Texas Tech Football: Remembering Patrick Mahomes’ Five Greatest Games with the Red Raiders

Texas Tech Football: Remembering Patrick Mahomes' Five Greatest Games with the Red Raiders
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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JUNE 15: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs speaks to the press during the Chiefs Mini Camp on June 15, 2023 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

At this point, almost no one would be surprised if you said that former Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the best signalman in the NFL right now. Even the other contenders for that distinction – Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals and Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills – understand that Mahomes is one of one. In fact, if Mahomes never played another snap in the NFL, he would still have a strong case for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the first ballot.

But once upon a time, Mahomes was an overlooked prospect, as Texas Tech was one of the only FBS colleges to give Mahomes a football scholarship.. Even after putting up video game numbers with the Red Raiders, some analysts questioned whether Mahomes was a product of Texas Tech’s Air Raid offense heading into the 2017 NFL Draft.

Nine NFL teams missed out on drafting Mahomes in 2017 before the Kansas City Chiefs traded him and selected him with the 10th overall pick. Now the Chiefs are likely to become the NFL’s next dynasty and Red Raider football is on the map.

Over his entire college career at Texas Tech, Mahomes completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 11,252 yards and 93 touchdowns. In 2016, he won the Sammy Baugh Awardwho is introduced to the best passer in college football and crowned the FBS regular season in points accounting for (318) and total touchdowns (53).

Needless to say, Mahomes has had no shortage of stellar games with the Red Raiders. Let’s take a look at his top five games (plus an honorable mention) with Texas Tech:

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  • Published on 7/9/2023 at 11:00 am
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