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A Model of a Sudden-Death Field-Goal Football Game as a Sequential Duel




This paper introduces a highly simplified version of "sudden-death" scoring. The basic game is as follows. With equal probability the teams toss to see who gets the ball. The team with the ball can either run or try to kick a field goal. The first team to score wins the game.

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  • Siddhartha Sahi & Martin Shubik, 1985. "A Model of a Sudden-Death Field-Goal Football Game as a Sequential Duel," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 751, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  • Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:751
    Note: CFP 707.

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    1. Jordan Jeremy D & Melouk Sharif H & Perry Marcus B, 2009. "Optimizing Football Game Play Calling," Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, De Gruyter, vol. 5(2), pages 1-34, May.


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