So far this season, my record is 36-12, which is disappointing to me. Good thing I haven't been wagering with these picks or I would be underwater.

This may be the week we may find out what I've had a sneaking suspicion about all season, that outside of their quarterback, CMU is NOT a good football team.

Both Michigan and CMU are hitting the point in their schedules where things start getting a little more challenging. The Wolverines seem up for the challenge, the Chips, not so much.

Let's get it started up in here!!

Central Michigan (5-4) at Miami of Ohio (3-6) -- Yager Stadium, Oxford OH, Tonight, 6pm

The MAC has entered their confusing weekday scheduling. I agree with UM Coach Jim Harbaugh, college football is and should always be a Saturday afternoon affair. This Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday crap sucks, and it may have something to do with the reason the MAC has entered bizarro world, where teams near the bottom of the standings have been consistently beating those at the top. This will adhere to that rule. Gus Ragland has the RedHawk offense revitalized, and the Chips are acting more and more like theri not going to become Bowl eligible.

Miami 34, CMU 27

Central Michigan v Toledo
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Maryland (5-3) at Michigan (8-0) -- Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Saturday 3:30pm

Former Michigan defensive coordinator D. J. Durkin has turned the Terrpains around this season, but ironically, it's not defense that as been leading the way for the Terps. Instead, it's a powerful offense that can run and pass the ball behind QB Perry Hills. Michigan's defense cannot look lethargic like they did late in the game last week against Michigan State. In the meantime, the Wolverines offense should have their way against a strugglin Maryland 'D'.

M 40, Maryland 22

Michigan State (2-7) at Illinois (2-6) -- Memorial Stadium, Champaign IL, Saturday, noon

This may be just what the doctor ordered to get the sickly Spartens back on the winning track. Just when the Spartan offense found their mojo last week against Michigan, QB Brian Lenerke, who looked sharp leading two touchdown drives, went down to injury. Hopefully, the rest of the offense realized they aren't that bad and will turn things around against an Illinois team that seems to have played over 400 people at quarterback this season looking for a leader.

MSU 22, Illinois 14

Western Michigan (9-0) at Kent State (3-6) -- Dix Stadium, Kent OH, Tuesday November 8, 7:30pm

The 17th ranked Broncos seem light years ahead of anyone else in the MAC. WR Corey Davis is a bonafide NFL prospect and QB Zach Terrell doesn't make many, if any mistakes. The Flashes may think they got things turned around last week in Mount Pleasant, but they haven't seen anyone in the Broncos league yet.

WMU 44, Kent State 12

Western Michigan v Ball State
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Eastern Michigan (5-4) at Ball State (4-5) -- Schuemann Stadium, Muncie IN, Tuesday, November 8, 7:30pm

EMU has taken tremendous strides this season to get their program turned around, and mark my words, last week's home loss to Miami will be less painful when the RedHawks win out and go to a Bowl game. Meanwhile, the Eagles can become Bowl eligible themselves with a win in Muncie. It will be close, but they'll get 'er done.

EMU 27, Ball U 24

Eastern Michigan v LSU
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Grand Valley (9-0) at Saginaw Valley (5-3) -- Wickes Stadium, University Center, Saturday, 3:00pm

The Cardinals are much improved this season, and that makes this a dangerous road game for the Lakers, as the Cards will play like they have nothing to lose in this rivalry game. The Lakers will need to get off to a great start and keep mistakes to a minimum to offset the Cards emotion. In the end, the Lakers multi-dimensional offense will doom SVSU.

GVSU 47, SVSU 27


Ferris State (7-2) at Hillsdale (4-4) -- Muddy Waters Stadium, Hillsdale, Saturday, noon

The Bulldogs looked impressive last week against fellow D-2 playoff contender Wayne State. No reason to kill that momentum now, as they take on the lame duck Chargers, who will be leaving the GLIAC nest season. Ferris sends them off in a losing manner.

Ferris 32, Hillsdale 20

Last week, 4-2 (lost the EMU and CMU games)

Season record: 36-12



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