The downtrend continues for Journal-World Sports Editor Chuck Woodling in kusports.com's Wanna Whack Woodling contest.
Woodling, who went 8-3 in the second week of the contest, fell to 7-3 last week, missing wins by Nebraska and Texas A&M and KU's loss.
Danny Kennedy of Clay Center won last week's contest with a 10-1 record. Kennedy tied two other participants, but came closest to correctly guessing the correct score of the KU-Northwestern game, picking the Wildcats to win, 21-14. Kennedy will receive a We Whacked Woodling T-shirt for his victory.
Along with the three 10-1 entries, 139 other participants defeated Woodling's 7-3 mark. Forty-five contestants went 9-1, and 94 went 8-2. Woodling was tied with 106 entrants.
Make your picks below, and be sure to include your full name and just enter once, or we'll have to disqualify you.
Texas 47, Rice 12 — Nation's leading rushing team stampedes Uncle Bens, but Longhorns will prove they aren't perfect. They'll commit their first turnover of the season.
Baylor 22, North Texas 19 — Two green non-machines battle for bitty bragging rights on the banks of the Brazos. Bears' Daniel Sepulveda, who hasn't lacked for opportunties, leads nation in punting (49.2).
Kansas 96, Texas Tech 77 — Wayne Simien scores 22 points and grabs 17 rebounds as the Jayh : wait a minute, that was last February in Allen Fieldhouse. What the heck? This one will be high-scoring, too.
Note: Because only three games involving Big 12 Conference teams are scheduled Saturday, the following games have been added to this week's race for the T-shirt.
Minnesota 33, Northwestern 16 — Wildcats stopped Kansas' running game last week, but Jayhawks don't have Marion Barber III and Glen Mason — has it really been eight years since he left KU? — does.
USC 27, Stanford 11 — No. 1-ranked Trojans invade Leland Stanford Jr.'s farm and run win streak to 13. Cardinal unbeaten in two starts, but wins have been at home over San Jose State and BYU.
Toledo 50, Temple 37 — Defenseless Rockets couldn't stop the Rockettes, but they'll have little difficulty stuffing Owls in their pockets
(The contest is currently closed. Good luck to all who entered.)