Kaz’s Fearless Football Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK (8-2) over BROOKSHIRE-ROYAL (8-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Woodforest Stadium in Shenandoah—The Falcons are a completely different team than the one the Mustangs defeated in the final non-district game of 2009. They beat a good Giddings team three straight times and want to avenge the loss the ‘Stangs put on them last year and have the talent to do it. The Mustangs need to pick up where they left off Friday against Liberty.
LAMAR over OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE—The Big Red would like nothing better than end their first season back in college football with a two-game winning streak. Hopefully they won’t do it in as dramatic fashion as they did Saturday against South Dakota. A big win will certainly give the Cards something on which to build.
MCNEESE STATE over CENTRAL ARKANSAS—This will be a nice ending to a successful football season that could be even better if SFA would lose Saturday to Northwestern State, earning the Cowboys the Southland Conference title.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS—Kirbyville (11-0) over Waco La Vega (7-4) Thursday; Humble (10-1) over Beaumont Central (8-3), Anahuac (9-2) over Crockett (10-1), East Chambers (7-3) over McGregor (5-6), Cameron Yoe (10-0) over Newton (8-3), Garrison (10-0) over West Sabine (9-2), Evadale (8-1) over D’Hanis (8-3) all Friday; Pearland (11-0) over Beaumont West Brook (8-3), Port Arthur Memorial (8-3) over Dickinson (6-5), Port Neches-Groves (7-4) over Willis (9-2) all Sat.
COLLEGE—Temple over Ohio (Tues.), Miami, O. over Akron and Toledo over Bowling Green (both Wed.), Washington over UCLA, Alabama over Georgia State and Air Force over UNLV (all Thurs.), Boise State over Fresno State (Fri.), Sam Houston State over Texas State, Stephen F. Austin over Northwestern State, Nicholls State over Southeastern Louisiana, Texas over Florida Atlantic, Oklahoma over Baylor, Texas A&M over Nebraska, Texas Tech over Weber State, Missouri over Iowa State, Oklahoma State over Kansas, Kansas State over Colorado, Penn State over Indiana, Tennessee over Vanderbilt, Syracuse over Connecticut, Florida State over Maryland, Clemson over Wake Forest, Georgia Tech over Duke, Boston College over Virginia, Cincinnati over Rutgers, Michigan State over Purdue, Wisconsin over Michigan, Ohio State over Iowa, Arkansas over Mississippi State, Northern Illinois over Ball State, East Carolina over Rice, Kent State over Western Michigan, Tulsa over UTEP, Buffalo over Eastern Michigan, Wyoming over Colorado State, Utah State over Idaho, SMU over Marshall, Illinois over Northwestern, North Carolina over North Carolina State, Stanford over California, Central Florida over Tulane, Miami over Virginia Tech, Nevada over New Mexico State, UAB over Memphis, BYU over New Mexico, Notre Dame over Army, Pittsburgh over South Florida, Southern Mississippi over Houston, West Virginia over Louisville, USC over Oregon State, LSU over Ole Miss, San Diego State over Utah, Hawaii over San Jose State, South Carolina over Troy, Navy over Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee State over Western Kentucky, Florida International over Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe over North Texas, Prairie View over Alabama A&M, Jackson State over Alcorn State, Texas Southern over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Florida over Appalachian State.
PRO PICKS—Miami over Chicago (Thurs.), Pittsburgh over Oakland, NY Jets over Houston, Baltimore over Carolina, Tennessee over Washington, Dallas over Detroit, Green Bay over Minnesota, Cincinnati over Buffalo, Cleveland over Jacksonville, Kansas City over Arizona, New Orleans over Seattle, Atlanta over St. Louis, Tampa Bay over San Francisco, New England over Indianapolis, Philadelphia over NY Giants, San Diego over Denver (Monday Night).