• Follow Bowl Season with the 2012-2013 Bowl Blitz Invitational

    Bowl season is here and that means the return of the Stat Box Stories Bowl Blitz Invitational.

    Volunteers from around the NCAA Football community will be playing all 35 bowl match-ups with Stat Box Stories presenting their results with full statistics, game media, and in a template similar to what you would find for game recaps on ESPN.com.

    Continue on to see the bowl schedule and links to the game simulation/recap from Stat Box Stories as they are released.

    Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Arizona versus Nevada)
    Sim: Arizona 36-33 (2OT)
    Actual: Arizona 49-48

    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Toledo versus Utah State)
    Sim: Toledo 17-10
    Actual: Utah State 41-15

    San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (BYU versus San Diego State)
    Sim: San Diego State 38-24
    Actual: BYU 23-6

    Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl (UCF versus Ball State)
    Sim: UCF 41-39
    Actual: UCF 38-17

    R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (East Carolina versus Louisiana-Lafayette)
    SIM: UL-Lafayette 49-26
    Actual: UL-Lafayette 43-34

    MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (Washington versus Boise State)
    SIM: Washington 52-31
    Actual: Boise State 28-26

    Sheraton Hawai’I Bowl (Fresno State versus SMU)
    SIM: SMU 31-17
    Actual: SMU 43-10

    Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Western Kentucky versus Central Michigan)
    SIM: Central Michigan 39-37 (3OT)
    Actual: Central Michigan 24-21

    Military Bowl (San Jose State versus Bowling Green)
    SIM: Bowling Green 36-14
    Actual: San Jose State 29-20

    Belk Bowl (Cincinnati versus Duke)
    SIM: Cincinnati 44-14
    Actual: Cincinnati 48-34

    Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl (Baylor versus UCLA)
    SIM: UCLA 35-27
    Actual: Baylor 49-26

    Advocare V100 Independence Bowl (Ohio versus Louisiana-Monroe)
    SIM: UL-Monroe 51-17
    Actual: Ohio 45-14

    Russell Athletic Bowl (Rutgers versus Virginia Tech)
    SIM: Virginia Tech 28-10
    Actual: Virginia Tech 13-10 (OT)

    Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Minnesota versus Texas Tech)
    SIM: Texas Tech 24-21
    Actual: Texas Tech 34-31

    Armed Forces Bowl (Rice versus Air Force)
    SIM: Rice 28-21
    Actual: Rice 33-14

    Pinstripe Bowl (West Virginia versus Syracuse)
    SIM: West Virginia 31-23
    Actual: Syracuse 38-14

    Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Navy versus Arizona State)
    SIM: Arizona State 19-14
    Actual: Arizona State 62-28

    Valero Alamo Bowl (Texas versus Oregon State)
    SIM: Texas 28-3
    Actual: Texas 31-27

    Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (TCU versus Michigan State)
    SIM: TCU 41-20
    Actual: Michigan State 17-16

    Music City Bowl (NC State versus Vanderbilt)
    SIM: NC State 21-17
    Actual: Vanderbilt 38-24

    Hyundai Sun Bowl (USC versus Georgia Tech)
    SIM: USC 24-14
    Actual: Georgia Tech 21-7

    AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Iowa State versus Tulsa)
    SIM: Tulsa 44-10
    Actual: Tulsa 31-17

    Chick-fil-A Bowl (LSU versus Clemson)
    SIM: Clemson 24-17
    Actual: Clemson 25-24

    TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Mississippi State versus Northwestern)
    SIM: Northwestern 56-20
    Actual: Northwestern 34-20

    Heart of Dallas Bowl (Purdue versus Oklahoma State)
    SIM: Oklahoma State 38-24
    Actual: Oklahoma State 58-14

    Outback Bowl (South Carolina versus Michigan)
    SIM: Michigan 38-14
    Actual: South Carolina 33-28

    Capital One Bowl (Georgia versus Nebraska)
    SIM: Georgia 17-10
    Actual: Georgia 45-31

    Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio (Wisconsin versus Stanford)
    SIM: Wisconsin 7-3
    Actual: Stanford 20-14

    Discover Orange Bowl (Northern Illinois versus Florida State)
    SIM: Florida State 47-24
    Actual: Florida State 31-10

    Allstate Sugar Bowl (Louisville versus Florida)
    SIM: Louisville 32-28
    Actual: Louisville 33-23

    Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Oregon versus Kansas State)
    SIM: Kansas State 17-10
    Actual: Oregon 35-17

