Simulating The Buffaloes 2012 Season With NCAA 2013

For our final story in the NCAA 2013 series (previous posts are here and here) I decided to simulate a full season for Colorado on the game as a fun way to see how the season could play out. Obviously the results have very little bearing on how the season will go this year, but it's always an interesting thing to look at. Thanks to Brad for helping me with the simulation.

vs. Colorado St. Rams - W - 28-14
vs. Sacramento St. Hornets - W - 35-0
at Fresno St. Bulldogs - L - 16-21
at Washington St. Cougars - W - 20-6
vs. UCLA Bruins - L - 7-14
vs. Arizona St. Sun Devils - L - 24-30
at #9 USC Trojans - L - 6-37
at #7 Oregon Ducks - L - 14-27
vs. Stanford Cardinal - L - 14-21
at Arizona Wildcats - W - 30-24
vs. Washington Huskies - W - 24-20
vs. #3 Utah Utes - L - 26 - 45

I think 2-1 coming out of non-conference is probably the most likely result (unless it's 1-2, which I don't want to think about) and a win over Washington State would be huge. However, if the Buffaloes fail to beat either the Bruins or Sun Devils at home then this season may be an exceptionally ugly one. Also, I have no idea why this game loves Utah so much, but they had the Utes going 12-0 in the regular season...

Stat leaders after the jump...

Passing
Connor Wood - 150/320, 1970 yards, 13 touchdowns, 5 interceptions

Rushing
Tony Jones - 843 yards on 194 rushes, 7 touchdowns
D.D. Goodson - 353 yards on 79 rushes, 5 touchdowns

Receiving
Nelson Spruce - 41 receptions for 596 yards and 3 touchdowns
Nick Kasa - 40 receptions for 402 yards and 4 touchdowns
Keenan Canty - 18 receptions for 224 yards and 1 touchdown
Tyler McCulloch - 15 receptions for 277 yards and 2 touchdowns

Tackles
Doug Rippy - 86 tackles, 4.5 sacks
Derrick Webb - 76 tackles, 2.5 sacks
Jon Major - 75 tackles, 1.5 sacks
Greg Henderson - 46 tackles, 1 sack

This post was sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 13. Check out the video for the game below.

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