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The 2017 *JD* MICHIGAN Over/Under Predictions Contest!

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  • Question: The 2017 *JD* MICHIGAN Over/Under Predictions Contest!

    By request, I am bringing a Michigan Football version of a contest I've been running in the Pistons Forum for the last several years.

    To have your entry count, make your predictions by kickoff of the Michigan vs. Florida game. You get 10 points for every correct answer. There may be a prize at the end of this. We'll see. At the very least, you get bragging rights.

    Since this is Year 1, I'm going to start off fairly simple and see how that works out. There will be 20 questions. Copy and paste the questions below and fill in your prediction. Answer with an OVER or UNDER. Any question that doesn't name a player or coach is a question about The Team, The Team, The Team. Not about opponents.

    Let's go! (blue)

    [COLOR="Blue"]UPDATED RESULTS AFTER SEASON

    1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5 UNDER

    2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5 OVER

    3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5 UNDER


    4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5 UNDER


    5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5 UNDER


    6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25 UNDER


    7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5 UNDER


    8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5 OVER

    9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5 UNDER


    10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards OVER

    11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5 UNDER


    12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5 UNDER


    13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5 UNDER


    14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5 UNDER


    15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5 OVER

    16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5 UNDER


    17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5 UNDER


    18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5 UNDER



    19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5 UNDER


    20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): UNDER

    TIE-BREAKER: Total Points Scored for the Whole Season? 328


    Participants:

    WingsFan
    The Oracle
    WM Wolverine
    Jeff Buchanan
    Hannibal
    Detroit Dan
    Cody Russell
    iam416
    SeattleLionsFan
    AlabamaAlum
    drok
    *JD*
    Da Geezer
    UM Stan White
    Hack
    Last edited by *JD*; January 6th, 2018, 10:16 AM. Reason: Updating participants

  • #2
    1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5 -Under

    2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5 - Over

    3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5 - Under

    4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5 - Under

    5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5 - Under

    6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25 - Over

    7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5 - Over

    8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5 - Over

    9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5 - Under

    10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards - Under

    11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5 - Under

    12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5 - Over

    13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5 - Under

    14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5 - Over

    15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5 -Over

    16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5 - Under

    17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5 - Under

    18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5 - Under

    19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5 - Over

    20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): 1.5 - Under

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    • #3
      Tiebreaker - 428

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      • #4
        If "regular season" or "post-season" is not specified, should we assume regular season or all games? (e.g. Rushing Yards for Chris Evans)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Detroit Dan View Post
          If "regular season" or "post-season" is not specified, should we assume regular season or all games? (e.g. Rushing Yards for Chris Evans)
          All Games.

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          • #6
            Atta boy!

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            • #7
              .
              Originally posted by *JD* View Post
              By request, I am bringing a Michigan Football version of a contest I've been running in the Pistons Forum for the last several years.

              To have your entry count, make your predictions by kickoff of the Michigan vs. Florida game. You get 10 points for every correct answer. There may be a prize at the end of this. We'll see. At the very least, you get bragging rights.

              Since this is Year 1, I'm going to start off fairly simple and see how that works out. There will be 20 questions. Copy and paste the questions below and fill in your prediction. Answer with an OVER or UNDER. Any question that doesn't name a player or coach is a question about The Team, The Team, The Team. Not about opponents.

              Let's go! (blue)

              1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5 OVER

              2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5 UNDER

              3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5 UNDER

              4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5 UNDER

              5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5 OVER

              6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25 OVER

              7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5 OVER

              8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5 OVER

              9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5 OVER

              10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards OVER

              11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5 UNDER

              12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5 OVER

              13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5 OVER

              14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5 OVER

              15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5 UNDER

              16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5 UNDER

              17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5 UNDER

              18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5 OVER

              19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5 OVER

              20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): 1.5 UNDER

              TIE-BREAKER: Total Points Scored for the Whole Season?

              408
              Last edited by The Oracle; August 21st, 2017, 11:58 PM.

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              • #8
                1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5 UNDER
                2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5 UNDER
                3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5 UNDER
                4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5 UNDER
                5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5 OVER
                6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25 UNDER
                7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5 OVER
                8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5 UNDER
                9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5 UNDER
                10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards UNDER
                11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5 UNDER
                12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5 OVER
                13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5 UNDER
                14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5 OVER
                15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5 OVER
                16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5 UNDER
                17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5 UNDER
                18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5 OVER
                19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5 UNDER
                20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): 1.5 UNDER

                424

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                • #9
                  The prize will be that Geezer and I come over to your house and duet on "You Raise Me Up".

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                  • #10
                    Interesting dose of optimism at the end from Wingsfan there.

                    Speight TDs is a tough one. He can get 5 more TDs in his second year as a starter, but on the other hand he's got freshman WRs rather than seniors.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks JD. Great idea.

