By Sonny Jones
A pedestrian 15-6 week kept the season record at 71%. In pigskin predictions, thy name is mediocre.
Missing all three Carolina Panthers game isn’t helping.
Week 6 record: 15-6 (71%)
Season record: 70-29 (71%)
Prep record: 5-1 last week (32-15 season, 68%)
College record: 8-4 last week (36-11 season, 77%)
Pro record: 2-1 last week (2-3 season, 40%)
EAST BLADEN at WEST BLADEN: Neither the Eagles (1-5) nor the Knights (1-4) are having a season to remember, but a win against their county rival will bring some joy. West Bladen and its fans are tired of hearing about the 1-20 record against the Eagles and would love nothing better to get a win, but not seeing it happen this year. East Bladen 22, West Bladen 12.
N.C. STATE at CLEMSON: The last time the Wolfpack won at Clemson the West Bladen football team had a 1-0 series lead against rival East Bladen heading into their second meeting. It was Oct. 24, 2002 when N.C. State won 38-6. Can’t see the streak ending in 2022 with a night game in Death Valley. It may be a soggy one. Clemson 27, N.C. State 23.
WAKE FOREST at FLORIDA STATE: Florida State is trying to revitilize a once-proud program under Mike Norvell and is well on its way after starting 4-0 for the first time since 2015. The Deacons already have a proud program and proved it last week in a loss against Clemson. Wake Forest 27, Florida State 24.
Clinton 48, Fairmont 7
Midway 42, Red Springs 12
Whiteville 44, East Columbus 7
West Columbus 30, Heide Trask 20
South Columbus 26, Pender 19
North Carolina 35, Virginia Tech 27
Duke 31, Virginia 28
East Carolina 33, South Florida 21
UTEP 24, Charlotte 15
N.C. Central 30, Campbell 20
Elon 27, Richmond 17
Appalachian State 41, The Citadel 14
Western Carolina 20, VMI 7
Fayetteville State 26, Chowan 19
Frostburg State 29, UNC Pembroke 17
Arizona 17, Carolina 14
Kansas City 24, Tampa Bay 20
LA Rams 28, San Francisco 21
THURSDAY’S PICK TO CLICK
Cincinnati’s Ja’Marr Chase has more than 100 yards receiving for the first time this season and scores a touchdown against Miami.
WEDNESDAY’S PICK: This time I really, really, really mean it. Aaron Judge hits home run No. 61 to tie Roger Maris for the American League single-season record when the Yankees play at Toronto. The pick will look brilliant when Judge hits it. RESULTS: Judge lined a home run to left off Tim Mayza in the seventh inning for No. 61.
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
• 2015 — NCAA bans the SMU men’s basketball team from the postseason and suspends coach Larry Brown for nine games, saying he lied to investigators and ignored a case of academic fraud by a player.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
• DP WORLD TOUR: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, 7 a.m., GOLF
• LPGA: Volunteers of America Classic, 12:30 p.m., GOLF
• PGA: Sanderson Farms Championship, 3:30 p.m., GOLF
• MLB: Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 6 p.m., MLBN
• FOOTBALL: Utah State at BYU, 8 p.m., ESPN
• WOMEN’S SOCCER: N.C. State at Clemson, 8 p.m., ACCN
• NFL: Miami at Cincinnati, 8:15 p.m., PRIMEVIDEO