Webb had just thrown his first touchdown pass, a 19-yarder to Bradley Marquez that broke a tie with 3:48 remaining and sent the Red Raiders to a 20-10 victory over No. 24 TCU on Thursday night.
The victory formation wasn’t overconfidence. The freshman had just never won a college football game before.
“It was a beautiful ball from Davis Webb,” Marquez said. “Those kinds of balls you don’t drop.”
Webb came on after freshman walk-on Baker Mayfield left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent injury to his left knee or ankle.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury doesn’t make freshmen available to the media.
The score came after the Red Raiders (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) thought they’d scored on a 49-yard TD pass from Webb to DeAndre Washington, but he dropped the ball at the half-yard line. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty took them back to the TCU 14. Two plays later, Webb hit Marquez.
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