Head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his 20th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders got good news Monday.
According to the Associated Press, freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield will not be out for the season. Mayfield, who went down during the Red Raiders’ 54-16 over the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday, “sustained no structural damage to his knee.”
Kingsbury told reporters “that the injury doesn’t “appear to be a season-ending type” but that he’s not sure if Mayfield will start or even play Saturday against Iowa State.”
Before going down against the Jayhawks, Mayfield was 33-of-51 for 368 yards with an interception and a touchdown run.
It was a surprise when Mayfield, a walk-on, won the starting job just before the Red Raiders’ season opener at the Southern Methodist Mustangs, but Mayfield has performed well. On the season, Mayfield has completed 132 of 201 passes for 1,488 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He also has two touchdowns on the ground.
When Mayfield went down, freshman Davis Webb stepped in. On the year, Webb is 36-of-70 for 550 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions.
The 5-0 Red Raiders will host the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday at 12:30 pm EST.