There are only four area college football games to choose from this week. They are . . .
University of Redlands (2-1) at Pomona-Pitzer (0-3), 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 24-22 loss to Cal Lutheran in which the difference was a blocked 40-yard field goal attempt with 25 seconds left. They are left to ponder the what ifs. Sometimes its hard to regroup after a game like that, especially against a foe whom you have handled easily. The Sagehens have a couple of offensive weapons but they don’t have enough. And their defense won’t contain the Bulldogs. Should be an easy win for Redlands.
Chapman (1-2) at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-0), 7 p.m.
The Stags have looked solid but their three wins are over teams with a collective record of 2-8. we may not know much this week either with Chapman only 1-2. CMS must avoid looking past this game to Redlands next week. I see them getting by here too though.
Occidental (2-1) at La Verne (0-3), 1 p.m.
The poor Leopards can’t seem to get a break. They are coming off a 20-14 loss to CMS last week. CMS coach Steve Retzlaff said he was impressed with La Verne’s progress but unfortunately for the Leopards that hasn’t manifested itself in the win column in too long. La Verne nearly upset Oxy last year and the Tigers don’t seem to have quite the firepower they had then. But it’s hard to pick a team to win that hasn’t proved that it can. Oxy will get by again.
The lone JuCo game on tap as both Chaffey an Victor Valley are idle.
San Bernardino Valley (2-2) at Southwestern (2-2), 6 p.m.
The Wolverines have some momentum with back-to-back wins over Santa Monica and Citrus, the latter coming on the heels of a record-breaking performance by Kristin James who is doing better at hanging on to the ball. SBVC has looked suspect on defense but has gotten bye on its offensive firepower. If James runs wild again, that will open it up for the passing game. Look for SBVC to get past the .500 mark for the first time this season.