If you want to call me a prophet, I won’t stop you.
Football is 2-4, and it’s true I’ve correctly picked every game up to this point so why not try my luck and predict the rest of the season?
CMU is about to embark on the toughest stretch of its season where it plays three top-tier Mid-American Conference opponents in a row.
Starting with Ohio on Saturday, CMU will play some high-powered offenses in the upcoming weeks. The Bobcats are on a five-game winning streak after losing the season opener to No. 9 Louisville. Expect a blowout.
The team comes home for Northern Illinois during homecoming. Undefeated Northern Illinois is the toughest team in the MAC and were the first ever MAC team to play in a BCS bowl last year.
This will be ugly. Expect NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch to score at least four touchdowns. He will dominate so much he will probably be crowned homecoming king, or ambassador, or whatever we call ourselves.
Ball State welcomes CMU on a Wednesday night after homecoming. The Cardinals only lost once this season and crushed Virginia 48-27 last week. They average more than 337 passing yards a game and 41 points per game.
Three blowout losses in a row won’t sit well with CMU fans, but they are playing teams with a combined record of 14-2. No easy task.
As tough as those three games are, the Chippewas will end the season on one of the easiest three game stretches in recent memory, or at least since last year.
They play at Western Michigan, home against UMASS and home again against Eastern Michigan. The combined record of those teams is 1-15. Barring anymore injuries, CMU should easily win all three games.
That puts their final record at 5-7. So what does that mean moving forward?
An extremely short leash for head coach Dan Enos heading into next season. Earlier thisweek, Miami (Ohio) fired its head coach Don Treadwell after starting 0-5 this season. Expect a similar situation if CMU gets off to an awful start next season.
Now, moving on to the positions gets a little more tricky.
Does Enos stick with redshirt freshman Cooper Rush after struggling for much of this season? Or does he return to Cody Kater who will be a senior after recovering from a broken collarbone this season?
Will Zurlon Tipton be back next season after breaking his ankle, or will he move on?
These questions require a crystal ball, and that’s one thing I don’t have.