Texas Tech true freshman quarterback Blake Mayfield threw for 413 yards, four touchdowns and ran for another one against SMU on Friday night, easily winning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
But to this point, the walk-on from Lake Travis, Texas, still hasn't captured a scholarship, with coach Kliff Kingsbury saying one will eventually come to Mayfield, once they can figure out the numbers.
“He's a part of our team, other than paying for his own school and meals and boards and books and all those things,” Kingsbury said. “He's treated just like another player.”
And apparently, Kingsbury said Mayfield isn't letting the success get to his head.
“I think after watching film, he sees how much room there is for improvement, which is exciting,” Kingsbury said. “He did some good things moving the ball, but there were some negatives and he knows that. The main thing was just how poised he stayed throughout.”
BRILES IMPRESSED WITH BU DEFENSE
Despite matching up with Wofford, an extremely overmatched opponent, coach Art Briles was impressed with Baylor's defensive performance in Saturday's 63-7 domination.
“They played extremely well, and we feel like that's an area of our team that's going to be much improved over the last couple years,” Briles said. “Having so many returners back and being in the same system the last three years, we feel like we have the opportunity for it to be a strong point of our football team.”
“The reason why we changed quarterbacks (to Trevone Boykin in the second half), we just felt like we needed someone with the read-zone stuff that could give us an extra running back against the athleticism of LSU … But (Casey Pachall) will be our starter again this week.” — TCU coach Gary Patterson. Pachall split time with Boykin on Saturday.
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