Instinctive and dominant, it was the type of performance by a linebacker that NFL scouts love to see.

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Kris Frost’s six-tackle, two-sack effort during last Thursday’s win at Kansas State ranked near the top of the former five star’s career-best outings.

Auburn’s junior playmaker who is still in the transition phase from a switch to weakside linebacker this season, played the role of spy for Wildcats quarterback Jake Waters and kept the two-year starter in check throughout the game. Waters was coming off 138 yards rushing and two touchdowns against Iowa State, but the Tigers limited the senior dual threat to minus-7 yards on 11 carries.

Late in the second quarter, Frost’s most impressive play came on second down with the Wildcats driving at Auburn’s 13-yard line. He smashed his way into the Kansas State backfield, dislodged the football from Waters for a forced fumble and was credited with a sack after a 13-yard loss.

The Wildcats recovered, but the Tigers dodged a bullet after Kansas State’s Jake Cantele missed a 42-yard field goal on the next play.