Texas Tech had a rough go against Texas on Saturday, losing the game by 35 and its starting quarterback Tyler Shough for six weeks with a broken collarbone, The Athletic‘s Sam Khan reported.
Shough, a junior Oregon transfer from Hamilton High School — the same high school as WVU four-star quarterback commit Nicco Marchiol — in Arizona, led the Red Raiders to a 2-2 record through four games in 2021. He’s completed nearly 70% of his throws, totaling 872 yards and six touchdowns to three interceptions.
Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough broke his collarbone, Matt Wells said. Wells estimated he'll be out six weeks and won't be back until November.
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) September 27, 2021
Without Shough in the lineup, the Red Raiders will likely turn to senior quarterback Henry Colombi to lead the team for the foreseeable future. Colombi, who originally played for Texas Tech head coach at Utah State, played in six games last season to mild success. He completed 109-of-166 passes for 1,065 yards and eight touchdowns in six games.
Despite losing the starter competition to Shough this spring, Colombi is a capable backup with legitimate Big 12 experience.
In relief of Shough after his injury forced him out of the game against Texas, Colombi completed 17-of-23 attempts for 321 yards and three touchdowns.
The WVU defense, coming off a strong performance against Oklahoma superstar prospect Spencer Rattler, will look to continue the momentum its begun to build this season.