The NFL’s Buffalo Bills have a weird quarterback situation going on that could end up seeing former Washington Huskies quarterback Jeff Tuel become the first undrafted rookie quarterback to start an NFL opener in league history. Whether it gets to that point or not remains to be seen, but Friday night Texas Tech had a player accomplish what may be the equivalent.
Baker Mayfield, an unrated prospect by most recruiting outlets out of Austin, got the start at quarterback for the Red Raiders in Kliff Kingsbury‘s coaching debut. Mayfield is the first walk-on freshman to start a season opener for a program from a conference with an automatic BCS berth, according to Chuck Carlton of The Dallas Morning News (via Twitter).
Mayfield wasted little time in showing why he was named the starting quarterback. On his first drive of the game, Mayfield completed seven of nine pass attempts for 46 yards to help set up a field goal and an early lead on the road at SMU.
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