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2013 Prediction Game: Sam Houston State at Texas A&M

This is a bearcat… I got to hold one at the zoo in Bali last year. Not so ferocious if you ask me.

This is indeed a bearkat
This is indeed a bearkat

Last week's winner was NETX who narrowly missed the final score of Texas A&M 52Rice 31 with a prediction of 52 – 27 earning him a score of four (4).  The tie breaker answer to "How many times will the Aggies kickoff?" was nine (9), which was not needed this week since no one else came within seven (7) points of guessing correctly.

In fact, only one predictor had Rice scoring more than 30 points – shout out to dro8775 (Hi, Danny).  The average point prediction for A&M was 54, which was pretty close, and the mode (most frequently guessed points) was 56, again pretty close – if only Johnny’s first drive had been a TD instead of a FG!  We were pretty much way off as a fan base with regarding our opponent, underestimating Rice to the tune of 17 points, on average.

We had 392 participants last week, and I hope we can go even higher this week.

On to this week's game versus those Harbingers of Huntsville (traveling a whopping 55 miles down Hwy 30)

Here is this week's prediction form:


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 recieve a score of: |47-54| + |19-13| = 13

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

Weekly Prediction Summary (fixed)

Results from previous weeks:

Game 1: TAMU v Rice

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...