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Last week a poll was posted that showed the expectations for wins in the remaining games. (Insert credit here to the OP). That polled showed the chances victories as follows:
Those expecations may have changed after the Illini win, but seems like they would probably still be approximately accurate. Based on those expectations.
Average expected regular season wins: 7.15
Regular Season Wins Chance
The overall chance of getting to 7-5 or better is 91%, but the chances of reaching that without a Purdue victory is only about 3% (pretty obvious).
BATON ROUGE, La. -- As Les Miles' latest stab at fourth-down trickery was about to unfold, the LSU coach bent down, snatched up some blades of grass -- and ate them.
"I have a little tradition that humbles me as a man, that lets me know that I'm a part of the field and part of the game," Miles said as a smile widened on his face. "You should have seen some games before this. I can tell you one thing: The grass in Tiger Stadium tastes best."
While we are celebrating our bowl eligible incredible win, I'd like to take a moment out to tip the Maize and Blue hat to Joe Paterno. 400 wins at one university is one heck of an accomplishment and the way coaches come and go, may not happen again at a major university for a long time. It's absolutely amazing. I can only hope I'm as firey and able when I'm in my 80's. Congrats Coach! You deserve it.
350 points scored so far this year.
The highest scoring Wolverine team outside of Yosts 1901-1905 teams was in 2003 with a total of 460 including the Rose Bowl.
4 games to go, 111 points. 27.75 per game. @ Purdue and tOFU, home vs Wisc and Bowl Game X.
I think we'll see our highest scoring team of the last 100 years and yes, I'd rather consider that than the other side of the ball.
PATs are something that generally get taken for granted. But I just wanted to point out that Seth Broekhuizen delivered EIGHT of them on Saturday, plus a field goal. It's not terribly uncommon for this to happen in college football... there's usually a team or two that puts up 56+ every week. But given how maligned our kicking game has been this season, I thought Broekhuizen's performance today was worthy of mention. I suppose you could argue that the one FG he barely missed today kept us from going up by 2 scores, which might've allowed us to win in regulation. But come on, the 3OT bonus coverage was the most fun I've had in the Big House all year!
The fact is, we needed every single point that Broekhuizen kicked today. How 'bout let's show the kid a little MGoLove!