For a third-straight season, Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough is expected to miss significant time. Shough suffered a leg injury during Texas Tech’s game against West Virginia. And on Saturday night, multiple reports said Shough had suffered a broken fibula and would require surgery.
Shough was carted off the field during the game’s third drive with his left leg stabilized. Sophomore quarterback Behren Morton entered the game down 7-3 against the Mountaineers in relief of Shough. Morton struggled in Texas Tech’s 20-13 loss to WVU, finishing 13/37 for 158 yards and one touchdown.
Shough’s injury on Saturday marks his third consecutive injury in a Big 12 opener as Shough exited back-to-back openers in the previous two seasons with collarbone injuries. The Red Raiders will now pivot to Behren Morton for the foreseeable future who saw action in the Red Raiders Week 3 win going 8-13 for 72 yards and two scores through the air.
With the loss, Texas Tech falls to 1-3 on the season and is off to an 0-1 start in Big 12 play. Tech’s three losses have been by a combined 17 points and each loss has been by one score. Tech’s schedule does have a couple of winnable games coming up, with Houston on deck next week before a trip to Baylor.