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The Morning Stake: July 18th

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Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics, including Dave Campbell naming Patrick Mahomes as the most important college football player in Texas.

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Most Important In Texas. Dave Campbell’s Mike Craven thinks that QB Patrick Mahomes is the most important college player in Texas:

Texas Tech struggles to find its place in the pecking order of FBS football in this state. The Red Raiders also fight for respect. Texas and Texas A&M bring name value even when the product on the field isn’t great. TCU and Baylor have been Big 12 title contenders over the past few years. The Red Raiders must earn respect and that happens on the field. A signal-caller like Mahomes puts any team in position to win, but especially an offensively reliant team like Texas Tech. Kingsbury has the best quarterback in Texas and the offense might put up historic numbers before Mahomes leaves campus. And more than any other player in the state, no team’s success hinges on the success of one player more than Tech and Mahomes. That’s why he’s No. 1 on our list.

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