With starting running back John Hubert sidelined by an undisclosed injury (he could be seen walking with a limp) the seldom-used senior knew he was going to receive the bulk of the carries for the Purple Team. The opportunity excited him, and he took advantage of it by rushing for 141 yards and a touchdown on 17 touches.
His best run came on a 33-yard gain up the left side, but he looked good all afternoon against K-State’s overmatched second-string defense. Rose has played well in the spring game before, but he thinks this performance was a sign of things to come. He expects to take on a bigger role next season.
“I sure hope so. That would be great,” Rose said. “But I will just keep improving, go back and look at the spring game. Even though I did some things well I feel like I could have done some things better. Just go back and look at film and look and see what I can improve on and use this summer to propel me to a situation where I can say, ‘Now I feel like I should be playing somewhere in this offense.’ And they will fit me in the offense.”