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

Siddhartha Sahi and Martin Shubik
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Siddhartha Sahi: Princeton University

No 751, Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers from Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Tactical combat; war and defense; football; sequential dual (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1985-05
Note: CFP 707.
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Published in Mathematical Social Sciences (1988), 15: 205-215

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