MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Ty Zimmerman knows when to turn it up.
When practice is getting monotonous or his teammates on No. 4 Kansas State need a big stop on third down, the junior safety and team captain mimics the motion of twisting a dial.
"One day in practice, I saw some guys over there cranking it up," linebacker Arthur Brown said. "They call it turning the tempo up. We just all seemed to gather together and rally around it. It's definitely been his leadership that has helped us propel as a defense."
Though the gesture started with Zimmerman and fellow defensive back Allen Chapman, everyone on defense knows what it means now.
"It's just emphasizing we need to tune in, dial in and regain our focus," Brown said.
With four interceptions in the last four games, Zimmerman exemplifies the progress of a Kansas State secondary that was a perceived weakness after allowing 263.4 yards passing per game last season.
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