Fearless Forecaster is oh so close to his coveted 80 percent goal.
Our picker was 18-3 last week and is now 158-41—a scintilla shy of the magic mark at nearly 79.5.
Fearless missed two games in the Big 12, Iowa State knocking off No. 4 TCU and he went with an upset special of West Virginia to topple Oklahoma State, which fell flat.
In the area, Fearless picked Canton-Galva to defeat Ellinwood, but a bad fourth quarter did in C-G.
• AVCTL D-III •
McPherson 28, Buhler 21 — The final result comes down to this — can the Bullpups contain Buhler All-Stater Dalton Brown and can they run the ball on offense?
Maize South 28, Wellington 6 — MHS and Buhler only wish they were the teams playing Wellington.
Andover Central 27, Mulvane 21 — The Jags, after a slow start, are playing much better in recent weeks.
• Last week — 5-0. Season — 38-6.
• AREA •
Smoky Valley 20, Wichita Collegiate 13 — The Vikings’ pass defense will be put to the test. But they are so methodical on offense they should get the job done.
South Central 42, Little River 30 — Long trip for Little River, it may be a longer trip home. The Redskins have to be in the game early.
Conway Springs 52, Hesston 38 — The magic carpet ride for the Swathers stops here. The Cardinals have been a powerhouse.
• Last week — 5-1. Season — 38-12
• KCAC •
Tabor 42, McPherson College 14 — The Bluejays will physically dominate the Bulldogs.
Bethany 35, Friends 31 — The KCAC championship is out of the picture for the Swedes, but they clinch a winning season with a win.
Ottawa 34, Southwestern 27 — Ottawa has been hard to figure. Southwestern has been better than expected. This will be a closer game than in recent years.
Kansas Wesleyan 49, Bethel 14 — The Threshers are practically at mail-it-in time.
Sterling 45, Saint Mary 35 — The Spires always have a puncher's chance with Drew Cortez at quarterback.
• Last week — 5-0. Season — 45-10.
• BIG 12 •
Baylor 45, Kansas 24 — The Jayhawks used up all their bullets last week. Baylor finally wins its first game.
Kansas State 42, Texas Tech 41 — The Wildcats’ season is on the line. They don’t win this one and they might be left out of the bowl picture.
West Virginia 33, Iowa State 28 — The Cyclones used up a lot of emotion last week. West Virginia is in bounceback mode.
TCU 34, Texas 31 — TCU’s national championship hopes took a hit last week. They are in a must-win situation.
Oklahoma State 49, Oklahoma 42 — Tough call. This might be one of the best college football games of the season.
• Last week — 3-2. Season — 45-10.