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Week Seven Football Predictions, 10/16/2010

For those who are interested - below the flip are my selection of picks today's Patriot League football games being played.

For my picks of the rest of the week, click here to visit the College Sporting News and read: "Injuries No Laughing Matter", where I pick the Sports Network Top 25.  (No funny picks this week, but I do pick all the games.)

Last weekend I got back in the pink concerning my Patriot League picks. I went 5-1, only missing the Holy Cross/Brown game.  (A helpful reader pointed out that I picked the Crusaders' point total correctly - 17 - but missed Brown's score by, ah, more than 30 points.)  I did pick Penn to beat Bucknell, Columbia to best Lafayette,  Colgate to grind Princeton (though I thought the game would be closer), Wagner to topple Georgetown and Lehigh, of course, to beat Fordham. This great week puts me at a respectable 23-11 on the year. (more)



Fordham at Yale. At 3-1 and with a host of close wins this year, the Eli have learned how to win close football games with the passing of QB Patrick Witt. Fordham's RB Xavier Martin and company, on the other hand, have forgotten how to win, having lost three straight. In an even matchup, take the team that knows how to win.

Witt Wins 24, X Witout Wins 21

Colgate at Cornell. I don't care if this is a rivalry, Cornell head coach Kent Austin's 112th-ranked rushing defense has no shot against RB Nate Eachus the Colgate juggernaut. Repeat: no shot.

Cavity Fighters 56, Tiny Red 0

Stony Brook at Lafayette. Few folks thought that the Leopards would be 0-5 at this point in the season - which has largely come due to the Leopards' once-regarded strength, their defense, look decidedly human in giving up more than 35 points to three straight Ivy League opponents. But it's not like Stony Brook has exactly impressed either, with their only wins coming against D-II American International and VMI. Will RB Miguel Mayonset run rampant over the Leopards on Saturday, or will QB Ryan O'Neil give Lafayette a victory to hang their hat on the rest of the way? Playing a hunch here.

Ryan's Hopes 30, Maya Miguels 27

Bucknell at Georgetown. All logic points to Georgetown, they of the 3-3 record and the stellar play of CB Jayah Kaisambah, beating the winless Bison. But I think that Bucknell QB Brandon Wesley has been improving week to week - and with a real chance to get head coach Joe Susan his first win in a low-scoring game, I think Bucknell pulls it off.

Bison Believers 16, Hoya Hound Dogs 13

Holy Cross at Dartmouth. Are the Crusaders for real once again, winners of there last two games vs. Fordham and Brown? Or is 2-2 Dartmouth, led by RB Nick Schweiger, leading a Green resurgence? While Dartmouth is a vastly improved team, got to go with WR Bill Edger's Crusaders, who are starting to heat up at the exact right time.

Purple People Eaters 23, Stone Green Munching 17

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