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So much for making predictions, as I am now 9-16 for the season. Can I help it that these teams can't win the games they're supposed to win?
Looks like another theoretically dull week. Boston College, North Carolina, Duke, and Virginia Tech all have the week off. N.C. State will probably get trounced by East Carolina of all teams. Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Clemson play games that look like good match-ups on paper (Army, Navy, and Central Michigan) but who knows what will actually take place. It'll all depend on whether these teams come to play, or play like Minnesota (one good quarter at a time, none of them consecutive).
The "marquee" game this week will be Virginia, fresh off a win against previously undefeated Connecticut, traveling up the road to Maryland and taking on the Terps. Maryland is coming off a bye week and looks to continue their momentum with a third straight victory. Virginia is looking for a seventh straight win since an ugly opening weekend loss to Wyoming, and another win is another step towards their final game against VT being a game for an ACC title game berth.
Winners: Wake, Army, Clemson, Virginia
Recap of previously unbeaten South Florida's 30-27 loss to Rutgers coming Friday.
West Virginia is obviously a favorite against Mississippi State this weekend, but Pat White is still hurting. I expect the Bulldogs, who might play the nation’s toughest schedule, to keep it close. Don’t be surprised if UConn begins its tailspin out of bowl contention this week against Louisville. Cincinnati should get back on track again Pittsburgh. Syracuse hosts Buffalo and is only a 3 point favorite. That's just sad.