This is a weekly contest that combines baseball knowledge with unknowable and often un-guess-able random statistics! The goal here is to predict some outcomes of Louisiana Tech’s football games.

The cut-off time each week is kickoff time for that week’s game. So if Tech plays on Saturday at 6pm, any contest submissions that are submitted after 6pm on Saturday will not count for that week’s games.

This year’s football contest is designed not to punish players who miss a week or two. Each week, the questions will be exactly the same, but the answers will often change.

So if you said Tech would win by 49 points last week and forget to fill the contest out this week, that answer of “49 points” will carry over to this week. Think of it like fantasy football, where if you forget to set a lineup one week, it just uses the previous week’s lineup.

There are 12 weeks in the regular season, and each week you can score up to 26 points each week. That a maximum season-ending score of 312.

Throughout the season, keep your eyes open on twitter @gotechplsdntdie for other prizes and announcements!

Anyway, without further ado, here’s this week’s contest:

2022 gtpdd Football Contest
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2 points.
Selected Value: 0
Up to 5 points. [Note: If Tech wins, the margin will be positive. If Tech loses, the margin will be negative. For example, if Tech wins 24-17, the answer is 7. If Tech loses 45-3, the answer is -42.]
2 points.
2 points. [Note: All-Purpose yards = rushing + receiving + punt/kickoff return + INT/Fumble return yards]
2 points. [Scoring - Tackle: 1 point. Sack: 2 points. Tackle for Loss (TFL): 1 point. Pass Break Up (PBU): 2 points. Interception: 4 points. Forced Fumble: 4 points. TD: 6 points]
1 point.
2 points.
2 points. [Example: If Jacob Barnes (#35) kicks a 40 yard field goal, the correct answer is LOWER. If Tre Harris (#3) catches a 2 yard fade route for a TD, the correct answer is HIGHER
Selected Value: 50
Up to 5 points.
2 points.
1 point. [Example: Boca Raton, FAU's city, is 1,394 miles away from Ruston. If Tech were playing FAU, would the combined punt yardage add up to 697 yards?]