardison, Nevada

Ray Guy Award Winner: Ben Buchanan, Ohio State

Best Returner Award Winner: Demetrious Nicholson, Virginia

 

Bowl Results:

New Mexico: BYU 41 San Diego St 10

Famous Idaho Potato: Louisiana Tech 41 NIU 17

New Orleans: Tulsa 31 FIU 17

Beef O’Brady: Rutgers 28 SMU 9

Ponsettia: Hawaii 41 WMU 31

Las Vegas: Fresno St 28 Washington 3

Hawaii: Southern Miss 28 Utah St 19

Independence: Boise St 30 Miami (FL) 20

Little Caesars Pizza: Auburn 42 EMU 27

Belk: Virginia 41 Louisville 17

Military: Navy 34 Toledo 24

Holiday: Oklahoma St 31 Oregon 28

Alamo: Utah 24 Kansas St 17

Champs Sports: NC State 37 Notre Dame 34

Insight Bowl: Nebraska 38 Texas 19

Music City: Texas A&M 45 FSU 31

Sun: UCLA 41 UNC 24

Armed Forces: ECu 21 Colorado St 3

AutoZone Liberty: Houston 35 Temple 16

Meineke Car Care: Michigan St 31 Texas Tech 17

Chick-fil-A: Georgia Tech 24 Miss St 3

Kraft Fight Hunger: Army 28 Stanford 21

Outback: Missouri 31 Ohio St 28

Capital One: Iowa 28 Alabama 9

Gator: Illinois 51 Florida 24

Ticket City: UCF 27 South Carolina 23

Rose: USC 29 Alabama 14

Sugar: Wisconsin 33 Georgia 28

Orange: Clemson 20 Syracuse 7

Fiesta: Virginia Tech 29 TCU 28

Cotton: Oklahoma 37 LSU 31

BBVA Compass: Tennessee 42 USF 28

GoDaddy.com: Arkansas St 33 Ohio 21

BCS National Championship: Nevada 28 Michigan 24

 

Final Poll:

Final Top 25 (Media)
1 Nevada
2 USC
3 Wisconsin
4 Michigan
5 Virginia Tech
6 Georgia
7 Alabama
8 Utah
9 Iowa
10 Missouri
11 Houston
12 Ohio State
13 Georgia Tech
14 Arkansas
15 Tulsa
16 Virginia
17 Kansas State
18 Clemson
19 Oklahoma
20 Oklahoma State
21 TCU
22 NC State
23 Miss State
24 Fresno State
25 UCF

Others receiving votes: FIU, UCLA, Navy, Illinois, Army, Michigan St, Auburn, LSU, Ohio

 

 

Coaching Carousel

Akron- fired Terry Bowden and hired Tony Franklin (OC- La Tech)

Louisiana Tech- Hired Terry Bowden after Sonny Dykes left for UCLA

Memphis- fired Justin Fuente and hired Ian Shields (OC- Army)

Minnesota- fired Jerry Kill and hired Rocky Long (SD State)

San Diego State- fired Rocky Long and hired Nick Rolovich (OC Nevada)

San Jose State- fired Mike MacIntyre and hired Tommy Tuberville (Texas Tech)

Texas Tech- fired Tommy Tuberville and hired Jim Mora (UCLA)

UCLA- hired Sonny Dykes (La Tech) after Mora left for Texas Tech

UNLV- fired Bobby Hauck and hired Jim Grobe (Wake Forest)

Wake Forest- fired Jim Grobe and hired Dave Wommack (DC- Ole Miss)

 


Kevin Causey

About Kevin Causey

dry humorist, beer snob, occasionally unbiased SEC fan, UGA alumni, writer for Crystal Ball Run and founder of College Football Zealots

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