Simulating the Air Force vs. Navy Game

Simulating the Air Force vs. Navy Game

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Simulating the Air Force vs. Navy Game

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Air Force vs. Navy Football Preview : Simulation


The NCAA 14 Video Game Says Air Force Beats Navy 31-21


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As you may have read in the past, we like to use the revamped version of EA Sports NCAA 14 video game, to simulate and predict winners. We typically do this around bowl season, but with the added heat of Navy vs. Air Force this week, it’s time to turn back to the sim.

If this exercise is any indication, everyone should be in for a treat on Saturday. In our simulation, these two teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 14. The final and deciding quarter proved cruel to the Midshipmen though, as the Falcons rattled off 17 points, while surrendering just seven to help secure a 31-21 victory.

The Air Force defense showed up big, collecting 10 TFL’s (2 sacks) and forcing two turnovers (1 INT and 1 Fumble). Navy had a defensive standout themselves though, Nicholas Straw was a player of the game, collecting six tackles, two TFL’s, a sack and an interception. Quite a game for the linebacker.

Both teams committed two turnovers, a fumble paired with an interception. In all though, Mids quarterback Tai Lavatai had a pretty good game accounting for three touchdowns, two of which by air as part of his 200+ pass yards. The reality of Navy’s struggles in real life are reflected here. An ineffective running game has led to a lot more passing, and that is not a recipe for success in Annapolis. If your interested in checking out our real preview for Saturday’s Air Force vs. Navy game, check it out here.

We had some fun using the simulation here, please give us some feedback if this is something you’d like to see more of with other Mountain West matchups @MWCWire.

Additionally, if your not familiar with the game used for the simulation or the awesome work done by the College Football Revamped team, check them out @CFBRevamped. Everything they put out is free, and has kept the old EA Sports NCAA Football 14 game alive and well. Paired with a team of roster editors, the game is up to date players, teams (including new FBS member James Madison University), stadiums and other features.

 

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