Two seasons ago we started the Five-Spot Challenge, a weekly contest that tests your knowledge of Michigan football and involves a little bit of luck as well. Each week we put up five to ten questions such as, “How many passing yards will Devin Gardner record?” If you guess 200 but he actually records 250, you get 50 points. Like golf, the goal is to get the lowest number possible, meaning you want to be as close to correct as possible for each answer. The points will be added up to determine a weekly winner.
The spot you finish relative to the rest of the competitors will be added up throughout the season to determine the overall winner. For example, in Week 1 if you are first out of 20 participants, you will be awarded 20 points. Second would get 19, third would get 18, and so on. For the full season, you want the most points, so you’ll want to make sure to participate each week.
The final question each week will be a score prediction. In this, you must specify which team is which. If you simply put 14-10, it won’t count. You must say Michigan 14 – CMU 10. This is the hail mary pick. If you pick the score exactly, the largest single differential from the other questions will be reduced to zero.
The first season, umichfan1 captured the overall title, scoring a pair of tickets to the following season’s home opener against Air Force. Last year, crp12qb won the title and was awarded a hosted round of golf at the University of Michigan Golf Course. You can be assured that this year’s prize will be of similar nature and value as those two. The weekly prizes will remain the same as last year, $20 gift cards to The M Den.
The weekly results will be announced in the same post as the following week’s questions, while the overall standings will live in the right sidebar so you always know where you stand. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Leave them in the comments below. Good luck!
Here are this week’s questions: