Darren Sproles' season cannot be what he had envisioned last August. After all, K-State has a losing record through seven games and he has struggled to get his yards, touchdowns, and hold onto the ball.
But despite all those struggles, which have not entirely
been his fault, Sproles gave Wildcat fans a real show against
However it may not have a fluke that he put up monster numbers again when K-State went back to the option running attack.
For the first time this season defenses weren't able to key exclusively on Sproles because K-State had a viable running threat in Webb. After all, Webb did have 147 yards and four touchdowns against the Huskers.
Wildcat coach Bill Snyder said that with Webb in the game, the option game "lends itself to what Webb is capable of doing."
"We he started running and got to the outside a few times, they started keying on him more than me," said Sproles, who has 853 yards on the season. "It was nice. With the option, they don't know really who to cover. It opens stuff up for both of us if we can both get to the outside more, like today."
However, whether or not K-State will continue to use the
option like it did against
But for Sproles' sake, it might not be a bad idea because of the struggles of the offensive line when Sproles tries to run between the tackles.