Kansas State will take on West Virginia in a battle of Big 12 teams this weekend. Head coach Chris Klieman has said that Will Howard will get the start at quarterback. Adrian Martinez will miss the game and is out in the short term with an injury. Klieman made sure to stress that it isn’t a season-ending injury for Martinez.
Chris Klieman says Will Howard will start at QB for Kansas State against West Virginia.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) November 15, 2022
Adrian Martinez is out in the short term with an injury, but he is NOT out for the season.
Kansas State is currently second in the Big 12 standings with an overall 7-3 record with a 5-2 record in conference play. If both the Wildcats and current No. 4 TCU win out, they will meet in the Big 12 championship game on December 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Howard has played in three games this season, including in last week’s dominant win over Baylor. He has completed 63.1% of his passes for 717 yards with nine touchdowns and one interception. Howard does most of his damage in the pocket and isn’t known as a dual-threat quarterback. West Virginia is 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the Big 12. They are coming off a win against Oklahoma, where their defense got absolutely torched in the run game but held quarterback Dillon Gabriel to only 190 yards.