K-State Spring Game

Kansas State defensive end Wyatt Hubert speaks with the media after the spring scrimmage at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in 2019. Hubert landed on the preseason watch for the Bednarik Award on Monday.

Kansas State won easily Saturday, beating Bowling Green 52-0.

But it didn't come without a potential cost. The Wildcats had two defenders go down with injuries in the first half. The two players — defensive end Wyatt Hubert and defensive back Walter Neil Jr. — didn't return.

After the shutout victory, K-State head coach Chris Klieman updated their status.

Klieman said he had "no information" on Hubert, a third-year sophomore from Topeka. Hubert had two tackles, including one for loss, before exiting Saturday's game.

Klieman said Neil's injury wasn't serious.

"They said Walt could have come back into the game," Klieman said. "We just elected not to have him come back."

Punter Devin Anctil also suffered an injury during the fourth quarter, limping off the field with the help of the Wildcats' training staff. He did return to punt before the contest ended, however.

A preexisting injury to offensive lineman Scott Frantz didn't prove to be an issue. Frantz went down during the first half of last week's win over Nicholls. Though he did reenter the game in the second half of that victory, offensive line coach Conor Riley said earlier this week that the injury — the nature of which hasn't been disclosed — was "lingering" and had forced the unit to alter their first-team reps during practice.

But Saturday, for the 40th time in as many games, Frantz took his spot in the starting lineup at left tackle. His 40-game start streak is the longest among Power 5 offensive linemen and tied for fourth-best among all FBS players regardless of position.

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