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By Joe Kazmar
For the Record 

Kaz's Fearless Forecast

 

Last updated 10/12/2021 at 5:33pm



Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK over ORANGEFIELD—The Mustangs “No-Name” defense had better be ready to stop the Bobcats’ potent ground game, because it is a good one. However, the ‘Stangs appear to have all their ducks in a row as they march toward another district championship. The winner of this intra-county fracas will have sole possession of first place in District 11-4A-II.

LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over VIDOR—It looks like the Battlin’ Bears are jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire after disposing of the undefeated Huffman Falcons last week and must face the talented Vidor Pirates, another District 10-4A-I team with an unblemished record. Whatever worked in last week’s upset victory should be the ticket for another upset in this home game Friday night.

SILSBEE over BRIDGE CITY—Neither team can afford another district loss, especially the home team Silsbee Tigers, who already have two league setbacks. The Cards have been hanging tough and really need to pull off this huge upset.

DEWEYVILLE over SABINE PASS—The Pirates opened up the defense of their district championship on the right foot last week with a victory at Hull-Daisetta and need to continue their solid play again this week down at Sabine Pass.

ABILENE CHRISTIAN over LAMAR—The Cardinals got a preview last month of how tough this Western Athletic Conference is going to be when they played this team in a nonconference game. This one’s for real and the result will be the same.

McNEESE STATE over NORTHWESTERN STATE—If the Cowboys are to win another game this season it may just happen Saturday in Natchitoches. Otherwise, the future looks mighty dismal.

HIGH SCHOOL—Beaumont West Brook over Kingwood, Port Arthur Memorial over Beaumont United, Nederland over Dayton, Port Neches-Groves over Kingwood Park, Huffman over Lumberton, Hamshire-Fannett over Hardin-Jefferson, East Chambers over Buna, Kirbyville over Hardin, Newton over Warren, Evadale over Hull-Daisetta.

COLLEGE—South Alabama over Georgia Southern, Memphis over Navy (both Thursday); Clemson over Syracuse, Marshall over North Texas, San Diego State over San Jose State, Oregon over California (all Friday); Northern Illinois over Bowling Green, North Carolina over Miami, Virginia Tech over Pittsburgh, Texas Tech over Kansas, Michigan State over Indiana, Wisconsin over Army, Buffalo over Ohio, South Carolina over Vanderbilt, Tulsa over South Florida, North Carolina State over Boston College, Nebraska over Minnesota, Miami, O. over Akron, Cincinnati over Central Florida, Virginia over Duke, Northwestern over Rutgers, Ball State over Eastern Michigan, Colorado State over New Mexico, Colorado over Arizona, Boise State over Air Force, Arizona State over Utah, Fresno State over Wyoming, UCLA over Washington, Liberty over Louisiana-Monroe, Baylor over BYU, Texas A&M over Missouri, Texas over Oklahoma State, Oklahoma over TCU, Toledo over Central Michigan, UAB over Southern Mississippi, Iowa over Purdue, Alabama over Mississippi State, Western Michigan over Kent State, Western Kentucky over Old Dominion, Georgia over Kentucky, Florida over LSU, Ole Miss over Tennessee, Texas State over Troy, Iowa State over Kansas State, Arkansas over Auburn, UTSA over Rice, Utah State over UNLV, Louisiana Tech over UTEP, Stanford over Washington State, Nevada over Hawaii (all Saturday).

PRO PICKS---Tampa Bay over Philadelphia (Thursday Night); Jacksonville over Miami (Upset Special), Houston over Indianapolis (Second Upset Special), Cincinnati over Detroit, LA Rams over NY Giants, Green Bay over Chicago, Kansas City over Washington, LA Chargers over Baltimore, Carolina over Minnesota, Arizona over Cleveland, Denver over Las Vegas, Dallas over New England, Pittsburgh over Seattle (all Sunday); Buffalo over Tennessee (Monday Night). Bye week for Atlanta, NY Jets, New Orleans and San Francisco.

 

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