Nov 8 / Rob

Prediction Contest: Dukes vs. Spiders

The Ticks might not have the record we expected them to at this point, but make no mistake, this is a big game folks. JMU faced a Richmond team on Saturday that would like nothing more than to spoil the Dukes undefeated season and stop the winning streak. They’ll bring the most potent offense that JMU has seen all year. It’s a big test, but one the Dukes are ready for.

But we’re really more interested in your thoughts on the game. Leave a comment below with your prediction for Saturday. The person who comes closest to nailing it (winner & score) will get to write a guest post. It’s that easy. Now let us know who you think is going to win and Go Dukes!

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  1. Devon / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 35
    Richmond 21

    Close game by JMU standards, but pull away at the end.

  2. Drake / Nov 8 2017

    Probably the toughest game to predict this season. I think the defensive streak of 14 or less points allowed ends, but if it doesn’t, it’ll be the most impressive win this season.

    38 to 24, JMU.

  3. Tyler Gregory / Nov 8 2017

    31-17 Dukes

  4. Newbill / Nov 8 2017

    27-17 Dukes prevail

  5. Chris / Nov 8 2017

    45-17 DUKES!

  6. Shrowder / Nov 8 2017

    JMU – 21
    UR – 17

  7. Priz / Nov 8 2017

    35-17 good guys

  8. zac / Nov 8 2017

    Dukes 38
    Spatters 10

  9. Nick / Nov 8 2017

    41-19 – JMU

  10. RT'78 / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 35-21

  11. jmu08 / Nov 8 2017

    Lauletta throws 1 TD but 3 picks.

    41 – 10 Good guys

  12. Dukes4 / Nov 8 2017

    Madison 31 / UR 20

  13. delonerm / Nov 8 2017

    Dukes 38
    Spatters 24

  14. Jon / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 56
    UR 10

  15. Nick / Nov 8 2017

    31-13 DUKES!

  16. Fredd Hall / Nov 8 2017

    JMU: 24
    Spatters: 17

  17. Doug Echols / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 24
    UR 10

  18. Jay / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 35
    Richmond 17

    Dukes keep it rolling!

  19. Jon / Nov 8 2017

    Jmu 35
    Richmond 9

  20. wexcelsior / Nov 8 2017

    34-17 good guys

  21. ShadyP / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 34
    Rich 20

  22. Michael_1Clutch / Nov 8 2017

    JMU – 31
    Spiders – 20

  23. Pitz / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 34
    Richmond 7

  24. Jordan M / Nov 8 2017

    Always interesting when the ticks are in town. Defense keeps them scoreless in the 4th as JMU pulls away. 31-21 JMU!

  25. Oz / Nov 8 2017

    Lauletta finds a comfort zone. Schor counters. Wild and wooly shootout ensues (shades of 2015). Late in the fourth, with the home team holding a slim lead, Spiders take over in their own territory. Dukes seal the deal when Ron’Dell Carter pressures Lauletta, whose hurried toss is picked off by Jimmy FN Moreland.
    Dukes win 45-42!

  26. Cory / Nov 8 2017

    JMU – 27
    UR – 13

  27. Tripp / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 35 – Ticks 14

  28. M@ / Nov 8 2017

    42-14 Duuuuuukes

  29. Jeff Smith / Nov 8 2017

    Dukes 38
    Spiders 17
    Go Dukes!

  30. Deacon Danny / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 42
    RU 23

  31. Drake / Nov 8 2017

    I know there’s other posts to discuss the game specifically, but I’m too excited. Normally, I’d be really nervous for this game. Not downplaying their QB at all, because he’s amazing, but what our defense did against Sam Houston’s QB last year gives me the confidence that our players and coaches know how to prepare for a high flying attack, which was never the case before.

  32. RJ Blanchfield / Nov 8 2017

    38-31 DUKES in OT

  33. Sandy Robins / Nov 8 2017

    JMU 42 UR 17

  34. QuadDuke / Nov 8 2017

    35-10 JMU

  35. DR / Nov 8 2017

    24 – Dukes
    14 – Ticks

  36. Rob(not that one) / Nov 8 2017

    24-7 JMU

  37. Tidewater's Duke / Nov 8 2017

    Dukes 31
    Spiders 27

  38. Duke2008 / Nov 8 2017

    Unfortunately I think the streak ends here. We are too banged up on offense and Schor has made a lot of mistakes in the redzone that hasn’t hurt us yet, but it will hurt us big time in this one if we leave points on the field. Also I feel like we will go 3 and out too many times, we will face too many 2nd and longs due to lack of run game that will create unmanagable 3rd downs. That will allow UR plenty of opportunities to get its passing game going, and we know Lauletta is good.

    Plus, this is a huge game for UR. Rivalry game, on the road, against #1 team in the country, AND it’s a must win for them to get in the playoffs. They played well against a good Nova defense last week too so they have confidence. I hope I’m wrong but I think there’s a lot more stacked against us than people are willing to admit. UR will come in ready with everything to play for. Also we have some sluggish starts recently too. Hopefully the blackout gets us pumped up! Go Dukes!

    UR 23
    JMU 20

  39. Andrea / Nov 9 2017

    The hardest prediction of 2017 but here goes…JMU squishes the ticks 45-35. It will be another anxiety-riddled afternoon at Bridgeforth but we’ll prevail.

  40. Daddy Q / Nov 9 2017

    I, too, feel that this will be the toughest game of the season. The Spiders’ record is not impressive, but their motivation is “H-U-G-E” …

    US – 28
    THEM – 16

    Go DD !

  41. FranktheTank / Nov 9 2017

    Duke Dogs – 52

    redsweatervests -24

  42. Hart / Nov 9 2017

    JMU 33
    Richmond 24

  43. John Engel III / Nov 10 2017

    Dukes win 27-13 against those pesky spiders

  44. The Fly / Nov 10 2017

    31 10 Dukes

  45. Amy / Nov 11 2017

    Dukes 34
    Ticks 21

  46. Ashlyn / Nov 11 2017

    Jmu dukes 28
    UR spiders 24

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