Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Degrees of Loss Separation is a simple concept, I go out and find a highly rated team with some losses playing against a crappy team with lots of losses. Next I find a chain of losses which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt (not at all) that the underdog is going to pull the major upset and storm the field. The Final Outcome is calculated simply: Add up the scores of the losers, add up the scores of the winners in the degrees of loss separation and divide both by the # of degrees.
The Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Pittsburgh Panthers
Pittsburgh is currently charging away as the favorite in the Big East after defeating South Florida. They could potentially get Wanny a trip to the BCS. Meanwhile Rutgers is 2-5 and won its first conference game of the season last weekend due to UConn turning the ball over and missing a game tying field goal in the last minutes. Clearly these teams are heading in different directions. But its Wanny and he likes to lose games he shouldn't. And the Degrees don't lie.
5º of Loss Separation : Rutgers beat Uconn beat Temple beat Miami(OH) beat Bowling Green beat Pittsburgh
This all starts with Bowling Green's shocking upset over Pitt the first week of the season. Who saw that coming? Bowling Green than struggled in losing many games including this past weekend against the Redhawks of Miami of Ohio. Miami of Ohio had previously lost to Temple in easy fashion 28-10. The same Temple squad suffered their first loss in OT after they choked away a late lead to UConn. The same UConn who last week could not nail the tying field goal in Piscataway.
Final Outcome: Rutgers 21 Pittsburgh 13
Rutgers will scoop up 3 shocking tds and will slow LeSean McCoy and the rest of Pitt's offense down in securing the 21-13 victory.