Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein wouldn't be categorized as your prototypical signal caller. After all Klein has more rushing attempts than passing attempts on the season and often resembles another running back in the Wildcats backfield.
A heavy workload from the 12 games regular season had Klein banged up but the five-week break he and the Wildcats have enjoyed have him refreshed, healed up and ready for the Cotton Bowl.
"I am feeling much better. We have a great training staff that has worked very diligently with me through the course of the season, keeping me up and rolling," Klein said, smiling. "A chance to refresh a little bit, and I'm ready for another round."
When Klein takes the field on Friday, he will be on the cusp of entering the record book. Klein's 26 rushing touchdowns places him one behind 1998 Heisman trophy winner Ricky Williams for the Big 12 record. It is also one behind the FBS record for quarterbacks which was set by Navy's Ricky Dobbs two seasons ago.