Final 2014 Season Predictions

dressedcheeseside

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There's a lot of optimism around here, but after last year I'm setting my standards as low as possible.

Wofford-W--easy win
@Tulane-W--win by 10+ points
Ga So-W--win by 20+
@VT-L--lose by a field goal
Miami-L--lose, but barely. Offense unable to do much.
Duke-L--Duke stays hot and gives us our worse beating at home this year
@UNC-L--UNC receivers and Ryan Switzer have a field day against our soft coverage
@Pitt-L--lose, but barely
UVA-W--beat UVA no problem to snap 5 game losing streak
@NC State-W--win this but not by much.
Clemson-L--Comeback falls short
@UGA-L--lose by 21+ D-line depth too weak to stop Gurley and Marshall. UGA wideouts have field day.

5-7 (2-6) bowl streak ends. Alums angry. CPJ is axed.

Prove me wrong
 

shockwaveGT

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There's a lot of optimism around here, but after last year I'm setting my standards as low as possible.

Wofford-W--easy win
@Tulane-W--win by 10+ points
Ga So-W--win by 20+
@VT-L--lose by a field goal
Miami-L--lose, but barely. Offense unable to do much.
Duke-L--Duke stays hot and gives us our worse beating at home this year
@UNC-L--UNC receivers and Ryan Switzer have a field day against our soft coverage
@Pitt-L--lose, but barely
UVA-W--beat UVA no problem to snap 5 game losing streak
@NC State-W--win this but not by much.
Clemson-L--Comeback falls short
@UGA-L--lose by 21+ D-line depth too weak to stop Gurley and Marshall. UGA wideouts have field day.

5-7 (2-6) bowl streak ends. Alums angry. CPJ is axed.

Prove me wrong
Is that you Mr. Hart?
 

Boomergump

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I will give my totally uniformed prediction based on my perceived percent chance of beating each opponent individually, then massaging the cumulative result with some extra special intuition.

Wofford 95% (big favorite)
Tulane 80% (should win, need to play well)
GSU 85% (pretty big favorite)
VT 50% (On the road, but I feel like we are the slightly better team)
Miami 55% (pretty even, playing at home)
Duke 65% (We are a little better than they are, playing at home)
UNC 55% (We are in their head)
Pitt 60% (We are better but game is on the road)
UVA 75% (Should win, need to play well)
NCS 75% (Ditto, despite the road game)
CLEM 45% (They might be a little better, we are at home)
UGA 40% (We seem to play better there. They are most likely a bit better but not a prohibitive favorite)

Sum total = 7.8 wins
As far as I know you can't have a partial win, so I will say, based on an equal number of good breaks and bad breaks along the way we finish with 8 W's.

However, not so fast my friend. We will not have an equal number of good and bad breaks. Not this year. No sir. We get more good fortune and bounces than we had in 2009 and finish with an extra win in the regular season, making us 9-3. PLUS we win the tie breaker and represent the coastal in the ACCCG.

9-4 heading into the bowls. We win our bowl and turn in our first double digit win season since 2009.

10-4
 

Wrecking Ball

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Aug. 30 WOFFORD W 63-0, the Roof is On Fire gets his third shutout in 14 games.
Sept. 6 at Tulane W 49-14, I think this is going to look like a deer in the headlights game with an outmanned D seeing our O in full time for the first time like Syracuse last year.
Sept. 13 GEORGIA SOUTHERN W 45-17 Jump out to a big lead and the subs give up a few late.
Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech W 24-17 We are due, ladies and gents, and one thing Bud Foster can't coach for is the SPEED that JT will bring.
Sept. 27 OPEN
Oct. 4 MIAMI L 31-21 First game we struggle, Duke Johnson is just an animal.
Oct. 11 DUKE W 38-20 We have Duke's number, because the option maximizes our potential and stretches theirs. Plus, they win pass-happy games, not games where possession dictates depth.
Oct. 18 at North Carolina W 28-21 We are better, and we own them.
Oct. 25 at Pitt W 21-13 We beat their O that lost 2 great players last year.
Nov. 1 VIRGINIA W 31-20 They are just bad.
Nov. 8 at NC State W 35-13 They are even worse.
Nov. 15 CLEMSON L 35-45 Can't match their depth.
Nov. 22 OPEN
Nov. 29 at Georgia L 38-41 We can score on them, but can't stop Gurleyman. Plus we are unlucky of late in this one.
 

dhbartlett12

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Wofford-W
Tulane-W
Ga So-W
VT-W
Miami-L
Duke-W
UNC-W
Pitt-L
UVA-W
NC State-W
Clemson-L
georgia Will Jesus send Your angels please?
 

GTNavyNuke

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Pretty straightforward guesses as to the probability of win in each game and then sum up and round:

Aug. 30 WOFFORD 1
Sept. 6 at Tulane .95
Sept. 13 GEORGIA SOUTHERN .95
Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech .6
Sept. 27 OPEN
Oct. 4 MIAMI .55
Oct. 11 DUKE .75
Oct. 18 at North Carolina .45
Oct. 25 at Pitt .55
Nov. 1 VIRGINIA . 8
Nov. 8 at NC State .8
Nov. 15 CLEMSON .3
Nov. 22 OPEN
Nov. 29 at Georgia .3

Total of 8.

As you see, I have more respect for UNC, Miami and especially Clemson and UGAg (not respect for institution, only ability of thugs to function on a field), than VT.

8 wins and a bowl is good, ACCCG is better if the games fall our way. I've already said I think FSU will be complacent and fall to Clemson this year. Clemson takes ACC.
 

CPJacket

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Don't understand the Pitt Love.

