Oregon Ducks quarterback Tyler Shough (12) celebrates his touchdown against Stanford in November in Eugene.


Former UO QB headed to Texas Tech

There is a chance Tyler Shough could play against the Ducks if the former Oregon starting quarterback exhausts his collegiate eligibility.

Shough, who entered the NCAA transfer portal on Feb. 12 as a graduate transfer, announced Monday that he is headed to Texas Tech.

After completing completing 63.5% of his passes for 1,559 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2020, Shough will still be classified as a redshirt sophomore in 2021 with the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic.

Oregon is scheduled to play Texas Tech on Sept. 9, 2023, in Lubbock, Texas, when Shough could be a sixth-year senior.

“Let’s go to work,” