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Terps vs. Cal: The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction*

Posted by SuckaFish

Before each game we’ll give Five Reasons to Be Concerned, Five Reasons to Feel Good, and The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction.* We gave you the bad stuff then the good stuff Now here’s this week’s pick.

Why Cal Could Win
Um, they’re favored by 21 points. How many more reasons to you need? It’s their home opener on national TV against a team that upset them last season. Oh, and they’re ranked #12 and Maryland is barely in the “Also Receiving Votes.” Is that enough?

Why Maryland Could Win
They beat Cal last year so they have that to work off of. The Terps are extremely talented at the skill positions and the defense is a mystery, a new system that has baffled the offensive coaches every day on camp.

The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction*

Everything is perfectly set up for Cal to run away with this game, but Maryland has the speed to keep up with Cal and a lot more talent than the national media thinks. Will that be enough to pull the upset? Maybe. If they played ten times Maryland could win three or four. But, according to NCAA rules, they’ll only play the one time. The Swagless prediction: Cal 27, Maryland 20.

* Guarantee not valid in Utah or anywhere else

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Saving the Best for First

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The Terps open the season September 5 at Cal. The Bears are ranked #12 in both the AP and the USA Today preseason polls, Maryland is not ranked. In the AP Maryland isn’t even in the also receiving votes. In the USA Today they get two points, enough to be tied for #53. Cal is favored by 21 1/2 points. Seriously. It’s one of those times where a team can actually play the “no respect” card.

Just last year the Terps worked Cal and Kevin Barnes had the hit of the year on Heisman Trophy candidate Jahvid Best. Enjoy the video which ends with Best returning the Gatorade he had during the pregame warmups.

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