Kansas State Wildcats

Jesse Ertz named starting QB for Kansas State vs. Stanford

In Monday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference, Bill Snyder was naturally asked off the bat about his starting quarterback situation. His response was a simple one, that he would be going with Jesse Ertz under center against Stanford on Friday night.

Ertz was the frontrunner and ended up beating out Joe Hubener and Alex Delton.

As for how close the 3-way competition was, Snyder said on the teleconference, “It really did go an extended period of time. They were, I mean, it was one of those things, if you can envision it, where one guy lit it up, and the next day it was somebody else. There was that inconsistency about who was, day in, day out, at the top of the list, based on the performance that day.” Coach Snyder went on to say, “It was very competitive. Jesse pulled himself away in the last four days of being able to have a greater consistency on the practice field.”

Ertz is in his fourth year with the Wildcats program. He earned the starting nod for the 2015 season opener but suffered a season-ending injury on the first play from scrimmage. Also, Ertz was voted a team captain.

Ertz only had one rush for five yards last season before suffering a season-ending injury against South Dakota.

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