Color-Outs Not Looking So Colorful

I’ve started digging for data on this color-out project.  Below I’ve listed all the college football games that I could find for 2009 so far and it doesn’t look that great:  4 wins, 6 losses (261 points for, 240 points against)

White outs:  3 wins, 4 losses (207 points for vs. 156 points against)

9/10/09:  Georgia Tech vs. Clemson:  W, 30-27

9/12/09:  Virginia Tech vs. Marshall:  W, 52-10

9/12/09:  Boise State vs. Miami (OH):  W, 48-0

9/18/09:  Fresno State vs. Boise State:  L, 51-34

9/26/09:  Mississippi State vs. LSU:  L, 30-26

9/26/09:  Florida State vs. South Florida:  L, 17-7

9/26/09:  Penn State vs. Iowa:  L, 21-10 (PSU ranked#5)

Black outs: 1 win, 2 losses (54 points for, 84 points against)

9/12/09:  Middle Tennessee State vs. Memphis:  W, 31-14

9/12/09:  Western Kentucky vs. South Florida:  L, 35-13

10/2/09:  Louisville vs. Pitt:  L, 35-10

10/31/09:  Kentucky vs. Mississippi State:  N/A

11/21/09:  Missouri vs. Iowa State:  N/A

Blue outs:

10/10/09:  Ole Miss vs. Alabama:  N/A

I think this shows a very interesting trend, however I must qualify this data by pointing out that the sample size is extremely small (7 completed games).  I will continue to do research and make sure I get as many of the games as possible, including prior years.  This is also where you come in…know of a game?  Leave a comment and I will update the results.  Another point to take into consideration is that schools normally do a color-out for big games, thus those games are more likely to be close (which means a greater chance for a loss).  Know of a color-out game in the past or future?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Another view of a Penn State whiteout.  Notice the "S"

Another view of a Penn State whiteout. Notice the "S"


One Response to Color-Outs Not Looking So Colorful

  1. sloan23 says:

    Cincinnati had a white out against Fresno State Sept. 26th and Cincinnati won.

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