3 Things We Know About Kansas State Football After 6 Weeks

The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-2 on the season after their near upset of TCU last weekend, and all signs point to a successful second half of the season for Bill Snyder's squad. Here are three things we've learned about K-State so far this season:

3) Joe Hubener has proven to be a serviceable QB

K-State had a big question mark at the quarterback position this offseason as they tried to replace Jake Waters, but they've found their guy in Hubener. The junior has passed for 872 yards and four touchdowns this season, but has made his biggest impact in the running game, gaining 224 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. The dual threat he presents keeps defenses guessing and has helped their offense be very successful in the red zone.

2) Injuries have killed them

KSU's secondary has been decimated by injuries to Morgan Burns, Cre Moore, and Dante Barnett, which has caused them to give up a ton of yards through two games in Big 12 play. Even offense, Hubener was the backup quarterback to start the season, and injuries to three signal-callers (Jonathan Banks, Alex Delton, and Jesse Ertz) forced K-State to go to their fifth option at QB, Kody Cook, who’s also the team’s best receiver - and is also hurt now, too.

1) Kansas State isn't that far from being a Big 12 title contender

Kansas State had a real chance to make a statement on Saturday by holding a 20+ point lead over TCU, but they fell apart down the stretch. After an unimpressive non-conference schedule, they've started conference play 0-2 with close losses to undefeated Oklahoma State and the Horned Frogs. Those two losses - to two teams ranked in the top 20 in the country - have been by a combined nine points, showing that this team can compete with the best teams in the conference on a week-to-week basis. 

Now, they just have to pull through late in games.

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