KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over JASPER—This will be a clash of two titans with identical 3-1 records. The Bulldogs are coming off a 63-6 blowout win over La Marque while the Mustangs cruised to a 46-7 victory over rival Bridge City. If the ‘Stangs do have an edge Friday night it has to be the home field advantage.
VIDOR over PORT NECHES-GROVES—This will be my Upset Special of the Week as the Pirates are only one-point away from being undefeated in both District 12-5A Div. II and for the season. However, the Indians are always tough at The Reservation.
ORANGEFIELD over KIRBYVILLE—The Bobcats take their undefeated record on the road for the first time this season, but the results should be the same as those four home games. Orangefield’s defense is one that bends but does not break while the offense continues to play well, with a minimum of mistakes.
BEAUMONT KELLY over DEWEYVILLE—The visitors come to town boasting an undefeated record but are ripe for an upset. The Pirates must play an error-free game for 48 minutes.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN over LAMAR—The Cardinals made too many errors to win their Homecoming game last week against previously winless SFA and will have to play much better in this home game.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA over McNEESE STATE—The Cowboys appear to be headed down the road to mediocrity this season and should be lucky to have better than a .500 record at Thanksgiving Day. The Cowboys have been losing at home which is a bad sign for us loyal alums.
HIGH SCHOOL—Hamshire-Fannett over Shepherd, Hardin-Jefferson over Tarkington, Barbers Hill over Nederland, Silsbee over Spring Hill, Beaumont West Brook over Beaumont United, Port Arthur Memorial over Goose Creek Memorial, Buna over Anahuac, East Chambers over Hardin, Evadale over West Hardin, Prince of Peace over Beaumont Legacy Christian, Newton over Legacy Sports Science, Warren over Woodville, Sabine Pass over Houston KIPP, High Island over Houston Sanchez.
COLLEGE—Georgia Southern over South Alabama and Temple over East Carolina (both Thursday); Central Florida over Cincinnati and San Jose State over New Mexico (both Friday); Central Arkansas over Nicholls State, Sam Houston State over Stephen F. Austin, Houston Baptist over Incarnate Word, Maryland over Rutgers, Penn State over Purdue, Army over Tulane, Navy over Air Force, Buffalo over Ohio, Texas over West Virginia, South Florida over Connecticut, LSU over Utah State, Louisville over Boston College, The Citadel over VMI, Texas Southern over Alabama A&M, Alcorn State over Alabama State, Mississippi Valley State over Virginia-Lynchburg, Auburn over Florida, Arkansas State over Georgia State, Miami over Virginia Tech, Marshall over Middle Tennessee State, Villanova over William & Mary, North Carolina over Georgia Tech, Western Kentucky over Old Dominion, Florida International over Massachusetts, Grambling State over Jackson State, Memphis over Louisiana-Monroe, Georgia over Tennessee, Rice over UAB, Vanderbilt over Ole Miss, Duke over Pittsburgh, Iowa over Michigan, Wisconsin over Kent State, Oklahoma over Kansas, TCU over Iowa State, Central Michigan over Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois over Ball State, Baylor over Kansas State, Notre Dame over Bowling Green, Minnesota over Illinois, Toledo over Western Michigan, Nebraska over Northwestern, Missouri over Troy, Ohio State over Michigan State, Texas Tech over Oklahoma State, SMU over Tulsa, UTEP over UTSA, Arizona over Colorado, Idaho over Weber State, Oregon over California, Liberty over New Mexico State, Oregon State over UCLA, San Diego State over Colorado State, Boise State over UNLV, Washington over Stanford.
PRO PICKS—LA Rams over Seattle (Thursday Night); Houston over Atlanta, Chicago over Oakland, NY Giants over Minnesota, Baltimore over Pittsburgh, Carolina over Jacksonville, Buffalo over Tennessee, New Orleans over Tampa Bay, New England over Washington, Arizona over Cincinnati, Philadelphia over NY Jets, LA Chargers over Denver, Dallas over Green Bay, Kansas City over Indianapolis (all Sunday); San Francisco over Cleveland (Monday Night). Bye week for Detroit and Miami.