The most disappointing aspect of the video game’s disappearance is that it occurred right before Pat Mahomes ascended to the throne in Lubbock. Thus, Texas Tech football fans never got an opportunity to play as one of the most dynamic QBs the college game has ever seen.
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In the EA Sports game, having a star QB often makes the game unfair. Players like Tim Tebow, Vince Young, and Johnny Manziel were essentially unstoppable almost like Bo Jackson in the old Nintendo Tecmo Bowl game.
Mahomes might have been that same type of force in the EA Sports game had it been around during his career. After all, he is one of only five players in the current Madden NFL game to have a rating of 99.
During the life of the EA Sports game, Tech had some great QBs for us to play as including Graham Harrell, Kliff Kingsbury, and B.J. Symons. But none of those players were dual-threat QBs like Mahomes. Thus, Mahomes would have been a blast to play as given that he would have opened up the offense even more than the “Air Raid” system did.
Fans of the Madden game still can play as Mahomes and get an idea of what he can do in a video game setting. But to have him as a Red Raider in a video game would have been too much fun and unfortunately, like most circumstances involving Red Raider football over the last decade, we were robbed of that fun.