Texas Tech’s Shough starting QB for opener against Murray State



FILE – Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough (12) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas on September 25, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Former Oregon transfer Tyler Shough threw for 872 yards and six touchdowns in his four games last season before breaking his collarbone.Chuck Burton/AP

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Tyler Shough has been named the starting quarterback for Texas Tech by new coach Joey McGuire.

Sunday’s announcement came just under two weeks before the Red Raiders play their season opener on Sept. 3 against Murray State. Shough, a senior in his second year with the Red Raiders after being transferred from Oregon, was selected as the starter ahead of second Donovan Smith and redshirt rookie Behren Morton.

“I want to congratulate our three quarterbacks first because it was an incredible competition,” McGuire said. “Tyler played well and put our offense in position to be consistently effective throughout camp, earning him the right to be our starting quarterback. Tyler has great football IQ and really captured what we want this offense to look like with the kind of responsibility we put on the quarterback.”

Shough completed 64 of 92 passes (69.6%) for 872 yards and six touchdowns in Texas Tech’s four games last season before breaking his collarbone. He had started 11 games at Oregon before joining the Red Raiders

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