The MassIll Mud entered Fantasy Bowl XXV as the #1 seed but also as a slight underdog to Dallas. In the end, it wasn’t even close — the Mud blew out the Armadillos 111-58 to win the franchise’s second league championship.
The Mud’s 53-point win is the largest margin of victory ever in FFL-GOO’s league title game. MIM’s 111 points was the second-most points ever scored in a Fantasy Bowl behind the 117 points Syracuse scored in 2013. Five MIM players finished in double digits, lead by RB Jay Ajayi (25 points) and WRs Jordy Nelson (24) and Sammy Watkins (18).
With their Fantasy Bowl win, the Mud finish the season with a league-high 10-game winning streak and a final record of 13-1. Only two other teams in the 25-year history of our league finished the year with only one loss: the 2012 Mercer Mustangs (14-1-1) and the 1997 Pennsylvania Wildcats (15-1).
The consolation game for 3rd place was much closer; the game was tied entering the Monday night NFL game, and New Chester pulled out a 56-51 win over Miami on the strength of Zeke Elliott’s Monday night game.
MassIll’s 111 points also vaulted them back into striking distance for the overall points awards. The top 2 teams in overall points take additional prize money, and going into the final week of the NFL season only 59 points separate the top three fantasy teams:
Dallas – 1150
New Chester – 1116 (34 points back)
MassIll – 1091 (59 points back)