Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury announced this morning that freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield is not out for the year after suffering a knee injury in Tech’s 54-16 win over Kansas on Saturday.
“He will not be out for the entire season,” Kingsbury told the media on the Big 12 teleconference this morning. “Wasn’t structural damage that we thought.”
Kingsbury said he doesn’t know who the starter will be moving forward and indicated that Mayfield could even practice some this week.
Sophomore Michael Brewer officially returned from injury during the Kansas game late in the fourth for two drives, both resulting in punts after back-to-back high snaps for negative yards. True freshman backup Davis Webb entered the game after Mayfield’s injury and complete three passes for two touchdowns.
Despite good performances from Webb this season and Brewer in backup duty last year, Mayfield is the only quarterback on Tech’s roster with starting experience.
The Red Raiders start preperation for Iowa State today. Kickoff is set for 11:00 a.m. CST in Lubbock, Texas.