The Texas Tech Red Raiders didn’t just lose the game to the Texas Longhorns 70-35, they also lost their starting quarterback Tyler Shough in the second quarter.
After the game, head coach Matt Wells said that Shough is going to be out “a few weeks” with an “upper-body injury”.
Here’s the touchdown run that Shough got injured on. At the time, it cut the Texas lead to seven points early in the second quarter. But shortly after that, the Texas route was on.
Shough transferred to Texas Tech from Oregon during the offseason and has been viewed as a potential first round NFL Draft pick in 2022.
But now, the job is Henry Colombi’s. Colombi finished the game on Saturday against Texas and finished 17/23 for 324 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Colombi transferred from Utah State after the 2019 season, where he played under Matt Wells, and last season he threw for 1,065 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions, while completing 66% of his passes.
With the loss to the Texas Longhorns, the Red Raiders fell to 3-1 on the season and 0-1 in Big 12 play. Tech has to regroup quickly because now they get set for the longest road trip in the Big 12, as they travel to take on West Virginia next Saturday.