Friday, October 7, 2016

This week's Purple & Gold football picks (10-8-16)

It's week six in the SoCon, and time to make this week's football picks. On the schedule, we have a four conference games scheduled for Saturday.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Samford (3-1, 1-1 Southern)  at  Furman (0-5, 0-2 Southern)  1:00 pm  - watch on ESPN3
The Bulldogs are on the road to Greenville to play the Paladins on Saturday. The Dogs will continue the downward spiral of the Paladins as they romp to a  42-28 victory over Furman.

East Tenn. State (2-2, 1-2 Southern) at VMI (2-2, 0-1 Southern)   1:30 pm  -  watch on ESPN3
The Bucs continue their search for a second SoCon win, this week in Lexington, VA.  The Keydets have other ideas, as they are looking for their first winning season since returning to the SoCon. In this battle, the Keydets win, 31-17.

Mercer (2-2, 1-1 Southern)  at  Chattanooga (5-0, 3-0 Southern)   4:00 pm   -  watch on SoCon Digital Network
The Bears travel to Chattanooga hoping to knock off first place Chattanooga, and pull off another upset win against the Mocs. However, this week, the Mocs will be ready and come away with a  35-14 victory over Mercer.

Wofford (3-2, 1-1 Southern)  at  Western Carolina (1-3, 0-2 Southern)   7:00 pm  -  watch on American Sports Network (ASN)
The Terriers travel up the mountain on Saturday, looking to avenge two straight losses to the Catamounts. But, the weekend, the Cats offense and defensive units put up a solid game, and come away with a 27-24 victory.

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