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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press There's a new gun-slinging quarterback at Texas Tech.
Baker Mayfield, the Big 12's offensive player of the week as a true freshman walk-on, appeared poised in his first start and led the Red Raiders to 41-23 win at SMU.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Mayfield was ''reckless'' with the ball against the Mustangs. He twice recovered his own third-quarter fumbles and came close to throwing a couple of interceptions. He completed 43 of 60 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns.
Kingsbury said Mayfield got better as the game went on. In the fourth quarter, he passed for 175 yards and two TDs.
Kingsbury on Monday would not say if Mayfield would start the home opener against Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night but there's little reason to think otherwise.
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Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing for 413 yards and accounting for five touchdowns in Friday's 41-23 win over SMU.
After the game, though, Texas Tech players Bradley Marquez and Pete Robertson spilled the beans about when Mayfield stole the show at a freshmen talent show during fall camp.
Texas Tech co-offensive coordinator and outside receivers coach Sonny Cumbie weighed in on the performance of Baker Mayfield in the season-opener.
Time to hand out a few awards for Week 1 across the Big 12.
Best offensive performance: Baker Mayfield, QB, Texas Tech. Mayfield gave Kingsbury reason to trust him to throw 60 passes on Friday night, amassing 413 yard through the air and accounting for five touchdowns without a turnover. The walk-on will be hard to unseat from a starting job if he keeps playing like this. He pushed...
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