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The RTT Guessing Game gets dramatic ahead of the Missouri Tigers

Don't fumble the ball (or run over a banana) when trying to run out the clock. You may hear the voice of Sean McDonough in your nightmares.

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There's been a bit of drama at the top of the standings of the 2015 RTT Guessing Game. Read on for the whole story.

But first -- To play this week, go to the form and submit your answers to our three questions. The form is a bit sluggish. Just give it a minute, and it will catch up to you. When you're done, come back here and paste your responses in the comments section for discussion purposes. DON'T FORGET TO HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON. Here are my answers:

If your RTT screen name is on the list below, choose it. Otherwise, choose NEW PARTICIPANT and type your screen name in the box that magically appears.e? (Defensive or special teams) Joel Hollingsworth
How many net rushing yards does Josh Dobbs get? 50 or more
Does either team score more than 10 points before the half? Yes
Which team gets more sacks? Missouri

And now for the play-by-play of last week's action. Reminder, here's what's happening after every question:

Mushroom. Plus one point. Four of these per round, randomly distributed.

Banana. Minus one point. Four of these per round, randomly distributed.

Blue Shell. 25% chance each round of the person in last place getting one of these. Once received, it's automatically released and will travel one place (I changed this to four places in Week 7 due to it moving too slow and realizing that a player could otherwise stay ahead of it by getting all questions right. No leader escapes the blue shell in Mario Kart.) each round until it reaches the highest point total at which point it will blow up the player(s) then in first place. They'll lose two points.

Thunderbolt. 25% chance each round of someone in the bottom half of the standings getting this. (Changed the bottom-half requirement in Week 9. Now anyone can get it.) When received, it's automatically released, and everyone loses a point except for the person who received and used it.

Round 1

Question: In what quarter do the Vols hit 40 points? Answer: Never mind. Nobody got this right.

Heerb has sole possession of the lead.

Mushrooms: volseoc, DailyVol, Coach799, and PrescottAZVol.

Bananas: SmallsVFL, LouisvilleVol, and MasonW, who got so out of control, he drove over two of them.

No new blue shells, and no thunderbolts.

Heerb remains in the lead with five points. VolFanatETSU and volundore are tied for second. The blue shell picks up the intoxicating scent of the lead.

Round 2

Question: In what quarter do we first see the backup QB? Answer: The 4th quarter. Only VolFanatETSU got this one right. He moves into the lead with heerb and they become best buddies and worst enemies.

Mushrooms: These things begin to multiply toward the front, and Smokin Turkeys, Will Shelton, and treyburdette all get one. So does LexVol, who waves from the back and indulges in false hope.

Bananas: Huge alien head, MasonW (gorge yourself why don't ya?), codman19, and Bruce in Louisville, where bananas don't grow on trees but do occasionally end up on the freeway.

No new blue shells, but JHH nabs a thunderbolt. Everybody but him loses a point. The gamemaker decides not to limit thunderbolts to those in the back half of the race. The blue shell advances four spots.

Heerb and VolFanatETSU remain tied for the lead.

Round 3

Question: Does North Texas score 10 points or more? Answer: Nope. Eight people got this right, but nobody in the top two spots. Poor MasonW did avenge one of those bananas, though, so good on him.

Mushrooms: LTVol99 (moves him into a tie for second), acrawf (moves him into a tie for third), GiantCornelius, and expuppy. Poor puppy.

Bananas: (Watch out MasonW!) volYourBase, LouisvilleVol, VolinSucktucky, and . . . HEERB! OH MY GOODNESS! HE STUMBLED AND FUMBLED AND LOST THE FOOTBALL!

No new blue shells. No thunderbolts. The blue shell advances and is within two spots of finding its mark.

The lead belongs exclusively to VolFanatETSU. For now. Bowser says hi and BWAAHAHAHAHA. Heerb, volundore, Smokin Turkeys, Will Shelton, and LTVol99 are all tied for second.

Will VolFanatETSU blow the first question this week on purpose to share the love of the blue shell? Will such a diabolical strategy backfire? Tune in next week!

