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Predictions of Other Games

Predictions of other games:

In the Patriot League:

Lafayette at Fordham. A very intriguing game; a must-win for both teams. Lafayette is coming off their 14-13 upset of Bucknell, and Fordham is coming off a penatly-marred, turnover-filled loss to Brown. It will be a nailbiter all the way - the question is, can Lafayette give the ball to Joe McCourt nearly 40 times like they did last week? My feeling is, Fordham finds a way to pull this off by stacking eight a the line and forcing Maurer to throw. Fordham 17, Lafayette 13.

Holy Cross at Colgate. Colgate hasn't broken out and pounded any opponent all year. Holy Cross is coming off a good win against a decent Dartmouth club. Colgate should take care of business, but they don't play big enough to dominate. Colgate 27, Hoy Cross 20.

Georgetown at Monmouth. Duquesne beat Monmouth earlier in the year. Monmouth is a better team, and playing at home. Monmouth rolls. Monmouth 31, Georgetown 10.

In the Top 25:

Hofstra at New Hampshire. Hofstra might be able to take UNH with a healthy QB, but not as they stand right now. UNH makes its case today. UNH 38, Hofstra 10.

William & Mary at Delaware. Should be a great game, but Delaware should be able to barely pull out this rivalry game at home in another defensive game. Delaware 20, William & Mary 18.

Penn at Yale. One of the better games on the Ivy schedule this year. Can a vetern Yale team take down mighty Penn? What a hard game to pick. Give me Yale in a minor upset. Yale 23, Penn 22.

Harvard at Princeton. Some say Princeton is looking to make a statement versus the Crimson. I see the Crimson, who could be the best team in the Ivy this yer, rolling. Harvard 31, Princeton 7.

Hampton at South Carolina St. Ranked MEAC school Hampton has been strong all year while SC St. could be their best chance to knock them off. The Pirates have been shaky defensively, and they lose to the home team in another upset. SC St. 30, Hampton 21.

Northeastern at Maine. Maine could be playing the role of spoiler here, even though they may still make the playoffs if they run the table. They should be able to beat an overrated Northestern team. Maine 23, N'Eastern 0.

Northern Colorado at Sam Houston St. Sam Houston St. should roll over NCU at home, even though this makes me nervous since the Southlnd conference has been strangely inconsistent this year. Sam Houston 35, NCU 3.

Cal Poly at North Dakota St. Could ND St. knock off an undefeated, confident Cal Poly team? They will come close, but come up short. Cal Poly 27, ND St. 23.

Southern Illinois at SMS. SMS shouldn't have the guns to stick with the Salukis. SIU 31, SMS 21.

Towson at Villanova. Villanova, playing desperately to stay in the playoff hunt, take care of business against Towson. Villanova 31, Towson 9.

Wofford at Appalachian St. The SoCon game of the week, this is a do-or-die for both teams. Hard to pick since App. St. must be down after getting hammered by Georgia Southern, yet the SoCon has caught up to Wofford's style of play, so App St. will not be taken by surprise. I think App St. manages this game and bounces back at home. App St. 31, Wofford 17.

James Madison at Richmond. JMU will be playing for the A-10 title eventullay, while Richmond will be fighting Towson for the title of worst A-10 team. Even at home, this shouldn't be close. JMU 37, Richmond 10.

South Dakota St. at Montana St. Montana St., as they always do, play better as the season goes along. SD St. is a good up and coming team, and will be eager to make their case for Big Sky membership next week. All this points to a close MSU victory. MSU 16, SD St, 14.

UC Davis at Southern Utah. UC Davis falls out of the Top 25 this year after underrated SUU takes care of them at home. SUU 31, UC Davis 10.


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