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


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.



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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