Participant W8Q3GT W9Q1 W9Q1S W9Q1GT W9Q2 W9Q2S W9Q2GT W9Q3 W9Q3S W9Q3GT
VolFanatETSU 4 4 4 5 -1 4 4 4
heerb 5 5 5 5 -1 4 4 -1 3
volundore 4 4 4 4 -1 3 3 3
Smokin Turkeys 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3
Will Shelton 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3
LTVol99 3 3 3 3 -1 2 2 1 3
treyburdette 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2
yrekacavol 2 2 2 2 -1 1 2 2
Phisheadave 2 2 2 2 -1 1 1 1
volseoc 1 1 1 2 2 -1 1 1 1
Incipient_Senescence 1 1 1 1 -1 0 1 1
acrawf 1 1 1 1 -1 0 0 1 1
SmallsVFL 2 2 -1 1 1 -1 0 0 0
daetilus 1 1 1 1 -1 0 0 0
IndyVolFan 1 1 1 1 -1 0 0 0
rockyboy 1 1 1 1 -1 0 0 0
Displaced_Vol_Fan 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 0
huge alien head 1 1 1 1 -2 -1 -1 -1
falconnuke 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
RockyTop5 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
jfarrar90 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 -1
Master Jedi Starkiller -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 -1
bmwaller -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2
Caban -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2
Erik.Hancock.35 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2
NickDrake87 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2
PrideoftheSouthlandFam -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2
SmokeyX -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2
VolinDenver -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -2
chuckiepoo -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -3 -2 -2
Joel Hollingsworth -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -3 -3 -3
keefedog -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -3 -3 -3
mariettavol -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -3 -3 -3
RollerVol -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -3 -3 -3
utkjmitch -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -3 -3 -3
MasonW 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -3 -3
VolinSucktucky -2 -2 -2 -2 -1 -3 -3 -1 -4
63vet -3 -3 -3 -3 -1 -4 -4 -4
bhibb37 -3 -3 -3 -3 -1 -4 -4 -4
brewer2111 -3 -3 -3 -3 -1 -4 -4 -4
DCVFL -3 -3 -3 -3 -1 -4 -4 -4
TennVol95 in 3D! -3 -3 -3 -3 -1 -4 -4 -4
USOCRZY -3 -3 -3 -3 -1 -4 -4 -4
codman19 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
AeroVol -4 -4 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
bulldurham -4 -4 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
Captennmike -4 -4 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
HomeSweetHomeToMe -4 -4 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
memphispete -4 -4 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
RavenVol -4 -4 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
RockyTopinKY -4 -4 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
DailyVol -5 -5 1 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
JHH -5 -5 -5 -5 0 -5 -5 -5
LexVol -5 -5 -5 -5 0 -5 -5 -5
LouisvilleVol -3 -3 -1 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -1 -6
atthejabbok -5 -5 -5 -5 -1 -6 -6 -6
aurabass -5 -5 -5 -5 -1 -6 -6 -6
Chris Pendley -5 -5 -5 -5 -1 -6 -6 -6
mmmjtx -5 -5 -5 -5 -1 -6 -6 -6
pjmatthevill -5 -5 -5 -5 -1 -6 -6 -6
stopha -5 -5 -5 -5 -1 -6 -6 -6
volsohard16 -5 -5 -5 -5 -1 -6 -6 -6
Raven17 -6 -6 -6 -6 -1 -7 -6 -6
Bruce in Louisville -5 -5 -5 -5 -2 -7 -7 -7
Azvol -6 -6 -6 -6 -1 -7 -7 -7
volYourBase -6 -6 -6 -6 -1 -7 -7 -1 -8
damcglade -7 -7 -7 -7 -1 -8 -8 -8
DBres14 -7 -7 -7 -7 -1 -8 -8 -8
goobervol -7 -7 -7 -7 -1 -8 -8 -8
The_German -7 -7 -7 -7 -1 -8 -8 -8
Coach799 -8 -8 1 -7 -7 -1 -8 -8 -8
PrescottAZVol -8 -8 1 -7 -7 -1 -8 -8 -8
GiantCornelius -8 -8 -8 -8 -1 -9 -9 1 -8
ChuckieTVol -8 -8 -8 -8 -1 -9 -9 -9
DRose -8 -8 -8 -8 -1 -9 -9 -9
NashVol -8 -8 -8 -8 -1 -9 -9 -9
smokydog -8 -8 -8 -8 -1 -9 -9 -9
VFLinOregon -8 -8 -8 -8 -1 -9 -9 -9
expuppy -9 -9 -9 -9 -1 -10 -10 1 -9
Andrew Cooper -9 -9 -9 -9 -1 -10 -10 -10
sjpetterson -9 -9 -9 -9 -1 -10 -10 -10