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Big 12 notes: Texas Tech QB Mahomes ‘day-to-day’

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes is listed as day-to-day after suffering an injury against Texas Tech.
Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes is listed as day-to-day after suffering an injury against Texas Tech. AP

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury termed quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ status as day-to-day for Saturday’s Big 12 game against No. 5 Baylor at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

“We’ll see how he looks” later Monday, Kingsbury said during the Big 12 coaches conference call on Monday morning. “We won’t know if he can be effective or even play until late in the week.”

Mahomes sustained a leg injury on the Red Raiders’ first offensive series in Saturday’s loss to TCU.

Though he stayed in the game and passed for 392 yards and two touchdowns, the sophomore was clearly hobbled.

If Mahomes can’t go, Davis Webb would start.

“He’ll get a ton a reps this week,” Kingsbury said. “We have confidence in Davis. He’s ready each week … he prepares as if he’s the starter.”

Tech might also be without wide receiver Ian Sadler, who left the TCU game with an apparent knee injury. The sophomore from Argyle has not been ruled out this week.

Baylor freshman suspended

Baylor safety J.W. Ketchum has been suspended from the team for a violation of team rules, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Coach Art Briles declined to address the matter during the conference call, calling the matter “a non-status issue right now.”

It was unclear whether the action taken against the highly recruited freshman from Houston was related to a an arrest in August on charges of possession of marijuana.

OSU QB stumbles

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph’s troubles Saturday in a victory against Texas were not related to a minor hand injury suffered during the game, coach Mike Gundy said.

“He got hit a little bit on the hand and it had a slight numbing effect, but I don’t think it factored in as much he just needed to do a little better job of setting his feet and settling down,” Gundy said. Physically, “he’s fine.”

Rudolph threw two interceptions and was sacked three times in the victory over the Longhorns. Backup J.W. Walsh relieved Rudolph in an attempt to jump-start the No. 20-ranked Cowboys.

The two QBs wound up juggling snaps throughout the fourth quarter.

“We have a plan every game to use both quarterbacks,” Gundy said. “It could be five plays with J.W., it could be 25 just depending on what we see.”


▪ Game-tying and game-winning field goals by Oklahoma State kicker Ben Grogan earned the junior from Arlington Martin Big 12 special teams player of the week. Grogan’s teammate, defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, who had six tackles, two sacks and 2  1/2 tackles for loss, was selected defensive player of the week. Mansfield-product Josh Doctson of TCU was selected offensive player of the week following his otherworldly performance against Tech.

▪ Kansas coach David Beaty said the Jayhawks will go back to Montell Cozart at quarterback after not starting Saturday because of illness, but then playing when Deondre Ford was injured. Highly touted freshman Ryan Willis will also start to get looks, Beaty said.

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