Patrick Mahomes and the Texas Tech Red Raiders came up just short of the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday night in a thrilling 66-59 shootout. The Sooners got the win, so they get the headlines and players like Baker Mayfield get praised for their performances that lit up the scoreboard.
But let’s not forget about Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes.
While Mahomes was on the wrong side of the final result, he statistically had one of the greatest games by a quarterback in NCAA history. Mahomes finished the game with 734 yards and five touchdowns in the air, while adding 85 yards and two scores on the ground.
It was a truly remarkable performance.
On the night, Mahomes set two NCAA records; 819 yards of total offense in a game and passing yards in a single game. He also just missed the NCAA record for attempts by one throw (89).
On top of the personal records, Mahomes and Mayfield set NCAA records with 1,279 combined passing yards and 1,383 yards of total offense by two players.
So while we celebrate the win for Oklahoma and praise Bob Stoops team for a big win, let’s not forget the quarterback on the other side who would undoubtedly be in the Heisman discussion if his team wasn’t struggling as a whole.
On the year, Mahomes has 3,313 yards, 26 passing touchdowns and just six interceptions. Mahomes has added 237 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.