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Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough Expected to Start vs. Iowa State

After leading Texas Tech to a 43-28 win over Kansas last week, it appears that Tyler Shough is going to remain the starter against Iowa State in Week 12.

Red Raiders head coach Joey McGuire said in his press conference on Monday that Shough was going to be the guy leading the offense on Saturday.


Last week, Shough was the Raiders leading passer and rusher, completing 20 of 33 attempts for 246 yards and one touchdown, adding 12 carries for 76 yards and one touchdown on the ground.

Texas Tech offensive coordinator Zach Kittley reiterated what McGuire said during his time with media on Monday as well, saying that they only intended to use Behren Morton in an “emergency-type situation” and that he would know more after practice this afternoon.

Shough was the starter for Texas Tech when the 2022 season began, but reinjured the same shoulder that sidelined him last year. Since then, we have seen Behren Morton and Donovan Smith both start games for the Red Raiders as the quarterback room has been relatively inconsistent all season.

Texas Tech will head to Ames to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT. As things stand on Monday afternoon, the Cyclones are favored in that game by 3.5 points.

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