For the first time this season, there was a clear-cut winner of the Wanna Whack Woodling contest Nick Dawson of Lawrence.
Dawson was the only participant who chose all nine games correctly, beating Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling by two games. Woodling went 7-2 with his two losses coming from picking Kansas State over Marshall and Colorado over Florida State.
Ninety-three entries this week beat Woodling by a game, and 48 tied his 7-2 record. Of the 142 entries which beat or tied Woodling, Jack Desmond of Lawrence came closest to the final score of the Jayhawks' game, picking KU as a 41-10 winner over Jacksonville State.
Make your picks below and try to join the more than two hundred peole who have proven their college-football acumen the past four weeks. Besides, with just five games this week, it may be even easier than normal to top Woodling.
Texas A&M 20, Pittsburgh 15
Pitt's Rod Rutherford only QB in country with better pass efficiency stats than Kansas' Bill Whittemore, but Aggies boast nation's third-best pass defense and will be ruthless to Rutherford.
Northern Illinois 26, Iowa State 11
High-flying Huskies unlikely to negate stunning victory over Alabama last week by losing to Cyclones at home. Can ISU's shaky defense stop Michael "The Burner" Turner?
Texas 55, Tulane 45
Tulane's J.P Losman averaging nearly four touchdown passes a game, but Longhorns rank No. 1 nationally in pass defense. Will this be Texas RB Cedric Benson's breakout game?
Texas Tech 39, Mississippi 36
Another match of touted gun-slinging quarterbacks Red Raiders' B.J. Symons, the nation's total offense leader, and Rebels' Eli Manning. Tech steals one on the road.
Kansas 37, Missouri 31
Mizzou ranked 23rd in AP poll, but Kansas is basically the same team. Tigers and Jayhawks both feature showcase quarterbacks, average running backs and good wide receivers on offense, and both have suspect defenses. KU has home field advantage, plus mental incentive provided by last year's rub-it-in goal-post incident in Columbia.
: Nebraska at Southern Mississippi isn't listed because game is Thursday night. Baylor, Colorado, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are idle.
(The contest is currently closed. Good luck to all who entered.)