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Week Six Football Predictions, 10/9/2010

For those who are interested - below the flip are my selection of picks today's Patriot League football games being played. (Last-minute time, I realize.)

For my picks of the rest of the week, click here to visit the College Sporting News and read: "Inherently Obvious", where I pick the Sports Network Top 25. The lead-in will look familiar - it's part of my blog posting about Montana and the WAC I posted earlier this week.

Last weekend was a bit of a lackluster Patriot League weekend. I went 2-2, missing the Bucknell/Cornell game, and the Fordham/Holy Cross game (and if you thought last week that Holy Cross would score 36 points, I have a bridge to sell you) I did pick Harvard to beat Lafayette - if a bit less soundly than they did - and Colgate to handle Georgetown. That puts my record at 17-10. (more)

Colgate at Princeton. t's been a strange series between these Patriot and Ivy League foes, but folks are starting to catch on to Princeton head coach Bob Surace's no-huddle offense. Look for Colgate RB Nate Eachus to grind clock - the one thing that should really keep the Tigers off their game - and the Raiders to roll in a very bad matchup for Princeton.

To Eachus His Own 30, Sore Suraces 14

Wagner at Georgetown. It's a non-conference game, and theoretically this isn't a huge game in the Hoyas' season - but in many ways, it's a show-me game for QB Scott Darby and the Hoyas, who came out flat in a humbling loss vs. Colgate last weekend. Wagner QB Nick Doscher is the real deal and can both run and throw with impunity, and he will put up points on an able Hoya defense. The big question: can Georgetown keep up? I think they will for a while - but ultimately fall.

Doscher Vidanya 35, Ho-Ho-Hoyas 21

Brown at Holy Cross. Is the Holy Cross offense back? Yes, QB Ryan Taggart had a much better day this past weekend vs. Fordham in a 36-31 win. But Brown, behind a high-octane offense led by QB Kyle Newhall-Caballero, is another thing entirely. Look for the Bears - who were oh-so-close to being 3-0 going into this game - to roll.

New Kids In The Hall 42, Old Purple Guys In The Room 17

Penn at Bucknell. The winless Bison would love to make this game, against one of the unquestioned favorites in the Ivy League, head coach Joe Susan's first win. It won't be.

Quaker Quorums 30, Bottalicoed Bison 0

Lafayette at Columbia. How the tables have turned. It's not often that the Lions, known more for their struggling football teams in the past forty years than competing for titles, are the favorite against the winless Leopards, but that's exactly how it is now that Lion QB Sean Brackett has guided Columbia to two convincing wins against Towson of the CAA and Princeton. The Leopards will need to pull back together mentally after coming apart in a 35-10 shellacking by Harvard - they probably will, thanks to the leadership of LB Michael Schmidlein - but it won't be enough to avoid the 0-5 start.

Brackett And Tubbs 31, Easton Vice 13


Anonymous said…
You predicted Holy Cross' point total, but you were off on Brown and the winner of the game.

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