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Patriot League Picks, Week 11 (and Press Links)

(Photo Credit: Andrew Maier, Brown & White)

The Patriot League autobid has been wrapped up by Fordham, Holy Cross and Colgate are hoping for a share of the title (and maybe even an outside shot at an at-large bid), while Lehigh looks towards next year this weekend in Lewisburg.

With the news that senior QB Sedale Threatt has been battling a rotator cuff injury, it's now official: the era of sophomore QB Chris Bokosky has begun. All the talk of quarterback battles are over, and Mountain Hawk fans will finally have one signal-caller to rally behind this week before "The Rivalry". I've got to believe that the lifting of the uncertainty will help this team focus once again on winning football games, beating "that school in Easton", and springboarding Lehigh fans into an exciting offseason.

And hopefully we'll have heard the end of quotes like this from the Brown & White:

"We don't finish plays, we don't rise up and stop them on third down, we don't get up and make the big catch, or the big tackle," Coen said. "This next game against Bucknell is just another opportunity to step up and come through and do these things we have not been doing in past weeks."


Patriot League Picks
You can find my picks, which were originally posted at the College Sporting News, and you will also be able to find something else there: a mock bracket with my projected picks for the FCS playoffs.

Lafayette over Holy Cross
After a tough loss at Fordham, the Crusaders return home to take on a Lafayette team that is barely keeping things together after getting to their fifth-string runningback last week in a 34-7 win over hapless Bucknell. The Crusaders will be facing probably the best defense they’ve faced this year (led by Leopard defensive tackle Kyle Sprenkle), but Crusader quarterback Dominic Randolph will be ready to lead one of the best offenses in FCS. Something’s got to give – and I think it’s the Crusaders. Holy Cross, who hasn’t learned how to win in November, loses to the team who has.
“We Only Lose In the Playoffs In November” 25, “And We Need To Learn How To Do That” 24

Colgate over Georgetown
You've got to give credit to the Georgetown Athletic Department for trying. By making admission to the game free, they hope to draw more fans to see the Hoya seniors off on "Senior Day". Will it work? I wish I could say yes, but I can't.
Ready Raiders 35, "Give 'Em Hell, Hoyas" 7

Press Links
Morning Call: Threatt's Injury Ends QB Uncertainty
Express-Times: Hawks Want A Strong Finish
Brown & White: Hawks Prepared For Final Road Game

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