Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
MCNEESE STATE over CENTRAL ARKANSAS—This is the final game of the regular season, so there should be a huge crowd at Louis Bonnette Field in Lake Charles Saturday night. The Cowboys will know for sure if this is their last game of 2009 or is there still a chance of getting a playoff berth.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS—Class 5A (Division I)—Fort Bend Hightower (11-0) over Beaumont West Brook (8-3) 1 p.m. Saturday at Galena Park ISD Stadium.
Class 4A (Division I)—Beaumont Central (8-3) over Huntsville (8-3) 6 p.m. Saturday at Thorne Stadium in Aldine; (Division II)—Port Neches-Groves (11-0) over Brenham (9-2) 8 p.m. at Thorne Stadium in Aldine; Dayton (8-2) over Waller (5-6).
Class 3A (Division I)—Silsbee (7-4) over Navasota (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah; Cleveland (10-1) over Caldwell (8-2). (Division II)—Coldspring (9-2) over Rockdale (8-2).
Class 2A (Division I)—Kirbyville (9-2) over Anahuac (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dayton; (Division II)—Newton (10-1) over Buna (6-4) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Raider Stadium in Lumberton, East Chambers (8-2) over Woodville (6-5) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Falcon Stadium in Huffman.
Class A (Division I)—Riesel (8-3) over Colmesneil (7-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday; (Division II)—Evadale (10-0) over Mart (7-4) 7:30 p.m. at Bowers Stadium on the Sam Houston State University campus in Huntsville; Lovelady (11-0) over Hull-Daisetta (5-5) 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah.
COLLEGE—Central Michigan over Ball State and Buffalo over Miami, O. (both Wed.), Oklahoma State over Colorado (Thurs.), Bowling Green over Akron, Toledo over Eastern Michigan and Boise State over Utah State (all Fri.), Ohio State over Michigan, Ohio over Northern Illinois, Clemson over Virginia, Wisconsin over Northwestern, Iowa over Minnesota, South Florida over Louisville, Rutgers over Syracuse, Purdue over Indiana, Florida State over Maryland, North Carolina over Boston College, Virginia Tech over North Carolina State, Missouri over Iowa State, Tennessee over Vanderbilt, Georgia over Kentucky, Temple over Kent State, TCU over Wyoming, Arkansas over Mississippi State, Notre Dame over Connecticut, Oregon State over Washington State, Penn State over Michigan State, UCLA over Arizona State, Stanford over California, Ole Miss over LSU, BYU over Air Force, East Carolina over UAB, Nebraska over Kansas State, Oklahoma over Texas Tech, Texas A&M over Baylor, UTEP over Rice, Utah over San Diego State, Fresno State over Louisiana Tech, Colorado State over New Mexico, Oregon over Arizona, SMU over Marshall, Southern Mississippi over Tulsa, Texas over Kansas, Miami over Duke, Houston over Memphis, Central Florida over Tulane, Nevada over New Mexico State, Hawaii over San Jose State, Florida over Florida International, Army over North Texas, Alabama over Chattanooga, Troy over Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette over Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee over Arkansas State, Western Michigan over Ball State (Tues.).
PRO PICKS—Carolina over Miami (Thurs.), Cleveland over Detroit, Jacksonville over Buffalo, Pittsburgh over Kansas City, Indianapolis over Baltimore, NY Giants over Atlanta, Green Bay over San Francisco, Minnesota over Seattle, Dallas over Washington, New Orleans over Tampa Bay, St. Louis over Arizona, New England over NY Jets, Cincinnati over Oakland, San Diego over Denver, Philadelphia over Chicago, Houston over Tennessee (Monday Night).