K-State’s Klein Named Walter Camp National Player Of The Week

By: KSU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: KSU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein has been named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Wildcats’ 55-14 win at West Virginia.

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein (7) prepares to pass during an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Kansas State won 55-14. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein has been named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Wildcats’ 55-14 win at West Virginia.

Klein accounted for seven touchdowns (4 rushing, 3 passing) and completed 19-of-21 passes for a career-high 323 yards to lead the Wildcats to their school-record fourth straight road win over a ranked opponent.

With his four rushing touchdowns on Saturday, Klein also broke the NCAA FBS record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in two consecutive seasons with 41, while his 47 career rushing touchdowns are a new K-State record, surpassing Darren Sproles’ 45. On the year, Klein has thrown for 1,397 yards and 10 touchdowns while also rushing for 551 yards and 14 scores.

No. 4 K-State hosts No. 17 Texas Tech Saturday for a key Big 12 Conference matchup. Kickoff from Bill Snyder Family Stadium is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be televised nationally on FOX.

While all reserved seating for the contest has been sold, a limited number of general admission tickets to the game have been made available for purchase. Those tickets, priced at $55, will be located on the grassy hill in the northeast corner of the stadium and may be purchased online at k-statesports.com or via phone at 1-800-221-CATS while quantities last.


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