Picks for this week’s local college football games

There isn’t a lot of action on tap locally this weekend with most of the area teams hitting the road.

Here’s the rundown of six games involving area teams and my guess as to how they will come out.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-6, 0-4) at Redlands (3-3, 3-1), 7 p.m.

Not a tough one here. The Bulldogs are not clicking on all cylinders offensively but they won’t need to be against a young, overmatched Stags team. Redlands wins 45-21.

La Verne (3-3, 3-1) at Chapman (4-2, 3-1), 7 p.m.

Probably the toughest to pick of local games. The Leopards are the up and coming team in the SCIAC. Both teams have a stellar running back. It likely comes down to what others bring to the table. I will go with Chapman at home, 27-21.

Pomona-Pitzer (0-6, 0-4) at Occidental (1-5, 1-3), 7 p.m.

Much here hinges on whether the Sagehens are with or without RB Luke Sweeney. Oxy is struggling like it hasn’t in a long while but it is playing at home and has a good passing game which will make the difference. Oxy 42, Pomona-Pitzer 17

San Bernardino Valley (4-3, 3-1) at San Diego Mesa (3-4, 2-2), 6 p.m.

The Wolverines have gotten on a roll offensively but need a better showing defensively than what they have been getting. They likely get by again. SBVC 42, San Diego Mesa 32

Chaffey (2-5, 2-2) at East Los Angeles (4-3, 1-3), 6 p.m.

The Panthers have had trouble stopping the passing game and ELAC has one of the best. Than in itself is a big problem. Now throw in the fact they have an injured kicker. Probably won’t end well.  ELAC 48, Chaffey 21

Compton (0-7, 0-4) at Victor Valley (1-6, 0-4), 1 p.m.

The Rams have been bad. But no one is as bad as Compton, whose losing streak dates back to 2010. Victor will come out of its slump easily. Victor Valley 38, Compton 7


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