(20) Texas Tech Beats Kansas, but Lose Quarterback Baker Mayfield

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — While (20) Texas Tech improved to 5-0 on the season after defeating Kansas 54-16 on Saturday, it came at a price as quarterback Baker Mayfield had to leave the game with an injury.

A true freshman, Mayfield has been the key spark in the Red Raiders offense this season.

At the end of the third quarter, Mayfield hurt his leg while taking a hit after throwing a pass. He had to be helped off the field, but there is not word yet on the severity of the injury.

Despite the injury, Mayfield played very well. He threw for 368 yards while completing 33 of 51 passes. The team scored 54 straight points after being down 10-0 in the first quarter.

Texas Tech is now 5-0 for the first time since 2008 under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Meanwhile for Kansas they fell to 2-2 and it was their 22nd straight Big 12 loss. They haven’t beaten a Big 12 opponent since beating Iowa State on Oct. 10, 2009.

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