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KUsports.com staff’s Week 6 college football picks

KUsports.com staff picks.

KUsports.com staff picks.

October 5, 2012

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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.

KUsports.com 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.

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