Baker Mayfield to keep Texas Tech starting job

Sep 21, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) in the game with the Texas State Bobcats at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Photo Credit: Michael C. Johnson, USA Today Sports

Despite being benched in favor of Davis Webb in last weekend’s game against the Texas State Bobcats, true-freshman Baker Mayfield will retain the starting quarterback job when the Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. Mayfield, a walk-on, has thrown for 1,120 yards through four games and has eight touchdowns to four interceptions.

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury spoke on Monday about the decision to stick with Mayfield:

We’re 4‑0 with him as a starter, and that’s really where we’re at. So we’ll let him cut it loose and see. I think he’s healthy for the first time in about three weeks, completely healthy, and has looked really sharp in practice. We’re excited to see him play (The Dallas Morning News).

Though Mayfield as played well in 2013, a quarterback controversy may be unavoidable when Michael Brewer is cleared to play. Brewer, a sophomore, was presumed to be the starter before the season began, but a back injury has kept him from competing for the starting spot. Still, that’s a bridge that can be crossed when the time is right, and for now Texas Tech fans can be happy knowing their offense is in capable hands.

[Source: The Dallas Morning News]

Topics: Baker Mayfield, Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech Red Raiders

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