Patrick Mahomes’ knees wobbled and his eyes glazed over as he was slowly helped off the field.
He staggered and stuck out his hand for balance. One of the nearby trainers grabbed it as they helped him make his way to the sideline.
The hit – moments earlier from Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs – was high, up into the shoulder pads and helmet, and drove the Texas Tech freshman into the ground.
It also knocked Mahomes, who was replacing injured starter Davis Webb, out of the game.
And from there on out, Texas Tech was in trouble.
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