Tyler Shough was the driving force behind the Red Raiders’ undefeated record as their starting quarterback, having won all five games he started and appeared in seven overall. Despite missing six games early in the season due to a shoulder injury sustained in the opener against Murray State, he returned to lead the team to four consecutive wins at the end of the season.
With a perfect 8-0 record as a starter at Texas Tech in games he has finished, he ended last year with a stellar 12-4 record. In the games he started, he averaged 243.8 passing yards and 300.0 yards of total offense per game, with 46 of his 106 completions going for 10 yards, 21 for 20 yards, 12 for 30 yards, and 3 for 40 yards or more.
He was also the Red Raiders’ third-leading rusher, with 269 yards and four touchdowns on 72 carries, and had at least 10 carries in three of his final four starts. He received a 74.1 offensive grade from Pro Football Focus, leading the quarterback room and ranking third on the offense.
His performance against Oklahoma late in the season was particularly noteworthy, with his 480 yards of total offense ranking 15th in the FBS for single-game total yardage.
He showcased his resilience after sustaining a shoulder injury in the opener, returning to the field to lead his team to victory against Kansas in his first start after the injury. He then guided the team to three consecutive wins against Iowa State, Oklahoma, and Ole Miss, earning MVP honors in the TaxAct Texas Bowl after recording 353 yards of total offense against Ole Miss.
Honored for his work both on and off the field, he was named to the preseason watch lists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Reese’s Senior Bowl, and recognized as part of the Academic All-Big 12 second team.