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Last updated 9/4/2018 at Noon
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—
It’s been a real long time since the Mustangs have lost two games in a row and get defeated at Dan Hooks Stadium, so they should be really fired up for Friday night’s cross-town rivalry at Bear Stadium. The ‘Stangs will take out their frustrations on the Bears, who still are looking for their first points of the young season.
JASPER over BRIDGE CITY—The Cards just couldn’t get anything going last week at Diboll and will on the road again against an even tougher team. Let’s hope the Redbirds shake off the cobwebs and come up with a good effort Friday.
ORANGEFIELD over LIVINGSTON—The Bobcats had better not expect to score 61 Friday night at Livingston, who surrendered more than that (68) last week. But it feels good entering the second week of the season undefeated.
DEWEYVILLE over COLMESNEIL—Both teams got whacked last week and will be anxious to get on the winning trail. The Pirates lost to Joaquin 42-0 while Colmesneil was edged 34-28 by Mount Enterprise.
ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over HIGH ISLAND—This should be a rough-and-tumble contest with both teams evenly matched. The Lions need to improve on their 1-8 record of last year.
TEXAS TECH over LAMAR—The Cards are going to find out the hard way what a difference a week makes after rolling up 70 points against Kentucky Christian Saturday and then traveling to play their “sacrificial lamb” game at Texas Tech this week. The Red Raiders are out to avenge their 20-point loss to Ole Miss last week and should be very successful. Lamar’s cash register should be jingling.
McNEESE STATE over HOUSTON BAPTIST—The Cowboys opened their season against a gritty Northern Colorado team and escaped with a 17-14 win while HBU had a real tough time at Baylor and would love to get into that win column. The Pokes’ offense had better get cranked up or it could be a long night in Houston.
HIGH SCHOOL—Hardin-Jefferson over East Chambers, Hamshire-Fannett over Kountze, Newton over Silsbee, Houston Strake Jesuit over Beaumont West Brook, Nederland over Beaumont United, Port Arthur Memorial over Houston Madison, Port Neches-Groves over Huntsville, Lumberton over Kirbyville, Anahuac over Edna, Buna over Hemphill, Hardin over New Waverly, Evadale over Warren, Woodville over Madisonville, Hull-Daisetta over West Hardin, West Sabine over Beckville, Galveston O’Connell over Sabine Pass, Beaumont Kelly over Beaumont Legacy Christian.
COLLEGE—TCU over SMU (Friday); Abilene Christian over Angelo State, Central Arkansas over Murray State, Stephen F. Austin over Tarleton State, Sam Houston State over Prairie View, Grambling State over Northwestern State, LSU over Southeastern Louisiana, North Texas over Incarnate Word, Tulane over Nicholls State, Army over Liberty, Vanderbilt over Nevada, Wake Forest over Towson, Wisconsin over New Mexico, Michigan over Western Michigan, Georgia over South Florida, Purdue over Eastern Michigan, North Carolina State over Georgia State, Boston College over Holy Cross, Oregon over Portland State, Virginia Tech over William & Mary, Ohio State over Rutgers, Alabama over Arkansas State, Syracuse over Wagner, Akron over Morgan State, Notre Dame over Ball State, Tennessee over East Tennessee State, Ole Miss over Southern Illinois, Washington over North Dakota, West Virginia over Youngstown State, Miami over Savannah State, Central Florida over South Carolina State, Maryland over Bowling Green, Louisville over Indiana State, Clemson over Texas A&M, Baylor over UT-San Antonio, Southern Miss over Louisiana-Monroe, Missouri over Wyoming, Florida State over Samford, Utah over Northern Illinois, Illinois over Western Illinois, Auburn over Alabama State, Texas over Tulsa, Oklahoma State over South Alabama, Oregon State over Southern Utah, Boise State over Connecticut, California over BYU, Hawaii over Rice, Navy over Memphis, Mississippi State over Kansas State, Houston over Arizona, Northwestern over Duke, Georgia Tech over South Florida, Oklahoma over UCLA, Air Force over Florida Atlantic, Kansas over Central Michigan, Georgia over South Carolina, Kent State over Howard, Temple over Buffalo, North Carolina over East Carolina, Nebraska over Colorado, Iowa over Iowa State, Appalachian State over Charlotte, Marshall over Eastern Kentucky, Troy over Florida A&M, Louisiana Tech over Southern, UAB over Coastal Carolina, Texas State over Texas Southern, Middle Tennessee over Tennessee-Martin, Arkansas over Colorado State, Western Kentucky over Maine, Florida International over Old Dominion, Florida over Kentucky, Indiana over Virginia, Minnesota over Fresno State, Utah State over New Mexico State, Penn State over Pittsburgh, Cincinnati over Miami, O., Stanford over USC, UNLV over UTEP, San Diego State over Sacramento State, Michigan State over Arizona State, Jackson State over Tennessee State, Alcorn State over Louisiana College, Mississippi Valley State over Jacksonville State, Northern Colorado over South Dakota.
PRO PICKS—Philadelphia over Atlanta (Thursday); Houston over New England (upset special), Pittsburgh over Cleveland, Minnesota over San Francisco, Indianapolis over Cincinnati, Baltimore over Buffalo, Jacksonville over NY Giants, New Orleans over Tampa Bay, Tennessee over Miami, San Diego over Kansas City, Denver over Seattle, Carolina over Dallas, Arizona over Washington, Green Bay over Chicago; Detroit over NY Jets, LA Rams over Oakland (Both Monday Night).