Simulating the 2013 Football Season: Part III


 

 

July 17, 2013

Part I | Part II

LATechSports.com took advantage of the recent release of EA Sports NCAA Football 14 and ran a simulation of the 2013 Louisiana Tech football season. With kickoff at NC State less than two months away, take a look at what the video game’s projection of LA Tech’s 2013 season will look like.

This is the third of three parts looking at the 2013 season. What do you think of the simulation? Use the Facebook comments section below to give your input on this simulated portion of the season.

Note: This simulation is for entertainment purposes only and is just a computer-generated simulation.


 

A Simulated 2013 Season with EA Sporst NCAA '14

 

  Game 11 – Tulsa 31, LA Tech 10 – Nov. 23 – Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, La.

 Tulsa 31, LA Tech 10
 Team 1 2 3 4 - Score
 Tulsa 7 10 0 14  - 31
 LA Tech 0 0 7 3  - 10

LA Tech struggles to keep pace with a talented Tulsa offense as the Golden Hurricane racks up 444 offensive yards on the way to a 31-10 win over the Bulldogs. Tulsa would jet out to a 17-0 halftime lead before the Bulldogs could get on the board, even though Tulsa committed three turnovers in the game.

DigJi Banks leads the Bulldog offense with 94 receiving yards on eight catches while a digital Kenneth Dixon rushes for 47 yards on 19 carries.

 Scoring Summary
 FIRST QUARTER
 9:30  Tulsa  K. Garrett 24yd pass from C. Green
(D. Schwarz kick)
 SECOND QUARTER  
 13:58  Tulsa  D. Schwarz 34yd field goal
 2:21  Tulsa  J. Douglas 2yd run (D. Schwarz kick)
 THIRD QUARTER
 12:16  LA Tech  R. Casey 17yd pass from S. Young
(J. Barnes kick)
 FOURTH QUARTER
 12:17  Tulsa  K. Garrett 23yd pass from C. Green
(D. Schwarz kick)
 7:33  Tulsa  K. Garrett 28yd pass from C. Green
(D. Schwarz kick)
 0:25  LA Tech  J. Barnes 32yd field goal
 Game Stats

Team Stats

Tulsa

LA Tech

Score

31

10

First Downs

19

14

Total Offense

444

250

Rushing

33-137

17-35

Passing

25-44, 307

19-44, 215

Red Zone

2-for-2

2-for-2

Turnovers

3

1

 

 

 

Individual Leaders

Rushing

J. Douglas 11-55

K. Dixon 19-47

Passing

C. Green 25-44-2, 307, 3 TDs

S. Young 19-44-0, 215, 1 TD

Receiving

K. Garrett 8-112

D.J. Banks 8-94

Defense
(Solo-Ast)

D. Jennings 1-7 (4 TFL)

S. Jackson 3-4

K. Kisseberth 5-4 (2 TFL, 1 sack)
IK Enemkpali 3-5 (1 TFL, 0.5 sack)

 

 

  Game 12 – LA Tech 31, UTSA 24 (2OT) – Nov. 30 – Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

 LA Tech 31, UTSA 24 (2OT)
 Team 1 2 3 4 OT Score
 LA Tech 7 0 7 7 10 31
 UTSA 7 7 7 0 3 24

LA Tech enters the fourth quarter a score behind the tenacious Roadrunners and needs a miracle as UTSA holds the ball with under two minutes to play – and gets it as a digital Kevin Kisseberth returns a fumble recovery 12 yards for the tying score with 1:41 remaining and the game would enter overtime.

The Bulldogs would win the coin flip and elect to go on defense first, yielding a 38-yard field goal but the LA Tech offense struggles to move the ball and settles for a field goal as well. On offense first in the second overtime period, the Bulldogs move the ball methodically inside the five and finally reach the end zone as DigiDixon pounds the ball in from two yards out. During UTSA’s possession the Roadrunners go for the end zone but a digital Le’Vander Liggins picks off a digital Eric Soza in the end zone sealing the win for the Bulldogs.

Liggins finishes the game with 13 total tackles with one for a loss, assisting on a sack and netting that interception.

 Scoring Summary
 FIRST QUARTER
 10:14  LA Tech  B. Fitte 83yd INT return (J. Barnes kick)
 4:50  UTSA  J. Moeller 1 yd pass from E. Soza (S. Ianno kick)
 SECOND QUARTER  
 2:50  UTSA  D. Glasco 3yd run (S. Ianno kick)
 THIRD QUARTER
 4:25  UTSA  D. Glasco 2yd run (S. Ianno kick)
 0:41  LA Tech  K. Dixon 1yd pass from S. Young (J. Barnes kick)
 FOURTH QUARTER
 1:41  LA Tech  K. Kisseberth 12yd fumble recovery (J. Barnes kick)
 OVERTIME
 1st  UTSA  S. Ianno 38yd field goal
 1st  LA Tech  J. Barnes 29yd field goal
 2nd  LA Tech  K. Dixon 2yd run (J. Barnes kick)
 Game Stats

Team Stats

LA Tech

UTSA

Score

31

24

First Downs

9

31

Total Offense

221

468

Rushing

16-64

60-347

Passing

16-41, 157

24-39, 221

Red Zone

3-for-3

3-for-5

Turnovers

1

3

 

