The Chick-fil-A Bowl is set for New Year's Eve, but I simulated the matchup on EA Sports NCAA Football 13. I've done this with a few of the higher-profile bowl games this bowl season, and I will do the same with each BCS matchup.
LSU was simply too much for Clemson, as will likely be the case when the two teams meet in real life.
With all of the bowl simulations, I crank the difficulty up to Heisman, and I used the named rosters from BamaBound2010 on Xbox 360.
EA Sports and other gaming publishers are prohibited from including the names of collegiate athletes in games, but diehards like myself and BamaBound2010 do the honors.
Through an awesome roster-share feature, roster makers are able to share their hard work with others. To increase the authenticity, I updated the depth charts for both teams to reflect the players getting playing time now.
During the simulated game, Clemson's offense was still explosive, but they were hurt when QB Tajh Boyd was injured in the first half. Cole Stoudt replaced him and played decently, but it wasn't enough to spur Clemson to a win.
LSU shook off the injury to freshman RB Jeremy Hill, and they continued to pound the ball on the ground.
Spencer Ware filled in nicely with 71 yards rushing. Zach Mettenberger threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns, and Drew Alleman kicked six field goals in LSU's 53-34 simulated win.
LSU fans hope they can deliver a similar result when the actual game is played.
I'll be simulating all of the BCS bowl games, and the games listed below that feature major programs.
If the simulation has already been completed, the link to the article and video is listed on the right.
Capital One Bowl - No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 16 Nebraska
Outback Bowl - No. 10 South Carolina vs. No. 18 Michigan
AT&T Cotton Bowl - No. 9 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 Oklahoma
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