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Patriot League Picks, Week 10 (and Press Links)

If you're reading this, chances are you have plans to watch the game on TV (Channel 69, WFMZ), listening to the game on the radio (ESPN AM 1230 or 1320 in the Lehigh Valley) or watching/listening on Lehigh Broadcast and are not some of the heartier souls taking the bus up to Hamilton. I'm going to be catching the replay myself as I'm almost ready to go to see the "Rumble In The Bronx" as Holy Cross plays Fordham.

Before I go, however, I wanted to post the press links and my Patriot League picks this week.

Patriot League Picks
As always, some of these are cross-posted over at the College Sporting News. It's interesting times in the FCS as, quite possibly, a SWAC team may qualify for the playoffs. Read the article to find out how.

Holy Cross over Fordham
The “Rumble In the Bronx”, a battle between unlikely Patriot League co-leaders in Holy Cross and Fordham, may not determine the eventual Patriot League champion, but it will go a long way in doing so. The Crusaders, with one of the best passing attacks in FCS led by quarterback Dominic Randolph, have a new threat that has emerged in recent weeks in runningback Terrance Gass (125 yards and 2 touchdowns against Bucknell). Fordham, meanwhile, has become a contender on the back of sophomore quarterback John Skelton (1958 yards passing, 17 touchdowns) and a tough secondary with 12 interceptions (led by defensive back Earl Hudnell’s three picks). But can the young Rams keep up with that passing attack? My bet is “no”, and Holy Cross gets in the driver’s seat for the Patriot League title.
The Purple Army 45, The Red Army 35

Lafayette over Bucknell
With a demoralizing loss to Colgate last weekend, the Bison may be looking at the Leopards as a possible upset candidate. But RB A.J. Kizekai and company, I think, will be running into a very upset Leoprd team that wants to preserve their slim title hopes. The Leopards roll.
Lunchpail Leopards 35, Grazing Buffalo 7

Georgetown over Marist
A hard-working Georgetown team is all that's keeping the Patriot League from an out-of-conference record of over .500 or the Patriot League. The Hoyas will deliver.
Hoyas With Howitzer 24, Foxes With BB Guns 14

Press Links
Morning Call: Coen Keeps Colgate Guessing
Express-Times: Hawks Still 'Hate the 'Gate'
Brown & White: Hawks Looking To Build On Shutout
Utica Obsverver-Dispatch: Scott Piling Up Honors At Colgate

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