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
It's not the how but the result for my college football picks, and a 3-0 week is an unbeaten week. So I picked Missouri to get roughed up at Florida and Kansas to hang at Baylor?? .. the final pick was the final pick. So much for last week's confidence that I should start picking vs. the spread.
Kansas at Texas Tech, Saturday 11am on 610 Sports Radio.
For the first time this season I thought KU really lost it in the second half at Baylor. They finally looked like a team that was beaten down. Did Charlie Weis do enough to bring them back up this week?
The good news is that Tech coach Tommy Tuberville says his team is hitting the wall too after back to back losses he felt on Monday that his team was out of energy and needed to pick it back up. Will that be enough?
Despite the results, the eye test says Kansas' defense has improved, but will be tested by Seth Doege and the Red Raiders pass game. The back end of the D still has some question marks.
On the flip side and offense that has struggled to score and get any QB play to brag about .. so much so that the only QB question asked this week involved a guy not eligible until next year.
Texas Tech 38 Kansas 20
Missouri at Tennessee, 1121am on 98.1fm KMBZ.
The Tigers D are playing their tails off. Keeping them very much in the game at Florida last week. The O? Not so much. Regardless of rust, lack of practice time, injury, etc. you want to put as the excuse for QB James Franklin, four picks is four picks. Four interceptions in a 14-7 loss is on the offense. I do not discount that only one offensive lineman has played in every game this season, but you've got to try to figure it out.
This week the Tigers have a more than winnable game at Tennesee. A Volunteers squad that had to hang onto a 55-48 home win over Troy. (nowhere near the Troy that upset the Tigers a few years back) The Tigers bowl hopes are also on the line, gotta get one here.
Missouri 21 Tennessee 17
#2 Kansas State at TCU, 6pm on FOX.
I'm going in with the assumption that Collin Klein will play. That being said, with K-State's 'no injuries' policy we can't say for sure until Saturday. But I'll go with Klein as 'in' for these purposes.
So there's still no reason to bet against the Cats. Trevone Boykin has settled in as the QB and the Horned Frogs showed major cajones in the overtimes last week at West Virginia. But now he faces the still underrated Wildcats D who have become a turnover machine. With the way the D is playing and turning people over and if even Daniel Sams is under center, I'd still take the Cats.