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Kansas State Impresses Fans in Pop-Tarts Bowl Win vs. NCSU After Will Howard Transfer

Losing starting quarterback Will Howard to the NCAA transfer portal couldn't stop Kansas State from winning Thursday night.

The Wildcats defeated the NC State Wolfpack 28-19 in the Pop-Tarts Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando as true freshman quarterback Avery Johnson shone in the first start of his college career.

In Howard's absence, Johnson recorded 178 passing yards and 71 rushing yards for three total touchdowns.

Meanwhile Howard, despite entering the transfer portal on Dec. 4, has yet to decide on a new school.

PattRileyud83cudf4a @PattVol94

K State doesn't seem to have missed a beat without Will Howard.