Waters Nabs Big 12 Player of the Week Honors

MANHATTAN, Kan. - After accumulating 377 total yards - including a career-best 138 rushing yards and two touchdowns - in a 32-28 victory at Iowa State, Kansas State senior quarterback Jake Waters earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference office announced Monday.

The accolade is the first of Waters' career and the first by a Wildcat offensive player since Collin Klein in 2012.

Waters led K-State to its first double-digit comeback victory on the road since 2010 and the first overall since 2011 as the Wildcats trailed the Cyclones, 28-13, with 1:36 remaining before halftime. The Wildcat signal caller capped a 10-play, 84-yard drive just prior to halftime with a one-yard rushing touchdown to pull the Wildcats within eight at 28-20. After a scoreless third quarter, Waters ran for 59 yards on only seven carries (8.4 yards per rush) in the fourth quarter and guided the Wildcat offense on a pair of touchdown drives, including the final drive that ended with his own game-winning eight-yard touchdown run with one minute, 30 seconds remaining in the contest.

A product of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Waters also threw for 239 yards on 16-of-29 aim, which included a 57-yard pass to Tyler Lockett to set up K-State's first touchdown of the game and a 23-yarder to Lockett on the game-winning drive.

No. 19 Kansas State is idle this Saturday prior to hosting fifth-ranked Auburn on Thursday, September 18, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The game, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m., is sold out and will be televised to a national audience on ESPN. Fans wishing to find tickets to the game can do so through Vivid Seats, a secondary market that partnered with K-State Athletics this season. To find tickets, fans can visit vividseats.com or call (844) 545-6702.