This week, Tom Keegan did most of the kreaming, proving his prognosticating powers were better than hundreds who entered his weekly contest.
Keegan, Journal-World sports editor, correctly predicted the outcome of all nine games. But so, too, did 77 contestants.
Like Keegan, many were close to guessing the final score of Saturday's Kansas University-Louisiana Tech game.
But four of them -- Blake Ferrel, Mike Hamilton, Jeanie Tade and Adam Wade -- were right on, choosing the actual score of 34-14 in the Jayhawks' victory.
For their efforts, each will receive a Kream Keegan T-shirt.
Texas Tech 100, Indiana State 28: The underdogs here like to air it out as well. QB Blayne Baggett has thrown six interceptions and the Sycamores have averaged 408 yards in total offense, so they won't be looking to eat clock in an attempt to slow down Texas Tech. Meanwhile, Cody Hodges will be looking to continue his accurate ways. Hodges has thrown nine touchdown passes, has not been picked off, and has completed 74 percent of his passes.
Colorado 28, Miami 27: Gary Barnett knows how to get his teams up for big games and this one certainly qualifies. Coming off a bye week, Barnett's had extra time to get his team ready. Buffs quarterback Joe Klatt hit 11 different receivers in 39-0 rout of New Mexico State. The competition stiffens, but Miami pass defense has been shakier than expected to date.
Kansas State 44, North Texas 3: Running back Thomas Clayton leads the nation in rushing average. He has power, speed and enough shifty moves to run all the way into Heisman Trophy contention. Sometimes, though, he just doesn't know when to put the brakes on. For example, last week against Marshall, Clayton ran out of bounds to kill the clock, when going down in bounds would have killed Marshall's chances of winning. Hit the brakes, Thomas. Hit the brakes.
Minnesota 24, Purdue 20: Joe Tiller, in his ninth season at Purdue, hasn't lost a Big Ten opener. First time for everything. Boilermakers have allowed just 16 yards rushing per game, but they haven't faced the likes of Minnesota's Laurence Maroney, the Big Ten's leading rusher. The Gophers have rushed for 335 yards per game, so this game, as good a matchup as any in the nation, pits the nation's No. 1 rush defense against the No. 1 rushing offense. Glenn Mason will celebrate his 100th game at Minnesota with a victory.
USC 42, Oregon 21: Watch, this will be a popular upset pick since the thinking is USC eventually will lose a game and in the Ducks the Trojans face a quality opponent. Don't buy that. USC will run the table again.
(The contest is currently closed. Good luck to all who entered.)