                      1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5 - UNDER

                      2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5 - UNDER

                      3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5 - UNDER

                      4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5 - UNDER

                      5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5 - UNDER

                      6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25 - OVER

                      7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5 - OVER

                      8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5 - OVER

                      9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5 - UNDER

                      10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards - UNDER

                      11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5 - UNDER

                      12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5 - OVER

                      13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5 - UNDER

                      14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5 - OVER

                      15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5 - OVER

                      16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5 - UNDER

                      17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5 - UNDER

                      18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5 - OVER

                      19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5 - OVER

                      20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): 1.5 - UNDER

                      TIE-BREAKER: Total Points Scored for the Whole Season? - 384
                      On Harbaugh's expectations for M football in 2015 (NFL NETWORK): We'd rather be about it than talk about it."

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                      • #12
                        1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5
                        UNDER

                        2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5
                        UNDER

                        3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5
                        UNDER (too much star power to spread the ball around to, and not enough talent at QB)

                        4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5
                        UNDER (too much depth and shaky OL)

                        5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5
                        UNDER

                        6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25
                        UNDER (but we'll get lots of sacks as a team)

                        7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5
                        OVER (should happen first weekend)

                        8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5
                        UNDER

                        9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5
                        UNDER

                        10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards
                        UNDER

                        11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5
                        UNDER (see DPJ comment above)

                        12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5
                        OVER

                        13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5
                        OVER

                        14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5
                        OVER

                        15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5
                        UNDER

                        16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5
                        UNDER

                        17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5
                        UNDER

                        18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5
                        OVER (At least three of McCray, Gary, Hurst, and Winovich, plus at least one guy on offense)

                        19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5
                        UNDER

                        20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): 1.5
                        UNDER

                        TIE-BREAKER: Total Points Scored for the Whole Season? - 395
                        Last edited by Hannibal; August 22nd, 2017, 09:45 AM.

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                        • #13
                          1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5 OVER
                          2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5 UNDER
                          3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5 UNDER
                          4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5 UNDER
                          5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5 OVER
                          6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25 UNDER
                          7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5 OVER
                          8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5 OVER
                          9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5 UNDER
                          10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards UNDER
                          11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5 UNDER
                          12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5 OVER
                          13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5 UNDER
                          14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5 OVER
                          15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5 OVER
                          16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5 UNDER
                          17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5 UNDER
                          18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5 OVER
                          19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5 OVER
                          20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): 1.5 UNDER

                          440

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                          • #14
                            1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5 OVER
                            2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5 OVER
                            3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5 UNDER
                            4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5 UNDER
                            5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5 UNDER
                            6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25 UNDER
                            7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5 UNDER
                            8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5 UNDER
                            9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5 UNDER
                            10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards OVER
                            11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5 UNDER
                            12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5 UNDER
                            13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5 UNDER
                            14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5 UNDER
                            15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5 OVER
                            16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5 UNDER
                            17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5 UNDER
                            18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5 OVER
                            19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5 OVER
                            20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): 1.5 UNDER

                            350 (Tree Fiddy). GO BLUE
                            Go Detroit Lions!

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                            • #15
                              1) Regular Season Wins: 9.5 -- OVER (HARBAUGH!!!!)

                              2) Starts by John O'Korn: 1.5 -- UNDER (Holy fuck, way under)

                              3) Catches by DPJ: 44.5 -- UNDER (too many WRs -- I do expect Black and DPJ to eventually surpass McDoom and Crawford, but there is still Martin -- the most polished prospect in the history of Western Ontario sports)

                              4) Rushing Yards for Chris Evans: 1100.5 -- OVER (I drafted him as my 2nd RB in my B10 league. He may not get as many carries as I like, but he gets 200 I think he's golden so -- so 15 for 85 yards per game)

                              5) Passing TD's by Wilton Speight: 22.5 -- UNDER. So Rudock threw 20 and Speight threw 18. Too much handoffery in the 2nd half of blowouts.

                              6) Sacks by Rashan Gary: 8.25 -- UNDER. This is a tough number.

                              7) Sideline Penalties Called on Jim Harbaugh: 0.5 -- UNDER.

                              8- Pick 6's by the Defense: 1.5 -- OVER.

                              9) Fumbles Returned for a TD by the Defense: 1.5 -- OVER.

                              10) Longest Made FG: 52.5 Yards -- UNDER.

                              11) TD Catches for Nico Collins: 4.5 -- UNDER. I think not even close.

                              12) Games we shutout an Opponent: 0.5 -- OVER. Rutgers.

                              13) Total TD's for Khalid Hill: 8.5 -- UNDER. Poacher and all, that's a huge number.

                              14) INT's Thrown by Speight: 6.5 -- OVER.

                              15) Kickoff/Punt Returns for TD: 0.5 -- OVER.

                              16) Starts for Aubrey Solomon: 3.5 -- UNDER.

                              17) Plays for Dylan McCaffery: 0.5 -- UNDER.

                              18- Players Voted 1st Team All-B1G: 3.5 -- UNDER

                              19) Wins vs. tosu: 0.5 -- OVER. Based on Mgo readership, this seems like the easiest pick of the bunch!

                              20) Post-season Wins (includes B1G Championship Game): 1.5 -- UNDER.

                              Tiebreaker? Fuck that shit. No one else is going to knock out all 20, so fuck that shit.
                              Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
                              Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

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