Jett Duffey is making the most of finally being in charge of the Texas Tech offense.
The redshirt sophomore recently stepped in for injured freshmen quarterback Alan Bowman after he had taken over for the injured McLane Carter in the team’s season-opening 47-27 loss.
Since having his number called against West Virginia, the Lake Ridge High alum hasn’t missed a beat, leading the Red Raiders on three straight scoring drives after they were down 35-10 to whip the Lubbock crowd into a frenzy.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound freshman was just as effective two weeks later, throwing for nearly 200 yards and a score in a 17-14 win over TCU.
“I said going into the season I felt like we had three capable players at that position,” Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury told NewsOk.com. “All compete at a high level, play hard, do everything right. Jett is very talented, very capable.”
Duffey has thrown for nearly 500 yards and two touchdowns in four games this season.
The Red Raiders (5-2, 3-1 in Big 12) end the regular season with tilts against Iowa State, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas State and Baylor.