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The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 6 of the college football season.

Week 6 games

Kansas at Kansas State

West Virginia at Texas

Iowa State at TCU

Oklahoma at Texas Tech

Nebraska at Ohio State

Georgia at South Carolina

Off-the-wall question: What was your favorite song in high school?

High school beat reporter Benton Smith (17-7 overall, 5-1 in Week 4)

Kansas State 44, Kansas 17

Texas 41, West Virginia 35

TCU 23, Iowa State 20

Oklahoma 38, Texas Tech 34

Ohio State 37, Nebraska 20

South Carolina 30, Georgia 27

Question: Too close to call. Toss-up between "Where It's At," by Beck, "Kate," by Ben Folds Five, "The Distance," by Cake, "Everlong" by Foo Fighters. I could go on …

Associate sports editor Drew Hartsock (16-8 overall, 3-3 in Week 4)

Kansas State 45, Kansas 3

West Virginia 42, Texas 38

TCU 13, Iowa State 6

Oklahoma 45, Texas Tech 42

Ohio State 33, Nebraska 27

South Carolina 21, Georgia 14

Question: Anything by The Rainmakers. I was mad for The Rainmakers.

Sports copy editor Nick Gerik (16-8 overall, 4-2 in Week 4)

Kansas State 35, Kansas 13

West Virginia 42, Texas 35

TCU 20, Iowa State 17

Texas Tech 28, Oklahoma 27

Ohio State 24, Nebraska 21

South Carolina 27, Georgia 24

Question: "Army" by Ben Folds Five with everything by Sufjan Stevens, The New Pornographers and The White Stripes tied for a close second.

KU football beat writer Matt Tait (16-8 overall, 4-2 in Week 4)

Kansas State 42, Kansas 21

West Virginia 36, Texas 30

Iowa State 24, TCU 20

Oklahoma 38, Texas Tech 23

Ohio State 27, Nebraska 19

Georgia 26, South Carolina 24

Question: It wasn't so much a single song as it was a Soundtrack that was played on a never-ending loop in my buddy Sam's late-70s Buick LeSabre (in the cassette player) and featured songs from 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and others. It should be noted that this was the same car in which the passengers often had to use ice scrapers on the INSIDE of the windshield during the winter. Good times. online editor Jesse Newell (16-8 overall, 4-2 in Week 4)

Kansas State 30, Kansas 20

Texas 38, West Virginia 35

TCU 24, Iowa State 21

Texas Tech 28, Oklahoma 24

Ohio State 20, Nebraska 17

South Carolina 27, Georgia 14

Question: "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Honorable mention to "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon, "Hey, Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms and "The World I Know" by Collective Soul.

Sports copy editor Chris Cottrell (16-8 overall, 5-1 in Week 4)

Kansas State 49, Kansas 10

Texas 27, West Virginia 24

TCU 31, Iowa State 21

Oklahoma 34, Texas Tech 27

Ohio State 23, Nebraska 21

South Carolina 28, Georgia 27

Question: "Let It Be" by the Beatles.

Sports editor Tom Keegan (14-10 overall, 2-4 in Week 4)

Kansas State 49, Kansas 21

Texas 41, West Virginia 38

TCU 21, Iowa State 20

Oklahoma 52, Texas Tech 21

Ohio State 28, Nebraska 17

South Carolina 34, Georgia 24

Question: Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer." Top that, youngsters.

KU men's basketball beat writer Gary Bedore (14-10 overall, 4-2 in Week 4)

Kansas State 49, Kansas 14

West Virginia 31, Texas 27

TCU 24, Iowa State 10

Oklahoma 35, Texas Tech 20

Ohio State 34, Nebraska 22

South Carolina 29, Georgia 28

Question: "The Rock" by Harry Chapin.


Matt Herrera 9 years, 7 months ago

2pac, Bone Thugs, and Biggy! You just moved up a notch in my book Tait.

Jim Erickson 9 years, 7 months ago

Looks like the Hawks are better this year but it might not help in the most important areas of recruiting and fund raising. Our running game and improved defense are reason to be happy but the reality of a possible 1 win season is not going to do anything with recruiting, and equally as important, fund raising.

There is a bit of denial about how bad our stadium really is. The thing is an eye sore that hinders recruits. Period. Fund raising is crucial.

The losses to Rice and NIU were massive. It was crucial to win all 3 non-conference games and steal a game or two in the Big 12. That would have given us the "Jump Start" we needed going forward. After the last few years, 5 wins would have been HUGE going forward. Optimistic about the future but disappointed at the missed opportunity.

Tony Bandle 9 years, 7 months ago

"Let it Be" least one of you appreciates true musical genius.

