Week One Picks
Gaze into my crystal ball
I went 32-10 with my picks last year, BUT I didn't include point spreads... so take that for what it's worth.
Harvard over Holy Cross* GAME IS TONIGHT
Holy Cross has a great chance to win, but the Crimson are out for some revenge after falling to the Crusaders in a very close game last year in Worcester. Holy Cross' offense will test the Harvard defense, but I think the night game crowd will push the Crimson to victory.
Villanova over Penn
Villanova looks strong once again, and I have real questions about the Quakers this year. If Penn does win, it will be because sophomore tailback Bradford Blackmon broke out as a star. But I don't think Penn will win.
The Citadel over Princeton
Good for Princeton for scheduling a tough new opponent on the road. But this is going to be a huge upset if the Tigers pull it out. They won't.
Brown over Stony Brook
Stony Brook is building a great program with some super recruited players and transfers on scholarship. But I sense a little stumble right now and Brown usually starts very strong at home. Expect a real shoot out of a game either way.
Cornell over Bucknell
I'm not exactly high on the Big Red this year, but Bucknell isn't a stellar team either. This is one of those games Cornell has to win.
Yale over Georgetown
This game could get ugly. I think Georgetown is improved from last year, but not enough to beat the Elis.
Colgate over Dartmouth
A very rough road game for the Big Green against a Colgate team that needs to win to get back on track right now.