Guard Alfredo Morales and cornerback Jah’Shawn Johnson both will miss Saturday’s game against West Virginia, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said during his weekly Monday press conference.
Morales got hurt on the third play from scrimmage in Tech’s 45-13 loss Saturday at Kansas State.
“I’m not sure exactly how long,” Kingsbury said, “but he will be out for this week’s game.”
Texas Tech lost Alfredo Morales on the third play of the Red Raiders’ game Saturday at Kansas State. He was helped off with an injured left knee and did not return.
Morales has started every game this season. His injury led to another full night for senior James Polk, who had started the last two games at right guard.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kliff Kingsbury’s eyes looked sullied and sunken.
The Texas Tech coach is a man clearly frustrated and tired.
No one can blame him, though, after the Red Raiders were “embarrassed” again.
This time, it came at the hands of Kansas State. The Wildcats put up more than 500 yards of offense as they rolled Texas Tech 45-13 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday.
After yet another beating, Kingsbury didn’t look so pretty at his post-game press conference.
Who's at QB?
Davis Webb was the starter against Kansas State. After leaving the game against Oklahoma State to his non-throwing shoulder (left), Webb was replaced by freshman Patrick Mahomes. Webb practiced this week for the Red Raiders and was behind center on the game’s first drive. Webb led Tech down the field, completing 5 of 7 passes for 44 yards on the drive but was intercepted in the end zone.
He threw another interception in the second quarter and was only 12 of 22 for 134 yards, a touchdown and the two picks by halftime.
Offense: Projected starters
Pos. Player Class
LT Le’Raven Clark Jr.
Line finally gave up a sack, break streak
LG Alfredo Morales So.
Left side leading way
C Jared Kaster Jr.
Run game keeps moving behind him
LG James Polk Sr.
Has started the last two games
RT Reshod Fortenberry Sr.
Can tackles slow down DE Ryan Mueller?
QB Davis Webb So.
Shoulder injury still a concern
After defending a ground-and-pound run attack at UTEP last week, Kansas State now prepares to defend Texas Tech’s air raid offense.
“It is opposite ends of the spectrum,” senior linebacker Jonathan Truman said. “We just have to prepare the way we always do. We watch film, and our coaches do a great job with game planning. We just have to prepare and play the game.”
The Wildcats defended the run well against the Miners, giving up 59 yards on the ground to a team that averaged 314 rush yards per game.
Q&A Tech LinebackerSam Eguavoen
How’d you get into art?
“Just being stuck in my house as a kid. My older brother, he just used to draw all the time. I wanted to be just like him. I like drawing Dragonball-Z, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers. Just cartoons.”
How have teammates responded to your art major?
“They just be like, ‘Dang, you can draw? What you drawing for?’ I don’t really show off my work around them. I like to keep it to myself.”
By the Numbers
15: Texas Tech and Kansas State will be meeting for the 15th time. The Red Raiders lead the all-time series 8-6.
1933: The series dates back to 1933 when the Red Raiders scored a 6-0 win over the Wildcats in Lubbock.
3: Kansas State has won three straight in the series dating back to a 41-34 win over the Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on Oct. 15, 2011.