Archive for January, 2013

College Football Data 1.5.4

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

This release updates 2012 data through 01/07/2013. Only the 2012 zip file has changed.

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The Dreaded PAT Safety

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Last night’s Fiesta Bowl contained one of college football’s rarest plays, a PAT safety.  When writing my data collection software, I did not consider a safety on a PAT play as a possibility worth coding for.  Even if I did want to code for it, I did not have any examples of what the play-by-play would contain for such a play.  Now I do.

In order to work around the lack of support in my code for the play in last night’s game, I had to adjust it to be a successful team PAT kick for Oregon so the Ducks would be credited with the point.  Changing my software to handle this type of play will be on my to-do list this off-season.