MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State fans are eager for Saturday’s spring game to see how good Collin Klein could be now that he’s comfortably in charge.
A year ago, the plucky run-first quarterback was just starting to assume control of the offense. He’d thrown all of 18 passes the previous season, and much like the rest of the Wildcats, nobody really knew what to expect.
What happened is that Klein put together one of the best seasons in school history, leading the surprising Wildcats to 10 wins and a berth in the Cotton Bowl.
Klein threw for nearly 2,000 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions, but it was on the ground where he really soared. The junior ran for 1,141 yards and 27 touchdowns, setting a Big 12 record for rushing scores and breaking a 42-year-old school record.