East Central at Southwestern State
*When: 6 p.m. Saturday
*Where: Fast Lane Field, Weatherford
*Records: Southwestern State is 0-1. East Central is 1-1.
*Series: East Central leads, 47-40-2
*Scouting report: With the exception of a three-year break for World War II, these schools will meet in football for an 85th consecutive season. ... Southwestern State had a bye a week ago, giving coach Dan Cocannouer and crew time to work on issues that contributed to a 49-14 loss Aug. 31 at Stephen F. Austin. Tackle Devin Benton was a bright spot on defense for Southwestern State; he had eight tackles, including four for minus-34 yards. Benton also forced a fumble. ... Defense is East Central's forte. The Tigers allowed just 88 total yards a week ago while whipping Southern Nazarene 37-15 in Ada. Defensive end Armonty Bryant was named The Oklahoman's State College Football Player of the Week after he compiled eight tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Five tackles accounted for minus-39 yards. D2football.com and the Great American Conference also selected Bryant as the top defensive player.
State college football predictions
*EMPORIA STATE (Kan.) 28, Central Oklahoma 24, 1 p.m.
*ST. XAVIER (Ill.) 28, Langston 10, 5 p.m.
*CENTRAL ARKANSAS 42, Bacone 7, 6 p.m.
*East Central 17, SOUTHWESTERN STATE 14, 6 p.m.
*SOUTHEASTERN STATE 16, Southern Arkansas 10, 6 p.m.
*WASHBURN (Kan.) 31, Northeastern State 21, 6 p.m.
*Northeastern A&M 32, BLINN (Texas) 15, 7 p.m.
*Panhandle State 55, COLE (Colo.) 0, 7 p.m.
*Southern Nazarene 21, FRIENDS, Kan. 13, 7 p.m.
*TRUMAN STATE (Mo.) 24, Northwestern State 14, 7 p.m.
*Last week's predictions record: 8-3 (.727)
*Season's record: 16-6 (.727)
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