All the Big 12 North turmoil last weekend may not have affected the Jayhawks, but it did have an effect on kusports.com's Wanna Whack Woodling contest.
Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling went 8-3, missing Colorado's victory over Washington State and home losses by Nebraska and Kansas State.
Erik Rytting of Lawrence won last week's contest. Rytting tied Chris Kennedy of Olathe at 10-1, but Rytting came closer, in the loosest sense of the term, to the final score of the KU-Toledo game with a guess of a 34-21 KU victory. Rytting will receive a We Whacked Woodling T-shirt for his win.
Twenty-five participants defeated Woodling's 8-3 record by a game, and 63 entries tied his mark.
Make your picks below, and be sure to include your full name and just enter once, or we'll have to disqualify you.
Pittsburgh 23, Nebraska 19 — Cornhuskers no longer have lineman Richie Incognito. QB Joe Dailey, after eight cough-ups in two games, may wish he could go incognito.
Texas Tech 51, TCU 43 — Nothing like a good, old-fashioned intra-state shootout. Texas Tech QB Sonny Cumbie leads nation in passing with an average of 429.5 yards per game. Gee, what a surprise.
Iowa State 19, Northern Illinois 3 — Cyclones, as expected, still don't have much offense, but stingy defense has been a surprise. Would you believe ISU ranks No. 7 nationally in total defense?
Missouri 55, Ball State 18 — Tigers are bengals at home, tabbies on the road. This game is in Columbia, Mo., so Ball State will pay the price for Mizzou's stunning loss at Troy, Ala.
Kansas State 29, Louisiana-Lafayette 0 — Battered and bruised by Fresno State, Wildcats will climb off the mat and announce: "Lafayette, we are here."
Oklahoma 53, Oregon 9 — Those who lose at home to Indiana, as Oregon did last Saturday, are destined for disaster in Norman, Okla.
Clemson 31, Texas A&M 25 — QB Reggie McNeal has been Big 12's most versatile one-man show so far, but Aggies' defense still looks like a 10-man show.
Oklahoma State 50, SMU 0 — Pitiful Ponies take pounding as OSU tailback Vernand Morency, the nation's No. 2 rusher, makes a bid to take over the top spot. Did you know Cowboys have thrown only 16 passes in their first two games?
Colorado 19, North Texas 13 — Mean Green will stun CU fans and take this one to the wire. Despite 2-0 record, Buffs rank dead last in Big 12 in both offense and defense.
Kansas 29, Northwestern 27 — If Jayhawks are going to have any chance of posting a winning record, they must win in Evanston, Ill. Emotional incentive of last year's loss to Wildcats in Lawrence could be decisive factor.
(The contest is currently closed. Good luck to all who entered.)