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Patriot League Picks, Week One

Have I mentioned I've been incredibly busy?

Ok, I guess I just did.

But I'm not too busy to put through my picks for Week One of Patriot League football action, compiled from my picks at the College Sporting News for Thursday's game and Saturday's games.

And they all appear under the flip.(more)


UMass at Holy Cross. The Minutemen are on their way to the FBS, soon, and while this will be a good battle for the first half Kevin Morris' squad should pull away late in the second. Temple Fodder 31, Purple Mudders 23.

Fordham at UConn (FBS). This will not be the blowout that some people think. Horrified Huskies 31, Ram Tough Rams 28.


Albany at Colgate. Raider RB Nate Eachus will be getting a headstart on his Payton Award campaign with 332 yards rushing, 3 rushing touchdowns, a two-point conversion, and a passing touchdown for good measure. Ram Raiders 29, Done Danes 12.



Lafayette at (12) North Dakota State. It will be a good day for Lehigh fans to watch this mismatch after - hopefully - getting by Monmouth.   Trampling Buffalos 31, Flattened Leopards 6.

Duquesne at Bucknell.  Head coach Joe Susan has his kids believing they will be competing for the Patriot League title real soon.  Unfortunately, this week they go down to an even more rapidly improving Dukes team.  The Dukes That Lived 28, The Bison that Have Yet to Live 6.


Davidson at Georgetown.  The Hoyas, picked second in the league in Lehigh head coach Andy Coen's preseason poll, should blow out the middle-of-the-pack non-scholarship Wildcats if they are indeed a team that will be in contention in November.  Here's a hint: they will.  Hoyas with Howitzers 30, Wildcats without Weapons 6.

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