Aug 28 / Rob

Prediction Contest: JMU vs. WVU

We post one time and then immediately begin hitting y’all up for content. Peak JMUSB. Anyway, for those of you who are new, or any of you who don’t remember, this is something we’ve enjoyed doing for years. Before each JMU football game, we’ll create a predictions post. Everyone is invited to leave a comment with their prediction for the upcoming game. The person who comes closest to nailing it (winner & score) gets to write a guest post. If two people tie, we’ll give it to whomever was first. That’s it. It’s incredibly simple, but something we’ve had a lot of fun with for a while. And it’s resulted in some of our best content. So leave a comment below with your prediction for Saturday and Go Dukes!

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  1. Chris / Aug 28 2019

    33-28 JMU DUUUUKES!

  2. Rob K / Aug 28 2019

    JMU: 27
    WVU: 24

  3. wexcelsior / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 27
    WVU 30

    🙁

  4. Deacon Danny / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 31
    West by god 21

    Dukes gonna feast on sorry Big 12 Defenses!

  5. Randy'78 / Aug 28 2019

    JMU wins 28-17

  6. Randy'78 / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 28-17

  7. Drake / Aug 28 2019

    27-21 JMU. It may be the lowest amount of points scored by JMU during the regular season.

  8. Tripp / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 30 – WVU 24

  9. BCon / Aug 28 2019

    WVU 27, JMU 21

  10. Sean in exile / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 31
    WVU 17

  11. Jared Sherman / Aug 28 2019

    Country roads aren’t going to be taking WVU home, only to the showers after a loss.

    JMU -33 (we get another safety :))
    WVU – 24

  12. bastein410 / Aug 28 2019

    21-16 Duuuuuuuuukes!

  13. DukesTailgate / Aug 28 2019

    Dukes – 24
    WVU – 21

  14. Neal Woodard / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 31
    WVU 27

  15. Peter Carey / Aug 28 2019

    The point spread is 52.5 for this game and spread has dropped 1 point to -6 WVU as of 8/28/19. Wild! I would take the OVER on this if I were to be gambling and would stay away form the spread since it will be a 4th QTR drive for either team to win the game. Who has the ball last late?

    Heart wants JMU, but knowledge and just better depth players means WVU will win within a field goal or 4 point late winning TD.

    JMU 28
    WVU 34

    Tight game – this should be fun! Prove me wrong, Dukes!!! Turnovers will be game-breakers for either squad.

  16. Kevin Meade / Aug 28 2019

    21 – 10
    James Madison with the WIN.

  17. Dom Palumbo / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 27 – WVU 24: Harry O’Kelly fake to move the chains on fourth down and an Ethan Ratke field goal to win the damn thing!

  18. Jon Williams / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 34
    WVU 17

  19. Sean / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 23
    WVU 21

  20. Jamie Williams / Aug 28 2019

    Is there any score to pick other than 21-16 Dukes?

  21. Cory / Aug 28 2019

    I want to be wrong

    WVU – 24
    JMU – 17

  22. Dion Foxx / Aug 28 2019

    bastein410 nailed it. 21-16 is always the correct prediction vs. FBS.

  23. maddukes98 / Aug 28 2019

    JMU – 34
    WVU – 31

  24. sekudog / Aug 28 2019

    Dukes – 24
    WVU – 23

  25. ShadyP / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 27
    WVU 23

  26. Randall Belknap / Aug 28 2019

    34-17…DUUUKES! Furniture on fire in Morgantown!

  27. M@ / Aug 28 2019

    27-11 Duuuuukes

  28. M@ / Aug 28 2019

    I meant 17-11 Duuuuukes. Not 27-11

  29. CJ / Aug 28 2019

    JMU (or most any FBS team) beating WVU on opening day is a pretty tall order. So all these predictions having the Dukes prevail is great for banter but more than a stretch realistically.

    The true measure of how the 2019 Dukes and Coach Cignetti’s worth will come with the Chattanooga game later in September. That’s a much better matchup to judge how our season might play out.

    As for the WVU opener, I think I’m going to compare it to our 2017 opener against UNC. In that game, we really gave the Heels all they could handle in the first half, especially offensively. It wasn’t until later in the game that they pulled away, but UNC really had to work for that victory. WVU is a tier above ECU or SMU, so I don’t expect a victory, but If we see a similar performance to that 2017 opener, I think there’s reason for optimism this season.

    WVU 30
    JMU 17

  30. Pete / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 35-21

  31. Marc C / Aug 28 2019

    Streamer throwers – 28
    Couch burners – 24
    A lifetime of quality highlights on Sports Center – priceless

  32. Jeff / Aug 28 2019

    Heart says
    JMU 31
    WVU 28
    Late FG for the win

    Head says
    WVU 34
    JMU 23
    Thus, I will go with my heart! Go Dukes!

  33. Daniel Clark / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 21-17

  34. SunChase / Aug 28 2019

    My score prediction was taken off the board a while ago, so I’m just going to Price is Right this thing and go WVU 35, JMU 20.

