Collin Klein Injury Complicates BCS Championship Picture

Nov 3, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein (7) follows the blocks of offensive linemen Cody Whitehair (55) and Cornelius Lucas (78) during first-half action against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

UPDATE: Early reports indicate Collin Klein’s wrist was injured in the third quarter.

Kansas State won a costly victory over Oklahoma State. The Wildcats ran their record to 9-0 with another convincing Big 12 conference win, but complicated the BCS championship picture in the 44-30 decision. Quarterback Collin Klein was removed from the game after smacking his head against the turf on a touchdown rush, the toll of his hard rushing style catching up with him.

Klein’s prognosis is unknown. K-State head coach Bill Snyder was noncommittal in his post-game interview with ESPN’s Heather Cox, but the possibility of losing Heisman Trophy Klein for any length of time throws a wrench into the program’s BCS title pursuit. Klein had another outstanding outing before going to the sidelines: 16-22, 245 yards passing, 64 yards rushing and the aforementioned touchdown. K-State’s offense isn’t exclusively Klein — it’s just close.

Reserve Daniel Sams came on to throw 5-6 for 45 yards and rushed for 20: respectable figures, but hardly Klein-like.

Stay tuned for more information on Klein’s injury, one which complicates both the BCS championship picture and Heisman Trophy race.

Topics: Football, Kansas State Wildcats

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