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2013 Prediction Game: #12 Texas A&M vs UTEP

Predict the score of this week’s matchup that has the #12 Texas A&M Aggies (6-2) hosting the UTEP Miners (1-6)

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Last game's winner was a2stick who picked the Aggies to beat Vanderbilt 53-24 earning him a score of three (3).  The tie breaker answer - to "How many yards will Mike Evans' longest catch be?" - was 43 according to the game's stat log.  (JBMurrah87 was really close with the exact same score prediction, but lost it on the tie-breaker)

It was a great turnaround defensively for the Aggies; however, had we hung onto the football a little better the score could have been 70-10 or so - a missed opportunity for a statement.  The defense caused 3 turnovers, had 7 sacks, a pick-six, and generally executed like a Mark Snyder defense should.  The young players are growing up and feeding off the energy of LB Coach Mark Hagen who moved down from the booth to the sideline.

UTEP brings a balanced offense that ranks 71st at 407 ypg; however, they lost starting QB Jameill Showers (former Aggie player) to injury last game and will start an unproven sophomore, Blaire Sullivan, in his place.  UTEP's defense is about as bad as can be, ranking 108th and giving up 468 ypg (250 per game rushing given up).


The premise is simple: you fill out the form below with your username, your prediction on the score, and the team that you root for (this won't be held against you). There will also be a weekly tie-breaker question, because unlike Soccer (the other Football), we don't allow ties in America. Your score will be the sum of the absolute value of the difference between the predicted and actual score for each team. For example: If you predict the Aggies will beat their Opponent 47-19 and the actual score was 54-13, you would receive a score of: |47-54| + |19-13| = 13

Here is this week's prediction form:


You may view the Summary of this week's responses here:
Weekly Prediction Summary

Results from previous weeks:
Game 1: vRICE ||  Game 2: vSHSU ||  Game 3: vBAMA ||  Game 4: vSMU ||  Game 5: vARKY || 
Game 7: vAUB ||  Game 8: vVANDY

NOTE: Like last year, I will delete the obviously fake erroneous predictions (1 to 0, 1,000,000 to 999,999, etc) and will filter out the idiots who try to be funny with their fake usernames (YourMomma, AggiesSuck, etc). It won't work, just save me a little time and don't click the link if you are going to be an a-hole...