Big 12 football: TCU’s Quentin Johnston leaves game with injury vs. Tech

Quentin Johnston, Big 12 Football (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Quentin Johnston, Big 12 Football (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

The big game around the Big 12 football conference to start the day on Nov. 5 saw the No. 7 ranked TCU Horned Frogs host the upset-minded Texas Tech Red Raiders at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. TCU and new head coach Sonny Dykes entered this game as a two-score favorite.

But there were some issues that the Horned Frogs ran into early on against the Red Raiders. Very early in the first quarter, TCU saw star junior wide receiver Quentin Johnston leave the game due to an injury issue.

It sounds like this is a lingering injury issue for Johnston stemming from TCU’s game last weekend against the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown. A report from Bruce Feldman on Nov. 5 affirms that Johnston rolled his ankle in TCU’s win over West Virginia on Oct. 9.

And Johnston reportedly tweaked the ankle again early against Texas Tech on Nov. 5. He only got to play in what looked like the first couple of snaps of the game before getting sidelined throughout much of the first half.

Injuries take hold in the first Big 12 football game of Week 10 with TCU WR Quentin Johnston sidelined

We’ll continue to monitor the injury status of Johnston as the game progresses between TCU and Texas Tech.

What is clear is that the TCU offense isn’t the same without Johnston. Granted, that’s not too surprising given the overwhelming matchup advantage that the 6-foot-4 and 195-pound Johnston gives the Horned Frogs on the outside.

So far this season, Johnston has 42 catches for 650 receiving yards (15.5 yards per catch), and four touchdown catches.

Johnston had an absolutely massive October, with more than 570 receiving yards and all four touchdown catches for him on the season coming last month.

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Texas Tech and TCU are currently tied at 10 points each in the second quarter in Fort Worth on Nov. 5. TCU is trying to get its ninth win of the season while Texas Tech is attempting to get one game above .500 by notching its fifth win of the year.