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
What a difference a week makes. We were all talking possible trap game last week for K-State at Iowa State and now to a game which could have National Championship implications? Yep, that's college football.
I'm now 14-4 with the picks as K-State heads to WV, KU has long odds at OU and MU has a much needed bye. (no I'm not picking the bye)
#4 Kansas State at #13 West Virginia, 6pm on FOX.
What a difference a week makes for the Mountaineers too. One week ago it was a national title contender too and now it's about whether they can win the Big 12 and possibly stay in the national picture.
Did Texas Tech show a way to stop Geno Smith and the Mountaineer O? Maybe for some, K-State seems to think it's not necessarily their blue print. They are confident in what they do, get solid play up front, let Arthur Brown roam the LB space, and continue to ball hawk in the back end.
K-State can score and West Virginia still hasn't put the defensive pieces together, so I like the Wildcats chances. They should not have to shoot out with Mountaineers.
K-State 24 WV 21.
Kansas at #9 Oklahoma, 6pm on 610 Sports Radio.
If there are no moral victories, then I guess we need another term for what happened to KU last week. They lost, yes, but looked much better in doing it. They got physical, they didn't quit and hung in big time in the 4th quarter. Whatever you call it, it was better than some recent blowouts.
Ok, so now there's Norman, Oklahoma. Bob Stoops is 78-4 there all time – tell that to K-State of course .. responsible for the 4. Here's hoping for a moral victory.
Charlie Weis will be reaching into his bag of tricks again, going with two Qbs Dayne Crist and Michael Cummings (we think), or it could be one or none, with some Jayhawk formation, who knows? I wish I thought it would be enough, but this one is a longshot.