Once again, no decision on starting quarterback from Coach Snyder

Quarterback Skylar Thompson runs a quarterback draw during the game against Texas in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. The Wildcats fell to the Longhorns 19-14. (Meg Shearer | Collegian Media Group)

After weeks of struggling, Kansas State football still doesn’t seem to have the “identity” that head coach Bill Snyder talked about at the beginning of the season.

The offense seems to be the area of contention on the team. They do not have a steady man in the quarterback position. Both sophomore Skylar Thompson and junior Alex Delton have been put in and pulled from every game this season, making it hard to really get into a steady flow.

In terms of offensive yards, K-State has put up 731 rushing yards and 847 passing yards. The defense has held opponents to a close number though only allowing 823 rushing yards and 1152 passing yards.

The major issue lies with the fact that K-State hasn’t been able to translate those offensive yards into points only averaging 19.6 points per game while allowing opponents to score an average of 25.2 points per game.

The stats show that Thompson is more successful on offense scoring two rushing touchdowns and four passing touchdowns compared to Delton’s single passing touchdown, but Snyder still seems to believes that Delton is equally qualified for the job.

In order for Thompson to win the job outright, Snyder said that Thompson needs to “continue to play well and improve his play.”

But, with their 2-3 record, the Wildcats will need to use the spirit that they bolstered during the second half of their game against Texas last weekend to keep gaining momentum for this weekends matchup against Baylor.

Senior Zach Reuter credited “the fight” that the team has when it comes to the difference between the first and the second half of the game against Texas and if they can use that fight during the entire game they “can have a lot of success.”

That fight will need to snowball into the next few weeks as well. Three out of the next four games are on the road for the Wildcats.

Baylor easily outplays K-State on offense, averaging 488 yards per game compared to K-State’s 321 yards per game. It will be imperative that the Wildcat defense shuts down the Bears.

Junior Adam Holtorf said, “I’ve got faith in everybody and where we’re doing as a team.”

K-State will take on Baylor on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Waco, Texas. You can catch the game on FS1 and the K-State Sports Network.

Hi, I'm Molly Hackett and I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in broadcast journalism in May 2020. When I worked for the Collegian, I had a variety of different jobs, including managing editor and sports editor. Additionally, I served a one year term on the Collegian Media Group Board of Directors. I also worked for KKSU-TV and appeared as an anchor on MHK All Day during my final semester at K-State. In my free time, I like to spend time with the people closest to me, travel, drink coffee and take naps.