LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 14:Patrick Mahomes #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders breaks the tackle of Charmeachealle Moore #52 of the Kansas State Wildcats and scores during the game on November 14, 2015 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won the game 59-44. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

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Big 12 takeaway: This should be a strong year for quarterbacks

Posted July 18th, 2016

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DALLAS — This will be a good year for Big 12 quarterbacks; nine of the league’s 10 teams are returning a passer with solid starting experience. And the lone exception, TCU, will probably go with Kenny Hill, who started to open the 2014 season at Texas A&M.

All of this should add up to a competitive season in the league, which enters with three title contenders — Oklahoma, TCU, Oklahoma State — but with a handful of other teams led by good enough QBs to get them into the league’s upper crust.

BIG 12 QUARTERBACKS: 2015

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Nine of the league’s 10 schools return at least one quaterback with starting experience from 2015. A look at their numbers from last season.

Texas Tech, Patrick Mahomes: 364 of 573, 4,653 yards, 36 TDs, 15 INTs

Oklahoma State, Mason Rudolph: 264 of 424, 3,770 yards, 21 TDs, 9 INTs

Oklahoma, Baker Mayfield: 269 of 395, 3,700 yards, 36 TDs, 7 INTs

West Virginia, Skyler Howard: 221 of 403, 3,145 yards, 26 TDs, 14 INTs

Baylor, Seth Russell: 119 of 200, 2,104 yards, 29 TDs, 6 INTs

Kansas, Ryan Willis: 164 of 315, 1,719 yards, 9 TDs, 10 INTs

Kansas State, Joe Hubener: 131 of 275, 1,837 yards, 9 TDs, 10 INTs

Iowa State, Joel Lanning: 107 of 193, 1,247 yards, 10 TDs, 4 INTs

Texas, Jerrod Heard: 92 of 159, 1,214 yards, 5 TDs, 5 INTs

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