KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST
Last updated 9/2/2019 at Noon
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—If LC-M’s Friday night’s 21-7 victory over Woodville was considered an upset, then what would a win over the Mustangs be called.
The Mustangs were fortunate to escape Bulldog Stadium Friday night with a 21-20 win over Nederland.
They found out first- hand how three straight turnovers can affect a game—like 20 unanswered Nederland points—and will have to be much more careful against these hungry Battlin’ Bears.
ORANGEFIELD over LIVINGSTON—The Bobcats had better be finished celebrating their huge win over KIPP because this week’s opponent is 1,000 % better.
But if the ‘Cats continue to play the same offense and defense as they did Friday night, they should be undefeated after two games.
JASPER over BRIDGE CITY—The one advantage the Cardinals have in this matchup is they have a game under their belts while the visiting Bulldogs’ game last week was canceled due to inclement weather.
The Redbirds will have to play sound football to avoid an 0-2 start. DEWEYVILLE over COLMESNEIL—The Pirates should treat their fans to a victory in their first game at home this season.
LAMAR over MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE—The Cards got the 2019 season started on the right foot with their stunning victory over Bethel.
But this game at Provost-Umphrey Field in Beaumont will be much more difficult to remain undefeated.
OKLAHOMA STATE over McNEESE STATE—The Cowboys will be favored in this game ONLY because that’s the mascot of both teams.
OSU had a tough start against Oregon State and may take it out on my Cowboys from Lake Charles, who squeezed past Southern 34-28.
This game is what I refer to as a “sacrificial lamb” game where a big payday is given to the visitors just for showing up!! HIGH SCHOOL—Nederland over Beaumont United (Thursday); Port Arthur Memorial over Houston Madison, Strake Jesuit over Beaumont West Brook, Huntsville over Port Neches-Groves, Lumberton over Kirbyville, Newton over Silsbee, Hamshire- Fannett over Kountze, Buna over Hemphill, Evadale over Warren, New Waverly over Hardin, West Hardin over Hull-Daisetta, Beaumont Kelly over Beaumont Legacy Christian, High Island over Emery-Weiner, Lutheran North over Sabine Pass, East Chambers over Hardin-Jefferson (Sat.).
COLLEGE—Central Arkansas over Austin-Peay, Southeastern Louisiana over Bethune-Cookman, Abilene Christian over Arizona Christian, Texas Southern over Incarnate Word, Houston Baptist over Texas Wesleyan, Northwestern State over Midwestern State, Stephen F. Austin over Tarleton State, Sam Houston State over Oklahoma Panhandle State, Clemson over Texas A&M, Alabama over New Mexico State, Georgia over Murray State, Oklahoma over South Dakota, LSU over Texas, Michigan over Army, Florida over Tennessee-Martin, Oregon over Nevada, Washington over California, Utah over Northern Illinois, Penn State over Buffalo, Auburn over Tulane, Central Florida over Florida Atlantic, Michigan State over Western Michigan, Wisconsin over Central Michigan, Iowa over Rutgers, Syracuse over Maryland, Washington State over Northern Colorado, Nebraska over Colorado, Stanford over USC.
PRO PICKS— Minnesota over Atlanta (Thursday); Chicago over Green Bay, Philadelphia over Washington, NY Jets over Buffalo, Baltimore over Miami, Tampa Bay over San Francisco, Kansas City over Jacksonville, Cleveland over Tennessee, LA Rams over Carolina, Arizona over Detroit, Seattle over Cincinnati, San Diego over Indianapolis, Dallas over NY Giants, New England over Pittsburgh (all Sunday); New Orleans over Houston, Oakland over Denver (both Monday night).