Freeman Picks Up USA Today Award

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman was named the USA Today College Football Player of the Week on Tuesday after his performance at Texas A&M last weekend.

Freeman, a junior, led K-State to its first win at Texas A&M since 1996 on Saturday by finishing the contest with 329 total yards, 234 passing and 95 rushing, and four rushing touchdowns.

The Grandview, Mo., native was 21-of-26 through the air with no interceptions for a rating of 156.37, while his four rushing touchdowns were the second-most in school history for a single game and moved him atop the Big 12 rankings in number of rushing touchdowns this season with 12.

Freeman has already become Kansas State's all-time leader in pass completions (567) and yardage (6,642) and needs just two more touchdown passes and 57 pass attempts to become the school's all-time leader in those categories as well.

The weekly award is comprised one-third of an online fan vote with one vote each also going to college football editor Erick Smith and Gannett columnist Mike Lopresti. Freeman ran away with the honor after receiving 60-percent of the online fan vote and getting the nod from Smith.

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