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Predictions vs. Actual Results, thru Game 13 ~
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Each week, Rich Murawski from The Progress and four gentlemen from d9Sports make their predictions
on the outcome of that Friday's local Football games. With, of course, varying degrees of prescience. And,
naturally, here we're only interested in the games of our Clearfield Bison.
The chart shows what the actual score of each game was versus the predictions.
With the exception of the very high-scoring Penns Valley game the experts pretty consistently predicted
that Bison would do less well than they actually did. Obiously, PV's unexpectedly spirited showing
skewed those results.
For example, compare the Bison's performance in the final eleven games ~
The Bison outscored the competition by 318 points while the aggregate average prediction of the five experts
totals only 169 points. To be fair, these gentlemen concern themselves with about a dozen games each week
while we're concentrating on just the one. The outcome at B.E.A. though was especially glaring; a 35-point
margin versus the 7-point win predicted by the experts while for the Bishop Carroll game the prognosticators
came pretty close; average 43.4 prediction vs. actual 49. For the second DuBois meeting the fellows didn't do
too badly (24.6 prediction vs. 31 actual) but for the second Bellefonte tilt the guys were back to their evil ways
~ predicting only a 16.75 win versus the 28-point real-life victory. Regarding the meeting with the Cathedral
Prep Ramblers, the writers were actually pretty generous to our Bison; they predicted that Clearfield would
lose by 21.5 points versus the true game outcome of a 34 point loss.