Kansas State’s Jesse Ertz, left, and Vanderbilt’s Kyle Shurmur will face off Saturday in a battle of red-hot quarterbacks.
Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason watched all 20 games of Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz’s career.
What Mason saw seemed eerily familiar to the 20-game career of his own quarterback, Kyle Shurmur.
“I wanted to go back and watch the evolution and the history,” said Mason heading into Saturday’s home game against No. 18 Kansas State. “It’s not much different than Kyle Shurmur’s (evolution) — a young guy having to grow up, play games, figure out how to get it right and learn his personnel.”
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Shurmur and Ertz are top-5 quarterbacks in college football; that is, if you are a believer in the complicated stat of NCAA passing efficiency.
Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) communicates with his team during the first half against Alabama A&M on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) throws against Alabama A&M during the second half of an NCAA football game at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
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