As TCU gets set to take on Texas on Saturday night, it will be a game-time decision as to whether or not star wide receiver Quentin Johnston ends up playing in the game, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel.
Johnston injured his ankle on TCU’s first possession at Texas Tech last week. He was limited in practice this week and did not participate in any practices until Thursday.
Expectations are that Johnston will warm up and play, but his status appears to be based on how he feels Saturday night.
For those wondering, this would help explain the historic spread in this game, as TCU is a seven-point underdog. According to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, going back to 1978’s FBS/FCS split there have been no instances of a top-five team being more than a 6.5-point underdog against a team outside of the top 10.
Johnston is one of the best wide receivers in the country. On the season he has 42 catches for 650 yards, both career highs, along with four touchdowns in his last four games prior to Texas Tech. He is also a projected first-round NFL Draft pick in 2023.
Kickoff is set fo 6:30 p.m. CT and will air on ABC.