Wildcats earn Big 12 honors

Klein, Brown named conference players of the week after road win

By The Mercury

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and linebacker Arthur Brown earned Big 12 Conference weekly awards for their performances in the Wildcats 55-14 win over West Virginia.

Klein was named the Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season and third time in his career, while Brown received Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career. TCU’s Jaden Oberkrom was Special Teams Player of the Week.

Klein completed 19-of-21 passes for a career-high 323 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another four. It was a school-record fourth straight road win over a ranked opponent for the Wildcats. Klein was also named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

Klein set the NCAA FBS record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in two consecutive seasons with 41, and his 47 career rushing touchdowns surpassed Darren Sproles’ 45 as the career leader at K-State.

Brown earned his honors after ending Geno Smith’s consecutive passes without an interception streak. Brown also ended 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III’s streak last season. Brown finished with eight tackles, including two for losses.

The K-State defense held the powerful West Virginia offense to 243 total yards and just 155 through the air.

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