wow... I guess we can create a 'game closeness metric' by taking the team's FPI difference.
OSU (2) & PSU (5) have a difference of 4. That should be a close game.
So, let's have fun with this and create arbitrary metrics.
--Crap Game Index of highest combined FPI score.
--The highest score possible would be 129+130 = 259.
--Must See Index of lowest combined FPI score, lowest possible is 3.
--Blowout Index: biggest differential between FPI scores. Highest Possible is 130-1 = 129.
Bowling Green (127) @ OSU (2) have a FPI delta of 125. Shouldn't be close.
Although, sadly, that's only the 2nd highest of the year as Clemson (1) hosts Akron (128)… An FPI delta of 127.
Clemson, you should've scheduled UMASS (130) to satisfy my arbitrary FPI delta craze.
CRAP GAME OF THE YEAR:
Akron (128) hosts UMass (130)… For a grand total of 258! This is about as close to utter crap (on paper) one can ask for.
*MUST SEE OF THE YEAR: OSU (2) @ PSU (5) for a total of 7.
*doesn't include playoffs, which, yeah, let's hope to see Clemson again :)