Twelve Impact Offensive Players To Watch In The Big 12: KSU Running Back John Hubert

Doug Pensinger

John Hubert averaged 5 yards per carry in 2012.

To say that the defending Big Twelve champs lost their entire offense from last season is a big of an overstatement. To say that they lost the majority of their offense is a lot more accurate. Kansas State will be replacing quarterback Collin Klein and leading receiver Chris Harper and will need to rely on their rushing attack while the new passing game comes along and that's where running back John Hubert becomes a key commodity for KSU.

Splitting carries behind Klein may have masked some of Hubert's talent to the rest of the Big Twelve. He only averaged 72.8 yards per game on the ground but still led the Wildcats while having nearly twenty fewer carries than Klein. His 15 rushing touchdowns for the season were second only to Klein. Of course Oklahoma fans will remember his 130 rushing yards when the Wildcats upset the Sooners in Norman on September 22nd. That was the most rushing yards he posted in a conference game but had the Wildcats not shown mercy on the Kansas Jayhawks he could have possibly had a record setting day. In that game he cracked the century mark on just ten carries which gave him a whopping 10.1 yards per carry average.

Look for Hubert's carries to increase in 2013 and thus his productivity as well. He'll most likely be the centerpiece to the Wildcat offense and has already proven that he's more than ready to carry that burden.

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