Kaz’s Fearless Football Forecast
Games Of The Week: October 1-3
WEST ORANGE-STARK over KIRBYVILLE—The Mustangs are probably huge underdogs in this match-up between these two Class 3A powerhouses, but we know WO-S will put out that 112% and find a way to win this game Saturday night at Dan R. Hooks Stadium for Reggie Garrett.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over BEAUMONT OZEN—This is going to be a tough game on the road against a team that has all kinds of speed. But the Battlin’ Bears have been coming up with a way to win in every game so far this year. The magic continues one more week for Coach Randy Crouch’s crew.
ORANGEFIELD over JASPER—The Bobcats have had two weeks to prepare for this trip to the Piney Woods and should be ready to beat a tough opponent on the road.
VIDOR over LUMBERTON—The Raiders are still licking their wounds from the surprising shellacking they took Friday night from the LCM Bears and may not be ready for what the Pirates are ready to dish out to them. But Vidor had better not take Lumberton lightly or they’ll be 1-1 in District 20-4A competition.
VINTON over HAMILTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY—The Lions had better take care of business in this final game before district play begins next week.
MCNEESE STATE over NORTHWESTERN STATE—The Cowboys are coming off two big losses and a narrow win over Lamar as Southland Conference play kicks off Saturday afternoon in Natchitoches. Let’s hope the Pokes have been storing up their championship play for the SLC. Otherwise they’re in deep doo-doo.
SAM HOUSTON STATE over LAMAR—The Cards had a very rude awakening Saturday night in Nacogdoches and just need to forget that game and concentrate on what lies ahead.
REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL—Livingston over Beaumont Central, Port Neches-Groves over Nederland, Woodville over Warren, Hardin over Buna, Newton over East Chambers, Anahuac over Kountze, Beaumont Kelly over Houston Christian, Colmesneil over Sabine Pass, High Island over West Hardin, Brenham over Waller, Baytown Lee over Barbers Hill, Dayton over Galena Park, Cleveland over Splendora, Coldspring over Shepherd, Huffman over Tarkington, Beaumont Legacy Christian over Galveston O’Connell (Sat.).
COLLEGE—Oklahoma State over Texas A&M (Thurs.), BYU over Utah State (Fri.), Texas over Oklahoma, Baylor over Kansas, Texas Tech over Iowa State, Connecticut over Vanderbilt, Ohio over Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan over Ball State, Michigan State over Wisconsin, Michigan over Indiana, Northwestern over Minnesota, Virginia Tech over North Carolina State, North Carolina over East Carolina, Maryland over Duke, Rutgers over Tulane, Temple over Army, Georgia Tech over Wake Forest, Ole Miss over Kentucky, Tulsa over Memphis, Miami, O. over Kent State, Idaho over Western Michigan, TCU over Colorado State, Air Force over Navy, Bowling Green over Buffalo, Notre Dame over Boston College, LSU over Tennessee, UCLA over Washington State, Ohio State over Illinois, Georgia over Colorado, Northern Illinois over Akron, UTEP over New Mexico, Oregon State over Arizona State, Toledo over Wyoming, SMU over Rice, Florida State over Virginia, Alabama over Florida, Southern Mississippi over Marshall, Iowa over Penn State, USC over Washington, Miami over Clemson, Boise State over New Mexico State, Nevada over UNLV, Oregon over Stanford, Hawaii over Louisiana Tech, Pittsburgh over Florida International, Louisville over Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette over North Texas, Auburn over Louisiana-Monroe, South Florida over Florida Atlantic, Alabama State over Texas Southern, Prairie View over Mississippi Valley State, Mississippi State over Alcorn State, Fresno State over Cal Poly, Grambling over Alabama A&M, San Jose State over UC Davis.
PRO PICKS—Tennessee over Denver, Pittsburgh over Baltimore, Cincinnati over Cleveland, Green Bay over Detroit, New Orleans over Carolina, Atlanta over San Francisco, Seattle over St. Louis, NY Jets over Buffalo, Indianapolis over Jacksonville, Houston over Oakland, San Diego over Arizona, Philadelphia over Washington, NY Giants over Chicago, Miami over New England (Monday Night) Bye Week for Dallas, Kansas City, Minnesota and Tampa Bay.