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Five-Spot Challenge final results

Monday, January 18th, 2016


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Congratulations to Jim Mackiewicz for winning the season-long Five-Spot Challenge competition. His total of 223 points earned was seven better than HTTV136, 13 better than bigboyblue, and 18 better than Hazel Parker. Jim Mackiewicz wins a pair of tickets to next season’s home opener against Hawaii.

Wolverines74 won the final weekly contest of the season with a deviation of 105.5, topping bluwolf77‘s deviation of 121.5. He was the closest to Jehu Chesson’s receiving yards (118) with his prediction of 125. He was also the second closest to Jake Rudock’s passing yards (278) with his prediction of 265, second closest to Michigan’s rushing yards (225) with his prediction of 210, and second closest to the minutes until Michigan’s first defensive takeaway (4.5) with his guess of 13. Bluwolf77 was the closest to Michigan’s rushing yards, just 13 away, while gvanneste was just nine away from Rudock’s passing yards. SCHU6545 was just six away from Florida’s total yards (273) and Ebenszac was just 7.5 away from the minutes until Michigan’s first takeaway.

All 25 contestants picked Michigan to beat Florida with an average score prediction of Michigan 25 – Florida 17. Bluwolf77 was the closest to the final score of 41-7 with his prediction of 38-17. Only two contestants predicted Michigan’s defense to hold Florida to single digits, while none had Michigan scoring more than 40.

Thanks for playing this year’s Five-Spot Challenge. The weekly winner prizes will be sent out within the next few weeks and the tickets for Jim Mackiewicz will be sent out later this summer, once received. Go Blue!

Five Spot Challenge: Florida

Monday, December 28th, 2015


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Congratulations to tooty_pops for winning the Week 12 Five Spot Challenge. His deviation of 329 beat second place saline_ian by 127 points. Tooty_pops was just one away from Jake Butt’s receiving yards (55) and two away from the uniform combination of Michigan’s first touchdown (101). He was second closest to Braxton Miller’s total yards (17) and third closest to the total combined yards for both teams (846).

Sistersueblue was the closest to Ezekiel Elliott’s rushing yards (49 away). Kashkaav was the closest to Miller’s total yards (15 away) and on the spot with Michigan’s longest field goal (27 yards). Grahambino007 was the only contestant to correctly pick the uniform combination of Michigan’s first touchdown. Jim Mackeiwicz was the closest to Michigan’s rushing yards (13 away). Gdub18 was right on with Butt’s receiving yards. Ebenszac was just three away from Jabrill Peppers’ total yards and just eight away from OSU’s passing yards (113). Gdub18 and sistersueblue were both just one away from the minutes until OSU reached 14 points. Finally, bluwolf77 was the closest to the total combined yards by both teams (846) with his prediction of 840.

The weekly results and overall standings have been updated. Jim Mackeiwicz is in the lead, but bigboyblue, HTTV136, and Hazel Parker are within striking distance heading into the final week of picks. Good luck!

Five Spot Challenge: Ohio State

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015


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Congratulations to Hazel Parker for his first win since the Penn State game last season. His deviation of 52.6 was 17 better than ericcarbs. Hazel Parker’s prediction of 121 was the closest to Michigan’s total return yards (122) and his prediction of 26 percent was second closest to Penn State’s third down completion percentage (21.4). He was also fourth closest to Jake Rudock’s passing yards (256) and fifth closest to the total combined sack yards (36).

Jim Mackiewicz and tooty_pops were each just six away from Rudock’s passing yards, while Myrick55 was only one away from the total combined sack yards. Ericcarbs’ prediction of 79 Saquon Barkley rushing yards was the closest, just 11 away from the actual of 68.

The average combined score prediction was Michigan 29 – Penn State 19. Tooty_pops was almost right on with his score prediction of 28-17. Bigboyblue was also close with his prediction of 30-16.

The weekly results and overall standings have been updated.

The game we’ve all been waiting for is here. Michigan still has a slight chance to reach the Big Ten Championship game, but needs help. The one thing they can control is beating the Buckeyes. Here are this week’s picks. Since Michigan is going for its 10th win, we have 10 questions this week.

Five Spot Challenge 2015: Indiana

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015


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Congratulations to jaeschke for winning last week’s Five Spot Challenge. His deviation of 185 tied HTTV136, but his score prediction of Michigan 42 – Rutgers 12 was closer to HTTV136’s prediction of 35-3. Jaeschke was one of seven contestants to correctly predict that Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo would not play. In addition, his prediction of 100 passing yards for Chris Laviano was the closest of any contestant, just three away.

