Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury on Monday said guard Beau Carpenter and inside receiver Jordan Davis are “day-to-day”, Carpenter with an ankle sprain and Davis with a tweaked hamstring. He said safety Tre Porter, who came out of the game late on Friday, was “just tired” and is fine for this week.
Carpenter was in a walking boot, then on crutches as he went to the locker room after the game Friday.
Line coach Lee Hays said if Carpenter were unavailable this week, redshirt freshman Trey Keenan or junior James Polk would take his place in the starting lineup. Hays has said he regards Keenan as the line’s top sub, but said Monday he could go with either depending on the game circumstances.
“Polk’s probably got a little bit more meat to him if we get a big (defensive tackle) that will bull rush us,” Hays said. “Or we can go with a little smaller, faster guy (Keenan) if we get into the quick game and screens and stuff like that.”
Either way, Hays said he would sub one in Carpenter’s spot rather than shuffle the line and trigger adjustments at another position.