Season Predictions by the Turkey Panel of Experts

The season’s predictions from The Nittany Turkey’s team of experts are now in, and I want to present them all here before the season starts.

Game Big Al Joe K. John TNT
UCF L W W L
Akron W W W L
Rutgers L W W W
Umass W W W W
Northwestern W W W W
Michigan L L W L
Ohio State L L L L
Maryland L W W W
Indiana W L W W
Temple W W W W
Illinois W W W W
Michigan State L L L L
Season 6-6 8-4 10-2 7-5

Big Al opines that the team will have a rocky year, while K. John believes that due to strength of schedule (or lack of same), they’ll drop only two games, namely Ohio State and Moo U. Joe and this turkey are somewhere in between, with Joe being the more sanguine of the two of us.

There is a consistent feeling among the Turkey pundits, albeit without any concrete evidence to suggest it, that Penn State will become bowl eligible this year. All the above predictions would create bowl eligibility. Big Al and K. John made no venue prediction. Joe proposed that the Pinstripe Bowl would be a likely venue, and Pitt a potential opponent. TNT feels that the facetiously named, mythical Toilet Bowl in Kohler, Wisconsin is the appropriate bowl game to which the Nittany Lions can aspire.

Anyone else want to get in on game-by-game season predictions? Like it or lump it, I’ll give your predictions a mention after each game in my recap. Just get them to me before Croke Park.

Comments

        • says

          As I am to understand it, if Oogabooga blows up and air traffic to Ireland is curtailed, the game will be a home game for UCF, and can be played here in Orlando. Boy will that piss off a lot of people with travel plans, who better have trip insurance! Besides, UCF’s stadium holds only 45,000, so y’know — the money thing.

          —TNT

  1. Michael Geldner says

    I’ll split the difference among the experienced experts and settle on a semi-informed, optimistic guess of 9-3.

    Game Big Al Joe K. John TNT
    UCF W
    Akron W
    Rutgers W
    Umass W
    Northwestern W
    Michigan L
    Ohio State L
    Maryland W
    Indiana W
    Temple W
    Illinois W
    Michigan State L
    Season 9-3

  2. toejam says

    UCF-W
    AKRON-W
    RUTGERS-W
    UMASS-W
    NW-W
    MICH-L
    OSU-L
    MD-W
    INDIANA-L
    ILLINOIS-W
    MSU-W
    SEASON 8-4

  3. rd says

    The time for 12-0 has passed. Time to get real. This 1st Franklin season is not easy to predict. New coaches, young team (only 11 players in their last year of eligibility). While the schedule is somewhat favorable, no Wisconsin revenge, osu and msu home games, the mostly new OL and WR positions will be subpar at the beginning of the season. Injuries coupled with the lack of 10 scholarships could be disastrous.

    Without further ado:
    UCF L
    Akron W
    Rutgers W
    Umass W
    Northwestern W
    Michigan L
    Ohio State L
    Maryland W
    Indiana L
    Temple W
    Illinois W
    Michigan State L
    Season 7-5

    • says

      Thank you, RD. Most conservative of you. Certainly non-sanguinarian, as it were.

      I’ve incorporated your picks into the updated matrix presented in the subsequent post.

      —TNT