STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Senior Ryan Burns will start at quarterback for Stanford in the No. 8 Cardinal's opener against Kansas State.

Coach David Shaw announced the decision after practice Wednesday, also saying junior quarterback Keller Chryst would see action against the Wildcats at home Sept. 2.

"Ryan Burns will start and play a good chunk of the game," Shaw said. "Keller Chryst will play as well. We're going to play both guys and try to win a game. There hasn't been a huge separation between the two. Both guys have played extremely well. Ryan has been enough ahead to get the nod."

Burns played in four games last season, but did not throw a pass. He rushed for 13 yards.

Kevin Hogan, the winningest starting quarterback in school history, is now a rookie with the Kansas City Chiefs.