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Baker Mayfield to Get the Start at Quarterback for Texas Tech at Kansas

Ashley Wirz, 1340TheFan.com

At his weekly press conference, Texas Tech Football head coach Kliff Kingsbury announced that Baker Mayfield will start at quarterback for the Red Raiders game at Kansas on Saturday.

Kingsbury explained why Mayfield will start at Kansas, “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.  So we’re excited to see him play.”

Meanwhile, sophomore quarterback Michael Brewer is still working on coming back from an injury and has not been cleared to practice.

As far as the offensive gameplan goes against Kansas, I asked Coach Kingsbury if they will continue to try to get Eric Ward the ball in the first quarter, “We’ll continue to get him the ball anyway we can.  He’s a good player, and we have to target Eric.  We did a better job of that (against Texas State), but we have a bunch of great play makers.  You look at (Bradley) Marquez what he’s doing, Jakeem (Grant) what he’s doing, look at Jace (Amaro), it’s a good problem to have, but we’re trying to get all those guys the ball.”

Kingsbury also said that Beau Carpenter will return to the lineup after missing a few games because of an injury. Carpenter is slated to play at right guard this week.

#20/#22 Texas Tech plays at Kansas Saturday, October 5 at 11a in a game to be televised on FOX Sports 1. Countdown to Kickoff with Steve Dale starts at 8a on SportsRadio 1340 The Fan.

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