The game this week against Lamar is the perfect example of why Alan Bowman is the best option at quarterback both this season and moving into the future. He moved the ball all over the field today. Perhaps his most impressive was a beautiful throw to Ja’Dieon High in the back corner of the end zone to kick off the scoring. He also showed better than advertised mobility in being able to keep plays alive. Granted it was against lesser talent then will be found in the Big 12 but he performed the way you would expect a good quarterback to perform.
He completed 22 of 25 passes, that’s right he only threw three incompletions all game. I don’t care who you play that is impressive. The biggest key to his performances the past two weeks is that he has not turned the football over. Many times young quarterbacks struggle with taking care of the football but Bowman has been great in this area. On top of not turning the ball over, Coach Kingsbury doesn’t seem limited in the plays he can use. Bowman can make all the throws and seems to have a good grasp on the offense.
The other two contenders coming into the season at the quarterback position both have glaring weaknesses that have been displayed the past two weeks. McLane Carter has limited arm strength that limits his ability to make certain throws. Jett Duffey, who many fans have been clamoring to get some playing time, showed exactly why he finds himself as the third string option. Duffey rolled to his right and threw a pass directly to a Lamar defender, setting up Lamar to start a drive inside the Tech 50 yard line. He is incredibly explosive and exciting as a runner but because of a bad decision making, his day has a huge blemish.
At this point, I expect Alan Bowman to leading the Red Raiders offense onto the field for the next several years. Even if Carter gets healthy, Bowman has done more than enough to justify him continuing to lead this offense. We have found our quarterback for the year, now we get to see if he can be special.