Texas Tech routs SMU in season-opener, 41-23

True freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield had a coming out part against SMU on Friday night passing for more than 400 yards and five total touchdowns, including one rushing in Red Raiders victory.

DALLAS-The Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the SMU Mustangs 41-23 Friday night at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.


The win gives Kliff Kingsbury his first victory as a head coach.


Texas Tech true freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield finished the game going 43-for-60 for 413 yards and four touchdowns. Also added 16 yards rushing on 12 carries and one touchdown.


Mayfield, a true freshman walk-on quarterback, is the first quarterback with that classification to have ever started a season-opener for a BCS school.


Garrett Gilbert went 41-for-62 for 388 yards no touchdowns.


The Red Raiders have won 11-straight season openers. The last time Tech lost an opener was in 2002 to eventual BCS National Champion Ohio State.

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