Bradley Marquez had faded the last few games.
But, the senior exploded in the 48-46 loss to Baylor, catching six passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught the last two touchdowns for Texas Teach – bot h40-yard bombs from Mahomes in the end zone.
Kliff Kingsbury expects there to be a quarterback competition in the spring.
That is, of course, the all stay at Texas Tech.
There was supposed to be depth and competition for this seasons’ starting spot. But, at the beginning of the season, it was all Davis Webb.
Patrick Mahomes was a freshman, Baker Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma and stirred up controversy there, and Michael Brewer transferred to Virginia Tech.
Tech’s Webb to have shoulder surgery
Texas Tech sophomore quarterback Davis Webb is expected to have surgery this week on his left, non-throwing shoulder. Texas Tech spokeman Blayne Beal confirmed the surgery and and said in a text message to the Avalanche-Journal: “I can confirm surgery ... expected to make a full recovery and be ready for spring ball.”
ESPN first reported the story Saturday night.
ARLINGTON — Art Briles doesn’t want to fight a man living out of his car — a desperate man, a dangerous man.
The Baylor coach said he’d prefer a fight with a man who seemingly has it all, a nice house, nice cars and three children at home.
Briles and his Bears didn’t get that easy fight against Texas Tech Saturday.
“I am not sure if it was a game or a war, quite honestly,” Briles said. “You know a desperate man is a dangerous man. And we were dealing with desperate men tonight, and we knew that.”
Texas Tech freshman quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a left-wrist injury that is still being evaluated, according to Texas Tech spokesman Blayne Beal.
According to multiple reports, Mahomes injured the wrist against Oklahoma. Beal would not confirm if the wrist was broken and said that there is currently no plan of action and no surgery has been scheduled.
The injury did not seem to bother Mahomes against Baylor. The freshman was 30 of 56 passing for 598 yards and six touchdowns in the 48-46 loss to the Bears.
ARLINGTON — All through this stinker of a season, a lot of Texas Tech football fans clung to one thought to console themselves.
Not wait ’til next year. Wait ’til next year with Jarrett Stidham.
Do we need to bring in Lee Corso for a not so fast, my friend?
Patrick Mahomes might have something to say about that after the Red Raiders closed the season Saturday with a 48-46 loss here at AT&T Stadium. The freshman did his best to out-Baylor fifth-ranked Baylor, and he nearly pulled it off.
To no avail
Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman rankled Texas Tech’s side late in the first half of the Bears’ 48-46 victory Saturday at AT&T Stadium.
Oakman and Bears end Brian Nance sandwiched Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes for a sack on a third-and-10 play. Then with Mahomes on his back, Oakman put a knee in Mahomes’ face as players unpiled.
ARLINGTON -- Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty said he felt good after the Bears' 48-46 victory Saturday against Texas Tech, but he was diagnosed with a mild concussion after a hit from Sam Eguavoen forced him out of the game in the third quarter.
“Everything went black when I tried to open my eyes,” Petty said. “Everything was kind of blurry.”
Robertson, who hit Petty under the chin, was flagged for roughing the passer. Petty’s health is key for Baylor, which finishes the regular season Saturday hosting No. 11 Kansas State.
First quarter fumbles
Baylor didn’t even have to fight in a scrum for the ball.
It popped right over to them – twice.
After Texas Tech running back Kenny Williams picked up a first down on fourth and 2, he tried to plow his way past the first down marker the ball popped loose.
Terrell Burt caught the ball as it came out of the senior running back’s hands.
ARLINGTON -- Senior kicker Ryan Bustin took over the Texas Tech career record for field goals by making his 49th and 50th on Saturday in a 48-46 loss to Baylor. He came into the game sharing the top spot with Alex Trlica.
However, Bustin missed a 50-yard field goal off the left upright just before halftime, which was costly in a 48-46 loss.
In the last month of the season, Bustin missed two extra points and a 29-yard field goal, as well as field-goal tries from 48 and 50 yards.
IRVING -- Texas Tech starting safeties J.J. Gaines (shoulder) and Keenon Ward (head) both missed Saturday's season finale against Baylor, as did top backup Jalen Barnes (head).
Usual cornerback starter Justis Nelson, himself returning from injury, started at Ward’s free safety spot and Derrick Dixon made his second start in a row at strong safety.
Linebacker Sam Eguavoen said Nelson had a full week of practice at safety, the position at which he started his Tech career.
IRVING -- Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman rankled Texas Tech’s side late in the first half of Baylor's 48-46 victory Saturday at AT&T Stadium.
Oakman and Bears end Brian Nance sandwiched Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes for a sack on a third-and-10 play. Then with Mahomes still on his back, Oakman put a knee in Mahomes’ face as players unpiled.
Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury pleaded his case to officials to no avail.
Texas Tech and Baylor were at AT&T Stadium in Arlington again, and yes, it was or is another high-scoring affair.
And if you are tired of scrolling through Twitter to see what people were talking about, see our Twitter Synapsis of the gamer here: Baylor vs. Texas Tech (as told by Twitter)
Offense: Projected starters
Pos. Player Class
LT Le’Raven Clark Jr.
Clark vs. Oakman a battle of titans
LG Alfredo Morales Jr.
Rebounded from midseason knee sprain
C Jared Kaster Jr.
Faces NT Andrew Billings (11 TFL)
RG Baylen Brown So.
Helped Washington to 186 yards
RT Reshod Fortenberry Sr.
Gave line a solid two years
SE Devin Lauderdale So.
Pair of two-touchdown games