Bill Snyder thinks Jesse Ertz will be healthy enough to start against Kansas

Jesse Ertz has missed Kansas State’s last two games, but likely won’t miss a third, according to head coach Bill Snyder.

In Monday’s teleconference with Big 12 media, Snyder said that he thinks Ertz will be healthy by the time Saturday rolls around.

“As far as who the starter will be this week, it would be Jesse if he is 100 percent healthy, which we anticipate that he will be,” said Snyder.

Alex Delton looked less than serviceable against TCU in a 26-6 Kansas State loss, but absolutely erupted against Oklahoma. He somehow completed 12 of his 14 attempted passes, and ran for 142 yards and three touchdowns on 27 attempts.

Those numbers are good, but you can’t replace what a quarterback like Ertz brings to the offense, which is leadership and consistency. Ertz hasn’t had a fantastic season throwing the ball, he only has a completion percentage of 55 this season. He’s still the best quarterback Kansas State has, and easing him back into competition against a woeful Kansas team is a good track to take.

You can expect Delton to play against Kansas too. Kansas isn’t just bad this year, they’re historically bad, and there’s a high chance that the leash on Ertz will be short because of his history with injuries.

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