One simulation shows this weekend's game will be a blowout

One simulation shows this weekend's game will be a blowout

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SALT LAKE CITY -- There are some video games that can simulate what could go down this weekend. Doug Small with Best Buy says NCAA 2010 from EA Sports can do that.

"It does update stats and it keeps track of games," he says.

According to the game when it is first opened, the University of Utah is the better team with a higher overall rating, along with a better offense and defense. So, Small played it, but we quickly learned this wasn't his game after the Cougars easily marched through his defense to score a field goal on their first possession.

So, we let the game simulate what will happen this Saturday using all of their stats and figures. Even though the University of Utah is supposed to be the better team, BYU won 42-10.

Best Buy Manager Mike Stearman says, "Wow. It is not even close."

Stearman says he would describe this simulation as a "beat down."

Giving stats on the game, Stearman says, "Utah out-rushed BYU 126 yards to 85. It looks like BYU out-passed the U 427 yards to 186." He adds, "The U did have a big kick return for a touchdown [making the score] 10-7. It looks like throughout the rest of the game they didn't play up to what they're capable of, for sure."

Stearman is a Utah fan, so he wasn't happy, even though other simulations would turn out differently. He also says this simulation showed BYU entered the game with four losses this season, so what does it know?


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