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Jesse Ertz will start against Texas

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

Jesse Ertz’ season will carry on Saturday

Bill Snyder announced Monday during the Big 12 Coaches Teleconference that he expects Ertz to play this week when K-State faces Texas at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, after Ertz went down with an apparent arm injury Saturday against Oklahoma, leaving the game early in the third quarter.

Ertz’ production so far this season has been less than stellar in the passing game, completing just under 50 percent of his passes for 756 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also rushed the ball 54 times for 293 yards and four scores (not adjusted for sacks.

Against Oklahoma, Ertz started slow but seemed to be picking up steam when the injury occured. He completed eight of his 14 passes for 68 yards, but led the team in rushing with seven carries for 40 yards and a score. Ertz was replaced by Joe Hubener, who went 12-23 for 157 yards and a touchdown.

In the postgame press conference, Snyder indicated that Hubener would start against Texas if Ertz couldn’t go, but it seems that point has now been rendered moot.