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    2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    School Conf. Wins Conf. Losses
    Lehigh 5 1
    Colgate 4 2
    Bucknell 4 2
    Fordham 3 3
    Holy Cross 3 3
    Lafayette 2 4
    Georgetown 0 6

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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    Lehigh will be the prohibitive favorite. They have a history of backing up strong seasons so I think they'll be up to the task. The key will be improving the defense. It was better last season than in previous years but at the end of the day it still wasn't very good. I don't think the assistant shakeup with cause any real issues. It can only help on D imo. The offense should be scary good. The OL and skill positions are loaded with talent and experience. Mayes does need to work on his decision making though. Thankfully he's still only a junior

    Fordham will also be loaded on offense. Their defense has to get better. It was once again putrid last year. Their schedule is also really tough. The EWU game will be a showcase for Ram football and the PL. For better or worse...

    Holy Cross might be in the mix but I think most people have given up on Gilmore. Pujals is very good but its been proven he can't do it all by himself.

    Colgate once again has tough schedule and will be breaking in several new faces. At first glance they look like a 6-5 team.

    The coaching change can only help Lafayette but Garrett needs to really boost the talent. They'll be better by 2-3 games imo.

    Bucknell still has no offense and likely won't be a factor in the league race

    Georgetown assumes its permanent position in the cellar

    I'll go

    Lehigh 5-1
    Fordham 5-1
    Colgate 4-2
    Lafayette 3-3
    Holy Cross 2-4
    Bucknell 1-5
    Georgetown 0-6
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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    Looks good to me. If Sutyak develops a half way decent LB crew dont think we'll lose any PL games.
    FU has Anderson and Edmonds and not much else. Expect they will be as good as this yr not better. Cross will be better. Gilmore has finally brought in some speed. Gate solid but no Melville. Pards will improve but not all that much. No QB and not nearly enough talent on O. D will be decent if healthy. No depth .
    Bucknell list entire OL and the QB. D will still be top in PL. Hoyas will show up for every game.

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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    We'll be better than last year. Huge injuries on the DL last year. Adeyeye coming back is huge at DT (literally and figuratively). New coaches on defensive side have a lot of talent returning to work with. Offense should be amazing. Lehigh definite favorites but we should be right after that imo.

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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by RichH2 View Post
    Hoyas will show up for every game.
    I'll take that as a meager positive, as opposed to "Georgetown won't forfeit any games."
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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by DFW HOYA View Post
    I'll take that as a meager positive, as opposed to "Georgetown won't forfeit any games."
    Certainly a positive. Hoyas well coached and play hard. They have some talent just not enuf and no depth.

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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by RichH2 View Post
    Certainly a positive. Hoyas well coached and play hard. They have some talent just not enuf and no depth.
    hoyas also lost their DC to the leopards

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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    Lehigh at least 5-1 in the League, and better than even money to run the table again. I think we should be better than this past year. Offense more experienced and defense improves. Special teams are solid, though we lost our ST coach to Oklahoma. He really turned our ST's around. I think anything less than 9-2 and league championship will be disappointing.
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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by ngineer View Post
    Lehigh at least 5-1 in the League, and better than even money to run the table again. I think we should be better than this past year. Offense more experienced and defense improves. Special teams are solid, though we lost our ST coach to Oklahoma. He really turned our ST's around. I think anything less than 9-2 and league championship will be disappointing.
    +1

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    Re: 2017 (Way Too Early) Patriot League Football Predictions

    Lafayette being above HC made me LOL.


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