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Kansas State redshirt junior QB Jesse Ertz completed 10-of-28 passes for 79 yards with two picks, and ran for 126 yards and a score on 26 carries in a 14-7 loss to Vanderbilt.

Ertz was able to make plays with the legs, but the 6-foot-3 dual-threat quarterback had no success against the Vanderbilt defense in the air. He made two crucial interceptions, and while he kept things churning with his legs, it essentially kept Kansas State from having a chance to win the game. He'll get a chance to bounce back against Baylor next week.
Sep 17 - 12:08 AM

Kansas State HC Bill Snyder believes junior RB Justin Silmon (undisclosed) will play Saturday against Vanderbilt.

"Justin is coming along," Snyder said. "He’s practicing right now and looked good (Monday) so we’d anticipate him getting a decent amount of snaps." Though Silmon dressed for last week's game against Charlotte, he did not play. He'll be on the weak-side of a platoon under Alex Barnes alongside Winston Dimel once he returns.
Source: Diehards
Sep 13 - 3:02 PM

Kansas State sophomore RB Alex Barnes rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Saturday's 55-7 win over Charlotte.

K-State cruised in this one, with Barnes' four-yard touchdown just before halftime giving HC Bill Snyder and crew a dominating 38-7 advantage. The 6-foot-1, 221-pounder has yet to hit 100 yards rushing in either of the team's games to date. He'll have another shot at that mark next Saturday, in a road showdown with Vanderbilt.
Sep 9 - 3:55 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Alex Delton (knee) is out for Saturday's game against Charlotte.

Jesse Ertz's backup will be Skylar Thompson for the second consecutive game.
Sep 9 - 11:36 AM

The Wichita Eagle's Kellis Robinett reports that Kansas State WR Dominique Heath (undisclosed) is probable for Saturday's game against Charlotte.

Heath missed last week's opener while dealing with an undisclosed injury. He was listed as a starter in depth charts published late in the summer. Once Heath returns, he'll act as a secondary option behind Bryon Pringle.
Sep 8 - 4:32 PM

Kansas State junior WR Byron Pringle caught three passes for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 55-16 victory over Central Arkansas.

Pringle was the big-play wide receiver for the Wildcats last year (39/621/4), and even though he only had the three catches, all went for big yardage. The biggest play was a 55-yard touchdown from Jesse Ertz to make it 24-16 Wildcats in the middle of the second quarter. This was a night where everyone got a chance to make plays against inferior competition, but as we get closer to conference play, Pringle should see more touches with similar yardage.
Sep 2 - 10:45 PM

Kansas State sophomore RB Alex Barnes ran for 29 yards on nine carries with a score in a 55-16 victory over Central Arkansas on Saturday.

Barnes (6'1/221) was named the co-starter by Kansas State earlier this week, but there might as well have been several co-starters, as six players had multiple carries for the Wildcats. He was at least able to find the end zone, plunging in for a one-yard score with 13:58 left in the first quarter to make it 7-0. The Wildcats were much more effective through the air in this one, but knowing Bill Snyder's offense, it's reasonable to expect Barnes to get many more carries going forward.
Sep 2 - 10:37 PM

Kansas State redshirt junior QB Jesse Ertz completed 10-of-16 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 55-19 victory over Central Arkansas.

He also ran for 35 yards on seven carries. Ertz (6'3/212) was able to tear the Central Arkansas defense apart, completing long completion after long completion. His first touchdown came on a 55-yard strike to Byron Pringle, making it 24-16 Wildcats late in the second quarter. Then with 17 seconds left in the half, he found Dalton Schoen for a 70-yard score to make it 38-16 and all but put away the game. For good measure, he also hooked up with Isiah Harris for a 69-yard score late in the third quarter. Central Arkansas' secondary had no chance on Saturday, and Ertz could be in for another big day through the air next Saturday against Charlotte.
Sep 2 - 10:32 PM

Kansas State junior RB Justin Silmon was named a co-starter with Alex Barnes for Saturday's opener against Central Arkansas.

Barnes is more of the bruiser, and Silmon more of the quick "slashing" back, so the two could form a potent combination, especially in Bill Snyder's offense. He probably won't get as many red-zone carries as Barnes, but he should be more active in the passing game, and he's talented enough to expect him to put up enough yardage to make up for the lack of touchdowns.
Aug 30 - 7:25 PM

Kansas State sophomore RB Alex Barnes was named a co-starter with Justin Silmon for the Wildcats' opener on Saturday vs. Central Arkansas.

This is a slight surprise, as Barnes is coming off an outstanding redshirt freshman season that saw him rush for nearly eight yards a carry and six touchdowns. You should still expect the 6-foot-1, 221-pound running back to get plenty of carries going forward, he's just not going to be the bell-cow.
Aug 30 - 7:21 PM

Kansas State sophomore S Denzel Goolsby will start against Central Arkansas.

Goolsby (5'11/190) initially joined the Wildcats as a wide receiver in the 2016 class, but then shifted over to safety. As a true freshman, he recorded 11 tackles in 13 games. His start on Saturday will be the first of his career, as he won out over JUCO transfer Eli Walker in camp this month.
Aug 29 - 4:28 PM

Kansas State HC Bill Snyder said that redshirt junior QB Jesse Ertz is "throwing the ball better than he ever has."

Snyder indicated that Ertz has bulked up during the offseason, which has had a noticeable effect on the way he's been spinning the ball during camp. Ertz underwent shoulder surgery after the conclusion of the past campaign but looks to be fully recovered from that procedure. The dual-threat gunslinger threw for 1,755 yards with a 9/4 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 1,012 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.
Aug 24 - 7:57 PM

Kansas State WR coach Andre Coleman said that junior Byron Pringle "has a much better understanding of the offense" than he did at this time last year.

"He didn’t come along as fast as I wanted him to but as the season went on he got better and better and better and he was playing at the end of the season like I wanted him to start the season," Coleman said. Speaking to that slow initial development, the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder went the first 10 games of the season without recording 70 receiving yards. He went off for 77 yards, 126 yards and 107 yards in the team's final three games. For the campaign as a whole, Pringle logged a 39-631-4 receiving line while averaging 16.2 yards per catch. Said Coleman, "He and the quarterbacks have a much better chemistry and timing and I’m expecting very good things from him."
Aug 15 - 5:35 PM

Kansas State HC Bill Snyder (cancer) said at Big 12 media days that he is "feeling fine."

Snyder revealed in February that he has been battling throat cancer. While the legendarily hard-worker had to ease off the gas pedal in the spring as a result, he has finished his treatments and sounds optimistic about his outlook for the coming season, saying, "I mean, the recovery is ongoing, quite obviously, but I’m doing fine, getting around fine. Don’t have any issues right now other than trying to prepare for the season." Snyder turns 78 in October.
Jul 18 - 8:22 PM

Kansas State sophomore T Scott Frantz revealed publicly that he is gay.

Frantz came out to his Wildcats teammates at a team-building exercise last offseason. He told his family after that. "So the very first time I said those words were in front of, you know, 110, 120 football guys," Frantz said. "So you can imagine how scared I was, how nervous I was. … This could go either really bad or could go really good. And thankfully my teammates embraced me with open arms, and it was great." Frantz started 13 games at left tackle last season. Frantz and 2017 Arizona signee My-King Johnson are the two active FBS players who have come out as gay.
Jul 13 - 4:08 PM

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