  35. WarlordDuke / Aug 28 2019

    WVU -31
    JMU- 24

  36. Keyo Wilson / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 16, WVU 13

  37. Pre-Med / Aug 28 2019

    DUKES BY 90!!

  38. Chad / Aug 28 2019

    Jmu 31
    Wvu 24

  39. Carter Robertson / Aug 28 2019

    WVU 31
    JMU 20

  40. Mark T / Aug 28 2019

    WVU – 27
    JMU – 23

    Prove me wrong Dukes!!!

  41. Art P / Aug 28 2019

    28-24 WVU

  42. Jay Deck / Aug 28 2019

    JMU 20
    WVU 17

    GO Dukes!

  43. Matthew Brock / Aug 28 2019

    WV 38, JMU 21.

  44. Steve D. / Aug 28 2019

    WVU 20 JMU 14 we’ll keep it close , but as Rob said in the podcast , just don’t have the finishers yet — but an encouraging start.

  45. Steve Antoine / Aug 28 2019

    JMU -17
    WVU- 13

  46. Rob Jones / Aug 28 2019

    20 JMU
    17 WVU

  47. Hart / Aug 28 2019

    WVU 20
    JMU 17

    This would be the year to upset WVU who is in rebuilding mode, but it is still a road game against a P5 team loaded with talent, albeit mostly unproven at the D-1 level.
    Home cookin’ could be a factor in the land of the Banjo.

  48. Kevin R / Aug 29 2019

    WVU forfeits at half, down 83-3.

  49. Rod / Aug 29 2019

    Sold out Mountaineer Field..JMU shellshocked by big time 38 10 EERS!

  50. DatDuke / Aug 29 2019

    JMU’s motto is in English, a language with 26 letters. WVU’s motto is in Greek, a language with only 24 letters. Therefore, the result has already been decided by the very founders of these institutions.

    JMU 26 – WVU 24

  51. Dave C / Aug 29 2019

    26-20 WVU. JMU covers but can’t pull out a late drive to tie it.

  52. Dukes4 / Aug 29 2019

    Madison: 38 , glad my kids didn’t go there WVU – 35

  53. Zach N / Aug 29 2019

    Mountaineer fan here saying 28-21 WVU. I think the mountaineers defense mostly holds the dukes in line, but the talented and experienced JMU receivers get by our relatively inexperienced secondary (where we have at least a couple true freshmen starting) at least a couple times for big plays that result in TDs. WVU O-line is arguably a position of strength this year and is able to let our RBs move the chains to control the clock. JMU gets some stops when we are trying to get down the field, but once we get into the redzone Kennedy McCoy and Martell Pettaway punch it in every time.

  54. Jason / Aug 29 2019

    JMU 36
    WVU 17

  55. Gary Ryan / Aug 29 2019

    24-17. Duuuuuukes

  56. Aaron / Aug 29 2019

    28-24 Dukes

  57. Mark / Aug 29 2019

    WVU 44 JMU 19.

  58. Stan Blaylock / Aug 29 2019

    JMU 14
    WVU 17 The Mountaineers will play their butts off for the fans and new coach against a hard hitting JMU.

  59. Brandee / Aug 29 2019

    JMU 27-WVU 24. GO DUKES!!!??

  60. Brandee Boggs / Aug 29 2019

    JMU 27
    WVU 24

  61. Larry / Aug 29 2019

    Almost heaven West Virginia. 35 James Madison University 17. A new era in Morgantown Coach Brown gets his first Mountaineer Victory. A home crowd goes wild and coach receives a standing Ovation. Let’s go Mountaineers

  62. Gary Butler / Aug 29 2019

    Cardon Johnson comes back for a 7th year and rips through the WVU defensive line like he did against ECU! I wish. Reality is I am not sure our offensive line will be that much better than they were last year and they weren’t very good. Coach C wants to run, run, run the ball but we will be challenged and have to revert to the pass. WVU defensive front puts the pressure on the Nooch and Nooch makes two mistakes. We hang tough, but not enough to get it done. WVU 27 JMU 17

  63. Karen Kuhl / Aug 29 2019

    WVU 30
    JMU 20

  64. 89 Duke / Aug 30 2019

    Glad my Econ degree came in handy trying to triangulate the unclaimed mathematical score possibilities, being so late to predict (note to self – predict early and often next week)

    So JMU 64, Saint Francis …

    JMU 27
    WVU 25

  65. Pitz / Aug 30 2019

    JMU 32
    WVU 31

  66. SCduke / Aug 30 2019

    38-13 Mountaineers, DiNucci with two interceptions and a lost fumble that set up easy scores for WVU.

  67. Jjthebutcher / Aug 30 2019

    Dukes 30- wvu 28

  68. Andrea / Aug 30 2019

    JMU wins 35-28

  69. Steve Brown / Aug 31 2019

    JMU 27
    WVU 20

  70. Justin / Aug 31 2019

    JMU 28 WVU 24
    Dukes!

  71. Dave Barnes / Aug 31 2019

    JMU 35 WVU 31

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