MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Iowa State and Kansas State have each played more quarterbacks this season than most coaches would want in a decade, a combination of injuries and circumstances leading to unprecedented upheaval.
The Cyclones lost starter Jacob Park to some personal issues after four games, then got six games out of backup Kyle Kempt. He went down with an injury last week at Baylor, forcing Zeb Noland into the game, while QB-turned-linebacker Joel Lanning has taken snaps under center.
The Wildcats, meanwhile, lost starter Jesse Ertz to a season-ending knee injury after five games, and backup Alex Delton left with concussions in each of his two starts. Skyler Thompson has started the past two games, but briefly left with a knee injury that forced Hunter Hall into the game.