Bigboyblue was the closest to Jabrill Peppers’ total yards with his prediction of 29. Peppers didn’t have a single return on Saturday and gained just eight rushing yards. JOHNNAVARREISMYHERO was just four away from Michigan’s first half total yards (304), while Gdub18 was right on the mark with his prediction that Rutgers’ longest scoring drive would go 69 yards.

The average score prediction among the 25 contestants was Michigan 33 – Rutgers 8. No one predicted that Michigan would score as many as 49 points and only three predicted that Rutgers would score at least 16.

The weekly results have been updated.

This week, Michigan travels to Indiana looking to stay in the Big Ten title hunt. Here are this week’s questions.

Five Spot Challenge 2015: Rutgers

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015


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Congratulations to BigHouseBrandon on winning this week’s Five-Spot Challenge. His deviation of 206.5 topped Week 4 winner bigboyblue by 14.5 points. It was BigHouseBrandon’s first weekly win since Week 1 of 2014. He was the least confident in Michigan’s defense, predicting that Minnesota would record 357 total yards of offense, which was the closest to the actual of 461.

Ericarbs and toot_pops were both right on the dot with Jake Butt’s 38 receiving yards, while Ian Martin‘s guess of eight combined rushing yards by Joe Kerridge and Sione Houma was just one away from their seven. Bigboyblue correctly predicted that Michigan’s first touchdown of the game would be one yard and DBenney09 was just 1.5 away from Jake Rudock’s quarterback rating (72.5).

The 27 contestants this week picked Michigan to win by an average score of Michigan 33 – Minnesota 8.

The weekly results have been updated.

This week, Michigan returns home to face Rutgers. Here are this week’s picks.

Five Spot Challenge: Minnesota

Monday, October 26th, 2015


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Congratulations to this week’s Five Spot Challenge winner, Myrick55. It’s his first win this season and his first win since the Nebraska game in 2013. He was the least confident in Michigan’s pass defense, predicting Connor Cook to throw for 275 yards. Cook actually threw for 328, so Myrick55 was the closest at 53 away. He topped saline_ian, who correctly predicted that Michigan State’s first possession would go 22 yards, by 18 points.

Jaeschke‘s prediction of 55 De’Veon Smith rushing yards was the closest to the actual of 46, while Kashkaav was just one away from Michigan’s longest pass (32 yards), and JustJeepGear.com and Ebenszac were both just one away from Jabrill Peppers’ longest return (49 yards).

No one correctly predicted the final score, but HTTV136‘s prediction of Michigan 23 – Michigan State 21 would have been exactly right if not for the final play of which we will not speak. The averaged score prediction was Michigan 29 – Michigan State 15.

The weekly results have been updated.

After a bye week this past weekend, Michigan travels to Minneapolis to try to win back the Little Brown Jug. Here are this week’s questions.

Five Spot Challenge: Michigan State

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015


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Congratulations to Jim Mackiewicz for winning last week’s Five Spot Challenge. His deviation of 170 was five points better than second place tooty_pops. Consistency was key for Jim as he wasn’t closest to any individual question but wasn’t far away from any either. His prediction of 100 Clayton Thorson passing yards was just six away and second closest. He was also fourth closest to the total combined offensive yards (548) and fourth closest to the minutes to Northwestern’s first touchdown (they didn’t score one, so it was 60).

Boggie, Northsider7, and saline_ian were all just two away from the combined total yards with their predictions of 550. Nobody correctly predicted that Jehu Chesson’s No. 86 would score Michigan’s first touchdown. BigHouseBrandon was the closest with his prediction of 97, which must have been a Jake Rudock pass to Amara Darboh. The most common prediction was De’Veon Smith’s No. 4, which 10 of 26 contestants chose. Ericcarbs, Ebenszac, tooty_pops, HTTV136, and BigHouseBrandon all predicted that Northwestern wouldn’t score. Grahambino007 and jaeschke were both just one away from Thorson’s passing yards, while jaeschke and MEKMichigan were the closest to Blake O’Neill’s punting yards (190), just 12 away.

