Thursday, Oct 4
8:00PM East Carolina @ UCF
Our game against ECU seems like a lifetime ago but they’ve been doing alright for themselves since then. This is an early week game that is actually going on as I type this. Because of that, I won’t go into any details but I’ll go ahead and make a quick prediction.
Prediction: ECU 27 / UCF 33
Saturday, Oct 6
1:30PM Furman @ #5 Wofford
Furman had a rough start this year, losing their first 3 games. The first by 3 points, the second in triple overtime. Last week they surprised me a little by dominating WCU. Wofford actually beat WCU with almost the same exact final score that Furman did (49-20 vs 45-24).
I can’t stress enough that Wofford has not played anyone yet. They’ve dominated against weak competition though. An upset isn’t out of the realm of possibility if the stars line up, but I sure wouldn’t expect it.
Prediction: Furman 27 / Wofford 46
3:30PM #8 Georgia Southern @ Western Carolina
This gets my vote for most boring game of the week. The Catamounts sure picked a bad weekend to hold homecoming (but I guess any week is a bad week when you’re them). A win by WCU would be a monumental upset, and would be something they could really build off of. Personally, I would love to see them do it. But without a D-I win in the past 2 seasons, they’re just not ready yet.
Prediction: Georgia Southern 38 / WCU 10
3:00PM #22 The Citadel @ Samford
After the best 3-game start in perhaps their history, The Citadel has dropped the last 2 to NC State and Chattanooga. They’re still very much in the conference championship race but they’ll need to get past Samford and Wofford to do it.
Speaking of which, Samford still has a shot at a championship but they have the toughest road ahead with games against App State, Chattanooga, Wofford, & Elon left. I just can’t see them doing it. I doubt they even make it past this weekend, but I’ll be rooting for them. This is obviously the best SoCon game of the week.
Prediction: The Citadel 28 / Samford 21
3:35PM Montana @ N Colorado
After slipping out of the top-25 this past week, Montana could sure use a win. This week they get the Big Sky’s version of Western Carolina. They don’t have a D-I win and they’re getting blown out so badly it’s hard to watch. Montana can really only afford to lose 1 more game if they want to make the playoffs. I don’t think it’ll be this weekend.
Prediction: Montana 34 / N Colorado 14
Chattanooga – Bye Week
The Mocs get an extra week to prepare for Furman (and to celebrate their upset over The Citadel).