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By DAVE SKRETTA — AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Jake Waters will be under center when defending Big 12 champion Kansas State opens its season Friday night against defending FCS national champion North Dakota State.

Wildcats coach Bill Snyder said on the Big 12’s media teleconference Monday the junior college transfer was more consistent throughout fall camp than Daniel Sams, who backed up departed Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein last season.

Snyder did say that both quarterbacks will play against the Bison.

Waters is considered the more polished passer after throwing for more than 3,500 yards, 39 touchdowns and only three interceptions for Iowa Western Community College last season.

Sams is considered the better runner. He had 235 yards and three touchdowns on the ground while playing in parts of eight games last year.

AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins contributed to this report.


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