Late into the third quarter last week against West Virginia, with the game seemingly out of hand, the Kansas State Wildcats removed their starting QB Skylar Thompson from the game.
Thompson was replaced by backup QB Alex Delton, who finished the final 16 minutes of the game.
There was never going to be a comeback, as the game was way out of hand by then, but Delton did finish the last portions of the contest with a stat line of 7/12 for 82 yards and 8 carries for 28 yards.
He gave his team a few opportunities to score, some of which came up short. Basically, he did as much, if not more, than Thompson did in much less time.
After that 35-6 debacle, it seems head coach Bill Snyder is ready to move on from his first string QB and give the keys to Delton, a junior who can give the Wildcats a much more viable dual threat option.
Delton will be making his first start this Saturday when the Texas Longhorns come to town. This isn’t his first time he has seen action against the Longhorns, though. Last season, in a 40-34 double overtime thriller against Texas, a game that KSU fell just short on, Delton went 2/5 for 30 yards and rushed 12 times for 79 yards and 2 TDs.
The Longhorns definitely faced Delton at the top of his running game last year, so they know the threat that is to come with this new starting quarterback.
You can catch the conference battle this Saturday, Sept 29th at 2:30 PM CT on FS1.