MANHATTAN, Kansas -- Kansas State defensive back Kip Daily was honored for his two-interception performance against Massachusetts as the senior has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. It was Daily's first career honor, while it marked the Wildcats' Big 12-leading 20th weekly conference accolade since 2011.
Daily picked off his first-career pass in the first quarter and returned it 38 yards to open the game's scoring. He also came back with a pick in the third quarter when the Minutemen were attempting to convert on fourth down inside K-State territory.
A product of College Station, Texas, Daily registered K-State's first multi-interception game since Allen Chapman had three picks against Oklahoma State last season. Daily, who also had three tackles against UMass, tied for sixth in school history in single-game interceptions.
Kansas State hits the road for the first time in 2013 and opens Big 12 play in a nationally-televised contest at Texas Saturday night. The game, which will kick off at 7 p.m., from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, will be televised by ABC.
Coverage from the K-State Sports Network begins at 5 p.m., while the game can also be heard online for free at www.k-statesports.com and also on SIRIUS satellite radio channel 117, XM channel 202 and WestwoodOne Sports radio.