Delton, Williams are latest Collegian Athletes of the Week

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Forward Peyton Williams throws T-shirts to the crowd during team introductions at Madness in Manhattan on Oct. 12, 2018 in Bramlage Coliseum. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

This week for the Collegian Athletes of the Week, the award will be given to junior quarterback Alex Delton of the football team and junior forward Peyton Williams of the women’s basketball team.

Williams made a layup with less than 30 seconds to seal K-State’s 48-46 exhibition win over Fort Hays State on Nov. 1. Williams finished with eight points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

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Quarterback Alex Delton looks at his coaches for his next play during the game against Texas in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Sept. 29, 2018. The Wildcats fell to the Longhorns 19-14. (Meg Shearer | Collegian Media Group)

Delton was faced with the task of replacing the injured Skylar Thompson in the first quarter against TCU on Saturday. The redshirt junior had not played since the first half of a loss to Texas on Sept. 29.

Delton completed 15 of his 25 passes for 155 yards and recorded both of K-State’s touchdowns — one on the ground and one in the air — in the 14-13 loss to TCU.

Williams and the women’s basketball team just defeated Pittsburg State in their final exhibition game on Monday night. Williams was inactive, but should play in next Monday’s regular season opener against Omaha. Delton and the football team will take on Kansas in Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown.

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