The Texas Tech Red Raiders have a quarterback battle going on as the September 5 season opener against Sam Houston looms, and one man in particular has an idea of who could wind up emerging as the starter.
Texas Tech beat writer Don Williams, of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, believes that sophomore Patrick Mahomes will “get the nod” over junior Davis Webb, who missed the last four games of the 2014 season with a shoulder injury.
Williams offered more in his piece:
“Expect [Kliff] Kingsbury to keep his starting quarterback call a secret as long as possible, until pre-game warmups on Saturday. But Patrick Mahomes figures to get the nod over Davis Webb. Mahomes has run the first-team offense in all the brief glimpses of August workouts open to the media,” he wrote.
“Besides, Kingsbury’s handling of quarterbacks the last two years has been to stay with the hot hand until it cools. And Mahomes’ was the hot had at the end of last season.”
Kingsbury could certainly do worse than Mahomes, who threw for 1,547 yards and 16 touchdowns in seven games his freshman year.
Webb also performed well, throwing for 2,539 yards and 24 touchdowns, but Mahomes’ production cannot be ignored, especially since he showed poise and promise in the pocket over the final four games of the season, throwing 14 of his 16 touchdown passes over that stretch.
No matter how you look at it, this is a battle to watch and Campus Sports will update it as any new information becomes available.
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