USC vs Iowa Winner Very Clear, Says Computer Model
The USC vs Iowa winner is very clear, says a computer model.
Coming into this season everyone assumed that the Trojans were simply biding time until Urban Meyer’s arrival.
When USC went 4-3 to start the year, the Meyer chatter grew louder.
Then something funny happened: the Trojans started winning.
After a really disappointing start the season, USC ended up finishing 8-4 on the year.
That final run ultimately saved Helton’s job and helped the Trojans secure a Holiday Bowl bid against Iowa.
Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes also finished the year off strong. Thanks to the leadership of head Kirk Ferentz, Iowa beat Iowa State, Minnesota and Nebraska to close out the season.
Recently, a computer model analyzed the looming showdown between these two teams.
Using the Fremeau Efficiency Index, the model noted that USC has a 50.3 percent chance of winning this game.
The Fremeau Efficiency Index is defined as a “college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted possession efficiency, representing the per possession scoring advantage a team would be expected to have on a neutral field against an average opponent.”
Will USC ultimately finish the year off with a win? Time will tell.