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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: More of the same please! This weekend in CFB

Week 2 of the college football season with a 3-0 day last week picking (without spreads) for KU, K-State and Mizzou. Not without some misses. I had KU 42-17, actual 31-17. K-State 41-7, actual 51-9 – and I certainly didn't expect the way that game developed. Missouri 38-13, but way off on the actual 62-10 thumping.

So it's on to another week, starting with the big one in Columbia.
Missouri hosts #7 Georgia, 645pm on 98.1fm KMBZ.

If I were a Missouri fan I'd have every reason to be nervous, as just a guy making my picks, I feel really good about the Tigers this week in the SEC debut.

Even though I still think Georgia's hush hush suspended players will return. This just has the feel of a ripe opportunity for the upset and the 'hello' moment for Missouri into it's new league.  They'll need the OL to hold up and continue to get defensive and special teams contributions, even if it's not the touchdowns scored last week.

I'll take the Tigers 28-24 with the Zoo playing it's role of 12th man. There's maybe never been this much anticipation for a game in Columbia so hopefully the Tiger fans let it rip on Saturday night.

#21 Kansas State vs Miami, 11am FX.

A jumpstart game a season ago for the Wildcats with the defensive stand and the road win in Miami. This time the roles are reversed, as Miami has the opportunity to kickstart it's campaign with a road upset in Manhattan. Ain't happenin.

I can't imagine the Wildcats will mess around again early will they? Go with what brought you and that's run, run, run. Miami's pass defense looked very succeptible in their opening game, but that doesn't change who K-State should be.

K-State 31 – Miami 20.

Kansas hosts Rice, 230pm on 98.1fm KMBZ.

Kansas had two rushers over 120 yards each last week. Rice gave up nearly 350 yards on the ground in their first game. Eyes are opening wide in Lawrence with anticipation of a running week. The Owls gave up three 70+ yard plays which may have skewed the stats, but it's still three 70+ yard plays. I'd be licking my chops too.

KU could stand to see QB Dayne Crist a little sharper on Saturday even with what looks to be a running opportunity. Also, was the defense better in the opener? I think so but I'm not totally convinced. They'll be tested this week against a Rice attack that did do some things offensively vs UCLA while their D was getting track meeted.

Kansas 27 - Rice 21.

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09/06/2012 11:43AM
Josh Klingler: More of the same please, this weekend in CFB
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09/10/2012 8:41AM
A head scratcher
I thought Georgia would hand Mizzou's rear end to them and the game would pretty much be over by halftime. I was impressed. It appeared Missouri could play in the SEC...until that bone-headed call to fake the punt on 4th and 11. Missouri wasn't out of the game at that point! No need to do something like that! It would have been an ignorant move even at 4th and short yardage. Talk about taking the wind out of the proverbial sails. And way to go K-State!! I loved the score!
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