Kansas State had to roll with two quarterbacks throughout the evening, as Jesse Ertz was injured in the first half. Joe Hubener came in and immediately threw an interception, which was disheartening to say the least.
Ertz did not impress me too much in this one. He looked frightened throughout most of the game and threw two costly interceptions in the fourth quarter. He also was sacked in the end zone in the fourth quarter for a safety, and that pretty much sealed K-State’s fate.
If KSU wants to be contenders this season, the quarterback play needs to improve ASAP.
Hubener had that bad interception right off the bat, but afterwards looked much better. He proved to still be a running threat and led the Wildcats down the field in the third quarter on an impressive drive (which ended up leading to no points).
If KSU wants to be contenders this season, the quarterback play needs to improve ASAP. There were multiple delay of game penalties on both guys while quarterbacking the offense, and that simply cannot happen.
This was a very disappointing first start for Ertz, but it wasn’t surprising to see him struggle. He hasn’t played a full game in his entire career and hopefully this will help him moving forward. At least he had a touchdown pass (and what a dime it was)
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