This 10-year-old from Kentucky won top prize with a Tom Brady-inspired science fair project. And no surprise here, the not-from-New England kiddo didn’t use the scientific method to show just how amazing Brady is—oh no, far from it!

So what exactly did the young scientist seek to prove? Ace Davis set out to prove that that Brady is a cheater (see: Deflategate). Instead of just talking the talk, Davis used his science project as a way to walk the walk. Yep, the little boy used science to prove that his dislike for Brady is actually warranted.

Davis—with some help from his family—did some pretty literal “field” work. He took to the football field, throwing balls at various inflation levels. Ace then measured the distance the balls traveled, eventually revealing that the least inflated ball went the farthest.

And there you have it: scientific proof—from a 10-year-old—that the famed QB would have had an unfair advantage when using a less-inflated ball. So, according to Davis, yes—Tom Brady is a cheater, at least as far as science is concerned.

Not only did the young scientist create a completely cool experiment to test out his hypothesis, he won his school’s science fair! According to dad Christopher’s now-viral Facebook post, Ace (and his fab football project) are moving on to the district science fair competition.

The New England Patriots play the Los Angeles Rams for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3.

—Erica Loop

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