Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield practiced Saturday, two days after he suffered a bruised thigh against TCU, and will be back in the lineup for this week’s game against Texas State.
“He’s full go,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “Just a deep bruise. It’s a pretty violent hit when you see how it happened on film, but he’s OK.”
Mayfield was inadvertently kicked in the right thigh by a TCU pass rusher.
Davis Webb replaced Mayfield with a little more than six minutes left in a 10-10 game and led the winning touchdown drive.
Though pleased by how Webb responded to a pressure situation, Kingsbury said he’s not changing quarterbacks.
“Baker’s our starter,” Kingsbury said. “I mean, he’s 3-0 as a true freshman at Texas Tech and he did a good job. After viewing the tape, he had a couple of balls tipped that were intercepted, and he had some throws that he’d like to have back.
“But that being said, that’s a really good defense he faced. He had people in his face all night long, hung in there and kept playing tough.”
Mayfield leads the Big 12 and ranks 11th in the nation in total offense, averaging 362.7 yards per game.