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Kansas State expects injured QB Jesse Ertz to play vs. Texas

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The starter for the Wildcats didn’t play in the second half last weekend.

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder is notoriously reluctant to share injury news, but during the weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference on Monday, he did reveal that he anticipates that starting quarterback Jesse Ertz will play against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday.

Ertz missed the second half of last weekend’s game against Oklahoma due to a shoulder injury.

Last season, the junior suffered a torn ACL on the season’s first drive, leaving him with only one carry for five yards in 2015.

In his return to the field, the 6’3, 205-pounder has been effective as a runner in taking 54 carries for 293 yards and four touchdowns, but has struggled throwing the football, completing less than 50 percent of his passes.

As a result, the Iowa native is averaging only 6.4 yards per attempt, though he has mostly avoided interceptions with two on the season.

His back up his last season’s starter, Joe Hubener, who went 12-of-23 passing for 157 yards and a touchdown against the Sooners. Against the Longhorns last October, Hubener was 10-of-22 passing for 97 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.