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2016 Schedule
5-7, 6th in Big 12
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5hHeather Dinich

Big 12 commish wants answer for Ohio St. in CFP

Bob Bowlsby is looking for answers from College Football Playoff officials after Ohio State made the playoff without winning its conference and Washington had a weak nonconference schedule.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II has won the Sammy Baugh Award as the nation's top passer. Mahomes ranks No. 1 in FBS in passing yards (5,052), total yards (5,312) and TDs (53) this season. His head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, won the same honor in 2002.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech has been named the winner of the Sammy Baugh Award, presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus to the top passer in college football.

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4dAdam Rittenberg

Who will start 2017 on the hot seat?

While this year's coaching carousel is still spinning, some coaches are already feeling the heat for next year. Who must improve in 2017, plus all the latest coaching news and notes.

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Patience a virtue for Texas Tech

Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt is standing by Kliff Kingsbury, who is 24-26 in four seasons. Kingsbury has a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball. Ivan Maisel's notes

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

The two national leaders in passing yards, Pat Mahomes and Cal's Davis Webb, were both on Texas Tech's roster last year.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt affirmed in a press conference that Kliff Kingsbury will be back in 2017 after the Red Raiders failed to qualify for a bowl. "I believed in Kliff Kingsbury when we hired him. ... I believe in him today."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II go pro? Coach Kliff Kingsbury says if he gets a good draft grade, Mahomes should do what's best for his future. "If there's a high pick out there and that's where he's going to go and the money is right, then that's probably what he needs to do," Kingsbury said. "But if there's a way we can improve his draft stock and he can get his degree and come back and be better and learn more about the game, then that's what we'll do."

Mahomes' six-TD night leads Texas Tech past Baylor (1:10)
Breaking down Texas Tech's 54-35 win over Baylor (2:28)
Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II talks about team's performance (0:40)

Fourth takeaway for Red Raiders' D

Jah'Shawn Johnson intercepts at Baylor's 6-yard line and returns to the 30 on Zach Smith's fourth-and-17 heave at the 32. Texas Tech leads 54-35 late in the fourth quarter.


Smith, Cannon connect for red-zone TD

Zach Smith throws a slant pass to KD Cannon for a 9-yard touchdown, their second scoring connection of the game. Baylor trails Texas Tech 51-35 early in the fourth quarter.


Williams scores on two-yard run

Baylor RB Terence Williams scores two plays after breaking for a 57-yard run. The Bears trail Texas Tech 48-28 in the third quarter.


Mahomes, Cantrell connect again

Patrick Mahomes II throws a back-shoulder fade to Dylan Cantrell, his Whitehouse High teammate, for their second TD pass play of the game. Texas Tech leads Baylor 48-28 in the third quarter.

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury looking ahead after big 1st half (0:34)

Mahomes throws 5th TD pass of half

Patrick Mahomes II finds Jonathan Giles over the middle for a 62-yard TD to give Texas Tech a 41-14 lead over Baylor. Mahomes has thrown for 394 yards.

Fifth TD pass for Mahomes... in the first half (1:41)

Mahomes finds Coutee for 80-yard TD

QB Patrick Mahomes II follows up his 81-yard TD pass with an 80-yarder to WR Keke Coutee, giving the Red Raiders a 34-7 lead over Baylor in the second quarter.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texas Tech defense is putting together its best performance in years. The Red Raiders have stuffed Baylor on fourth down three times already. Red Raiders rolling, up 27-7 midway through the second quarter.

Team Stats

Passing Yards463.01st
Rushing Yards103.6123rd
Points For43.77th
Points Against43.5128th