For the second straight week, it’s highly possible that the Iowa State football team will be matching up against an opponent’s backup quarterback.
Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield has started in all five games this season, but had to leave early against the Kansas Jayhawks shortly after the rout was in full force during the third quarter.
Here’s the latest update from Jim Nelson of the Globe Gazette:
Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday on the Big 12 teleconference there was no structural damage to the knee. But as of Tuesday, media reports have stated Mayfield hasn’t been practicing with the quarterback group but rather seen walking around with an ice pack on his knee.
Kingsbury also doesn’t allow his freshman players to speak to the media.
Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal doesn’t believe that Mayfield will get the start on Saturday afternoon. It certainly didn’t seem that way when the injury took place, and some thought that he could be done for the season.
If Mayfield isn’t seen under center, the Cyclones will be facing Davis Webb who’s played in four games this season. He’s been a very serviceable QB completing 36 of 70 passes for 550 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions.
The Red Raiders are pretty fortunate to have two very talented freshman quarterbacks. Even though they’ll face a setback with passing efficiency if Mayfield doesn’t start, Webb has shown enough during his time on the field that he won’t make major mistakes.