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The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 5 of the college football season.

Week 5 games

Texas Tech at Kansas

Baylor at Kansas State

Texas at Iowa State

Texas A&M; at Arkansas

Michigan State at Ohio State

Alabama at Florida

Off-the-wall question: Who is your favorite cereal box character?

Matt Tait (14-4 overall, 5-1 in Week 3)

Texas Tech 38, Kansas 33

Baylor 35, Kansas State 34

Texas 33, Iowa State 30

Arkansas 28, Texas A&M; 24

Ohio State 31, MIchigan State 21

Alabama 24, Florida 20

Question: Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, who graced the front of the box of Ed's End Zone O's after Denver won back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s.


Snap, Crackle, Pop

Tom Keegan (10-8 overall, 4-2 in Week 3)

Texas Tech 48, Kansas 31

Baylor 31, Kansas State 28

Texas 31, Iowa State 14

Texas A&M; 31, Arkansas 28

Ohio State 24, Michigan State 21

Alabama 35, Florida 28

Question: Snap.


Cap'n Crunch 1988

Eric Sorrentino (10-8 overall, 4-2 in Week 3)

Texas Tech 42, Kansas 21

Baylor 35, Kansas State 31

Texas 28, Iowa State 21

Texas A&M; 34, Arkansas 31

Ohio State 24, Michigan State 21

Florida 28, Alabama 27

Question: Cap'n Crunch


Count Chocula 1987

Jesse Newell (9-9 overall, 3-3 in Week 3)

Texas Tech 35, Kansas 31

Baylor 42, Kansas State 34

Texas 24, Iowa State 20

Texas A&M; 38, Arkansas 31

Ohio State 27, Michigan State 14

Alabama 34, Florida 21

Question: Count Chocula


Cap'n Crunch 1965

Gary Bedore (8-10 overall, 4-2 in Week 3)

Texas Tech 45, Kansas 24

Baylor 21, Kansas State 17

Texas 37, Iowa State 20

Arkansas 34, Texas A&M; 10

Ohio State 24, Michigan State 20

Alabama 29, Florida 24

Question: Cap'n Crunch


johnsont1 6 years, 1 month ago

Have you guys been watching this KU team? KU 42 TTU 35

Jeff Coffman 6 years, 1 month ago

I think you have dislexia...KU 24 TTU 53 is what you meant to type.

Kyle Helmer 6 years, 1 month ago

And you have obviously not watched TTU at all. 44-38 KU.

Clarence Glasse 6 years, 1 month ago

johnsont1 got it just about right! KU 42 TTU 31


Andy Tweedy 6 years, 1 month ago

Hope you're right. I must admit, you have more faith in our D than I!!!

danmoore 6 years, 1 month ago

For the first time in my life I will be rooting for Nebraska. Hope they win the conference before blending into the epitome of mediocrity known as the big 10.

kesmithstl1 6 years, 1 month ago

oh hell no! Sconi all the way! On Wisconsin.

texashawk10 6 years, 1 month ago

Texas Tech 56 Kansas 52 1000+ combined yards, 0 turnovers, 0 punts in this game.

Baylor 45 Kansas St. 24 Baylor's offense is ridiculously good and KState's offense really hasn't been that impressive this year.

Texas 48 Iowa St. 21 Case McCoy is the real deal and ISU has been more lucky than good this year. ISU's luck runs out when they play a legit top 15 team.

Arkansas 38 Texas A&M 28 Aggies is 0-4 against SEC teams over the last 2 years, now make it 0-5 as they realize life in the SEC is going to suck for them on the field in the next few years.

Michigan St. 27 Ohio St. 24 This should be a good game between two good teams. Neither are real B1G title contenders, but they're still good teams.

Alabama 31 Florida 14 Bama's defense shines in the Swamp against Florida's one dimensional offense.

Bonus pick Wisconsin 35 Nebraska 21 Nebraska is the most overrated team in the top 10 and will get a very rude welcoming to the B1G at Camp Randell this weekend.

Jeff Coffman 6 years, 1 month ago

I wish KU was an overrated team in the Top 10.

Andy Tweedy 6 years, 1 month ago

Love the KU prediction, might be just about right!!!

haydenhawkco 6 years, 1 month ago

I agree with you on the Baylor game - I think Griffin is going to have a HUGE day. Also, Nebraska hasn't been able to pull away from teams until the second half; you can't do that against Wisconsin. Should be a fun game.

justinryman 6 years, 1 month ago

Texas Tech at Kansas....KU 41 TT 38

Baylor at Kansas State....BU 33 KSU 20, who can really stop RG3?

Texas at Iowa State....POP!!! yep that was ISU's dream popping, Texas 49 ISU 10

Texas A&M at Arkansas.....A&M 17 Ark 28

Michigan State at Ohio State....MSU 14 OSU 24

Alabama at Florida....Bama 27 Fla 14

Bonus Wis 28 NU 16

Off-the-wall question: Who is your favorite cereal box character? Mr. T, yes there was a Mr. T cereal it was like captain crunch but in the shape of "T"

Chris1955 6 years, 1 month ago

TT 41 KU 24

Baylor 42 KSU 17

UT 56 ISU 24

Arky 24 TAMU 21 OT

MSU 31 OSU 28

Bama 35 UF 10

Question: Favorite cereal character? Tie: Captain Morgan & Jack Daniels (only kidding!)

Benjamin Piehler 6 years, 1 month ago

KU Baylor Texas Arkasas Bama MSU vs OSU..... who cares?

Wisconsin, baby.

Quaker Oats Quaker dude....

Joseph Kuebel 6 years, 1 month ago

TT 56-38 KSU 28-24 UT 41-21 Arkansas 35-34 OSU 28-21


kesmithstl1 6 years, 1 month ago

c'mon guys. Nobody tricks Fred out of his pebbles! How could you not vote for Fred Flintstone as your favorite?

kesmithstl1 6 years, 1 month ago

btw, KU 120- Tech 121. Defense is for good teams!

Andrew Washington 6 years, 1 month ago

wow, those numbers are high even for basketball

KGphoto 6 years, 1 month ago

Hard to believe a team that barely edged out Nevada, at home last week, and probably should've lost the game, is getting this much love from fans and writers.

KU will be playing at home and has the tools to not only keep up with TTech, but to blow them out. Keep Rell on the bench and cut way back on the Wild Cat. Send Jacorey long and hand it to Four Score all day.

All due respect Tait. but you're going down this week.

KU 42 TTech 35

Favorite Cereal Box Character: Special K

troutsee 6 years, 1 month ago

Agree with above. TT whalloped a terrible New Mexico teamand the had a tough time beating a mediocre Neveda team, was lucky to do so. I think KU has a golden opporturnity to pull the upset in this one. Come on D!!!!

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