New Mexico State - currently winless, we beat them on the road last year and they beat us at home. On paper we should sweep this series, but as we found out last year its hard to beat a team twice in the season. Nevertheless, its a different season and these should be two of our wins, provided Virginia doesn't beat us up to much before we host them at home.
UMass - aka UMess on the ESPN Bottom 10. Again, on paper, we should win, but our last visit to Amherst didn't go so well. The Minutemen picked up their first win last night against Akron. They lost to Rutgers, 48-21, to open the season. We're favored, but we always seem to lose at least one game we should win.
Rutgers - beat UMass 48-21, but haven't won since. Were shut-out by Iowa and Michigan, and since beating UMass opponents have been hanging at least 30 points on them. If our defense plays the way they did last night, we have a great shot at our first win over a B1G team.
BYU - they won at Tennessee, but so did Georgia State (NOT Southern). They also beat #24 USC, but lost to two other ranked opponents on their schedule. Last night they lost to Toledo, a team we nearly beat 12 years ago when we were an FCS team. This year Toledo is 3 - 1 with their only loss to Kentucky. BYU likely beats us in Provo.
Virginia - they handled us in Charlottesville last year, and are performing as predicted this year. They hung with Notre Dame for most of the game, so unless they overlook us (and they might, considering they have Tech coming to town the weekend after us) they will have no problem getting a win over us.
Prediction - we get our 3 wins by sweeping NMSU and beating UMass, with a bonus win over Rutgers to become bowl eligible. We lose to BYU and Virginia.
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