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STS Prediction Contest - Week 7 Results

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Now that we’re somewhat over the ending of the Clemson-NC State game, it’s time to recap Week 7 of the STS Prediction contest.

North Carolina State v Clemson Photo by Todd Bennett/Getty Images

I’ll be honest, I thought we had lost the game when NC State was driving down the field in the 4th quarter. I had completely resigned myself to losing. Amazing how things turn out sometimes.

Unfortunately, I don’t have much time this week so this recap will be abbreviated.

Week 7 Matchups

Actual score: 24-17 Clemson

My pick: 52-14 Clemson

Average Clemson Points Prediction (Mean): 44.59

Average NC State Points Prediction (Mean): 17.74

Where to begin? Honestly, this was a disgusting game to watch. I hate-watched most of this. Turnovers, shitty special teams again, linebackers unable to cover, not being able to get pressure on NC State’s QB, the o-line not generating any push, I could go on and on. On the bright side, we won a game we had no business winning.

FSU will wax us if we don’t play significantly better. After BC, I had some cautious optimism. Now, not so much. Thank goodness we have a bye week to recharge and try to clean things up.

Actual score: 20-13 UNC

My pick: 35-28 UNC

Average UNC Points Prediction (Mean): 29.44

Average Miami Points Prediction (Mean): 30.86

If Clemson wins the Atlantic (it’s gone from a “When” to an “If” for me), UNC is a scary potential team to face. Meanwhile, Mark Richt has introduced Miami fans to what it must have felt like to be a Georgia fan all those years.

Actual score: 49-10 Alabama

My pick: 45-28 Alabama

Average Alabama Points Prediction (Mean): 34.29

Average Tennessee Points Prediction (Mean): 23.62

Alabama destroyed Tennessee, to the surprise of few. I haven’t ventured to Vol-land in a while. I wonder what it must be like on their forums after losing two? To be fair, I thought they should have lost 3 or 4 by now.

Actual score: 34-30 Arkansas

My pick: 38-28 Ole Miss

Average Ole Miss Points Prediction (Mean): 33.30

Average Arkansas Points Prediction (Mean): 28.05

I watched a good bit of this game but I just care so little about either of these teams other than my general disdain/disgust for the SEC. Can Ole Miss go away in the national conversation now that they have THREE losses? They are STILL ranked. WHO HAVE THEY BEATEN?!?!? Memphis. Wofford. 4-3 Georgia. BETTER RANK THEM IN THE TOP 25.

Actual score: 30-23 OSU

My pick: 42-21 OSU

Average OSU Points Prediction (Mean): 31.88

Average Wisconsin Points Prediction (Mean): 18.47

Okay, I guess Wisconsin is pretty good. Too bad they have two losses now. Better luck next year, Badgers!

Standings

Here are the overall top scorers after seven weeks:

And here are the weekly top scorers for this week:

ChiCard is back, folks. Watch out.

The average score this week was 21.24.

You can access the full standings and results here.

The results are sorted alphabetically to make it easier for you to find yourself. The tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet will navigate among the overall results and the results for each individual week.

As always, if you notice any scoring errors or have any other comments or questions, please feel free to let me know in the comments.