Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2008 NCAA FBS Simulated Tournament: National Championship

It all comes down to this. Ohio State vs Penn State, a rematch of the Big Ten showdown in October (which Penn State won in Columbus, 13-6). How did things go down in Miami? Find out below.

10 Ohio State vs 8 Penn State
Round 4, Game 1 Results

Final Score
38-24, Ohio State

Game Statistics
Daryll Clark, Penn State - 18 of 33, 230 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State - 20 of 32, 261 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT

Evan Royster, Penn State - 25 rushes, 64 yards, 0 TDs, 0 fumbles
Chris Wells, Ohio State - 25 rushes, 124 yards, 0 TDs, 2 fumbles

Deon Butler, Penn State - 7 catches, 97 yards, 1 TD, 1 drop
Brian Robiskie, Ohio State - 4 catches, 82 yards, 0 TDs, 2 drops

Kevin Kelly, Penn State - 1 for 2
Aaron Pettrey, Ohio State - 3 for 3

So there it is. Congratulations Ohio State, the 2008 Sports Fountainhead simulated NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! The game was really up and down, back and forth. Ohio State sprinted to a 17-7 halftime lead. Much like in real life during the Rose Bowl, Penn State fought back and never gave up. In the simulated game Penn State actually took the lead at one point, 24-17, before the Buckeyes woke up and scored 21 unanswered points and sealed the win.

These two Big Ten teams were clearly some of the best college football had to offer this year. However, as we saw in real life, they weren't THE best. Penn State and Ohio State are top ten teams (barely). In the simulation they were tops.

I hope everyone enjoyed this as much as I did. I'd love to be able to put some highlights from the games together... but I have no idea how to do that. Enjoy the real national championship game tomorrow night. And be thankful that the 2009 college football season is less than 8 months away...

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