Lets be honest, the Texas Tech Red Raiders didn't perform as well as we would have liked on Saturday. Defensively, they were awesome, but offensively, they have a lot to improve on. They can't get a running game started to save their lives, and the quarterback play has been less than impressive.
I'll be completely honest with you. I'm not a big Davis Webb fan. I would have loved for Baker Mayfield to grab this quarterback job by the horns and run with it. But that hasn't exactly been the story. I do believe Mayfield will be the starter until Michael Brewer gets back, but I'm not sure how long that will be. More importantly, I'm not sure how much longer Tech can survive with quarterback play that is less than impressive.
For me, and I'm sure I'm not alone, the game on Saturday wasn't easy or fun to watch. I kept waiting for Tech to hit their stride offensively, but they just didn't. It was frustrating. I'll be honest with you guys, and gals. I think Tech can hang with anyone in the Big XII. Sure, I'm bias, but I believe Tech hasn't hit their stride yet, and when they do, all hell will break loose. Maybe they never get it going and continue to have struggles from the quarterback standpoint, or maybe, Mayfield, Webb, or Brewer (IF HE EVER GETS HEALTHY!) will lead the Red Raiders to some hard fought wins against the beef of the Big XII, all while showing that Texas Tech shouldn't be taken lightly. Who knows?
One thing about the immediate future of the Red Raiders is certain. The bye week couldn't have come at a better time for Texas Tech.
I fully believe that Coach Kingsbury and company will the Red Raiders ready for Iowa State and we will finally see Texas Tech become more of a complete football team. The truth is, the offensive has to get going to keep pace with some of the prolific offenses in the Big XII. The big thing for the offense is to get whoever plays quarterback on a roll. If Webb or Mayfield throw three interceptions against a good offense, I'm not sure the defense will be able to keep the opposing team(s) out of the end-zone. Quarterback play is key during this bye week. The sooner Tech gets Brewer back, the better.