Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over BRIDGE CITY—The Cardinals are much improved over last year but still have a long way to go to reach the caliber of the polished Mustangs. The rivalry will keep the action hot and heavy but when the final gun sounds, WO-S will still be undefeated in 27 straight district games.
VIDOR over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—The Pirates continue to improve with the state playoffs a distinct possibility while the Bears don’t show many signs of getting any better over the long haul.
SILSBEE over ORANGEFIELD—The Bobcats continue to make critical mistakes and the most inappropriate times which has resulted in them still being winless in District 21-3A warfare. The ‘Cats will find Silsbee quarterback Jeremy Johnson very elusive and hard to slow down.
BUNA over DEWEYVILLE—The Pirates have been playing great the last couple of weeks but will need zero mistakes if they expect to upset the undefeated Cougars in this crucial District 23-2A match-up.
MCNEESE STATE over NICHOLLS STATE—The Cowboys bounced back from their upset loss to Texas State in the Southland Conference opener two weeks ago with a solid performance Saturday afternoon against Sam Houston state in Huntsville. But they chose one of their toughest foes as their Homecoming opponent Saturday night in Cowboy Stadium. McNeese exes should see quite a football game this year.
HIGH SCHOOL—Hardin-Jefferson over Hamshire-Fannett, Lumberton over Port Neches-Groves, Nederland over Livingston, Beaumont Central over Beaumont Ozen, Beaumont West Brook over Port Arthur Memorial, North Shore over Baytown Sterling, Baytown Lee over Channelview (Thurs.), Carthage over Jasper, Diboll over Huntington, Center over Rusk, Kirbyville over Woodville, Newton over Hemphill, Shelbyville over San Augustine, Anahuac over Kountze, Hardin over Warren, Burkeville over Chester, Hull-Daisetta over Colmesneil, Evadale over High Island, West Hardin over Sabine Pass, Beaumont Kelly over St. Pius.
COLLEGE—Temple over Ohio (Tues.), West Virginia over Auburn, Air Force over New Mexico (both Thurs.), Boise State over San Jose State (Fri.), Sam Houston State over Northwestern State, Texas State over Stephen F. Austin, Central Arkansas over Southeastern Louisiana, Texas over Oklahoma State, Texas A&M over Iowa State, Nebraska over Baylor, Oklahoma over Kansas State, Texas Tech over Kansas, Missouri over Colorado, Louisiana Tech over Army, Maryland over North Carolina State, Miami over Wake Forest, Northwestern over Indiana, Purdue over Minnesota, North Carolina over Boston College, Connecticut over Cincinnati, Wisconsin over Illinois, Pittsburgh over Rutgers, Florida over Kentucky, Ole Miss over Arkansas, Ball State over Eastern Michigan, BYU over UNLV, Vanderbilt over Duke, Rice over Tulane, Fresno State over Utah State, Navy over SMU, Alabama over Tennessee, Oregon over Arizona State, California over UCLA, Miami, O. over Kent State, Georgia Tech over Virginia, LSU over Georgia, Michigan State over Michigan, Florida State over Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois over Bowling Green, New Mexico State over Idaho, TCU over Wyoming, Central Michigan over Toledo, South Florida over Louisville, Penn State over Ohio State, Memphis over Southern Mississippi, Florida Atlantic over Louisiana-Monroe, Notre Dame over Washington, San Diego State over Colorado State, USC over Arizona, Hawaii over Nevada, Mississippi State over Middle Tennessee State, Troy over North Texas, Grambling over Alabama State, Tulsa over Central Florida (Sun.).
PRO PICKS—Baltimore over Oakland, New Orleans over San Diego, NY Jets over Kansas City, Buffalo over Miami, Tampa Bay over Dallas, Philadelphia over Atlanta, New England over St. Louis, Carolina over Arizona, Washington over Detroit, Jacksonville over Cleveland, Pittsburgh over NY Giants, San Francisco over Seattle, Tennessee over Indianapolis (Monday Night). Bye Week for Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay, Houston, Minnesota.