Notre Dame Football Predictor
I have written a Java applet which is an
interface to a neural network which predicts
which offensive play the Notre Dame Football
team will run under any given situation. The network takes data which
describes the game "situation" and returns the probabilities that each
of 15 different offensive plays will be run. So far, the network is
only trained to predict offensive plays for Notre Dame and for data from the last two years that Lou Holtz was head coach. The program
is not yet "optimized" in any sense, but still does well predicting
plays. I haven't completely compiled the results yet, but for the
games on which I've tested the program, it's predicting ability is
It may take about a minute to download the program. If nothing
happens after a couple of minutes, and all you see is a big
empty grey box, then it's time for some troubleshooting.
If you can't figure how to run the program, instructions are
available. The only thing that may not be self-evident, is
that you can reposition the football and first down line by
dragging them with the mouse.
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If you are interested, you can view the source
Last updated: November 14, 1996.