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Collin Klein carries an offense on his back. Geno Smith spreads responsibility. Both strategies are working for these players and their respective teams.
Klein is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. The guy is tough, can throw and run with the football. He takes his team on his back and has inspired the Wildcats to two great seasons under head coach Bill Snyder.
Kansas State has become a feel-good story in college football. Klein has helped this team rise.
Geno Smith has been just as impressive, leading his team to a 5-1 record. West Virginia was expecting big things, but sitting with only one loss in its first year in the Big 12 is impressive.
Smith has made that happen.
This is a team with great supporting players like Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin and the lesser-known J.D. Woods. Using his three key receivers, Smith has turned this team into a Big 12 contender in Year 1.
This game is for the Big 12 lead. These Heisman candidates will make their case in this contest.
KSU—Collin Klein: 79-of-118 for 1,074 yards, 66.9 completion percentage, 7 TDs, 2 INTs; 98 carries for 510 yards, 10 TDs.
WVU—Geno Smith: 195-of-259 for 2,271 yards, 75.3 completion percentage, 25 TDs, 0 INTs; 28 carries for 71 yards, 1 TD.