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Watch Lehigh Today!; Other Fearless Predictions

If you're not going to the game, here's where you can score the broadcasts of "The Game":

WFMZ-TV Channel 69 live (Lehigh Valley Area)
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh live (select markets)
Fox College Sports Atlantic live
DirecTV channel 657 live
DISH Network channel 448 live
Lehighsports.com streaming video live

Oh yeah, I forgot. There are other games being played today. Let me go ahead and pick them, shall I?

Patriot League:
Albany at Fordham. I think the Rams will play better than last week, and will be eager to put this season behind them on a winning note. Fordham 27, Albany 3.

Holy Cross at Bucknell.
Senior RB Steve Silva's final game? He's going to make it one Crusader fans will never forget. HC 49, Bucknell 10.

Georgetown at Colgate. If Georgetown's ends can get to Saraceno, it could be a really interesting day, but with a possible I-AA playoff berth, I think Colgate wins handily. Colgate 21, Gerogetown 0.

I-AA Top 25:
Maine at #1 New Hampshire. No need to worry about this game at Cowell. UNH 45, Maine 10.

#2 Montana at #22 Montana St. Why is it that every time Montana has to play in the "Brawl of the Wild" with something to prove, they never do? MSU 29, Griz 28.

#3 Appalachian St. at Elon. The Mountaineers, on the other hand, don't need to prove anything against the hapless Phoenix. App St. 30, Elon 3.

Savannah St. at #4 Hampton. The Pirates, on the way to a home playoff game, will be playing their second string in the second half. Hampton 38, Savannah St. 7.

#5 Furman at UT-Chattanooga. Although the Paladins are not in jeopardy of losing a playoff bid, a loss might lose them a home playoff game, so they will be motivated to put the Mocs to bed. Furman 41, UT-C 28.

Sam Houston St. at #6 Texas St. Don't be fooled - this is a must-win game for the Bobcats against their hated rival. Hard to see the Bobcats losing this at home. Texas St. 49, SHSU 17.

#7 UMass at Hofstra. Joe Gardi's last game coaching the Pride. Bye, UMass. Hofstra 49, UMass 14.

Northern Arizona at #9 Northern Iowa. The Panthers have their I-AA playoff ticket already punched, so this will be a chance to rest injuries and get a tune-up. They'll win, but they won't risk injury to do it. UNI 30, NAU 20.

Idaho St. at #10 Cal Poly. Firmly on the bubble, the 'Stangs need a dominating win, and should get it. Cal Poly 48, ISU 21.

#16 North Dakota St. at #12 Southern Illinois. The Bison are playing to cap an amazing year, though they are ineligible for the I-AA playoffs since they are still transitioning from D-II. Southern Illinois, however, needs the quality win to prove they are not a bubble team. This will be a good game, and one with national attention. I'll give it to the Bison. NDSU 21, SIU 20.

#13 Coastal Carolina at Charleston Southern. The tea leaves say Coastal is quite possibly in the I-AA playoffs with a win here. "Chuck South" will make it interesting, but I think the Chants just manage the win. CCU 29, CSU 24.

William & Mary at #14 Richmond. "The Oldest Footbal Rivalry In The South" couldn't be bigger for surprising Richmond - win, and they're in. But the Tribe would delight in preventing that from happening, and I think they will. W&M 30, Richmond 27.

UC-Davis at #17 Eastern Washington. Meaningless in the I-AA playoff race, the Eagles are completely dependent on the "Brawl of the Wild" result. I think a Bobcat victory will put more than enough wind in the Eagles' wings to soar into the playoffs. EWU 38, UCD 20.

#18 Brown at Columbia. All that stands in the way of Brown's first Ivy title since 1999 is hapless Columbia, and it doesn't look like much of a game. Brown 56, Columbia 0.

#19 Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville St. If the Panthers win, they're in. If the Gamecocks win... then it's a mess that could end up with the "OVC Lotto-3" drawing. I'm thinking, anarchy. JSU 44, EIU 10.

#21 South Carolina St. at North Carolina A&T. Hoping for some at-large love, they'll whomp on the Aggies hoping for an at-large bid that will never come. SCSU 50, NCA&T 13.

McNeese St. at #23 Nicholls St. The Colonels win, and they're in - it's that simple, though the Cowboys have a real shot if they can spring the upset. But, on the road? No way. NSU 33, MSU 10.

#25 Western Kentucky at Florida International (I-A). It simply doesn't matter. Give me the crappy I-A. Actually, that sounds pretty cool. ("Give me the head of that crappy I-A!"). FIU 28, WKU 24.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Don't let the door hit you on the way out Pete. Winning 80% of your games doesn't mean much when you're 1 for 4 against your traditional rival.

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