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This week's player to watch: Tyler Hansen

Here’s how good Colorado coach Dan Hawkins thinks Tyler Hansen is: He benched his own son to get the sophomore quarterback on the field.

Facing a tough start to the season and badly needing some new life on offense, Hawkins pulled the redshirt off Hansen two weeks ago during a loss at Texas and now he’s starting full time over Cody Hawkins.

The move seems to have paid off. Last week Hansen led the Buffaloes to a victory over Kansas and they now come into Manhattan with first place in the Big 12 North on the line against Kansas State.

It’s safe to say K-State coach Bill Snyder would rather play against the Hawkins father/son combo. (more…)