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Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over BRIDGE CITY—The Mustangs need to convince the Exes who will be on hand for Homecoming and that they still are a championship team just like in years-gone-by. Their 1-3 record is not indicative of most teams with that record. The Cardinals will have their hands full Friday night.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over HARDIN-JEFFERSON—The Battlin’ Bears need the chalk up a victory against the Hawks in Sour Lake and then go into their bye week with a positive frame of mind. The Bears must remember that when district play begins in October, everybody is 0-0.
ORANGEFIELD over BUNA—Both teams have yet to lose a game this season and this matchup is expected to be a real barn-burner as most of them were in years-gone-by.
CROSBY over VIDOR—There aren’t many “gimmes” on either team’s schedule and this should be the featured game in District 12-5A-II. The Pirates have the home field advantage in this ground-oriented battle but the Cougars have shown they can stop the run.
NICHOLLS STATE over LAMAR—The Cardinals had a hard time against Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana on their home field in Beaumont. The Big Red will definitely have their work cut out against the nationally-ranked Colonels in Thibodeaux.
McNEESE STATE over STEPHEN F. AUSTIN—After getting soundly defeated by No. 21 BYU, the Pokes will be more than happy to swing back into Southland Conference action and welcome the Lumberjacks to Cowboy Stadium with open arms.
HIGH SCHOOL—C.E. King over Beaumont West Brook, Baytown Sterling over Beaumont United, Port Arthur Memorial over Galena Park, Port Neches-Groves over Baytown Lee, Nederland over Santa Fe, Silsbee over Lumberton, Hamshire-Fannett over Tarkington, Jasper over La Marque, Kirbyville over Anahuac, Woodville over East Chambers, Hardin over Warren, Kountze over Hull-Daisetta, Newton over Gilmer (Upset Special), West Sabine over Beaumont Legacy Christian, Evadale over Grapeland, High Island over Chester, Beaumont Kelly over Cypress Christian.
COLLEGE—Miami over North Carolina (Thursday); Memphis over Tulane and Colorado over UCLA Both Friday); Abilene Christian over Incarnate Word, Sam Houston State over Central Arkansas, SMU over Houston Baptist, Southeastern Louisiana over Northwestern State, Army over Buffalo (Upset Special), Connecticut over Cincinnati, Michigan State over Central Michigan, Northern Illinois over Eastern Michigan, Ball State over Kent State, Wake Forest over Rice, Old Dominion over East Carolina, Georgia Tech over Bowling Green, Boston College over Temple, Clemson over Syracuse, Appalachian State over South Alabama, Duke over Virginia Tech, Louisiana-Monroe over Georgia State, Ohio over Massachusetts, Central Florida over Pittsburgh, Kentucky over South Carolina, North Carolina State over Virginia, Indiana over Rutgers, Air Force over Nevada, Utah over Washington State, Arizona State over Oregon State, Washington over BYU, Fresno State over Toledo, Miami, O. over Western Michigan, Florida State over Louisville, Ohio State over Penn State, Arkansas State over Georgia Southern, Georgia over Tennessee, New Mexico over Liberty, Auburn over Southern Mississippi, TCU over Iowa State, Alabama over Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma over Baylor, UTSA over UTEP, Purdue over Nebraska, Texas over Kansas State, Texas Tech over West Virginia, North Texas over Louisiana Tech, UAB over Charlotte, Oklahoma State over Kansas, Marshall over Western Kentucky, Mississippi State over Florida, LSU over Ole Miss, Troy over Coastal Carolina, Middle Tennessee over Florida Atlantic, USC over Arizona, Boise State over Wyoming, Hawaii over San Jose State, Notre Dame over Stanford, Northwestern over Michigan, Texas A&M over Arkansas, California over Oregon.
PRO PICKS—LA Rams over Minnesota (Thursday Night); Indianapolis over Houston, Atlanta over Cincinnati, Chicago over Tampa Bay, Detroit over Dallas, Green Bay over Buffalo, Philadelphia over Tennessee, New England over Miami, Jacksonville over NY Jets, Oakland over Cleveland, Seattle over Arizona, New Orleans over\ NY Giants, LA Chargers over San Francisco, Baltimore over Pittsburgh (All Sunday); Kansas City over Denver (Monday Night). Bye Week for Carolina and Washington.