Josh Klingler: Turn out the lights, the party's over
As Dandy Don's lyric goes "They say all good things must end" .. tis the case Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium where the final installment of Kansas vs Missouri in football, in the foreseeable future, will occur.
Missouri vs Kansas. 230Pm kickoff on 610 Sports Radio (Jayhawks) and 98.1fm KMBZ (Tigers)
I'm not sure there could be any less buzz for this one, certainly from the Lawrence end, where a winless Big 12 campaign can't possibly bring a lot of optimism. As much as KU fan would love to send their rivals out to the SEC with a loss, it seems most would rather avoid a one sided MU affair. Earlier this week MU ticket sales were outdoing KU 3-1.
Other than this being a rivalry game, I do not see much that KU can hang their hat on. Last week's rout at Texas A&M couldn't have been less inspired and immediately after the game the message was to “forget it, Missouri is next.” That's nowhere near enough. If only emotion could win games and overshadow lack of execution and maybe a shortage of talent.
I do not see this one going well for the Jayhawks. Missouri has it's 6th win in hand already, but could finish what has been a lesser than norm season with 7 wins and could put themselves in very solid bowl shape. Mizzou has learned how to win games, while Kansas has only learned one step forward, two steps back all season.
After 120 meetings there will be no debate on who won the all-time series. Going into Saturday Kansas calls it 55-55-9, Missouri claims it leads 56-54-9. I don't think it will be an issue after the final meeting.
Missouri 31 Kansas 13
Season record 26-5 on picking the 3 locals KU, MU, K-State
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