In December of 2011 and January of 2012, fans of college football and EA SPORTS NCAA Football 12 helped cover all 35 Bowl Games here at STAT BOX STORIES for the BOWL BLITZ INVITATIONAL. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the statistics that came out of those 35 games. In today’s installment, we look at individual player statistics for Receivers.
Turning the focus to the offensive side of the ball today, SMU’s WR #88 led all receivers in the BOWL BLITZ INVITATIONAL with 10 catches in the BBVA Compass Bowl. On this Top 10 list, the split was nearly even, with human-controlled players occupying six of the spots. Players #2, #3, and #4 on the list, however, were all computer-controlled; WR #20 of Boise State with 9 catches, and 8 catches each for BYU’s WR #11 and Utah’s WR #8.
With the focus shifted to actual receiving yards, SMU WR #88 again won the category with a monster performance of 264 yards through the air; 59 yards more than the #2 receiver, WR #11 of BYU. The next human-controlled receiver to make the list was WR #1 out of Baylor with 159 yards, followed by Arizona Stte’s WR #8 who caught five balls for 146 yards. For this Top 10, the split between human- and computer-controlled players was evenly split at 5 apiece.
For the third category in a row, SMU WR #88 sits atop the BOWL BLITZ INVITATIONAL receiver leaderboard with a three-touchdown performance in the BBVA Compass Bowl against Pitt; Boise State WR #20 also turned in three touchdowns in a losing effort against Arizona State in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. The Top 10 was evenly split once more between human- and computer-controlled players, with a number of receivers in the 35 Bowl Games turning in multiple touchdown performances.
Finally, we reach a receiving category that SMU’s WR #88 did not win; yards-per-catch average. In this category, Ohio’s WR #17 came out on top with 37.3 yards per catch on 3 catches with 1 touchdown. The first human-controlled receivers to make this Top 10 list came in at exactly the same yards-per-catch average; 35.6 for Oklahoma State WR #81 and Iowa WR #6. Although human-controlled players held the slight majority in this list, the computer-controlled players kept a tight grasp on the top two spots.
With our first offensive statistical categories in the books for this look back at BOWL BLITZ INVITATIONAL, we close for the day and look forward to rushing statistics tomorrow here at STAT BOX STORIES; with a number of monster games on the ground, you won’t want to miss the numbers!