Top 25 Predictions Halloween Edition

FCS Update, Rob Weiss

1. Richmond Spiders at Towson Tigers

Richmond continues their undefeated romp towards the playoffs. CAA gets 4 bids easily, maybe 5 or 6. They should win this game easily, which should lock them into the playoffs with 8 D-I wins.

Richmond Spiders 49  Towson Tigers 7

2. Montana Grizzlies vs. 16. Weber State Wildcats

Big Sky game of the week. If the Griz get through this one, they should win the Big Sky autobid. With 3 losses, Weber really needs to win out to keep their playoff hopes alive. Weber State wins in Missoula are extremely rare.

Montana Grizzlies 45  Weber State Wildcats 35


3. Southern Illinois Salukis at Indiana State Sycamores

Indiana State may have gotten their first win in forever last week, but that won’t change anything tomorrow.

Southern Illinois Salukis 49  Indiana State Sycamores 10

4. Villanova Wildcats

Bye Week

5. William & Mary Tribe at Rhode Island Rams

The Tribe sits in a good spot with just a few weeks left in the season. Only loss on the road to 4. Villanova. Rhode Island’s struggles continue.

William & Mary Tribe 38   Rhode Island Rams 3

6. Elon Phoenix at Wofford Terriers

Rough year for Wofford. This game could get ugly.

Elon Phoenix 45  Wofford Terriers 17

7. South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Youngstown State Penguins

The Jacks are riding high. Undefeated in MVFC play. Something tells me I should think about the upset, but I’ve seen a few SDSU games and can’t pull the trigger.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits 27  Youngstown State Penguins 21

8. New Hampshire Wildcats vs. Northeastern Huskies

Another snoozer in the CAA. So many big games in the CAA that we tend to forget the bottom dwellers. UNH continues to roll.

New Hampshire Wildcats 35  Northeastern Huskies  7

9. Appalachian State Mountaineers at Furman Paladins

Big game in the SoCon. App State looks to stay perfect in the league, while Furman hope to stay in playoff contention. This game could be like the time the guy fell off the horse.

 Appalachian State Mountaineers  49  Furman Paladins 24

10. Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks at Texas State Bobcats

Game of the Week in the Southland. SFA looks to knock another contender down while TxSU looks for their piece of the pie. The Jacks are almost there.

Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks 45  Texas State Bobcats 27


11. Northern Iowa Panthers

Bye Week

12. South Carolina State Bulldogs vs. Delaware State Hornets

The Bulldogs continue their run to repeat as MEAC champs. The Hornets don’t slow them down.

South Carolina State Bulldogs 35   Delaware State Hornets 10

13. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs. James Madison Dukes

Based on names alone, you would normally think this would be a good game. Unfortunately JMU has gone winless in the CAA to this point. This is a game that Delaware needs to watch themselves in. JMU has burned me on a few picks, but I still feel like they have something left.

James Madison Dukes 31  Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 28

14. Central Arkansas Bears at Southeast Louisiana Lions

The Bears continue to be a program to deal with in the SLC.

Central Arkansas Bears 35  Southeast Louisiana Lions 14

15. McNeese State Cowboys at Nicholls State Colonels

Another rough year for the Colonels. Cowboys should have a nice trip home.

McNeese State Cowboys 27  Nicholls State Colonels 7

16. Weber State Wildcats at 2. Montana Grizzlies

See No. 2 Montana Grizzlies

17. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Sacramento State Hornets

The Lumberjacks are looking for an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs. One game at a time, Jacks. NAU wins easy as long as they are focused.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 28  Sacramento State Hornets 10

18. Cal Poly Mustangs at North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Cal Poly needs to win out to make the playoffs. They get the win this weekend.

Cal Poly Mustangs 27  North Dakota Fighting Sioux 14

19. Massachusetts Minutemen at Maine Black Bears

UMass needs the win to continue their playoff hopes. It’s a tossup in my mind.

Massachusetts Minutemen 14  Maine Black Bears 13

20. Eastern Illinois Panthers at Murray State Racers

Eastern Illinois is in the drivers seat to be the OVC playoff rep. They shouldn’t stumble this week.

Eastern Illinois Panthers 24  Murray State Racers 7

21. Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Austin Peay Governors

I have to admit that I didn’t see JSU losing to Eastern Illinois last week. They should have no problem getting back on track.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks 35  Austin Peay Governors 10

22. Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Portland State Vikings

Fresh off their redemption by the NCAA, EWU is now officially in the playoff hunt. Realistically, they need to win out, especially with NAU and Weber St ahead of them in the polls. Shouldn’t be a problem this week.

Eastern Washington Eagles 42  Portland State Vikings 24

23. Holy Cross Crusaders at Fordham Rams

Holy Cross continues their conquest to the 2009 Playoffs.

Holy Cross Crusaders 42   Fordham Rams 14

24. Liberty Flames vs. Presbyterian Blue Hose

Liberty isn’t really in the playoff discussion this year. Playing for pride and to get on a roll as the Big South autobid starts in 2010.

Liberty Flames 24  Presbyterian Blue Hose 9

25. Albany Great Danes at Central Connecticut State

The Battle For Who Should Be In The Bottom of the Poll. Is their a trophy for this game?

Central Connecticut State  35   Albany Great Danes  27

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