Big 12 football: String of losses has K-State's Bill Snyder considering two-quarterback system

by Berry Tramel Published: September 6, 2013

Bill Snyder wishes Daniel Sams had played more quarterback for Kansas State last Friday in a 24-21 loss to North Dakota State.

Hmm. Wonder if there's anyone Snyder could talk to about that.

After one of the greatest stretches in its history, 13 victories in 14 games, K-State suddenly has lost three of four. And while the loss to Baylor last November was more disappointing, since it kept the ‘Cats out of the Big Bowl, that season-opening loss to North Dakota State was most stunning.

And it's made Snyder consider a two-quarterback system, starting with Saturday night against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Junior-college transfer Jake Waters played well last week, completing 21 of 29 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, but Waters also threw two interceptions.

And when Sams entered the game in the third quarter and scored on a 17-yard run to give KSU a 21-7 lead, Snyder ripped off his headset, threw it on the ground and cut his own hand in the process.

Why the anger? “Because we hadn't put him in before,” Snyder said.

Yet Sams played only one more series. Look for that to change Saturday as the Wildcats seek to rebound from a loss to the Division I-AA Bison.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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