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Texas Tech Red Raiders Remain Most Underrated Team in the Big 12

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders remained undefeated in the 2013 college football season after a 33- 7 win over the Texas State Bobcats. The Red Raiders’ star freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield may not have played for a majority of the game, but he still looked like he continued to deserve the faith head coach Kliff Kingsbury has placed in him.

Texas Tech rolled over Texas State. Backup quarterback Davis Webb threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns. Texas State just didn’t have the power offensively to benefit from the two interceptions he also threw. So that leads us to wonder if Texas Tech actually has the ability to win the Big 12 with Mayfield at the helm.

The answer? Of course.

Look at the SEC. The Florida Gators are struggling because of their poor quarterback play. A quarterback is essential to the success of an offense. It doesn’t matter how good the receivers for the team are if the quarterback makes bad decisions. Mayfield has all the tools to be an extremely successful quarterback for the future and lead Texas Tech to a BCS game.

Mayfield will be a top NCAA quarterback in the next few years. Watch for him to shine against Oklahoma on October 26 and finally get the national recognition he deserves. The Red Raiders are on the rise in the Big 12 and looking at how poorly some of the Big 12 teams have played so far, could easily win the conference. Mayfield just has to keep playing his game, and the Red Raider defense has to keep making big plays.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google