07:30 LRN Sportscast August 26

The Saints host the Texans tonight at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in preseason game number three. Drew Brees, Mark Ingram and Cam Jordan are expected to see their first action of the preseason and we might possibly see Adrian Peterson. Peterson says the coaches will make that decision, but he’s ready to show what he’s got…
cut 28 (11) “….play out”
Peterson hasn’t played in a preseason game since 2011.

The Saints defense had eight sacks last week in a win over the Chargers, but that was agaisnt backup quarterbacks. Tonight, New Orleans will face first round pick and former Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. Brees said earlier this week that Watson is as talented as they come.

The two teams have practiced against each other during the week and tonight they’ll play an exhibition game, starting at 7 PM.

LSU says its monitorning the weather situation in Houston as Hurricane Harvey dumps torrential rains over southeast Texas. The National Hurricane Center says catastrophic flooding is expected over the next few days. The Tigers are scheduled to play BYU in the season opener next Saturday in NRG Stadium. The Advocate reports ESPN is in charge of rescheduling the game if massive flooding prevents a Saturday night kickoff.

BYU will kickoff its regular season today at 2 PM. The Cougars will play Portland State. BYU starts the year earlier, because they are playing 13 regular season games as a result of a road contest to Hawaii.

There’s a big day of football at Malone Stadium in Monroe today as four games will be played as part of the Bayou Jamb. The first game is at one o’ clock as the defending champs in Class Two-A, Sterlington faces St. Frederick. The action concludes at 7 PM with two powerhouse programs, West Monroe versus Neville.