Friday, November 11, 2016

This week's Purple & Gold football picks (11-12-16)

It's week eleven in the SoCon, and time to make this week's football picks. On the schedule, we have a full slate of four conference games while ETSU has an out of conference contest.

Cumberland (5-5) at ETSU (3-6) 1:00 pm  -  Watch on SDN
ETSU steps out of conference this week, as NAIA's Cumberland University visits the Bucs in Johnson City. The Phoenix are 5-5 on the season, but look for them drop this one to the Bucs by a final score of 48-14.

The Citadel (9-0, 7-0 Southern)  at  VMI (3-6, 1-5 Southern) 1:30 pm - Watch on ESPN3
The league leading Bulldogs travel to Lexington to face the Keydets of VMI. A win in Lexington will sew up the championship title for The Citadel. Look for the Bulldogs to pull out a 14 point win against the Keydets, 28-14.

Wofford (6-3, 4-2 Southern) vs. Chattanooga (8-1, 6-1 Southern) 2:00 pm - Watch on SDN
The Terriers travel to Chattanooga to face the second place Mocs.  Lots riding on this game for both teams, the Terriers hoping a win will keep then in the chase for an at-large playoff bid, while the Mocs need a win to remain in contention for a shard of the SoCon crown, should the Bulldogs from Charleston stumble. The Terriers just can't pull it off in Chattanooga and fall to the Mocs, 35-21.

Mercer (5-4, 3-3 Southern)  at  Samford (6-3, 4-2 Southern) 3:30 pm - Watch on ESPN3
The Bears travel to Birmingham to face the Bulldogs. The Bears are playing for an overall winning season, while the Bulldogs are in hopes of remaining in contention for a playoff spot. Samford comes out on top with a 28-21 win over Mercer.

Western Carolina (2-7, 1-6 Southern) at Furman (2-7, 2-4 Southern) 4:00 pm - Watch on ESPN3
The Cats travel down the mountain to face the Paladins in Greenville, SC. Both teams are 2-7 overall on the season and need this win, The Paladins expect the home field advantage to carry them to victory, but the Cats rally to a three point win, 31-28.

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