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Cotton Bowl 2011: Arkansas' Tyler Wilson Going To Cause Problems For Kansas State's Pass Defense

The Cotton Bowl match-up between the Arkansas Razorback and the Kansas State Wildcats is going to involve a match-up of two quarterbacks who could be among the nation's best next season -- assuming that both are returning. That's because it will be the senior season for both Collin Klein and Tyler Wilson, two quarterbacks who could not be any different and yet can both hurt defenses in their own way.

For Wilson, it's his ability to find the open man no matter what opposing defenses throw at him. Ed Aschoff writes, "Tyler Wilson is completing 64.2 percent of his passes when opponents send five or more pass-rushers on a play this season with a plus-eight touchdown-to-interception ratio. Wilson has been outstanding against the blitz when not facing the top three pass efficiency defenses (Alabama, South Carolina and LSU), completing 66.7 percent with no interceptions in 102 attempts. Kansas State enters the Cotton Bowl ranked 73rd in pass efficiency defense."

Wilson on the season is 257 of 407 for a 63.1 completion percentage. He's thrown for 3,422 passing yards and 22 touchdowns against only 6 interceptions.