Friday, September 14, 2007

Game Predictions

Dartmouth's re-modeled Memorial Field is truly unveiled tomorrow

*All the predictions below are the sole opinion of Jake Novak and NOT Columbia University or any other institution.

Colgate at Dartmouth (12:30pm)

Dartmouth is starting yet another year with a murderous early schedule. The chances of getting out of the gate 0-5 is very real once again this season. But I think Colgate is overrated this year, particularly on offense. I still think Dartmouth will struggle this season, but I think the Big Green can squeeze out an upset tomorrow as they unveil the refurbished Memorial Field.

Duquesne at Brown (12:30pm)

Brown should have little trouble beating the overmatched Iron Dukes from the MAAC. But if the Bears struggle in any way with all their new starters, the rest of the Ivies should take note.

Yale at Georgetown (1pm)

Yale should win and win big. But credit Georgetown for convincing the Elis to come down their tiny stadium.

Harvard at Holy Cross (1pm)

This should be a very exciting game, but I think the Crimson will stumble out of the gates for awhile as they try to adjust to life without Clifton Dawson. Holy Cross by three or four.

Lehigh at Princeton (6pm)

Princeton is just so well-coached right now that I think they can beat anyone at home. Lehigh has a great QB in Sedale Threatt, but the Tigers have been practicing against their own QB Bill Foran all summer and Foran has a very similiar skill set. Princeton in a thriller.

Lafayette at Penn (6pm)

The Leopards are very, very good team this year and I expect them to prove it tomorrow night at Franklin Field. Penn's defense is good, but it's been a long time since the Quakers have faced a team with more than just one real rushing threat. Lafayette by 8 or 9.

Bucknell at Cornell (7pm)

Bucknell looked very good in a win over Colgate, but then not so good in a win over Duquesne last week. Cornell is just a very good team at home, and I expect a low-scoring win for the Big Red.

Another Man's Opinion

My buddy Chuck Burton over at College Sporting News is predicting Fordham to win tomorrow night in an overtime thriller: 40-37.


At Fri Sep 14, 11:20:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake: It seems the game at Dart has been added to the video service's schedule. Is the Pr to be done?

At Sat Sep 15, 01:23:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NW came across very well. Mad Dog sounded like he didn't know the first thing about the Ivies. Mike was a little better. No substantive information. NW wants bigger crowds this year and is point toward a first division finish for this year with a championship run next year. Great attitude and lots of charisma. I can see why people love to play for the man.

At Sat Sep 15, 03:44:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

Not sure yet about which road games will be video streamed... sometimes we don't know until the last minute.

At Sat Sep 15, 08:15:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Live Events section of the AD website now (Fri., 9PM) has both Princeton and Dart away games on the service.


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