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Josh Klingler is the co-host and update anchor of "Fescoe in the Morning," heard weekdays 6a-9a on 610 Sports Radio.  Perhaps the busiest sports personality in Kansas City, "Kling" also hosts pregame and postgame for KU Football and Men's Basketball broadcasts on the Jayhawk Radio Network and does morning sports updates on News Radio 980 KMBZ. He brings you his insight each Thursday on 610sports.com

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Josh Klingler: Down the Stretch They Come

Picking this week's big three – now 23-5 on the season.

13 K-State Wildcats at #23 Texas 7pm on FX.

Collin Klein is finally getting some national love after back to back career best performances. Does that spell danger in Austin? (He's not on the SI cover though is he?) I for one don't think so. Klein is just getting his due. He's had one heck of a season and has developed into a terrific multi dimensional weapon.

I've not been a believer in Texas all year, but if there was something to believe in it was that their identity was a running team. But now three tailbacks down, I really don't believe.

K-State continues it's mastery of Texas without the Ron Prince sideline stomp. K-State 28 Texas 17.

Missouri Tigers host Texas Tech Saturday 230pm on 98.1fm KMBZ.

One more distraction / issue with Missouri this year? Gary Pinkel's DWI arrest makes yet another storyline in a season or decade of odd story lines at Mizzou. It's Senior Day to boot, final home game in the Big 12 (not sure that matters), an important game for MU's bowl chances, and leading rusher Henry Josey is now out for the season.

So why not roll with the Tigers?? I'm not a fan of Texas Tech and it's now 2-5 league mark. They scored only six points last week in getting housed by Oklahoma State. Granted they too are playing for their bowl lives, but this alleged high powered offense has 33 points in their last 3 games.

Kendial Lawrence picked up well for Josey last week and De'Vion Moore may be ready for more than two carries.

I like Mizzou, 35-21.

Kansas at Texas A&M 11am kickoff on 610 Sports Radio.

If you like this matchup, raise your hand. Not you Mike Sherman.

Yikes, A&M looks underachieving at 5-5 and 3-4 in the Big 12 and will probably not need the 12th man in trying to get to magic win #6. KU certainly surprised a lot of people last week by hanging with Baylor, only to let them slip off of the hook. The Jayhawks emotionally may have spent just as much energy as A&M did in it's 4-OT loss at K-State.

The match ups don't look good for KU's defense once again and the Jayhawks rushing game may have a hard time against the Aggies.

I like A&M, well I don't like A&M, you know what I mean, 48-14.

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11/17/2011 2:16PM
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