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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: Final week of Big 12 football

The CFB final weekend is upon us with both Kansas and Kansas State playing their final game of 2012, which will be a head to head matchup in 2013. Heading into this one I am 26-7 on the year.

Kansas at West Virginia, 130pm on 610 Sports Radio.

The Jayhawks have their final opportunity to prove that they are better in 2012 despite finishing with either 1 or 2 wins. This type of game in the past as been a whitewash .. I'm thinking of the 55-7 at Baylor or the 61-7 at Texas A&M type of beat downs. So play this one better and there may be some hope.

Reality of doing that? Against this offense? I'm not very optimistic. As if Tavon Austin didn't scare me enough, KU coach Charlie Weis has been raving all week about his speed and playmaking ability he brings them on O & special teams. #1 cannot run wild for KU to be in this game. Also digging an early deficit could make this a run away.

The offense needs to be steady and put up points and give the D a chance to not tire out in the 3rd quarter and into the 4th. Admittedly this one troubles me.

WV 48 – KU 20

#6 Kansas State hosts #18 Texas, 7pm on ABC.

I feel bad, we should be all celebrating a really really good season for the Wildcats, but it feels like more of “what might have been?”

The Wildcats are coming off the upset loss at Baylor with an extra week to think about it heading into Senior Day vs the Longhorns. Now, National Championship aspirations are gone and they may not even have to win the game on Saturday to clinch the Big 12. Oklahoma plays earlier in the day at TCU and a Sooner loss gives the title to the Wildcats.

Scoreboard watching Saturday would have to be inevitable, or as Romeo Crennel says, human nature. Maybe either way it will bring the best out of the Cats, an OU win means they have to perk up and play, an OU loss could allow them to play with a free mind and maybe respond that way.

I still believe in the Wildcats and an 11-1 season with a Big 12 title should be celebrated.
K-State 35 Texas 28

11/29/2012 3:54PM
Josh Klingler: Final week of Big 12 football
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