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Your Bye Week Patriot League Viewing Guide And Fearless Predictions

Its a bye week, but that doesn't mean the college football world stops.

Four Patriot League games are happening this weekend, including one tonight, on Friday.

Lafayette heads up to the Bronx to take on Fordham in a nationally-televised tilt on CBS Sports Network (check to see if your local cable company carries it).

It's a huge early game that will put the winner in the driver's seat for the title, and the loser squarely behind the eight-ball in terms of a Patriot League championsip.


Links to all the scores of Patriot League games:

Patriot League Scoreboard

On Saturday, there are three games available starting at noon, Harvard at Georgetown, Bucknell at Bryant, and Holy Cross at Colgate.

Harvard at Georgetown requires a paid subscription to Hoyas All-Access.  (12:00 PM)

Bucknell at Bryant is available to stream for free via NEC Front Row.  (1:00 PM)

Holy Cross at Colgate is available to stream for free via the Patriot League Network.  (1:00 PM) If you live somewhat local to Hamilton, New York, the game is also available on TV via Time Warner Cable.

After those games there is a real buffet of different great FBS college football games to watch after 3:30 PM - Stanford/Notre Dame, Baylor/Texas, not to mention Arizona State at USC and Nebraska at Michigan State in the evening, all on major TV stations.

As for FCS offerings, Monmouth at Robert Morris is available to see how they follow up their big win against Lehigh, on NEC Front Row (3:00 PM)

After that, of the most intriguing might be UT Martin at Jacksonville State, an OVC matchup that pits two perennial contenders against each other early in their title race. That game will be available on ESPN3 as an intriguing alternative to the FBS games.  (4:00 PM)

Other games featuring Lehigh's other 2014 opponents are Yale at Cornell, which you can access if you have a subscription to the Ivy League Digital Network (12:00 PM).

New Hampshire at Elon will be happening at 1:30 PM and a live feed should be available here.

James Madison at Albany is happening at 6:00 PM and will also be streamed (subscription might be required).

My picks for this weekend's Patriot League games:

Lafayette 31, Fordham 28
Harvard 37, Georgetown 0
Bryant 23, Bucknell 21
Colgate 35, Holy Cross 27

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