November 5th, 2022 5:00am
Week Ten of PSAC Football is here and it’s the last week of Divisional Games for the 2022 season. #6 Shepherd (9-0) remains the highest ranked PSAC Team in the D2Football.com Top 25 Poll this week. #10 Slippery Rock (8-1) moved up three spots and #16 IUP (7-1) moved down four spots from last week after losing to Gannon. The Super Region One rankings released this week included four PSAC teams. They were: 1. Shepherd, 3. IUP, 5. Slippery Rock, 7. Gannon. This week I have two PSAC Games of the Week, one in the East and one in the West. Both games have implications in the Super Region One Rankings. In the East, West Chester is at Kutztown. West Chester beat Gannon earlier this season. Kutztown and Gannon are both 7-2. In the West, I have Gannon at California (PA) as the Game of the Week. This should be a great game and a must win for Gannon. Keep reading to see who I predict to win these Games of the Week as well as my predicted winners in the rest of the PSAC Divisional Games being played on Saturday. I was six of eight on my predictions last week and I am 59 out of 79 on the season (74.6%).
Week 10 – Saturday 11/5/22
PSAC East Games:
West Chester (5-4, 3-3 PSAC East) at Kutztown (7-2, 5-1 PSAC East) – 12 Noon
West Chester: Last week, the Golden Rams beat Lock Haven 58-10.
Kutztown: Last week, the Golden Bears beat Millersville 20-13.
My Prediction: Kutztown - This is my PSAC Game of the Week in the East. This is a must win for the Golden Bears to keep any hopes of being included in the Super Region One playoffs alive. Kutztown’s two losses this season have been to Assumption, from the NE10 who is currently 6-2, Week One in a 3-0 heartbreaker and to #6 Shepherd which was a battle to the end. West Chester is primed to play the role of spoiler in this one and it should be a great game.
Shippensburg (3-6, 2-4 PSAC East) at Lock Haven (1-8, 0-6 PSAC East) – 1 PM
Shippensburg: Last week, the Raiders lost to East Stroudsburg 23-16.
Lock Haven: Last week, the Bald Eagles lost to West Chester 58-10.
My Prediction: Shippensburg – The Raiders are a very young team which is the process of building back up to being in contention. Lock Haven is at step one with a new staff this season.
#6 Shepherd (9-0, 6-0 PSAC East) at East Stroudsburg (4-5, 3-3 PSAC East) – 1:05 PM
#6 Shepherd: Last week, the Rams beat Bloomsburg 55-10.
East Stroudsburg: Last week, the Warriors beat Shippensburg 23-16.
My Prediction: #6 Shepherd – The Rams are headed to the PSAC Championship next weekend and are in the driver’s seat in Super Region One.
Millersville (3-6, 3-3 PSAC East) at Bloomsburg (3-6, 2-4 PSAC East) – 2 PM
Millersville: Last week, the Marauders lost to Kutztown 20-13.
Bloomsburg: Last week, the Huskies lost to Shepherd 55-10.
My Prediction: Millersville - The Marauders have kept getting better throughout the season.
PSAC West Games:
Gannon (7-2, 5-1 PSAC West) at California (PA) (5-4, 4-2 PSAC West) – 12 Noon
Gannon: Last week, the Golden Knights beat IUP 43-36.
California (PA): Last week, the Vulcans beat Mercyhurst 44-20.
My Prediction: Gannon – This is my PSAC West Game of the Week. This is a must win for the Golden Knights who are currently sitting at number seven in the Super Region One rankings. Gannon’s two losses this season have been to West Chester, 29-23, in week three and to #10 Slippery Rock 40-14. California (PA) is a way better football team then a quick glimpse at their records indicates. The Vulcans four losses are to Kutztown 24-19, #6 Shepherd 26-23 OT, #16 IUP 22-21, and #10 Slippery Rock 42-24. It is without question that Cal had the toughest schedule in the PSAC this season. This will be a ball game.
Edinboro (4-5, 2-4 PSAC West) at #10 Slippery Rock (8-1, 5-1 PSAC West) – 1 PM
Edinboro: Last week, the Scots lost to Seton Hill 45-14.
#10 Slippery Rock: Last week, the Rock beat Clarion 31-0.
My Prediction: #10 Slippery Rock – The Rock is rolling on their way to the Super Region One playoffs.
Clarion (3-6, 2-4 PSAC West) at #16 IUP (7-1, 5-1 PSAC West) IUP – 2 PM
Clarion: Last week, the Golden Eagles lost to Slippery Rock 31-0.
#16 IUP: Last week, the Crimson Hawks lost to Gannon 43-36.
My Prediction: #16 IUP - The Crimson Hawks are heading towards the PSAC Championship Game next weekend and a spot in the upper half of the Super Region One rankings.
Mercyhurst (2-7, 0-6 PSAC West) at Seton Hill (1-8, 1-5 PSAC West) – 2 PM
Mercyhurst: Last week, the Lakers lost to California (PA) 44-20.
Seton Hill: Last week, the Griffins beat Edinboro 45-14.
My Prediction: Seton Hill – The Griffins make it two in a row.