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Kansas State to start Will Howard over Adrian Martinez vs Oklahoma State

Alex Weber10/29/22
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Kansas State is not going to have is starting quarterback to start today’s game against Oklahoma State. According to a report from ESPN college football insider Pete Thamel, KSU starter Adrian Martinez will be on the bench while backup Will Howard gets the start.

Here was the report from Thamel on Twitter:

“Will Howard will start for Kansas State today, per source.”

He added that to an original tweet from earlier today that said Martinez would be a game time decision. Martinez actually warmed up a little bit with the first-teamers in the pregame, too. But ultimately the staff opted to sit Martinez and give Howard the start. It’s just the second game he’s appeared in this season.

Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State is underway in Manhattan with reinforcements under center for the Wildcats.

Here was the initial report.

Report: Adrian Martinez ‘true game-time decision’ vs Oklahoma State

Here was Thamel’s initial report on ESPN, where the college football insider noted that Martinez’s status is up in the air and backup Will Howard will get the starting nod if Martinez is ruled out.

“Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez is a “true game-time decision” for Saturday’s game against No. 9 Oklahoma State, sources told ESPN. Martinez left No. 22 Kansas State’s loss at TCU last week with a leg injury. He was a limited participant in practice Thursday, sources told ESPN, and will be monitored in pregame warm-ups before a decision is made about his playing status.

“Junior quarterback Will Howard has practiced all week and would start if Martinez can’t play. Howard led Kansas State on four consecutive first-half touchdown drives against TCU after Martinez left the game in the first quarter.”

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Seems like that Wildcat offense has scored pretty effectively no matter who is under center. Obviously, though, the veteran starter Adrian Martinez would be the choice if given one, so they’ll want him back. Especially in such a big spot like this home matchup vs. the Cowboys.