I decided that it would be fun and interesting to run season simulations of this fall using EA Sports' NCAA Football 13, in an attempt to find out what to expect this fall (and also to have something to compare the actual results of this fall to). It certainly did not disappoint.
Before I get into the results, here are a few notes on what happened:
1) I ran 5 simulations. The first four, I was the head coach of Georgia Tech. In the fifth, I changed to UMass to see if there would be a difference when I was not in control of Tech.
2) Each of the first four simulations used a different combination of difficulties for gameplay and recruiting. The difficulties chosen were either Varsity or All-American, which is a 2/4 or a 3/4 for those not familiar with the game.
3) I did not skew the results whatsoever. What you see is what actually happened. I would not have made this stuff up if I could. You'll see what I mean in the results.
Results and brief discussion after the jump!
The results were as follows:
Clearly there was some inconsistency from our performance, but here's some good news:
- We went 3-1 in Bowl games
- We won the Coastal Division twice in five simulations
- Defensive production looks promising
- We're looking like a guaranteed top-5 rushing attack again
- Jabari Hunt-Days has potential to be a freshman All-American
- uga won 4 of 5 national titles. The only one they didn't win was the year I wasn't Georgia Tech.
- Ken Malcome won the Heisman twice and led the country in rushing 4 of the 5 seasons. The only one he didn't, Richard Samuel won with LUDICROUS numbers.
- Apparently FIU is in position to have the best defense in the country....who knew?
- Garrett Gilbert, after struggling at Texas, is ready to lead the country in passing at SMU.
- Four different teams won the Coastal.
- Tevin Washington finished top-5 in Heisman voting twice.
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