With QB Uncertainty at Tech, Bears Prepare for Red Raider Weapons


Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury has not tipped his hand on which quarterback will start against Baylor, on Saturday. 

Tech has had three quarterbacks suffer injuries, at different times this season, the latest being Jett Duffey who started the last two games in place of the injured Alan Bowman, who replaced the injured McLane Carter.

With uncertain surrounding that position the Bears are worrying more about the weapons at the disposal of whoever is throwing the passes.

“When you play against a Kliff Kingsbury team, you know they’re all going to be good quarterbacks,” Rhule said. “For us, it’s trying to stop [wide receiver T.J.] Vasher and [wide receiver Antoine] Wesley. Wesley is one of the premiere wideouts in the country. Those challenges will be the same no matter who the quarterback is. The quarterback run game might add a little bit when Duffey is out there. We’ll focus mainly on ourselves. We’ll try to take away, at least concentrate on some of their core concepts.”

The Bears and Red Raiders are two of the four Big 12 teams with a chance to get Bowl eligible on Saturday a stat that Rhule attributes to the parity of the Big 12.

“As we have gone through the year Oklahoma and West Virginia gave us fits, but all the other teams have had close to the same talent level and that makes sense for the number of teams fighting to become bowl eligible,” Rhule said. “There are a lot of great coaches and players in this league and the records show it”.

The Bears and Red Raiders kick off at 11:00am on Saturday morning at AT&T Stadium.

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