Continuing his pinballing from average to great, Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling bounced back to a 5-1 record in this week's Wanna Whack Woodling? contest on KUsports.com.
Woodling correctly predicted the outcome of all five Big 12 Conference games, but missed Auburn's victory over Georgia.
Even with such a good record, Woodling was beaten by 15 contestants with 6-0 records. Two of those 15 were Jen Alimagno of Lenexa and Brandon Myers of Prairie Village, who tied for the victory after predicting the final score of the Kansas-Texas game within six points.
Seventy-one other participants tied Woodling's 5-1 mark.
Make your picks below, and be sure to include your full name and just enter once, or we'll have to disqualify you.
Kansas State 26, Iowa State 9: — Road-challenged Cyclones' bid to go from worst to first (in frozen Big 12 North, anyway) suffers blow as Wildcats use incentive of Senior Day to unleash Darren Sproles. ISU's lone win outside of Ames, Iowa, this season was one-point decision at Baylor.
Oklahoma 50, Baylor 13: — Sooners' tune up for Big 12 championship game against a team that will probably give them as little trouble as the North champ Dec. 4 at Arrowhead Stadium. Jason White enhances repeat Heisman chances with another impressive, yet unspectacular, performance.
Auburn 37, Alabama 6: — Tigers won't fritter away national title hopes by sleepwalking against Crimson Tide. In fact, like all other BCS contenders, Auburn will pour it on, if at all possible.
California 29, Stanford 16: — No. 4-ranked Golden Bears can't afford to stumble in Battle of the Bay, but strange things have been known to happen in this series. Just ask that Stanford trombone player. Cal favored by more than three TDs, but Cardinal (4-6) will beat spread.
Ohio State 17, Michigan 9: — No. 7-ranked Michigan has won 9 of 10 while disappointing Buckeyes are only 6-4. So why are Wolverines only a five-point favorite? That's how tough it is to play in Columbus where 100,000-plus fans seem like twice that many.
Missouri 22, Kansas 8: — Jayhawks have been punchless on road all season and now they're down to fourth-string quarterback and they don't have their leading rusher. Tigers, refreshed by weekend off, eager to avenge last year's 35-14 loss in Lawrence and end four-game skid in home finale.
(The contest is currently closed. Good luck to all who entered.)