 

 

Individual Leaders

Rushing

K. Dixon 8-40

D. Glasco 24-101

Passing

S. Young 16-41-1, 157, 1 TD

E. Soza 14-24-1, 126, 1 TD

Receiving

S. Cathcart 5-60
>D.J. Banks 4-57

E. Holmes 6-59

Defense
(Solo-Ast)

L. Liggins 7-6 (1 TFL, 0.5 sack, 1 INT)
B. Fitte 6-6 (2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT)
IK Enemkpali (5-6- (3 TFL, 1 sack)

S. Kurfehs 3-3 (1 INT)

D. Miller 5-0 (2 TFL, 1 sack)

  Game 13 – LA Tech 37, Louisiana-Lafayette 24 (New Orleans Bowl) – Dec. 21 – Superdome, New Orleans, La.

 LA Tech 37, Louisiana-Lafayette 24
 Team 1 2 3 4 - Score
 ULL 7 0 3 14  - 24
 LA Tech 3 21 3 10  - 37

In an offensive shootout game it would be the 21 unanswered points the Bulldogs would score in the second quarter to push LA Tech over Louisiana-Lafayette, 37-24, in the New Orleans Bowl. A digital Paul Turner would grab a 15-yard pass from a digital Scotty Young for the first score, DigJi Banks would score on a pass from a digital Young from 29-yards out and with 1:08 to play in the half and Louisiana-Lafayette threatening, a digital Le’Vander Liggins would pick off a digital Terrance Broadway and run it back 56 yards for the score.

DigiDixon ran for 115 yards on 17 carries and a digital Young passed for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the game as the Bulldogs finish the 2013 campaign with an 8-5 record in a digital Skip Holtz’ first year at Louisiana Tech.

 Scoring Summary
 FIRST QUARTER  
 12:07  LA Tech  J. Barnes 28yd field goal
 4:45  ULL  E. Reed 4yd run (H. Stover kick)
 SECOND QUARTER
 14:28  LA Tech  P. Turner 15yd pass from S. Young
(J. Barnes kick)
 6:58  LA Tech  D.J. Banks 29yd pass from S. Young
(J. Barnes kick)
 1:08  LA Tech  L. Liggins 56yd INT return (J. Barnes kick)
 THIRD QUARTER
 12:36  LA Tech  J. Barnes 33yd field goal
 8:10  ULL  H. Stover 25yd field goal
 FOURTH QUARTER
 12:48  ULL  J. Maxwell 12yd pass from T. Broadway
(H. Stover kick)
 8:23  ULL  E. Reed 9yd run (H. Stover kick)
 3:46  LA Tech  J. Barnes 35yd field goal
 0:30  LA Tech  D.J. Banks 4yd pass from S. Young
(J. Barnes kick)
 Game Stats

Team Stats

ULL

LA Tech

Score

24

37

First Downs

17

16

Total Offense

337

324

Rushing

20-65

34-161

Passing

24-47, 272

15-35, 193

Red Zone

4-for-4

5-for-8

Turnovers

5

1

 

 

 

Individual Leaders

Rushing

E. Reed 9-47

K. Dixon 17-115

Passing

T. Broadway 24-47-4, 272, 1 TD

S. Young 15-35-1, 193, 3 TDs

Receiving

J. Maxwell 7-96

P. Turner 5-80
>D.J. Banks 5-43

Defense
(Solo-Ast)

T. Worthy 3-4 (1 TFL)

D. Barksdale 3-3

IK Enemkpali 3-5 (1 TFL)

L. Liggins 5-0 (1 INT)

 

  2013 Final Standings

 Conference USA - West Division
 Team Record Conference Division
 Tulsa 8-4 7-1 5-1
 LA Tech 7-5 5-3 4-2
 Rice 7-5 5-3 4-2
 UTEP 7-5 4-4 3-3
 UTSA 5-7 3-5 2-4
 North Texas 4-8 2-6 2-4
 Tulane 3-9 2-6 1-5

 Conference USA - East Division
 Team Record Conference Division
 FIU 8-4 7-1 5-1
 FAU 7-5 6-2 5-1
 Southern Miss 7-5 4-4 3-3
 Marshall 4-8 3-5 2-4
 UAB 4-8 3-5 2-4
 Middle Tennessee 5-7 3-5 2-4
 East Carolina 3-9 2-6 2-4

 

 

  Simulated Bowl Games

 2013 Simulated Bowl Games
 Bowl Outcome
 New Orleans Louisiana Tech 37, Louisiana-Lafayette 24
 Beef O'Brady's Rice 31, Duke 28 (OT)
 Hawai'i Tulsa 41, Hawai'i 20
 Armed Forces Air Force 38, Florida Atlantic 31
 Liberty Vanderbilt 19, FIU 13
 Heart of Dallas Michigan State 24, Southern Miss 9
 Rose Ohio State 41, Oregon 38
 Sugar Georgia 20, UCF 17
 Cotton South Carolina 31, Texas 21
 Orange Virginia Tech 24, Stanford 17
 BCS National Championship Alabama 35, Oklahoma 10

 

 

  THOUGHTS?

Now that the simulation is over, would you take the results of this simulated season or would you want to play it out?