As Texas Longhorns junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger tries to get back on track following the first four-interception game of his career against the Kansas State Wildcats, he won’t have to deal with the best cover cornerback for the Wildcats.
Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman revealed on Tuesday that junior AJ Parker suffered a fractured foot in last weekend’s victory over Kansas and will be out indefinitely. Parker has started 20 straight games for the Wildcats and has 27 tackles and three interceptions this season.
That’s a significant blow to a defense that has allowed 7.4 yards per attempt this season, including two passing plays of 70 or more yards. Otherwise, however, the Wildcats rank tied for 21st nationally in allowing the fewest passing plays of 10 or more yards.
Senior Kevion McGee will likely get the first opportunity to replace Parker, according to Klieman.