The West Virginia Mountaineers have a dynamic quarterback in Geno Smith, but their opponent on Saturday, the Kansas State Wildcats, have a signal-caller in Collin Klein who is reminding people of Tim Tebow.
Klein, who stands slightly taller and is a few pounds lighter than the former Florida Gator, has earned the comparison with his penchant for running through tacklers often and with success. In last weekend's 27-21 win over the Iowa State Cyclones, Klein ran 25 times, piling up 105 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He also threw for 187 yards, completing 16-of-24 pass attempts.
"He actually reminds me a lot of Tebow," West Virginia linebacker Isaiah Bruce said of Klein in a report from the Charleston Daily Mail on Thursday. "We've been making that reference a lot around here. He's just like Tebow. He's always going to fall forward."
For the season, Klein has rushed for 510 yards and 10 touchdowns, as the No. 4 Wildcats remain unbeaten to this point. He's also thrown for 1,074 yards so far, completing 66.9 percent of his throws with seven touchdowns and two interceptions.
No. 13 West Virginia hosts Klein and Kansas State on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.