Texas Tech's offense is rolling. Patrick Mahomes is playing at an elite level, the run game is making defenses second guess the Air Raid game plan, the receivers aren't only hauling in passes but blocking as well, and the offensive line STILL hasn't given up a sack.
Overall Grade: A
The Red Raiders might not have put up 59 or 69 points this go around but 35 was just fine against the Razorbacks. Texas Tech had 315 yards through the air and 171 yards on the ground. This sort of balanced offense is going to have defensive coordinators planning for both our air attack and ground game. Also, I enjoyed seeing the trickery the coaching staff used with the Jakeem Grant pass. These sort of plays will keep defenses on their toes and it also makes for some exciting football.
Quarterback Grade: B+
Patrick Mahomes completed 86.67% of his passes for 243 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 58 yards and 2 touchdowns. While Mahomes upped his completion percentage he did throw 2 interceptions. Now, one of the INTs was a glorified punt but still an interception is an interception. Mahomes' mobility outside of the pocket is great, he's a baller simply put. This coming week he'll be going up against a banged up TCU defense so it'll be nice to see what he can do.
Running Back Grade: A
DeAndre Washington ran the ball 11 times gaining 75 yards on the ground. If you do the math, that's a nice 6.8 yards a carry. As I mentioned above, Mahomes picked up 58 yards and 2 TDs on the ground. Justin Stockton averaged a cool 11.3 yards a carry after picking up 45 yards on 4 carries. One of his carries was a 22 yard TD burst. While 171 yards isn't a ton, the 6.3 yards a carry is great. It's nice to see the run game playing an important part in the offense.
Wide Receiver Grade: A
Reginald Davis followed up his 3 catch, 72 yard, touchdown performance from last week with 5 catches, 115 yards, and 2 touchdowns this past weekend against Arkansas. Jakeem Grant led the team in receptions with 8 and also had a spot on touchdown pass as well. A lot of times wide receivers panic in those situations and throw a wild wobbly ball, but Grant threw a tight spiral that was right on the money. The receiving core also limited their drops this week which was a nice turn around from the previous two weeks. These guys aren't afraid to block either, they had a lot of down field blocks that sprung big plays.
Offensive Line Grade: A+
Zero sacks through 3 games, what more do you ask for? The big men up front faced their first real test with the Razorbacks and they delivered. The opposing defense has yet to sack Mahomes in the 2015 season. The o-line has also opened up some lanes the past two weeks in the run game as well. As I mentioned last week, these guys are what allow our offense to be so productive.