MANHATTAN, Kan. - Collin Klein has the No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats off to an impressive start.
On Monday, the Big 12 conference awarded Klein for his four touchdown performance over the weekend. He won the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week award.
It’s the second time Klein has won the honor in his career. He won the award last season following the Texas A&M game.
Klein threw for 210 yards and a touchdown in a 52-13 victory on Saturday against Miami in Manhattan. The senior went 9-of-11 on passing, throwing 23.3 yards per completion. Klein ranks third in the Big 12 and 10th nationally with a 173.68 efficiency rating through the first two games.
The K-State quarterback also ran for three scores, the tenth multi-touchdown game of his career. He finished with 71 yards on 22 carries. Klein ranks second nationally in career multi-touchdown games for active quarterbacks. He leads all active quarterbacks with 30 rushing touchdowns since the start of last season.
The 14th-ranked Wildcats return to action this Saturday in Manhattan when they finish non-conference play at 6 p.m. against 1-1 North Texas. The game is sold out.
But in two weeks, K-State has a major test. The Wildcats travel to No. 5 Oklahoma for a Saturday night showdown on national television.
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