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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

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Josh Klingler: Tigers a road dog?

I'm 9-3 on the year in the pick em blog, going 2-1 last week by not backing up my faith in Kansas State and picking them to lose at Oklahoma.

I spend a lot of time on the air defending K-State or rather defending that they don't have to defend themselves .. does that make sense? There's enough proof that K-State belongs in the 'known' category but they seem to relish the underdog role so why stop?

Anyway, I don't have to give my prediction for next week's next K-State game hosting KU (although I could) .. both KU and K-State are on their bye weeks, making Mizzou the only game in town.

Missouri at Central Florida 11am on 98.1fm KMBZ.

Just a few weeks ago I was picking the Tigers to upset top ten Georgia, now they seem to be a crossroads. The Tigers are 0-2 in the SEC and are an underdog at Central Florida out of Conference USA ???? What world are we living in?

Coach Gary Pinkel says there's no quarterback controversy but maybe there should be. Pinkel started it by outing James Franklin for not taking a pain shot a few weeks ago and it's snowballed since. Then he pulled Franklin late vs South Carolina for Corbin Berkstresser who leads a TD drive. How can the MU players not be questioning who the better option is?

This feels like a must win and a season changer for the Tigers so I like them over the Fighting George O'Learys. This is inevitably big game for UCF too getting an SEC in their house and they feature a solid pass attack and a D that doesn't give up much through the air. Lower scoring but I'll take the Tigers.

Missouri 24 Central Florida 20.

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09/26/2012 6:52PM
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