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Predictions of Other Games

Here's my predictions of other games today, released right before we head to Goodman to see Lehigh play Monmouth.

Patriot League
Fordham at Rhode Island, 1PM. Win or lose, this will be an intriguing view into Fordham's squad this year. If they beat this lower-echelon Atlantic 10 team, they will be sending a message to the Patriot they're for real. I think they do in a very close game. Fordham 35, URI 31.

Sacred Heart at Holy Cross, 1PM. Mid-major Sacred Heart may think they have a shot, but they won't have a chance in this one. HC 45, SH 3.

Central Connecticut St. at Colgate, 1PM. No need to sweat, Colgate fans - the Devils will be handled easily. Colgate 56, CCSU 10.

Georgetown at Bucknell, 6PM. The first Patriot League game of the year, both the Hoyas and Bison hope to get the season off on the right foot. I see Bucknell as a strong title contender, and I see them defeating Georgetown despite a gallant effort. Bucknell 35, G'Town 28.

Lafayette at Marist, 7PM. Coach Tavani doesn't want his Leopards to overlook Marist. However, I will. Lafayette 63, Marist 7.

I-AA Top 25
Lock Haven (D-II) at #1 James Madison, 6PM. As if. JMU 42, LH 0.

Fort Lewis (D-II) at #3 Montana, 4PM. Wouldn't a scrimmage be better? Montana 77, FL 7.

#4 Eastern Washington at San Jose St. (I-A), 6PM. The Eagles have a real shot to pull the upset here, and I'm going to take it against a moribund San Jose St. team. Cali will learn the ways of Eagle QB Erik Meyer here. EWU 28, SJSU 17.

#6 Georgia Southern at Northeastern, 2PM. 2 years ago, this probably would have been a great matchup. This year, however, with the Huskies rebuilding, I smell a mismatch. GSU 38, NU 17.

#7 New Hampshire at UC-Davis, 9PM. The Aggies out of the Great West should be improved in an interesting matchup, but picking against QB Ricky Santos is folly. UNH 44, UCD 16.

Jackson St. at #13 Hampton (Detroit Labor Day Classic), 1PM. Hampton has a great team, but these classics are notoriously hard to predict, and I think the Tigers may keep this closer than some people think. HU 38, JSU 21.

#17 Cal Poly at Troy (I-A), 7PM. The Mustangs have a pretty good team, but I just don't see them knocking off a pretty decent Troy squad. Troy 34, Cal Poly 24.

#18 Montana St. at Oklahoma St. (I-A), 7PM. Travis Lulay can't make this one close, I'm sorry. OSU 50, Montana St. 17.

Georgetown (Ky.) (NAIA) at #21 Wofford, 7PM. Wofford will keep their streak of blowing out woeful out-of-conference opposition alive. Wofford 49, GU 14.

Delta St. (D-II) at #23 Texas State, 7PM. No magic here - the Bobcats get down to business and hammer hapless Delta St. TSU 49, DSU 12.

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