Tradition • Character • Service

Tradition • Character • Service

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Will Cover's Line: GVSU -10.5

Will Cover’s Line:  GVSU -10.5

Legendary Football Handicapper, Hillsdale College grad, and self-proclaimed Hillsdale Football Historian, Will Cover, was right on the “MARK” with his outright underdog call on the Chargers over Minnesota State by THREE POINTS in their 27-24 OT road win last Saturday at Mankato!

As Lawrence Berra (aka Yogi) once said,  “it was like Déjà vu all over again” and eerily similar to another post-season road win for the Chargers in 1985.  Hillsdale (and Will) traveled to Grand Junction , Colorado to take on Mesa State in the NAIA Playoffs.  Their Nickname?  The Mavericks…same as Minnesota State .  The Outcome…a THREE POINT win for the Chargers, 24-21, in OT on a 32-yard FG (not 34, but close) by MARK (not Petro) Baker after the greatest goal line stand in the long history of Hillsdale College Football.  What happened next?  A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP for the Chargers!

The Lakers have three key handicapping elements in their favor on Saturday.  First of all, they are playing on their own home field at Lubbers Stadium where they have been near invincible over the past seven years.  Secondly, they are well-rested off a bye week whereas the ROYAL BLUE and White had to travel all the way to Minnesota and now must hit the road once again to AllenDALE and thus fatigue may be a factor.  And, Grand Valley State is playing with MAJOR REVENGE after being upset, 27-24 (THREE POINTS) on October 10th at Hillsdale, a game that ended the Lakers 43-game GLIAC winning streak!  Those are the reasons why Will has installed GVSU as a double-digit favorite in this contest.

MR. COVER’S CALL:  it is a known handicapping theory that has been proven over the test of time….you don’t BET with your HEART!  However, Will is not about to buck the “CHARGER KARMA” as the ‘DALE PREVAILS by THREE POINTS on a MARK Petro Field Goal in OT and moves on to the Super Region 3 Title Game next Saturday.  MUDDY will be watching from the best seat in the House!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hillsdale, let me introduce the X-factor for Saturday's game. Justin Sherrod. You have not met him before.

over 180 yards rushing twice in games this year, playing with the second team.

And you now face a starting defense responsible for holding Joique Bell to 20 yards rushing in 13 carries.

And the final nail?'s NSIC writer has now been quoted as saying that GV wasn't even UMD's toughest opponent in the playoffs last year (beat GV in 2OT). He says their first round 20-10 victory was tougher.

Did someone tell everybody that GV needed more motivation? Gv by as much as 19, but it will probably take into the 3rd to reach it.

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