The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: August 4th

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Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech, including news on the Lady Raiders, soccer, Chris Beard, and a ton of football links.

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Beckie Scores in 20 Seconds. This is your Janine Beckie. I’m going to miss typing her name too.

Preseason #19. Texas TEch soccer is ranked #19 in the NSCAA preseason poll.



If There Was Only NCAA Football 17. CBS Sports’ Ben Kercheval ranks the quarterbacks as if NCAA Football 17 was actually a thing and has Texas Tech as the second best quarterback behind Deshaun Watson:

Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, Overall Rating: 93 — Two quarterbacks in and we already have our first surprise. Oklahoma fans aren’t going to happy that Mahomes is rated higher than Baker Mayfield, even if it’s by a single point.
However, the Texas Tech signal-caller is made for the ‘NCAA Football’ franchise, a la Bo Jackson and Tecmo Bowl. Mahomes is a freak of nature who has straight-line burners, a nasty spin move in and around the pocket, and one of the most powerful arms in college football. That’s why physically he rates out as high as he does. He’s productive, too. Last season, Mahomes led the FBS with 393 total yards per game. Mayfield gets the preseason accolades, but Mahomes is, pound-for-pound, more physically dominating.

Podcast! Podcast! I joined Land Grant Gauntlet’s Grant Thome for about 45 minutes to discuss the upcoming 2016 season for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Please head on over to check it out.

Well, Can You?

I Might Want to Borrow Some Money. Let’s all go to Vegas.

Miscellaneous. College Football Talk writes that Texas has indefinitely suspended WR/TE DeAndre McNeal for violation of team rules . . . in a bit of interesting news, also via College Football Talk, Alabama has blocked the transfer of Maurice Smith to Georgia, this is interesting because I think Smith has looked at Texas Tech as an option . . . via ESPN, the district attorney’s office in McLennan County is asking for full access to the Pepper Hamilton report . . . SI’s Stewart Mandel has his top 25 . . .


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