Kaz's Fearless Forecast
Last updated 9/21/2021 at 7:18pm
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over HAMSHIRE-FANNETT—Two of the better teams in District 11-4A-II are opening up league play where the games really count. The Longhorns come to Dan Hooks Stadium with a nifty 3-1 pre-district record and should give the Mustangs all they can handle as the defend their district championships.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over HOUSTON KINKAID—The Battlin’ Bears need this game and next week’s meeting with Jasper to get ready for District 10-4A-I competition next month. They’re sitting at 2-1 for the young season.
SILSBEE over ORANGEFIELD—The Bobcats have the misfortune of playing one of the district’s favorites to make the state playoffs. The Tigers are fresh from upsetting former state champion Pleasant Grove last week.
VIDOR over JASPER—A couple of high-scoring teams will lock horns at Pirates Stadium with the final score perhaps favoring the last team with the football.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN over LAMAR—This will be a historic game for the Cardinals as they play their first game ever in the WAC-ASUN Challenge. It will be at Provost-Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont against Abilene Christian. The Redbirds’ defense was outstanding Saturday at Northern Colorado and helped win the game 17-10 in overtime.
McNEESE STATE over INCARNATE WORD—The Cowboys travel to San Antonio to open Southland Conference action after outscoring Southern 31-24 Saturday for their first victory of the 2021 season.
HIGH SCHOOL—Galena Park North Shore over Beaumont West Brook, Beaumont United over Baytown Sterling (Thursday), Port Arthur Memorial over LaPorte, Nederland over Port Neches-Groves, Brazosport over Lumberton, Liberty over Hardin-Jefferson, Woodville over Buna, East Chambers over Hardin, Newton over Kountze, Evadale over Acadian Christian.
COLLEGE—Appalachian over Marshall (Thursday); Auburn over Georgia State, Liberty over Syracuse, Charlotte over Middle Tennessee State, Virginia over Wake Forest, Fresno over UNLV (all Friday); Alabama over Southern Mississippi, Georgia over Vanderbilt, Oklahoma over West Virginia, Oregon over Arizona, Iowa over Colorado State, Clemson over North Carolina State, Texas A&M over Arkansas, Notre Dame over Wisconsin, Ohio State over Akron, Penn State over Villanova, Florida over Tennessee, UCLA over Stanford, Iowa State over Baylor, Virginia Tech over Richmond, Coastal Carolina over Massachusetts, Arizona State over Colorado, North Carolina over Georgia Tech, BYU over South Florida, Miami over Central Connecticut, Michigan over Rutgers, Missouri over Boston College, Temple over Wagner, Army over Miami, O., Pittsburgh over New Hampshire, UConn over Wyoming, Maryland over Kent State, LSU over Mississippi State, Louisville over Florida State, Kansas over Duke, East Carolina over Charleston Southern, Louisiana-Lafayette over Georgia Southern, Buffalo over Old Dominion, South Carolina over Kentucky, Oklahoma State over Kansas State, Louisiana Tech over North Texas, Troy over Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane over UAB, Minnesota over Bowling Green, Central Michigan over Florida International, Northwestern over Ohio, Western Michigan over San Jose State, Texas State over Western Michigan, Toledo over Ball State, Northern Illinois over Maine, Purdue over Illinois, Michigan State over Nebraska, Indiana over Western Kentucky, TCU over SMU, Memphis over UTSA, Tulsa over Arkansas State, Rice over Texas Southern, Houston over Navy, UTEP over New Mexico, Boise State over Utah State, Utah over Washington State, San Diego State over Towson, Hawaii over New Mexico State, Air Force over Florida Atlantic, Washington over California, Southern Cal over Oregon State (all Saturday).
PRO PICKS—Carolina over Houston (Thursday Night); Arizona over Jacksonville, Tennessee over Indianapolis, Baltimore over Detroit, Buffalo over Washington, New England over New Orleans, Kansas City over LA Chargers, NY Giants over Atlanta, Cleveland over Chicago, Pittsburgh over Cincinnati, Las Vegas over Miami, Denver over NY Jets, LA Rams over Tampa Bay, Minnesota over Seattle (Upset Special), San Francisco over Green Bay (all Sunday); Dallas over Philadelphia (Monday Night).