In just his second career start on the road against an Oklahoma State team that was ranked No. 13 in the nation, Skylar Thompson rose to the occasion.
In arguably the most impressive showing from any Kansas State freshman quarterback in history, Thompson completed 10 of 13 passes for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns, while rushing for another 93 yards and 1 touchdowns en route to a 45-40 victory.
As a result, Thompson was named as the latest Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
Five players garner #Big12FB accolades for week 12.
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 20, 2017
K-State’s third-string quarterback, Thompson filled in for the injured Jesse Ertz and Alex Delton, and did so marvelously.
Thompson’s passer rating of 284.9 rated as the highest by any Kansas State freshman in school history, and more notably, he led Kansas State to its sixth win of the season and thus, bowl eligibility.
In limited action throughout his debut season in Manhattan, Kan., Thompson has completed 33 of 55 attempts for 510 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He’s also rushed 56 times for 251 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday for Senior Day against Iowa State. The game is scheduled for kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.