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KUsports.com staff’s Week 12 college football picks

KUsports.com staff picks.

KUsports.com staff picks.

November 16, 2012

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The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 12 of the college football season.

Week 12 games

Iowa State at Kansas

Kansas State at Baylor

Texas Tech at Oklahoma State

Syracuse at Missouri

Ohio State at Wisconsin

USC at UCLA

Off-the-wall question: What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

Sports copy editor Chris Cottrell (43-17 overall, 4-2 in Week 11)

Kansas 28, Iowa State 17

Kansas State 38, Baylor 14

Oklahoma State 30, Texas Tech 21

Missouri 31, Syracuse 24

Ohio State 21, Wisconsin 20

USC 41, UCLA 38

Question: Working at the Journal-World.

Associate sports editor Drew Hartsock (43-17 overall, 5-1 in Week 11)

Kansas 21, Iowa State 20

Kansas State 42, Baylor 12

Oklahoma State 52, Texas Tech 48

Missouri 50, Syracuse 21

Ohio State 17, Wisconsin 14

USC 77, UCLA 70, 5 OT

Question: Trying to stay awake at my desk after scarfing bird and hustling off, away from family and friends, to go work my umpteenth-straight Thanksgiving night.

KU men's basketball beat writer Gary Bedore (41-19 overall, 4-2 in Week 11)

Iowa State 27, Kansas 26

Kansas State 41, Baylor 28

Oklahoma State 31, Texas Tech 30

Missouri 19, Syracuse 14

Wisconsin 40, Ohio State 30

USC 35, UCLA 22

Question: Flying to New York and going shopping at Macy's bright and early on Friday morning ... or waking up and realizing it was a dream.

KU football beat writer Matt Tait (41-19 overall, 5-1 in Week 11)

Kansas 24, Iowa State 20

Kansas State 34, Baylor 30

Oklahoma State 38, Texas Tech 28

Missouri 27, Syracuse 20

Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 23

USC 33, UCLA 20

Question: It's not original at all, but I love watching NFL games, eating stuffing & sweet potato casserole.

KUsports.com online editor Jesse Newell (39-21 overall, 3-3 in Week 11)

Kansas 24, Iowa State 21

Kansas State 49, Baylor 14

Oklahoma State 55, Texas Tech 49

Syracuse 23, Missouri 20

Wisconsin 20, Ohio State 17

USC 34, UCLA 28

Question: Celebrating "Thanksmas" with my family in Wichita, which includes great food, Sequence and trying to be the closest guess so you can win the money that Grandma Newell put in the money jar.

High school beat reporter Benton Smith (39-21 overall, 4-2 in Week 11)

Iowa State 27, Kansas 24

Kansas State 41, Baylor 24

Oklahoma State 38, Texas Tech 31

Missouri 27, Syracuse 23

Ohio State 30, Wisconsin 26

UCLA 33, USC 31

Question: Eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, pumpkin pie, etc. Rest. Repeat.

Sports copy editor Nick Gerik (37-23 overall, 4-2 in Week 11)

Kansas 24, Iowa State 21

Kansas State 45, Baylor 32

Oklahoma State 36, Texas Tech 35

Syracuse 23, Missouri 20

Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 21

USC 33, UCLA 30

Question: Can't go wrong with a long, leisurely walk after Thanksgiving lunch. Also, naps. Always naps.

Sports editor Tom Keegan (36-24 overall, 4-2 in Week 11)

Kansas 28, Iowa State 17

Kansas State 42, Baylor 18

Oklahoma State 34, Texas Tech 28

Missouri 28, Syracuse 24

Ohio State 28, Wisconsin 27

USC 35, UCLA 13

Question: Playing touch football, wearing No. 5 Notre Dame jersey, pretending to be Terry Hanratty

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