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By Dave Skretta
AP Sports Writer 

K-State could feature nation's top group of running backs


April 21, 2017

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There was a point last season when Alex Barnes, already a rarity under Bill Snyder in that he was even on the field as a freshman, began to assert himself as the team's No. 1 running back.

Snyder couldn't have been happier.

In nearly three decades as a head coach, the 77-year-old Snyder has established a preference for just about everything. And in his ideal world, he'd have one running back taking the majority of snaps on any given Saturday, a Darren Sproles-like bell cow who would give the Kansas State offense some consistency.

"You'd like to see someone separate...

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