Pick Six

Final shot: KU needs to topple K-State to avoid winless season

Saturday marks the last shot for Kansas football to avoid going 0-for-the-season in football victories. With rival Kansas State coming to Memorial Stadium, is this finally the week first-year coach David Beaty gets the proverbial monkey off his back? Many remain doubtful of KU’s chances ...

Is this the week KU finally gets in the win column?

Kansas closes its 2015 football season with back-to-back home games at Memorial Stadium. And for the first time since the non-conference portion of the schedule, people seem to think the Jayhawks might be able to get first-year head coach David Beaty his first career victory. In fact, out of ...

KU’s last chance to win on road this year comes (gulp) at TCU

Saturday marks the Kansas football team’s last chance in 2015 to end a losing streak away from home that currently stands at 37 games. However, the winless Jayhawks don’t figure to have much of a shot at avoiding consecutive loss No. 38, because they have to play at No. 13 TCU. And the ...

Even struggling Texas too much for Kansas?

As we enter the home stretch to the 2015 college football season, things aren’t looking much brighter for Kansas. But the Jayhawks are facing a Texas team that got blanked, 24-0, last week at Iowa State. Does that mean winless KU (0-8 overall, 0-5 Big 12) has a chance for the upset ...

Dominant Sooners aim to keep KU winless

There are plenty of reasons no one from the KUsports.com team is picking 0-7 Kansas to beat No. 14 Oklahoma (6-1 overall, 3-1 Big 12) Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Here are just a few influencing factors. OU is better than KU in the following categories: *- Points per game: ...

Back on the road, Jayhawks could have long Saturday afternoon

There is no question that the Kansas football team showed some significant progress last week, in a home loss to Texas Tech that featured a three-point fourth-quarter deficit at one juncture. But the improving Jayhawks (0-6 overall, 0-3 Big 12) haven’t done enough yet to sway our pickers ...

Texas Tech another heavy favorite

Winless in the still young stages of the David Beaty coaching era, Kansas football will have to upset high-scoring Texas Tech on Saturday (11 a.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium) to put an end to the program’s eight-game losing streak, which dates back to last season’s victory over Iowa ...

Bears will win, but how many points will they score?

Surely, you’re aware Kansas football faces No. 3 Baylor Saturday at Memorial Stadium. And, surely, you realize the Bears are going to win. That’s why we didn’t include the KU-Baylor game in this week’s edition of Pick Six. No way the Bears lose. So why ask people to predict the ...

Last chance?: Winless Jayhawks visit Iowa State

Saturday marks the start of Big 12 play for Kansas football, which means victories are going to be even harder to acquire from here on out. The Jayhawks open what figures to be a brutal nine-week stretch with the most winnable game remaining on their schedule: at Iowa State. However, only ...

KU running out of winnable games?

The way this year’s Kansas football schedule looks, wins are going to be increasingly difficult to come by as the season progresses. The Jayhawks have Rutgers on the road in their non-conference finale this Saturday. Then, they open Big 12 play at Iowa State on Oct. 3. But after that comes ...

No weeks off

Kansas football won’t be playing this weekend, as the Jayhawks enjoy their lone bye week of the 2015 season. But that doesn’t mean we’re taking a week off from Pick Six. Here are the KUsports.com staff’s college football winners. And some wishful thinking on the subject of September ...

Everybody can agree on one thing

Each week the KUsports.com staff picks the winners of six college football games. This weekend, there is only one game on which everyone agreed. Maybe — just maybe — the previous week’s outcome for Kansas football played an influence. While Kansas vs. Memphis might not have inspired ...

Time to make some college football predictions

What’s that smell in the air? You guessed it. It’s football. The 2015 college season begins this weekend. While that might not be particularly exhilarating news for Kansas fans, the intrigue of a new head coach — David Beaty — should at least give them some hope for something new. ...

One last shot

For 12 weeks, the Lawrence Journal-World staff has tried to predict what’s coming on each college football Saturday. Some staffers have proven far more adept than others. With Kansas closing the season at rival Kansas State today, we’ll give it one more shot, and try to peer into the ...

Has KU football improved enough to win in Norman, Oklahoma?

Now deep into the third month of the college football season, we’ve seen Kansas University improve drastically under the tutelage of interim head coach Clint Bowen. It’s up to the Lawrence Journal-World staff to determine if the Jayhawks (3-7 overall, 1-6 Big 12) have come far enough to ...

No one thinks Kansas can topple TCU

TCU comes to Memorial Stadium this weekend with an 8-1 record and a coveted spot in the College Football Playoff Ranking’s top four. So does anyone from the Lawrence Journal-World staff think Kansas (3-6) can topple the Horned Frogs on Saturday? No. Not really. At least we can debate ...

KUsports.com staff divided on Saturday’s KU-ISU showdown

Many within the KU football program and fan base believe this week's 2:30 p.m. Saturday showdown with Iowa State at Memorial Stadium is a winnable game for the Jayhawks. But not everyone at KUsports.com believes that to be true. Here's a look at this week's picks: • WEEK 10 ...

KU football has a frightening matchup on its hands

Kansas University’s football team returns to the gridiron this Halloween weekend with a horrifying matchup against high-scoring Baylor. Our Lawrence Journal-World staffers are here to make their picks on that game and others, as well as offer up some last-minute costume ideas. WEEK 9 ...

Big 12 picks and World Series memories

Is Kansas University playing football this weekend? No. Did that stop us from picking six college football games from the Big 12 and the rest of the country? No way. Here our this week’s predictions from Lawrence Journal-World staff members, as well as their first World Series memories, in ...

Is this the week KU’s road losing streak ends?

Judging from nearby conditions — such as the Kansas City Royals advancing to the World Series — perhaps this weekend's college football slate will bring some unpredictable upsets. Who knows? Maybe Kansas University can even end its 29-game road losing streak by winning at Texas ...