Before taking the field for Kansas State’s annual spring game, current quarterback Carson Coffman was on the receiving end of some advice from ex-Wildcat QB and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer starter Josh Freeman.
“He said, ‘Be completion-driven,’” Coffman said. “‘All they’re going to look at is the numbers.”
Coffman proceeded to very much take the advice to heart. And then some.
The senior, who came into the game wanting to “take hold of the quarterback spot“, completed 38-of-51 passes for 440 yards and seven touchdowns as the Purple squad “held off” the White squad 79-0. It should be noted, however, that Coffman was flinging passes against a defense featuring copious amounts of second-team players – the first-team defense allowed zero points and forced four turnovers.
Still, it was an impressive showing for Coffman. So much so, in fact, that head coach Bill Snyder damn-near allowed a full-fledged compliment to come out after the game.
“He was all right,” Snyder said. “He threw the ball an awful lot.”
As for Coffman’s pre-game goal of taking hold of the QB spot?
“I think I did that,” Coffman said. “I think I proved to my coaches and teammates that I’m ready to lead this team.”