Kaz's Fearless Forecast
WEST ORANGE-STARK over JASPER—We learned a valuable lesson last week by picking McNeese to lose after playing a subpar game the week before. And the Mustangs’ offense was way out of sync against Kirbyville and if it doesn’t improve dramatically Friday night it will result in a loss. But we have faith that Coach Hooks will adjust the attitude appropriately.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over CLEVELAND—Now that the Battlin’ Bears have converted their 16-game losing streak into a one-game winning streak, the big job now is to extend that streak by continuing to play as well on the road as they do at home. But they will have to do it to another undefeated team again this week.
BRIDGE CITY over BUNA—The Cards’ dreams of an undefeated season were rudely disturbed last week, so now the team has to get back to their winning ways against an opponent that is ripe for the taking.
ORANGEFIELD over TARKINGTON—This foe won’t be as much of an offensive threat as Liberty, but the Bobcats will have to play sound football so they won’t be on the wrong end of an upset.
DEWEYVILLE over WEST SABINE—This would be a great time to end this two-game slide, but the Pirates will have to play much better to accomplish this feat.
VINTON over ST. LOUIS—This might be trying to bite off more than they can chew but the Lions can step it up and capture this victory.
MCNEESE STATE over SAVANNAH STATE—The Cowboys are on Cloud 9 after upsetting No.2-ranked Appalachian State up there. The Pokes just need to play better in Cowboy Stadium to keep this magical season going.
HIGH SCHOOL—Huffman over Hamshire-Fannett, East Chambers over Hardin-Jefferson, Newton over Silsbee, Nederland over Friendswood, Beaumont West Brook over Houston Eisenhower, Kirbyville over Liberty, Corrigan-Camden over Hemphill, Anahuac over Hitchcock, Kountze over Hull-Daisetta, Shelbyville over Huntington, Beaumont Kelly over Splendora, Shepherd over Woodville, Hardin over Trinity, Warren over Groveton (all Fri.); Houston Westbury over Port Arthur Memorial and Sabine Pass over Beaumont Legacy (Sat.).
COLLEGE—Miami over Georgia Tech (Thurs.), Boise State over Fresno State (Fri.),TCU over Texas State, Northwestern State over North Dakota, Louisiana Tech over Nicholls State, Western Kentucky over Central Arkansas, Western Illinois over Stephen F. Austin, Ole Miss over Southeastern Louisiana, Missouri over Furman, Ball State over Army, Purdue over Northern Illinois, Michigan over Eastern Michigan, Pittsburgh over Navy, Syracuse over Northwestern, Clemson over Boston College, Penn State over Temple, North Carolina over East Carolina, Western Michigan over Miami, O., Vanderbilt over Mississippi State, Colorado over Wyoming, Arizona over Iowa, Indiana over Akron, Kansas over Duke, Southern Mississippi over Virginia, USC over Washington, UCLA over Kansas State, Virginia Tech over Nebraska, Notre Dame over Michigan State, Ohio State over Toledo, Auburn over West Virginia, Florida over Tennessee, Washington State over SMU, San Diego State over Idaho, Colorado State over Nevada, Bowling Green over Marshall, California over Minnesota, Central Florida over Buffalo, Oklahoma State over Rice, Oklahoma over Tulsa, Baylor over Connecticut, Texas A&M over Utah State, Kentucky over Louisville, Iowa State over Kent State, BYU over Florida State, Georgia over Arkansas, Air Force over New Mexico, UTEP over New Mexico State, Texas over Texas Tech, UNLV over Hawaii, Stanford over San Jose State, Cincinnati over Oregon State, Rutgers over Florida International, Alabama over North Texas, Maryland over Middle Tennessee State, South Carolina over Florida Atlantic, Troy over UAB, LSU over Louisiana-Lafayette, Arizona State over Louisiana-Monroe.
PRO PICKS—Oakland over Kansas City, Tennessee over Houston, New England over NY Jets, Green Bay over Cincinnati, Minnesota over Detroit, Philadelphia over New Orleans, Atlanta over Carolina, Washington over St. Louis, Jacksonville over Arizona, San Francisco over Seattle, Buffalo over Tampa Bay, Denver over Cleveland, San Diego over Baltimore, Pittsburgh over Chicago, Dallas over NY Giants, Indianapolis over Miami (Monday Night).