Over/Under Accountability vs Syracuse

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

I'd venture to say that things didn't really go how we expected them to against Syracuse, but I'd also venture to say that nobody here is upset about that.

Over/Under 1.5 Interceptions for Georgia Tech's Defense

Actual Number: 2

Georgia Tech's defense was able to manufacture two interceptions as well as a fumble recovery, and won the turnover battle 3-1. Syracuse was intercepted on its third drive of the game by Quayshawn Nealy, who read the eyes of Terrel Hunt as he stared down a receiver. Nealy jumped the route and was able to secure the ball on his way to the ground after a slight juggle. Later, Louis Young was able to pick off backup quarterback Drew Allen on a play where Allen overthrew his receiver. Both were instances where players were given a shot to capitalize on a mistake and didn't miss the chance.

Optimism 1, Pessimism 0

Over/Under 18.5 Pass Attempts for Georgia Tech

Actual Number: 5

The correlation holds, as Georgia Tech won without having to pass much at all. However, it was good to see that when they did pass, they were efficient about it -- Vad Lee went 3/3 for 88 yards and a touchdown, including two beautiful deep passes to Darren Waller and Dennis Andrews. That's exactly what we need from our passing game moving forward.

Optimism 2, Pessimism 0

Over/Under 4.5 Yards per Carry for Georgia Tech

Actual Number: 5.88 yards per carry

Everything just worked on Saturday. The B-Back dive was gashing for big yards, the pitch man was frequently able to get a big gain, and the QB keeper was effective as well. It was really beautiful, and this is what we see when everything's running smoothly as it was.

Optimism 3, Pessimism 0

Over/Under 54.5 Combined Points for Georgia Tech and Syracuse

Actual Number: 56

A quick refresher from the "picks" article...

...If Georgia Tech wins 49-0, then the outcome is "Under" (49 + 0 = 49 < 54.5), while a 28-27 Georgia Tech victory yields an outcome of "Over" (28 + 27 = 55 > 54.5).

You know, I made up that first scenario as a bit of a joke and an extreme case, just to illustrate how things could potentially happen. Turns out our guys did one touchdown better than my "wild" scenario. I personally thought it a bit strange that Syracuse's defense was so helpless out there, given that they were the more hyped unit coming into the game.

Optimism 4, Pessimism 0

Over/Under 0.5 Passing Touchdowns for Georgia Tech

Actual Number: 1

When RHP WR DeAndre Smelter threw an interception on a trick play early in the game, I just knew that we wouldn't really be throwing the ball for the rest of the game. And we didn't -- there were only 4 attempts after that play. Luckily for this line though, one was a deep pass to Darren Waller that was caught inside the 5 and he was able walk in for a score, becoming Georgia Tech's first touchdown in meaningful time since our game against UNC.

Optimism 5, Pessimism 0

Over/Under 7.5 Point Margin of Victory for Georgia Tech

Actual Number: 56

Gotta love it when your team beats a conference opponent by 8 touchdowns and shuts them out in the process. Boy, did it feel good, and boy, was it a much-needed performance for our fans.

Optimism 6, Pessimism 0

Weekly Shout-Outs

First shout-out here goes to me, for making lines that forced 2 incorrect picks from Dive Keep and Pitch and pulindian.

Second weekly should-out here goes to AugustaJacket, Buddy Smiggins, and richman0610, who went a solid 5-1 this week. AugustaJacket and richman0610 missed on the interceptions line, and Buddy Smiggins missed on the combined points line. I'll try to do better next time.

Our next weekly shout-out goes out to Atlanta's original team, whose pessimism was the only thing keeping me from being the weekly LVP. Appreciate that!

We also have a shout-out today for dhbartlett, who couldn't have been more wrong when he said...

"Under- 8 TD? I don’t imagine" - dhbartlett

Interesting anti-prophecy there though.

Final shout-out of the week goes to ClavinCliff, who called his shot when he said...

"Fully expect to go .500 again with these....." - ClavinCliff

This Week's Results

User Correct Incorrect Percent User Correct Incorrect Percent
AugustaJacket 5 1 83.3% Joey Weaver 3 3 50.0%
Buddy Smiggins 5 1 83.3% Atlanta's original team 2 4 33.3%
richman0610 5 1 83.3% 4Natlchamps 0 0 0.0%
acedarney 4 2 66.7% Dwalk1217 0 0 0.0%
dhbartlett 4 2 66.7% GoalieLax 0 0 0.0%
Dive Keep and Pitch 4 2 66.7% jchens_GT 0 0 0.0%
jabbajacket 4 2 66.7% kizzak 0 0 0.0%
JacksonJacket 4 2 66.7% MagnaCarterGT 0 0 0.0%
JohnHeisman 4 2 66.7% Matt Mills 0 0 0.0%
mrnuttle 4 2 66.7% pswole GT 0 0 0.0%
packerman 4 2 66.7% selwonk 0 0 0.0%
PeterInVA 4 2 66.7% tdot6 0 0 0.0%
pulindian 4 2 66.7% The_GT_LineageX11 0 0 0.0%
ClavinCliff 3 3 50.0% zachwreck 0 0 0.0%
GTJonny 3 3 50.0% Totals 66 36 64.7%
Weekly Entrant Success Rate: 64.7% (66-36)

Week 7 Leaderboard

User Correct Incorrect Percentage User Correct Incorrect Percentage
pulindian 34 8 81.0% The_GT_LineageX11 17 14 54.8%
Dive Keep and Pitch 32 10 76.2% JohnHeisman 17 19 47.2%
richman0610 30 12 71.4% jchens_GT 14 4 77.8%
packerman 27 15 64.3% mrnuttle 14 10 58.3%
Joey Weaver 23 19 54.8% selwonk 10 2 83.3%
dhbartlett 22 20 52.4% MagnaCarterGT 10 8 55.6%
JacksonJacket 22 20 52.4% 4Natlchamps 9 15 37.5%
PeterInVA 22 20 52.4% kizzak 8 4 66.7%
ClavinCliff 21 21 50.0% pswole GT 8 10 44.4%
acedarney 20 10 66.7% Dwalk1217 3 3 50.0%
AugustaJacket 20 16 55.6% Matt Mills 3 3 50.0%
Buddy Smiggins 20 16 55.6% zachwreck 3 3 50.0%
GTJonny 19 17 52.8% GoalieLax 1 5 16.7%
Atlanta's original team 18 17 51.4% tdot6 0 1 0.0%
jabbajacket 18 22 45.0% Totals 460 336 57.8%
Season Entrant Success Rate: 57.8% (460-336)

This concludes Week 7. Things are looking up!

Link to the spreadsheet I'm using to track this, as well as my Weekend Selections, found here: link.

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