We can only go up ...
Before we post the Daily News Staff college football selections for this weekend (which we will do early Thursday morning), we wanted to make you aware of the record-setting performance last week by the BoopStats College Selection Staff (because no one person could do all this).
1-14 ... as in ONE win and FOURTEEN losses ... Hard to do ... So, hard to do it had not been done in the 16 years the paper has been making college picks. (There has been at least one 2-13 week.)
Our 14 losses were by a combined 122 points, which means the average loss was 8.7 points, which mean on average we lost each game by more than one possession. Now that is really hard to do.
Here's the damage:
|Pittsburgh||+9||Va. Tech||Va. Tech||19-9||L (1)|
|Texas A&M||-6.5||Mississippi||Texas A&M||41-38||L (3.5)|
|Georgia Tech||+7||BYU||BYU||38-20||L (25)|
|Baylor||-17.5||Kansas St.||Baylor||35-25||L (7.5)|
|Michigan||-2||Penn St.||Penn St.||43-40||L (5)|