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Predictions Of Other Games

Here's my weekly prediction of games around I-AA. Hopefully I can do better than 17-7 last week.

Patriot League
Massachusetts at Colgate. I guarantee that Colgate will do better than most people think in this game. Not enough to guarantee a win, mind you, but I think they will regain some respect. UMass 27, Colgate 20.

Fordham at Duquesne. This actually could be an interesting game. I think Fordham pulls this out, but it will be a barn-burner. Fordham 35, Duquesne 32.

Georgetown at Holy Cross. If the Hoyas win, and all of a sudden they are 2-0 in the league and (please don't laugh) a PL title contender. No, really. If the Crusaders win, and their PL campaign will get off on the right track. I think the Hoyas win, and turn some heads. G'town 24, HC 21.

Richmond at Lafayette. I relly don't see how the Leopards lose this game, especially since Spider coach Dave Clawson seems to be purposely marginalizing his most exciting player in Stacey Tutt. Lafayette 31, Richmond 7.

Bucknell at Stony Brook. The Seawolves pay for Bucknell's meltdown against Georgetown in week 1. Bucknell 38, SB 9.

Top 25
#1 James Madison at Coastal Carolina. The Dukes wil prove to I-AA nation that they deserve their #1 ranking, and the Chanticleers will prove why they are not ready for the I-AA playoffs just yet. JMU 44, CC 9.

#2 Furman at Western Carolina. The Catamounts just don't have the horses to compete with the Paladins. Furman 38, WCU 17.

#3 Montana at Oregon (I-A). Yeah, sure, it WOULD be great if Montana could knock off Oregon, but it ain't happening. Oregon 63, Montana 13.

#18 North Dakota St. at #4 Northwestern St. I think the Demons are going to be #1 in the country before long, and this win will go a long way in proving it to people. The Bison just can't hang with N'Western St. in Nachitoches. N'Western St. 27, NDSU 13.

Eastern Kentucky at #5 Western Kentucky. This should be a great "Battle of the Bluegrass", and I really think the Colonels are going to take it outright. EKU 29, WKU 28.

McNeese St. at #7 Georgia Southern. Eagle fans will take 2 surprisingly close wins in a row, this time vs. McNeese playing their opener. GSU 31, McNeese St. 28.

Minnesota-Duluth (D-II) at #9 Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa schedules another quality opponent... if you're a D-II school. Drake and then this. GPI take note! NIU 33, MD 13.

Union(KY) (NAIA) at #11 Southern Illinois. "Cupcake week" continues for the Gateway. SIU 77, Union 0.

#14 Sam Houston St. at Houston (I-A). I smell a barn-burner, with the Bearkats getting the I-A scalp against a poor Houston team. SHS 45, Houston 41.

#15 William & Mary at VMI. Can VMI's woes ever stop? Not against mighty Bill & Mary. W&M 31,VMI 6.

Stephen F. Austin at #17 Montana St. The Bobcats opened my eyes last week, and I think the punish a so-so Southnd team at home. MSU 34, SFA 17.

Chatanooga at #19 Jacksonville St. The Gamecocks, after losing a heartbreaker to Furman, should bounce back nicely here. JSU 31, UT-C 20.

#20 Hampton at Howard. Howard will play spiritedly in this quasi-riva;ry game, but Hampton should pull this out in any case. Hampton 31, Howard 21.

Sacramento St. at #21 Cal Poly. I don't think Sac St. can stay in the same area code as Cal Poly here. CP 30, Sac St. 10.

#23 Appalachian St. at Kansas (I-A). I think the Mountaineers keep this close before finally falling. Kansas 34, App St. 24.

Winston-Salem St. (D-II) at #24 South Carolina St. Nah. SCSU 45, WSS 10.

William Penn (NAIA) at #25 Maine. I give the Black Bears a pass sincethey played I-A Nebraska so tough last week. They deserve this "breather". Maine 60, WP 3.


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