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Julia StumbaughDecember 29, 2023

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Losing beginning quarterback Will Howard to the NCAA transfer website could not stop Kansas State from winning Thursday night.

The Wildcats beat the NC State Wolfpack 28-19 in the Pop-Tarts Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando as real freshman quarterback Avery Johnson shone in the very first start of his college profession.

In Howard’s lack, Johnson tape-recorded 178 passing backyards and 71 hurrying backyards for 3 overall goals.

Howard, in spite of going into the transfer website on Dec. 4, has yet to choose on a brand-new school.

PattRiley @PattVol94

K State does not appear to have actually missed out on a beat without Will Howard. Avery Johnson is placing on a program.

The Tailgate Tent ⛺ @TheTailgateTent

I do not understand anybody’s worth that has actually dropped more in the last 24 hours without playing a video game than previous Kansas State QB Will Howard

Johnson’s efficiency heightened reports that Howard, a four-year starter for Kansas State, left due to the fact that of the threat he would lose his position to Johnson next season.

Manny Navarro @Manny_Navarro

Tuned into the Pop Tarts Bowl and saw why Will Howard is no longer there.

Adam @adam_pistorius

Yep, that’s why Will Howard is moving

Puffhawk @Puffhawk1

After enjoying the 1st half of the << a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PopTartsBowl?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #PopTartsBowl<, I can see why Will Howard is moving out of << a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KState?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #KState<. This Johnson kid is an overall baller, difficult to keep him off the field. << a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KansasState?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #KansasState< < a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wildcats?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #Wildcats<

Isaac Viereck @IsaacV_4

K-State ought to have begun this guy all season over Will Howard.

Seth Derusseau @sethderusseau

I like Will Howard, however Avery is light-years ahead.

In addition to leading the Wildcats to a championship game triumph, Johnson offered college football fans in Manhattan hope that Kansas State is set for playoff success behind their brand-new first-string quarterback.

T @thabisomanukuza

Avery Johnson stocks increasing. Kansas State has a gem

James Rowland @Rowland_Report

Kansas States’ quarterback is the brand-new Will Howard eh? We’ll see him next year. K-State looks fatal entering into next year. The BIG-12 might not be prepared for them.

frogdawg @frogdawg1

Yeah I believe Kansas state is gon na make a playoff or more within the next 4 years<< br><> < br>> Avery is unique

Kansas State running back DJ Giddens hurried for 151 lawns and a goal throughout Thursday night’s win.

NC State quarterback Brennan Armstrong tossed for 164 lawns and a choice while including a goal on the ground in the Wolfpack loss.

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