Isaiah Zuber ready to 'talk some smack' with former Kansas State teammates
Isaiah Zuber’s third game with Mississippi State will be his first against his former Kansas State teammates.
The Bulldogs senior wide receiver transferred prior to this season after spending the last four years with the Wildcats. And although there will be some familiar faces on the opposite side of the field at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, Zuber doesn’t want to think too much about it.
“I’m just looking at it as a normal week, even though I’m facing my teammates,” Zuber told the media on Tuesday. “I don’t want this game feeling like, ‘I’ve got to do this, I’ve got to do that.’ It’s just a normal week, we’re just going to come out and face our opponent.”
Don’t get it wrong, though. Zuber is excited to go up against some of the guys he was on the field with the last three seasons, and there will surely be some ribbing between him and his former Kansas State teammates.
“That game is always circled, just because I went there and everything,” Zuber said. “It’s going to be fun seeing my guys out there that I played with, it’s going to be competitive. I know they’re going to be talking some smack, so I’m probably going to talk some smack back.”
Zuber played 38 games at Kansas State from 2016-18, totaling 127 catches for 1,321 yards and 11 touchdowns. His reception and touchdown totals rank in the top 10 in Wildcats program history.
In his first two games at Mississippi State, Zuber has three receptions for 37 yards between the Bulldogs’ wins over Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern Miss.
Mississippi State and Kansas State are set to kick off on Saturday at noon ET on ESPN.
For more of Zuber’s comments to the media from Tuesday, watch the below video courtesy of Mississippi State athletics: