Fearless Picks - Miami

Our panelists make the home team a unanimous pick in this week's action.


Last Wk: L
Season 1-3

After going out on a limb to predict a turnaround at Maryland, I have had to eat more than my share of crow this week. I really felt that the problems on the offensive line could be overcome, but it appears as though they are just too enormous to disguise. I do expect the Mountaineers to put up a better showing, but Miami is just not the team to try to get back on track with. The Hurricanes may start slow, but they will flip the switch when they are ready. The ‘Canes are just too talented to lie down and let the Blue and Gold pull off an upset. I see WVU falling to 1-4 after a 34-17 loss, but the crow would taste like filet mignon if I were proven wrong. UM

Last Wk: W
Season 3-1

West Virginia plays its best game of the season. The offensive line finally plays up to its potential, and the defensive line plays the best game they could possibly play. UM

Last Wk: W
Season 2-2

I don't think that the outcome of ESPN's Thursday night match-up is in doubt, only the final score. If the Mountaineers can make a solid showing against the mighty Hurricanes, WVU will go into the second half of the season with renewed confidence and could possibly improve their fading bowl chances. UM

Last Wk: L
Season 2-2

Mounties and ‘Canes both come in well rested. WVU appeared lifeless against Maryland and needed the break. UM rolled over a solid Boston College squad 33-14 on the road. ‘Canes have won 25 consecutive Big East conference games and 36 regular season games. The names change for the ‘Canes, but the results rarely do. Miami comes into the game averaging close to 40 points per contest, while allowing only 14. Mounties are getting 27. Look for WVU to keep it relatively close. Take WVU and the points. UM

Last Wk: L
Season 1-3

Worn out from his column this week, the Mighty MJD did not provide a pick for the game this week. He'll be penalized with either an extra loss or 24 hours of watching Buffalo-Southeast Missouri State game tapes.

Last Wk: W
Season 3-1

WVU has plenty of motivation for the ACC-bound ‘Canes, but talent trumps most everything, and Miami has the talent. WVU needs a perfect game to stay close. UM

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