In a less than auspicious start to the third season of "Wanna Whack Woodling?" Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling went 9-2, missing victories by Iowa State and Colorado.
Eighty-two participants had better records than Woodling, including 20 perfect 11-0 entries. Another 75 contestants tied Woodling's 9-2 mark.
Craig Cain-Borgman of Emmaus, Pa., won this week's contest, as his prediction of a 20-10 KU victory came closest to the actual 21-3 final score. Cain-Borgman will receive a We Whacked Woodling T-shirt for his victory.
Make your picks below, and be sure to include your full name and just enter once, or we'll have to disqualify you.
Nebraska 38, Southern Miss 11 — Cornmen convincing in throttling of Illinois compass school last week. No reason to think Mississippi directional school will fare any better.
Kansas State 16, Fresno State 9 — Will Bill Snyder have Darren Sproles carry the ball 42 times again this week? He may have to. Bulldogs a couple of rungs above customary K-State nonconference cupcake.
Iowa 40, Iowa State 6 — Cyclones giddy following blanking of Div. I-AA Northern Iowa last week, but ISU is still bottom feeder at the next level and No. 16-ranked Hawkeyes aren't.
Washington State 44, Colorado 25 — Game is in Seattle, officially a neutral site, but Buffaloes usually brutal outside of Boulder so look for WSU quarterback Josh Swogger to steal a little thunder from Ichiro.
Texas A&M 55, Wyoming 53 — A&M's defense still dreadful, but so is Wyoming's. Looks like a shootout between Aggies' Reggie McNeal and Cowboys' Corey Bramlet.
Oklahoma 55, Houston 11 — Score would be the same if the Sooners were playing the Cougars or the NFL Texans. Bob Stoops could hold Jason White, Kejuan Jones and Mark Clayton out, and still win by three touchdowns.
Oklahoma State 39, Tulsa 12 — Cowboys, fresh from satisfying road win at UCLA, will make their debut in refurbished Pickens Stadium a memorable one. Bruins couldn't stop Vernand Morency. Neither will Golden Hurricane.
Baylor 33, Texas State 29 — Bad News Bears, bulldozed at UAB last week, will bounce back, but it won't be easy against school once known as Southwest Texas State, but shortened at request of headline writers.
New Mexico 40, Texas Tech 39 — New Mexico's Kole McKamey outpasses Tech's Sonny Cumbie, even through Cumbie completed more passes (40) than McKamey threw (30) last Saturday.
Texas 35, Arkansas 31 — Longhorns haven't forgotten last year's stunning 38-28 loss to Razorbacks in Austin. It's payback time.
Kansas 29, Toledo 23 — Mashed in Minnesota last week, Rockets will come to Lawrence with red glare, but Jayhawks should produce more bombs bursting in air. With apologies to Francis Scott Key.
(The contest is currently closed. Good luck to all who entered.)