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Buechele looks to end Texas’ search for a starting quarterback on our NCAAF Picks. As a recruit, Buechele’s athleticism and agility as a runner was most impressive. As the sophomore matures, he is improving his pocket presence, his decision-making, and his mechanical consistency. While he can always achieve massive runs, he can’t overlook open wide receivers in order to scramble.
Last year, Buechele didn’t have a go-to receiver. No receiver had more than 420 yards or 3 touchdowns. This year, Collin Johnson is enriching the depth in Texas’ wide receiver corps by stepping up as Buechele’s primary receiver. The well-sized and athletic sophomore combined for 316 yards against Maryland and USC, one more yard than he had all of last season.
Last season, Kansas State was 122nd in passing yards allowed per game. Buechele had his best performance in terms of QB rating at Kansas State. This season, Kansas State’s secondary is without its leader in safety Dante Barnett.
Kansas State’s secondary regresses only somewhat due to the improvement of their veteran defensive backs. However, Collin Johnson is an athletic monster at 6’6 and, with the attention that his talented teammates will attract, can exploit a Kansas State secondary whose top two cornerbacks are vastly undersized at 5’9.