Texas Tech notched an upset victory over 24th-ranked TCU and perhaps gained a quarterback controversy to go with it.
Walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was phenomenal in the Red Raiders’ first two games, left with a fourth-quarter injury.
Backup Davis Webb replaced him to spark Tech to a 20-10 win Thursday night at AT&T Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.
TCU had erased a 10-0 deficit, tying the game midway through the fourth quarter and taking the game’s momentum.
Webb entered for Mayfield after the starter hurt his right leg and led the Red Raiders to the go-ahead touchdown in nine plays. Webb’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Marquez with 3:48 remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Red Raiders a 17-10 lead.
After TCU went three-and-out on its ensuing possession, Texas Tech drove for a Ryan Bustin 37-yard field goal with 2:43 left.
Webb completed three of four passes for 77 yards.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin went 23-for-36 for 194 yards and two interceptions. He also ran 20 times for 101 yards.
MORE OKLA. STATE DIRT
Sports Illustrated reported widespread drug use among Oklahoma State players in its latest installment in a series on the school’s football program.
The SI story, published online Thursday, included allegations by former players of teammates smoking marijuana before games, stars avoiding punishment for positive drug tests while others with less talent were kicked off the team or suspended, team members selling drugs, and coaches joking with players about their drug use.
Thirty former Cowboys players told SI that they smoked pot and three admitted to being dealers.
“I was kind of in disbelief that people could do the things that they were doing,” former offensive lineman Jonathan Cruz said. “If you could produce on Saturday, things could be overlooked.”
VOLS LINEMAN INELIGIBLE
Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch, one of five Southeastern Conference players named in a Yahoo Sports report alleging they received improper benefits, was ruled ineligible by the university for Saturday’s game against No. 2 Oregon.
Vols coach Butch Jones told a Nashville, Tenn., radio station on Thursday that the athletic department’s compliance department is “in the process of working through all the details and logistics of the situation.”
Yahoo reported that Couch received $1,350 from former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis, allegedly an intermediary with NFL agents and financial advisers.
The other players who allegedly received impermissible benefits were Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, former Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and former Mississippi State receiver Chad Bumphis.
Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie is now playing with Alcorn State after he and three former Vanderbilt players were charged with raping an unconscious Vanderbilt student and dismissed from the university in late June. … Purdue will be without tight end Gabe Holmes when the Boilermakers play host to Notre Dame on Saturday after he injured his wrist in practice Tuesday.