Jake Waters was chosen Big 12 offensive player of the week on Monday, two days after amassing 377 total yards during a 32-28 victory against Iowa State.
The Wildcats, now ranked 19th, trailed 28-13 in the second quarter, and Waters led the comeback by throwing for 239 yards and running for a career-high 138 yards and two touchdowns.
Waters is the first K-State player to win the accolade since Collin Klein in 2012.
K-State coach Bill Snyder, speaking on Monday’s Big 12 coaches’ teleconference, said Waters deserved the recognition.
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“He did a lot of fine things,” Snyder said. “The thing that was most significant to me was the elevation of his vocal and demanding leadership. I thought he was so heavily invested in the ballgame. He was emotional about it.
“A lot of people say you don’t want your quarterback to be emotional. I want a leader that is willing to step up and say what needs to be said and show enthusiasm for the game. I thought he did that to the greatest degree I can remember during his tenure here. I was awful proud of that.”