Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman to miss several weeks with shoulder injury

By John Hamilton

Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman will miss several weeks after suffering a shoulder injury against Arizona. 

Bowman went down hard early in the third quarter while making a throw. He came back into the game, but his accuracy looked noticeably off the rest of the way. He finished the game completing 30-of-55 passes for 307 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. 

The sophomore from Grapevine High School completed 69.4 percent of his passes for 2,638 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions during a standout freshman season under former head coach Kliff Kingsbury. However, Bowman missed multiple games after suffering a collapsed lung, and then reaggravating the injury later in the year. This injury does not appear to be related to his lung. 

With Bowman sidelined, Texas Tech will have a choice between junior Jett Duffey and senior Rice grad transfer Jackson Tyner. Tyner was the first quarterback off the bench for Texas Tech against UTEP. 

Tyner completed 47.3 percent of his passes for 1,048 yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions between 2016 and 2018 at Rice. Duffey has completed 68.2 percent of his passes for 1,241 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions, all in a Red Raiders uniform. Duffey was also selected as our Mr. Texas Football in 2015 for his exceptional performance at Mansfield Lake Ridge. 

Texas Tech has a bye after a 2-1 start, but then opens Big 12 play on the road against Oklahoma on Sept. 28. ESPN’s Football Power Index has the Red Raiders as underdogs in seven of their remaining nine games, and that’s before the Bowman injury.

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