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Cotton Bowl 2011: Kansas State's Collin Klein Among Best In Red Zone

The Arkansas Razorbacks are well aware that they must pay attention and thus account for Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein’s ability to burn them with the rush or the pass. The 6-5 junior threw for 12 touchdowns and ran for another 26, showcasing an amazing ability to continue a drive through the end zone rather than settle for many field goals. It’s that ability that Edward Aschoff says might come into play in the 2011 Cotton Bowl against the Razorbacks.

He writes, “Kansas State has scored a touchdown on 29 of 33 (87.9 pct) goal-to-go situations this season, the 13th-highest percentage in the nation. The Wildcat’s knack for the end zone is built upon quarterback Collin Klein’s legs as he has scored more close touchdowns than any other player in the nation.”

If Klein has a solid Cotton Bowl performance, he’s going to be a natural contender for the Heisman Trophy next season and the buzz will grow even more if K-State can pull off a win.