It was something like 13 years ago when I saw Michael Bishop throw a 70 yard pass standing still…granted I running stadium stairs as a punishment for missing morning class as a student athlete, still…very impressive. Collin Klein doesn’t have that arm, nor his swift agility ability, but does he have the it factor? The second highest quarterback in the nation rushing the football only behind that Michigan guy…who is he? Everyone knew D. Rob before the season and little knew Klein had only attempted 12 passes during last years season. Snyder is the Phil Jackson of coaching or the J.R.R Tolkien of writing…a genius.
K-State’s defense once again carried the day, but it was the offense that showed toughness and poise as Bill’s Boys beat Mizzou 24-17. The ‘Cats improved to 5-0 and the heels of John Hubert’s 126 yards on 26 carries. Sixty-two of those yards came in the fourth quarter, all of which helped the ‘Cats wind down the clock. It was Colin Klein’s engineering of the final five minute drive that kept Missouri from getting the ball back and having the chance to complete their improbable comeback.
“It was our time,” Klein said. “We were saying to each other, ‘We’ve got to go win the game.’ The defense has been playing great and doing a great job for us. That was really our chance to run off about 5 minutes of clock. It’s something you’ve got to be able to do. It’s a family affair. You’ve got be there for your team and we were able to do it.” Klein added 45 yards rushing and 112 through the air to go with his 3 TDs.