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Predictions of other Games

Predictions of Other Games:
In the Patriot League:
Georgetown at Fordham. The Fordham defense is better than they showed last week versus Lafayette, and they'll prove it today. Fordham 27, G'Town 0.

Bucknell at Holy Cross. Bucknell has struggled, but they have too much talent to let this one slip away. The Bison right the ship. Bucknell 38, Holy Cross 10.

In the Top 25:
Villanova at Rhode Island. Villanova is starting to get it together, and they should beat up on the bottom-dwelling Rams. Villanova 31, Rhode Island 10.

New Hampshire at Northeastern. The Huskies have already been eliminated from the A-10 title hunt, but UNH isn't. Something about this game cries out "bad matchup" for UNH, and I'm going to take N'Eastern in a mild upset. N'Eastern 30, UNH 24.

South Dakota St. at Georgia Southern. Tweener game alert! No, I'm not saying that the Jackrabbits will beat the #1 ranked team in the country. Just that, the Golden Eagles have to let down somewhere, and now is an ideal time, before the huge Furman game next week. GSU 27, SD St. 17.

Maine at UMass. Maine, clinging to postseason life, should handle an improving UMass squad. Maine 30, UMass 20.

Delaware at Navy. Picking Delaware to upset Navy last year was not a trendy pick, when I correctly predicted it. This year, it is a trendy pick, even though all the production of last year's offense and defense has graduated, and Delaware has struggled with the likes of Towson and UMass. And Delaware won't sneak up on a Navy team that has last year's humiliation fresh on their minds. Navy 31, Delaware 17.

Northwestern St. at North Dakota St. Having had 10 days to think about their embarassing loss to Nicholls St., my hunch is that the Bison deal the Demons their second straight loss. ND St. 29, NW St. 17.

Sam Houston St. at Stephen F. Austin. It seems like every Southland game, you just predict the exact opposite of what your gut says, and you'd be right. For example, the Bearkats have won 6 straight and seem to have the title wrapped up, while the Lumberjcks got humbled by Texas St. So, following my logic, look for the Lumberjacks to win and throw the Southland into a mess. SFA 24, Sam Houston St. 17.

William & Mary at Towson. A fired up William & Mary doesn't let down against a tired Towson team. W&M 41, Towson 10.

Western Illinois at Southern Illinois. Would love to take WIU in a tweener game for SIU, but the problem is, the Leathernecks haven't shown the ability to stop 1-AA competition this year. Plus, they're on the road. No way. SIU 38, WIU 21.

Illinois St. at Western Kentucky. An improving Illinois St. still can't beat the Hilltoppers on the road, especially since WKU can't afford to lose the game. WKU 30, Illinois St. 17.

UC Davis at Cal Poly. Pundits have been saying Cal Poly is going to be upset one of these days, and here it is, the matchup problem they've been looking for. UC Davis 20, Cal Poly 10.

Montana St. at Northern Arizona. Can the Bobcat defense keep the Lubmerjacks' offense at bay? I'm thinking yes, as we see Nothern Arizona's playoff aspirations hit the dirt. MSU 27, NAU 13.

See you at the game!


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