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Navy @ Western Kentucky
Prediction: Navy 35, Western Kentucky 17
Navy should have this game on lock down, even on the road. Western Kentucky has the ability to keep the game close, but ultimately I think Navy prevails and sets up their match up against South Carolina next week.
BYU @ #22 Texas
Prediction: BYU 28, Texas 24
Probably the most interesting match up this week, with BYU taking their second road trip to a hostile environment. The Cougars escaped from Ole Miss with two touchdowns in the final quarter (after not scoring at all in the previous 3). Texas will not be as kind. BYU will need to play much better to come out with a win against an improved Texas squad. The Cougars have the ability to win this game if they don’t play as terribly as they did for the first three quarters against Ole Miss.
Notre Dame @ Michigan
Prediction: Notre Dame 17, Michigan 28
I made the stupid mistake of ranking Notre Dame last week (seriously what was I thinking), and they again managed to disappoint. This second game against Michigan will be a better test than South Florida, and this one is on the road. Michigan should be able to handle Notre Dame early, and will jump out to a comfortable first half lead. The Irish will come back in the second half, but will ultimately fall flat against Denard Robinson and the Michigan Wolverines. Another year of disappointment for Notre Dame may be coming to fruition.