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OrangeAfroMan

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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2019, 06:43:38 PM »
Awesome write-up!  This is what I'm hoping for - teams doing what they did, but with some variety of big-plays and altering the game here and there for your preference.  Hopefully you had fun!  95 Nebraska is a tough nut to crack, to be sure.  
“The Swamp is where Gators live.  We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." - Steve Spurrier

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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2019, 01:59:01 AM »
                       1    2    3     4    F
'90 Colorado     0    7    0    14   21
'71 Oklahoma   7    7    7    21   42

I was solo '90 Colorado (possession game) trying to reign in OU's offense.  Colorado did a nice job moving the ball, but my goodness, the turnovers.  Like a real football game.  Hagan threw two picks in OU territory and the CU kicker was a donkey missing two FGs.  When OU wasn't scoring they were burying CU deep.  CU has a good return game.

CU:  MFG, INT, INT:  Downs, MFG, TD:  P, FUM, FUM: TD, TD
OU: P, TD:               TD, P, FUM:          P, TD, :          TD, TD, TD

I did try an onside w/ CU and did not recover.  Due to OU's immediate fumble on drive #3 in the 2nd quarter, I allowed CU a third possession in the 2nd quarter, which led to a quick 2 play TD drive.   OU's offense is really good in this game, really good.  I'm pretty sure if you play all short passes with this team, you would probably beat most teams that OAM produces, particularly in solo mode, given dice won't always key in on SP for a solo opponent.  I will next play as '71 solo vs '95 Nebraska in that mode to see if that's a way to slow down Nebraska '95.

My sample size isn't huge, but its pretty clear to me, N '95, OU '71 are far better than '91 Miami with '90 CU being the weakest of the four.  I think history would likely rank the four the same way.   I'm going to order 10 more teams.   Any suggestions?

I'm leaning towards: '71 N,  '72 USC,  '77 ND, some Texas team,  '80 UGA, '92 Bama, '94 PSU, '97 Mich, '99 UW, '10 AU, '99 FSU, '08 UF.

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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2019, 11:45:30 AM »
All the teams you listed have been made, ordered, and sent out to others, besides 92 Alabama (which is already made). 


Some teams I'm surprised that haven't been ordered:
80-81 Pitt
81 Clemson
82 UGA
83 Nebraska
anyone from 84 (BYU, OU, Florida, BC, Wash)
85 UM
86 OU or Miami
87 Miami or FSU or even Syracuse?
90 Miami (maybe this would be a big seller with their own, unique penalty chart?)
91 Penn St
93 ND or Auburn
94 Nebraska or Bama
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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2019, 11:48:22 AM »
Also, no one has ordered a Saban national championship team, which is interesting.  
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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2019, 12:09:20 PM »
'99 FSU stands out to me because of its offense, defense, and that hammer leg of Sebastian Janikowski.  Very formidable team IMO

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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2019, 12:12:03 PM »
What single team has been requested the most?  Are players leaning towards offensively dominant or defensively dominant teams so far at this point?

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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2019, 04:07:47 PM »
Popular choices thus far - 2018 playoff teams, 01 Miami, 05 Texas, 08 Florida, 95 Nebraska, 97 Michigan...and multiple people have ordered 99 Wisconsin, actually.
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2019, 02:16:48 AM »
I played OU '71 and Nebraska '95 again.  I was OU in solo possession play.  I only ran OU short pass plays.  I modified penalties to d1/d20 respectively.    Both teams missed Field Goals, and we had two Whoa Nellie turnovers.  Otherwise, 'nothing happened' 6 times on the WN cards.

N   7   14   10   0    31
OU 7    0    10   7   24

Well, I did something nobody else could do to Nebraska in 1995, play them inside of 14 points.  I scored a TD very late with OU to cut it to a seven point loss.   Nothing really remarkable in this game.  Both teams moved the ball well,  OU was sacked 3 times and had two turnovers.   Mildren was feast or famine for OU.   N '95 is beatable with this OU team, but you can't be -2 in turnovers.  One thing I wrestle with, when do you have the Opponent go for it on 4th down?   I did get it once and also punted away another time (both 4th and 2 from between the 40s).

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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2019, 02:52:37 PM »
I've edited the penalties on the chart to 1 for offense and 20 for defense, thanks to your feedback.  




As for 4th down in solo play, it would have to involve being behind and being at a certain yard-line.  Obviously, if you're playing possessions, the opponent needs to go for it on 4th down on their last possession, and their 2nd-to-last possession if down 2 scores (knowing they only have 2 possessions left).  Possessions play is my preferred method, but due to this type of situation, it leans more towards a simulation rather than 'anything can happen if i choose it'.  


I'll put in some 4th down rules for solo play under the "Things you need to know" section and share it here as well.  Thanks for inquiring!
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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2019, 02:53:52 PM »
btw, when I made their team and saw their yards-per-attempt numbers, I though 71 OU would be unbeatable.  But their defense isn't super-elite, so I guess that's what makes them mortal.
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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2019, 04:56:45 PM »
'95 Nebraska 45  '71 OU 13.    It was 42-7 at half, offense was unstoppable for Nebraska in first half, and had a pick six.
wow, 71 OU was dern solid
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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2019, 10:06:39 AM »
Once we see who is the toughest team to beat in the game, I think we'll offer a free team if you can show evidence that you played it out and beat that team.  
It'll be one of the usual suspects - 71 or 95 Nebraska, maybe 74 OU if not 71....04 USC, 05 Texas, 08 Florida....who knows.  



I've also thought about making a single, individual "best ever" defensive rating of -5 vs run for '93 Arizona and -10 vs pass for 97 UM...but haven't.  I might do the free team set offer if you show you ran for 100+ yards vs that Desert Swarm defense or passed for 300+ vs Woodson & Co., something like that.


FUn stuff. 
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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2019, 01:27:46 AM »
In my experience, in solo play  against '71 OU is very beatable, as the dice don't seem to give enough short pass attempts, and I think if you play with OU '71, you're going to throw the ball a bit more.   When I've been OU '71, I'm not stopped that much, you just need to avoid the turnovers.  I need to get more teams.

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Re: Game Outcomes
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2019, 01:32:32 AM »
Rematch (for my game play).
I was '91 Miami vs '90 Colorado  possession play
Canes   10  14  14  7   45
CU         0   3    0   7   10

As Miami I threw 2 INTs,   CU turnover on downs three times in the second half.   Miami pass D is a huge problem for this CU team, really any team.   CU has big plays on the ground, but they are not able to hammer out long drives.  Canes on the other hand, I really ran the ball well in this game, and if this were a clock time game, it would've been short, probably 35-3.   Miami did get a PF penalty.  No unsportsmanlike penalty, which is news.


 

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