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Last updated 10/2/2018 at Noon
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over JASPER—This could be the start of a winning streak that lasts past Thanksgiving. But it certainly won’t be an easy task. The Mustangs MUST play better than they have with district play just a week away. Oh! by the way, Jasper has won five straight games so far this season.
VIDOR over PORT NECHES-GROVES—It looks like another impossible task for an Orange County team, but the Pirates played a great game against a super-tough Crosby team last week before losing in triple overtime. Things won’t get any easier for them at The Reservation Friday night but it is my Upset Special for high school.
ORANGEFIELD over KIRBYVILLE—The Bobcats ran out of gas in the second half against undefeated Buna, but they should have enough in their tank to take care of the Wildcats this week at F.L. McClain Stadium to even their district mark at 1-1.
DEWEYVILLE over BEAUMONT KELLY—The Pirates have had an open week and enough time to get rid of the bumps and bruises from the first four games this season. But it won’t be easy against this Bulldog team.
McNEESE STATE over ABILENE CHRISTIAN—Things won’t be any easier for the Cowboys as they host a good Abilene Christian team Saturday night in another Southland Conference match-up after nipping the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 17-10 Saturday night in Nacogdoches. The Pokes need to continue their great defensive effort to remain undefeated in the SLC.
HIGH SCHOOL—Port Arthur Memorial over Baytown Goose Creek, East Chambers over Hardin and High Island over Emery-Weiner (all Thursday); Beaumont West Brook over Beaumont United, Nederland over Barbers Hill, Shepherd over Hamshire-Fannett, Hardin-Jefferson over Tarkington, Silsbee over Spring Hill, Buna over Anahuac, Woodville over Warren, Evadale over West Hardin, Beaumont Legacy Christian over Prince of Peace.
COLLEGE—Houston over Tulsa and Troy over Georgia State (both Thursday); Marshall over Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Tech over Louisville and BYU over Utah State (all Friday); Sam Houston State over Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana over Incarnate Word, Nicholls State over Northwestern State, Central Arkansas over Houston Baptist, Georgia Southern over South Alabama, South Florida over Massachusetts, Clemson over Wake Forest, Temple over East Carolina, Northern Illinois over Ball State, Syracuse over Pittsburgh, Central Florida over SMU, Florida Atlantic over Old Dominion, Ohio State over Indiana, North Carolina over Boston College, LSU over Florida, Missouri over South Carolina (Upset Special), Michigan over Maryland, Cincinnati over Tulane, Ohio over Kent State, Western Michigan over eastern Michigan, Buffalo over Central Michigan, Akron over Miami, O., Notre Dame over Virginia Tech, Rutgers over Illinois, Boise State over San Diego State, Colorado over Arizona State, Liberty over New Mexico State, North Texas over UTEP, Washington over UCLA, Stanford over Utah, Fresno State over Nevada, Washing ton State over Oregon State, California over Arizona, UNLV over New Mexico, Michigan State over Northwestern, West Virginia over Kansas, Alabama over Arkansas, Louisiana Tech over UAB, Texas A&M over Kentucky, Oklahoma State over Iowa State, Georgia over Vanderbilt, Iowa over Minnesota, Toledo over Bowling Green, Auburn over Mississippi State, Air Force over Navy, Ole Miss over Louisiana-Monroe, Texas over Oklahoma (Upset special), Memphis over Connecticut, Louisiana-Lafayette over Texas State, UTSA over Rice, Baylor over Kansas State, Miami over Florida State, Wisconsin over Nebraska, Colorado State over San Jose State, Hawaii over Wyoming.
PRO PICKS—New England over Indianapolis (Thursday Night); Cincinnati over Miami, Carolina over N Giants, Denver over NY Jets, Kansas City over Jacksonville, Green Bay over Detroit, Baltimore over Cleveland, Pittsburgh over Atlanta, Tennessee over Buffalo, LA Chargers over Oakland, Philadelphia over Minnesota, San Francisco over Arizona, LA Rams over Seattle, Houston over Dallas All (Sunday); New Orleans over Washington (Monday Night). Bye week for Chicago and Tampa Bay.