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Thompson out, but the new guy is getting noticed in a good way.

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Texas Christian Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Monday was either a bad day or a good day, depending on which of the two Kansas State Wildcats quarterbacks you were talking about.

First, we learned from Coach Klieman that Skylar Thompson is officially out for the season after having surgery to repair an injury sustained after a late hit during the Texas Tech game two Saturdays ago.

Now that he’s out for the rest of the season, Skylar has a much bigger choice to make about next season. The 5th-year senior could return, as this season doesn’t count for eligibility, and make another case for a shot at the NFL; or he could opt to be done, and leave the future of quarterback to Will Howard and incoming recruit Jake Rubley.

Onto the good day part of Monday, the Big 12 Conference announced it’s weekly awards and the Cats came away with two honors to put the total now at six for the season, while nabbing the Newcomer of the Week award for the third straight week. A.J. Parker received the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week nod for his effort to secure a pick-6 against TCU (as well as five tackles). Deuce Vaughn did not get the Newcomer nod this week, instead it went to Will Howard for his showing in his first start.

Presuming no other shenanigans, game time for the Sunflower Showdown has been set. K-State and KU will square off from Bill Snyder Family Stadium at 11am CT, with the game airing on FS1. The Wildcats will be going for a record-breaking 12th-straight win in the series.

Question of the day: So Wildcat fans, what do you think — should Skylar return next year? And why or why not??