Baker Mayfield showed his scrambling and throwing talents in the Red Raiders first two games against lesser programs’ defenses. Now it’s time for the freshman walk-on to face No. 24 TCU, which returns nine starters from Big 12′s top defense last season.
Baker Mayfield, the Big 12′s offensive player of the week, appeared poised throughout the Red Raiders 41-23 win at SMU last week. In the fourth quarter alone, he completed 15 of 18 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
Texas Tech will start a true freshman at quarterback to open the season, though who it is won’t be known until the offense takes the field Friday night at SMU.
With only a few practices left before season openers this week, four of the 10 teams in the Big 12 haven’t even named a starting quarterback.
Texas Tech fired Leach in December 2009 amid accusations he mistreated James’ son, a player who had a concussion. The suit against ESPN and Spaeth Communication alleged libel and slander.
Joe Kirk Fulton, who as a Texas Tech senior became the university’s first “Masked Rider” at the 1954 Gator Bowl, has died at his West Texas ranch. He was 81.
A 14-year-old West Texas boy is dead after he ran into a bull statue on the Texas Tech University campus and impaled himself on one of its horns.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Friday that the league’s 10 schools will share a record $198 million for the 2012-13 school year, an amount expected to increase significantly going forward.
Tim Proudfoot singled twice, doubled and drove in five runs to lead Texas Tech to an 8-2 win against Baylor in the Big 12 baseball tournament.
The former Lady Raiders player returns to her alma mater as the program’s sixth coach. The move comes about a week after Kristy Curry left for Alabama.
Strong winds have damaged part of a light tower at Texas Tech’s football stadium and forced evacuation of some nearby buildings as a precaution.
The school introduced Tubby Smith on Tuesday and he says he’ll fit in just fine in West Texas, where cowboy hats and cowboy boots are more prominent than other places he’s coached.