    AT&T Cotton Bowl (Texas A&M versus Oklahoma)
    SIM: Texas A&M 52-42
    Actual: Texas A&M 41-13

    BBVA Compass Bowl (Pittsburgh versus Ole Miss)
    SIM: Ole Miss 35-28
    Actual: Ole Miss 38-17

    GoDaddy.com Bowl (Kent State versus Arkansas State)
    SIM: Arkansas State 31-23
    Actual: Arkansas State 17-13

    Discover BCS National Championship Game (Alabama versus Notre Dame)
    SIM: Notre Dame 23-14
    Actual:
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Introducing the 2012-2013 Bowl Blitz Invitational started by Paakaa10 View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. hawkeyeguy's Avatar
      hawkeyeguy -
      Awesome idea
    1. souljahbill's Avatar
      souljahbill -
      Quote Originally Posted by souljahbill View Post
      I'll be playing my game tomorrow.
      So, I played my game, winning 44-13 (thanks to forcing 5 TOs and returning 2 pick 6s). I go to get some paper to record the ESPN info and realize I didn't take any notes during the game so I have no story. I'm gonna have to replay it.
    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
      The first simulation has been posted at Stat Box Stories:

      Gildan New Mexico Bowl
      Arizona def. Nevada 36-33 in 2 OT
    1. Paakaa10's Avatar
      Paakaa10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeguy View Post
      Awesome idea
      Thanks! If you might want to be a part of it, in the event that somebody should not be able to fulfill a game they signed up for, let me know and I can add you to the "reserve list."
    1. Paakaa10's Avatar
      Paakaa10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by souljahbill View Post
      So, I played my game, winning 44-13 (thanks to forcing 5 TOs and returning 2 pick 6s). I go to get some paper to record the ESPN info and realize I didn't take any notes during the game so I have no story. I'm gonna have to replay it.
      ?

      In all seriousness, though, that sucks horribly. If you grabbed the statistics from your first playthrough, you may still be able to salvage it (provided that you got screens and videos). Check out the first article today for an idea of how the final product comes together to see if you think you can salvage that result.
    1. souljahbill's Avatar
      souljahbill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paakaa10 View Post
      ?

      In all seriousness, though, that sucks horribly. If you grabbed the statistics from your first playthrough, you may still be able to salvage it (provided that you got screens and videos). Check out the first article today for an idea of how the final product comes together to see if you think you can salvage that result.
      Nah, I didn't save anything. Once I realized I had no notes, I knew I'd be playing it again. No biggie. I don't mind doing it over.
    1. Paakaa10's Avatar
      Paakaa10 -
      Today's entry comes via psuexv:



      http://statboxstories.wordpress.com/...-state-aggies/
    1. Paakaa10's Avatar
      Paakaa10 -
      The between and is open if anybody wants to claim it.

      Edit: Nevermind; game has already been claimed.
    1. baseballplyrmvp's Avatar
      baseballplyrmvp -
      i'll try and get mine ( and ) in this weekend.
    1. souljahbill's Avatar
      souljahbill -
      I played my game. I tried entering in some stats via my phone but it didn't go well. I'll get everything in Thursday.
    1. Paakaa10's Avatar
      Paakaa10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by souljahbill View Post
      I played my game. I tried entering in some stats via my phone but it didn't go well. I'll get everything in Thursday.
      Yeah, I wouldn't suggest entering the stats by phone unless you're using the Google Drive app. The web interface doesn't play nice with phones.
    1. Paakaa10's Avatar
      Paakaa10 -
      Due to a personal situation with the player who signed up for it, the between and has been made available. First chance will be given to somebody who has not signed up for a Bowl Game yet; if nobody fitting that description comes forward, it will be opened up to somebody who is already signed up for the project.
    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
      The New Orleans Bowl sim was pretty close. Only a combined 14 points off. That may be tough to beat.
    1. Paakaa10's Avatar
      Paakaa10 -
      The following Bowl Games are now open due to the initial person claiming them being unable to play:

      ( versus )
      ( versus )

      If you are interested in playing one (or both) of these games, please respond ASAP. The needs to be done by 12/26/2012 and the needs to be done by 12/28/2012.



      UPDATE: JB has reclaimed the due to the short notice. If the is not claimed by mid-day tomorrow, I will be playing it to ensure that we keep up with the schedule.
    1. baseballplyrmvp's Avatar
      baseballplyrmvp -
      just finished my game (/), paakaa. will get highlights and a writeup done later on today/this week.