Aug. 30 WOFFORD W
Sept. 6 at Tulane W
Sept. 13 GEORGIA SOUTHERN W
Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech L
Sept. 27 OPEN
Oct. 4 MIAMI L
Oct. 11 DUKE W
Oct. 18 at North Carolina W
Oct. 25 at Pitt W
Nov. 1 VIRGINIA W
Nov. 8 at NC State W
Nov. 15 CLEMSON L
Nov. 22 OPEN
Nov. 29 at Georgia L.
 

cyptomcat

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IMO, this season is extremely difficult to predict compared to many other previous seasons, because couple injuries can have bigger effect than before, freshmen we will rely on can turn out to be a bust, and most importantly the opponents are all beatable.

It can be anything from 6 wins to 10 wins. 8 happens to be right in the middle of that range. ;)
 

Minawreck

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Aug. 30 WOFFORD W
Sept. 6 at Tulane W
Sept. 13 GEORGIA SOUTHERN W
Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech W
Sept. 27 OPEN
Oct. 4 MIAMI W
Oct. 11 DUKE W
Oct. 18 at North Carolina L
Oct. 25 at Pitt W
Nov. 1 VIRGINIA W
Nov. 8 at NC State W
Nov. 15 CLEMSON W
Nov. 22 OPEN
Nov. 29 at Georgia W
Dec. 6 ACC Championship-FSU W

Semi-Final vs. Ohio State: L big
 

Animal02

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Aug. 30 WOFFORD - Cupcake W
Sept. 6 at Tulane- W - Pulling away
Sept. 13 GEORGIA SOUTHERN W- Close in the First half, but comfortable margin at end
Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech (Toss-up) Close game but we lose one of the two VT-UM
Sept. 27 OPEN
Oct. 4 MIAMI (Toss-up) See above
Oct. 11 DUKE W - Duke exposed as a pretended
Oct. 18 at North Carolina W- We have their number
Oct. 25 at Pitt W - I will be there to cheer the victory
Nov. 1 VIRGINIA W- Homecoming win over a bad team
Nov. 8 at NC State W- As long as they are not caught looking forward to Clemp.
Nov. 15 CLEMSON L - Close loss with a sell out crowd
Nov. 22 OPEN
Nov. 29 at Georgia L- Another close loss -

9-3 we loose the ACC but win the a bowl game -10-4 final record.
 

Whiskey_Clear

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IMO, this season is extremely difficult to predict compared to many other previous seasons, because couple injuries can have bigger effect than before, freshmen we will rely on can turn out to be a bust, and most importantly the opponents are all beatable.

It can be anything from 6 wins to 10 wins. 8 happens to be right in the middle of that range. ;)

Heck we are all just shooting arrows in the dark. If any of us could actually predict this with any kind of reliability (for any team) we would take Las Vegas to the cleaners.
 

MacDaddy2

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Wofford W
Tulane W
GSU W (only because of the coaching change)
VT L (best defense in Years)
Miami L (even though they lost a lot they still have better athletes)
Duke 65% L (Coach Cut will be the one playing chess)
UNC 55% L (not sure why we own them but its time for things to even out a bit)
Pitt W (they lost a lot!)
UVA W
NCS L (the bowl street ends in 2014)
CLEM L (athletes and coaching)
UGA L (athletes athletes athletes)
 

presjacket

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Aug. 30 WOFFORD - WIN
Sept. 6 at Tulane - WIN
Sept. 13 GEORGIA SOUTHERN - WIN
Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech - LOSS
Sept. 27 OPEN
Oct. 4 MIAMI - LOSS
Oct. 11 DUKE - WIN
Oct. 18 at North Carolina - WIN
Oct. 25 at Pitt - WIN
Nov. 1 VIRGINIA - WIN
Nov. 8 at NC State - WIN
Nov. 15 CLEMSON - LOSS
Nov. 22 OPEN
Nov. 29 at Georgia - LOSS

8-4, Although I have a sneaking suspicion that we might lose to either UNC or Pitt but win one of the ACC games I have marked as a loss.
 

OldJacketFan

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Wofford W
Tulane W
GSU W (only because of the coaching change)
VT L (best defense in Years)
Miami L (even though they lost a lot they still have better athletes)
Duke 65% L (Coach Cut will be the one playing chess)
UNC 55% L (not sure why we own them but its time for things to even out a bit)
Pitt W (they lost a lot!)
UVA W
NCS L (the bowl street ends in 2014)
CLEM L (athletes and coaching)
UGA L (athletes athletes athletes)

Just two quick questions. Why do you feel that VT has "(best defense in Years)" when they return a total of 5 (1 DL, 1 LB and 3 DB) starters from last year? And why the love for NCST coming off a 3-9 record?
 

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Just two quick questions. Why do you feel that VT has "(best defense in Years)" when they return a total of 5 (1 DL, 1 LB and 3 DB) starters from last year? And why the love for NCST coming off a 3-9 record?
Probably just a PJ hater, or just a grouch. If we lose to VT this year we have issues but it's not the end of the world because they recruit fairly well. But if we lose to NCST I'll quit watching football. That's just embarrassing.
 

IronJacket7

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I like our regular season schedule this year. Its highly favorable. No reason we can't shock the nation and go undefeated for the regular season.
 

RamblinCharger

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Probably just a PJ hater, or just a grouch. If we lose to VT this year we have issues but it's not the end of the world because they recruit fairly well. But if we lose to NCST I'll quit watching football. That's just embarrassing.same with duke, we will not lose to duke who lost quite a few players. They got lucky many times last year. And won, what 8 games against an easy schedule. People need to Stop watching ESPN, they're still duke.
 

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To me the toughest game on the schedule is Clemson...that DL gave us hell last year and they only get better and deeper this year.

Fortunately they lost a lot on offense, so if we are going to win I think it will be a low scoring game.
 
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