8.25.2012

Analyzing Oregon's "What To Wear" Schedule

So Oregon's official website has released a schedule of their football games with corresponding colors for fans to wear to games:
Now, last season, UO did something very similar. Being that the 2011 campaign is in the books, let's take a look at the results and see how close they came to matching the on-field attire.

Obviously G stands for green, Y for Yellow and B for black. The colors of the letters correspond to the accuracy of the fan's color to the on-field color. Green is a match, blue is partial match and red is a miss.

Last years schedule got eight games correct, two close and two wrong. The two close games, against LSU week one and at Arizona week four, are close because both had the fan specified colors in the uniform somewhere (if you count "volt" as green, which you might not) but a different color would've been more accurate (black against LSU and green at Arizona).

The two wrong combos came week three against Missouri State and week nine at Washington. Neither game featured the corresponding color in any significant way (a tiny black outline on the numbers doesn't make a set black, in my opinion) and green would've worked much better for both games.

With seven home games, four road games and a neutral site game to open the season, it seems like there was no bias to getting home or road games correct more often.

So this year's schedule is probably a pretty solid guess at each week's combo. A Nike Pro Combat Rivalry uniform is still probably in the works and other shenanigans might take place (it is Oregon...) but I'd expect this schedule to have a 75 percent or higher success rate.

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