Nobody got the final score correct, and in fact, only one contestant, bluwolf77, thought Michigan would score as many points as it did. He predicted a score of 38-17. The average score prediction was Michigan 21 – Northwestern 11. All 26 contestants picked Michigan to win.

The weekly results have been updated and I’ve finally added the overall standings.

This Saturday is the big one against Michigan State and it presents a great chance for Michigan to turn the tables on their hated in-state rival. Here are this week’s picks.

Five Spot Challenge: Northwestern

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015


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Congratulations to brad6923 for winning Week 5 of the Five Spot Challenge. His deviation of 109.6 beat gvanneste by 20 points. He was third closest to Michigan’s third down percentage (29.4 percent), 15.6 away; second closest to Maryland’s second half yards (37), 13 away; and tied for third closest to Michigan’s total rushing yards (198), two away.

Myrick55 correctly predicted Michigan’s rushing yards, while Sustersueblue was just one away and bigboyblue, JustJeepGear.com, dtenpin22, and brad6923 were each two away. Gdub18‘s prediction of 25 yards was just one away from the yardage gained on Michigan’s first possession. Week 3 winner, Freezer566, was the closest to Michigan’s third down percentage, just 10.8 away, while ericcarbs was just one away from Maryland’s second half yards. DBenney09 was the closest — 12 away — to Will Likely’s total return yardage.

For the second time this season a contestant correctly predicted the final score, and for the second time it was the winner, so it didn’t even help. Brad6923 picked Michigan to win 28-0. Seven contestants predicted Michigan to score 28 points, and gvanneste was close with his 28-3 prediction. The 30 contestants picked Michigan to win by an average score of Michigan 33 – Northwestern 8.

The weekly results have been updated.

This week, Michigan hosts Northwestern for what is sure to be a defensive battle. Michigan and Northwestern are the top two defenses in the nation through five weeks and both feature below average offenses. Here are this week’s picks.

Five-Spot Challenge 2015: Maryland

Monday, September 28th, 2015


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Congratulations to bigboyblue for winning Week 4 of the Five-Spot Challenge. His deviation of 163 barely beat out the 2013 overall winner, Maizenblu62, by two points. Bigboyblue was the closest to BYU’s longest touchdown, which was zero because the Cougars didn’t score. He was also third closest to Tanner Mangum’s passing yards (55) and second closest to Jake Rudock’s passing yards (194),

Boggie was closest to Mangum’s passing yards at 60 yards away. Bluwolf77, Myrick55, JustJeepGear.com, tooty_pops, and MEKMichigan all correctly predicted that it would take eight minutes for Michigan to score its first touchdown. Maizenblu62 was just five away from Rudock’s passing yards, while tooty_pops, Ebenszac, and HTTV136 were all just three away from Michigan’s total made field goal yards (40).

Only two of the 27 contestants picked BYU to win. The average combined score prediction was Michigan 26 – BYU 21. No one correctly predicted the final score. Ebenszac and HTTV136 both correctly predicted Michigan’s 31, but had BYU scoring 20 and 21 points, respectively.

The weekly results have been updated.

Michigan travels to Maryland next Saturday for a primetime matchup. The Terrapins are 2-2 and coming off of a 45-6 loss to West Virginia. Here are this week’s picks:

Five-Spot Challenge 2015: BYU

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015


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Congratulations to Freezer566 for winning Week 3 of the Five-Spot Challenge. Not only did he have the lowest deviation, but he also became the first contestant in the history of the challenge to correctly predict the final score. Even if he hadn’t, he still would have won, but the correct score prediction knocked his highest single deviation down to zero, giving him a total deviation of 45 for the week. He was the closest to Michigan’s total yards (377), only nine away, second closest to UNLV’s total yards (235), 15 away, and third closest to De’Veon Smith’s rushing yards (33), 57 away.

TheZachster came in second with a total deviation of 133, He was only one away from Michigan’s total punt return yards (24), just one away, and also consistently low across the other four questions. HTTV136 was the only one to correctly predict that Michigan’s first touchdown would be five yards, while Hazel Parker was second closest to Michigan’s total yards (11 away) and UNLV’s total yards (eight away).

All 23 contestants this week predicted Michigan to win by an average score of Michigan 44 – UNLV 8.

The weekly results have been updated, and I promise I’ll update the overall standings soon.

Michigan hosts BYU at noon this Saturday in what should be a good test of how much the Wolverines have progressed since the season opening loss at Utah. Here are this week’s questions: