The sixth-year senior just can’t get a break away from the injury bug. Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough who sustained an injury toward the end of the first quarter of the Red Raiders’ 20-13 loss at West Virginia in the Big 12 opener, is now expected to miss the rest of the season.
It is the third season in a row since joining the Red Raiders that Shough will miss significant time because of an injury. In 2021, the former Oregon Duck broke his collarbone. Following that, he aggravated his shoulder and missed six games last season. Now the broken fibula.
Shough (pronounced ‘shuck’) transferred to Texas Tech after starting for Oregon during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, when the Ducks won the Pac-12 championship game. In 15 total games, with Texas Tech the 23-year-old quarterback has had 237 out of his 380 passes completed (62.4%) for 2,922 yards, 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
In four games this season for Tech, Tyler Shough has completed 67 of 111 passes (60.4%) for 746 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. He has run for 149 yards and two more TDs. He had three interceptions and lost a fumble in a 38-30 loss in Week 2 to Oregon.
Coach Joey McGuire initially said Monday that Shough will be out at least six to eight weeks. Behren Morton is expected to take over as the starter. The redshirt freshman made four starts last season when Shough got hurt. Morton has completed 21 of 50 passes for 230 yards with three TDs and one interception in his two games this season.
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