When John Hubert scored on a 95-yard run in No. 15 Kansas State's season opener, nobody could blame him for cherishing the moment.
He doesn't get there all that often.
The 5-foot-7 running back ran for 970 yards last season, but he rarely reached the end zone - hallowed ground belonging to quarterback Collin Klein, the quarterback-turned-battering ram who racked up 27 touchdowns rushing during the Wildcats' 10-win season.
''We give John a lot of grief,'' tight end Travis Tannahill said with a laugh. ''He always runs the ball and always gets pushed out at the two or the one, and then, oh, let Collin get another QB sneak.' He gets quite a bit of grief for that.''
Even in postgame news conferences, the scrum of TV cameras usually disbands from Hubert the moment that Klein steps to the podium. Hubert is left with his hands in his pockets, talking to a few reporters straggling behind the rest of the pack.
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