Kansas will be shutout, West Virginia will score 100 points, without their alchohol challenged QB, TCU will be upset, OU vs TT...who cares, OSU vs Nebraska, hopefully every Cornhusker gets carted off on a stretcher, S.Carolina/Georgia,. a toss-up - they both beat Missouri so I'll cheer for both!! :)

actorman 9 years, 7 months ago

Yes, I'm thankful that someone mentioned a song I actually knew. Boy do I feel old.

As for me, it was If You Leave Me Now by Chicago and Reasons by Earth, Wind and Fire. (What can I say, I'm a sucker for ballads. Ah, fond memories of slow dances.)

Nathan Scholl 9 years, 7 months ago

I am 31 years old and I would still MUCH RATHER listen to real musical genius such as the Beatles. Well, the Beatles actually wrote and played the instruments on their songs, so maybe it's not fair to compare to todays corporate machine/"sampling (stealing)" artists with barely any original thought. Rock Chalk. Hope no KU players get carted off in this football game.....gonna get ugly. :/

Marc Frey 9 years, 7 months ago

I have all of Jesses on my MP3 player. But for me, Van Halen Running with the Devil. Former XC runner, so that was out theme. If we can hang 3 scores (2td, 1 fg) on KSU and hold them under 40, I would say it is a good day.

clevelandjayhawker 9 years, 7 months ago

Ohio State fans are pretty bad, its a funny thing in ohio, the alumni that went to ohio state are pretty nice and for the most part well educated fans. But what makes it unique is graduates from other colleges in the state (youngstown, toledo, ohio u, and other smaller schools) all root for "THE ohio state university"; even when they are playing the school they went to! These are the fans that are obnoxious about how great the buckeyes are year in and year out.

The only conclusion penn state and pittsburg fans have offered to this phenomenon is that ohio sports in general sucks really bad and there are no pro teams that have a legitimate shot at a championship, only the buckeyes.

I know there are ft hays, witchita state or mcpherson college fans out there that may root for the wildcats for Jayhawks, but it is not as extreme as it is in ohio. With that said go huskers and the final four victory (and the regular season win) over ohio state were my highlights of the year.

vd 9 years, 7 months ago

Kansas sports writers? And none of them have any Kansas's songs as their favorite? What about "Dust In the Wind" or "Point of No Return?" Fire em all.

actorman 9 years, 7 months ago

Both classics, especially Dust In the Wind. (Like I said, I'm a sucker for ballads.)

Not so sure about your handle, though, vd.

Andy Tweedy 9 years, 7 months ago

I didn't know Harry Chapin had a song other than that "Cats in the Cradle" crap! For me, I think high school was all about R.E.M. and 10,000 Maniacs. So I'll go with "I Believe" by R.E.M. As for the Jayhawks, I don't feel good about this weekend at all. But I do think the eye test will say we are considerably improved in a lot of areas over the garbage that Turner put on the field the last two years. And when I say garbage, I'm not pointing at the players. I'm talking about the preparation, etc. I'm pretty frustrated by the 4th quarter this year, but I do think we're getting better. KSU 38, KU 13.

Reuben_J_Cogburn 9 years, 7 months ago

Kstate - 56, KU - 13

Longview by Green Day

Eric Williams 9 years, 7 months ago

Coulda swore Keegan's favorite song would have been something from the Lawrence Welk show.

Tony Bandle 9 years, 7 months ago

OOPPSS!! Forgot my favorite song[s]; "Runnin' Down a Dream" - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers "Some Nights" - FUN "I'm A Man" - Chicage Transit Authority "Take Five." - The Dave Brubeck Quartet [w/ Paul Desmond]

Micky Baker 9 years, 7 months ago

Kansas State 40 Kansas 27 Iowa State 27 TCU 21 (Pachall is no longer on the team at TCU, suspended indefinitely) West Virginia 45 Texas 34 Oklahoma 42 Texas Tech 30 South Carolina 35 Georgia 31 Ohio State 35 Nebraska 17

Brad Watson 9 years, 7 months ago

Geno Smith lays an egg....Texas 42 WVU 14

Kent Wells 9 years, 7 months ago

KSU 59 - KU 10

Rush - 2112 Styx - Renegade Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever Metallica/Ozzy/Black Flag

Chris1955 9 years, 7 months ago

KSU 31 KU 14 OSU 26 NU 17 ISU 28 TCU 10 UT 35 WVU 28 OT SC 27 UGA 24 OU 48 TTU 10

Favorite Song: American Pie by Don McClean

Favorite Group: Too many to choose any one group, but you'll never go wrong with Led Zepplin

offline 9 years, 7 months ago

Jesse Newell doesn't know anything about football or sports in general. His ignorance is not needed here.

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