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By Joe Kazmar
For the Record 

Kaz's Fearless Forecast


Last updated 9/13/2022 at 3:14pm

Games This Weekend

NEWTON over WEST ORANGE-STARK-We may be witnessing the end of a long, wonderful era that happens whenever the administration gets involved with the athletic program. Hopefully I'm wrong, but if I'm not, there will be some very unhappy patrons. LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over HOUSTON KINKAID-The Battlin' Bears appear to be headed in the right direction again this season which should make the other members of District 10-4A shutter in their boots. They rebounded from their heart-breaking loss to WO-S last week.

LUMBERTON over BRIDGE CITY-The Cards continue to play tough opponents with winning records and this week is no different. The Raiders are on a path that Bridge City should hope to follow as far as an improved program is concerned.

ORANGEFIELD over WOODVILLE-This game will be my Upset Special of the Week because Head Coach Josh Smalley won't accept losing two games in a row. The Eagles got cocky after upsetting Newton two weeks ago and they still can't put their heads in their helmets. They're ripe for the picking.

VIDOR over ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC-The Pirates desperately need a win, but this parochial school from Lake Charles has always been a tough team to beat (at least in the 1960's when I was in LC Town). Vidor needs to eliminate their mistakes as district play nears.

DEWEYVILLE over ACADIANA CHRISTIAN-This group of Pirates also would like a victory over a Louisiana parochial school to get a little winning streak going after the impressive victory over West Hardin last week.

LAMAR over NORTHERN COLORADO-The Cardinals are still searching for their first win of the season and it will come as an upset at Provost-Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont this week. SMU waltzed past the Redbirds 45-15 in their "big money game" last week and they're ready to come back from that huge loss like champs.

McNEESE STATE over ALCORN STATE-The Cowboys paid a price in their "Sacrificial Lamb" game at Rice last week, getting walloped 52-10 and should register a win this week. But it may not be easy if they continue to make mistakes.

HIGH SCHOOL-Port Arthur Memorial over Porter, Diboll over Hardin-Jefferson, Hamshire-Fannett over Splendora, Framklin over Jasper, Silsbee over Brazosport, Navasota over Huffman, Buna over Kountze, Warren over Huntington, Hull-Daisetta over Hardin, Anahuac over St. Augustine, Hemphill over Kirbyville, Liberty over East Chambers, Anderson-Shiro over Evadale, Burkeville over Beaumont Legacy Christian, High Island over Cristo ray Jesuit, Chester over Calvert, Tarkington over Beaumont Kelly.

COLLEGE-Florida State over Louisville, Air Force over Wyoming (both Friday); Alabama over Louisiana-Monroe, Georgia over South Carolina, Ohio State over Toledo, Michigan over UConn, Clemson over Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M over Miami, Oklahoma over Nebraska, Notre Dame over California, Baylor over Texas State, Southern Cal over Fresno State, Oklahoma State over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Florida over South Florida, Utah over San Diego State, Michigan State over Washington, Arkansas over Missouri State, Pittsburgh over Western Michigan, North Carolina State over Texas Tech, Wisconsin over New Mexico State, Kentucky over Youngstown State, BYU over Oregon, Ole Miss over Georgia Tech, Wake Forest over Liberty, Tennessee over Akron, Houston over Kansas, Idaho State over Central Arkansas, Jackson State over Grambling State, Incarnate Word over Prairie View A&M, Tulsa over Jacksonville State, Kent State over LIU, Boston College over Maine, Nicholls State over Southeast Missouri State, Arizona over North Dakota State, Southern Mississippi over Northwestern State, Sam Houston State over Texas A&M-Commerce, Northwestern over Southern Illinois, Southeastern Louisiana over Central Connecticut State, Boise State over Tennessee-Martin, Middle Tennessee State over Tennessee State, Villanova over Army, Cincinnati over Miami, Ohio, Indiana over Western Kentucky, Purdue over Syracuse, Coastal Carolina over Buffalo, Virginia over Old Dominion, UCLA over South Alabama, Kansas State over Tulane, Iowa State over Ohio, UNLV over North Texas, UAB over Georgia Southern, Appalachian State over Troy, Minnesota over Colorado, Penn State over Auburn, Vanderbilt over Northern Illinois, Washington State over Colorado State, Marshall over Bowling Green, Mississippi State over LSU, Georgia State over Charlotte, Memphis over Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette over Rice, Iowa over Nevada, Maryland over SMU, UCF over Florida Atlantic, Arizona State over Eastern Michigan (all Sat.).

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


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