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9/4/2004 Prediction of Other Games

Other games to watch today in the Patriot:

Rhode Island at Fordham. Last year Fordham beat up on Rhode Island 63-28. This year, playing at home, I see more of a defensive battle, but with Fordham still on top when all is said and done. Fordham 17, RI 13.

Duquesne at Holy Cross. HC will be gunning for a win here, but Duquesne is not an easy mid-major to beat. I see a nip-and-tuck game, but Duquesne pulls it out in the end. Duquesne 27, HC 24.

Marist at Lafayette. Marist got pounded by Lafayette last year, and I don't see this game being much different. LC 45, Marist 7.

St. Francis at Georgetown. With Siena gone, St. Francis now has the "honor" of being the worst team in division 1-AA. The Hoyas will roll. G'Town 56, St. Francis 0

Other games in the Top 25:

Maine at Montana. Has Montana lost their edge? I think so. I see this as a very very dangerous game for the Grizzlies, even though they're playing at home. I see the Black Bears pulling this one out in a thriller. Maine 31, Montana 28.

N'Western St. at Louisiana-Lafayette (1-A). La-LF could be one of the worst teams in 1-A, and they will prove it today. NW St. 28, La-LF 17.

Northern Arizona at Arizona (1-A). Could this be a game? Arizona has struggled the past few years since being a national power. Nothern Arizona is an up-and-comer with wunderkind QB Jason Murietta. I think they give the Wildcats a scare before losing it late. Arizona 39, Nothern Arizona 21.

McNeese St. at Southern. McNeese St. should handle a rebuilding Southern team this year. McNeese is a team to watch in my view, and they will make a statement. McNeese St. 30, Southern 7.

Georgia Southern at Georgia (1-A). Some people think this game will be close. A powerhouse SEC school versus the fourth-placed team in the SoCon last year. Think again, folks. Georgia 63, Georgia Southern 7.

Northern Iowa at Iowa St. (1-A). A tough one to call. A very good Gateway contender versus a struggling 1-A school. Although close, I see the Cyclones taking this by less than 10. Iowa St. 28, Nothern Iowa 21.

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