Kansas State Wildcats Name 2013 Captains, Quarterback Battle Heats Up

By Amanda Staver
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With the Purple and White game bringing the Kansas State Wildcats spring practices to a close this past Saturday, head coach Bill Snyder announced who the captains for the 2013 football season would be.

Defensive back Ty Zimmerman and center B.J. Finney, who were both captains in 2012, were named captains for a second year. Also named captain was wide receiver Tyler Lockett and linebackers Tre Walker and Blake Slaughter. Both Zimmerman and Lockett were named All-Americans in the 2012 season.

At the spring game, the quarterbacks were the highlight of the game. JUCO transfer Jake Waters and sophomore Daniel Sams exceeded any expectations anyone had about thinking Collin Klein couldn’t be replaced.

Before the game, Snyder flipped a coin to see which QB would start on the first team and Waters won the toss. He was 14-18 with 249 yards, three touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. He led the purple to back-to-back touchdowns to start off the game. Sams put up 391 yards, four touchdowns, was 18-28 and also had a rushing touchdown.

Of course, Snyder wouldn’t give any hint into who will be under center for the Wildcats in 2013.

Snyder on the situation, according to The Wichita Eagle:

“I cannot give you a distinct answer right now until we sit down and scrutinize things a little more closely in regards to this game as well as the other 14 practices. I saw some very positive things with both of them. We saw some issues that we have been aware of during the course of the spring.”

“I thought we have a little bit of athletic ability. I thought we threw the ball with more consistency than we have during the course of the spring, but it was pretty basic as far as the defense is concerned. I was pleased.”

The Wildcats had quite a few key players sitting out of the game due to injury, including newly named captain Finney.

The score was more than lopsided, with the purple team absolutely destroying the white team, 76-3.

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