That wasn’t what I expected. I figured Kansas State would try to run it down Texas Tech’s throat, but I didn’t think it would be that forceful. I also thought our offense would move the ball a lot more. It was not the best showing for the last home game of the season. But, without further adieu, let’s look at a few players of the game.
Offensive Player of the Game: Eric Ward. The senior had the type of game that would make any family proud, which is a good thing since his family was there for senior day. He had 107 receiving yards and a touchdown. He helped Tech get seven first downs. He was playing like the Eric Ward all Tech fans know and love.
Defensive Player of the Game: None of the defense really stood out much to me. Will Smith led the defense with eight tackles, so that could qualify him for the defensive player of the game. Tre Porter and Kerry Hyder both had seven total tackles, but combined, they had a tackle for a loss. So that stat could help with this recognition. Equavoen had a break-up, and Jackson had a sack, but neither one had many tackles. With that said, I don’t know who to pick. What do you think?
Freshman of the Game: Baker Mayfield. It’s been a while since we’ve seen the freshman quarterback play, because Webb has been the favorite so far. Mayfield finally got his chance again. I’m not saying it was the prettiest thing I’ve seen, but he didn’t do a bad job. He rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for 256 yards.
The game against the Wildcats was not a pretty game. There weren’t really too many standout players, sell me who you think should be players of the game. Wreck ‘em.