Jake Hubenak’s situation is very similar to Matt Joeckel. The ultimate team guy, he’s come in and did his job when called upon. He nearly guided the Aggies to a win in the Music City Bowl, but they came up short against Louisville and then-future Heisman winner Lamar Jackson.
Hubenak had to feel entering 2016 the job would be his, but that was given to Trevor Knight. He was called upon in emergency action against Mississippi State but did not earn the victory in that one, despite playing relatively well.
The one game he will want to have back when it’s all done is the game against Ole Miss. He played well but the team could not hold onto a 21-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Knight would re-assume the starting quarterback duties for the final two games.
Trevor Knight came to Aggieland as a graduate transfer. He earned the job and lead the Aggies to a No. 4 ranking in the first College Football Playoff rankings, but that would be the lone highlight. Knight would get hurt against Mississippi State and the team would lose four of five to end the season.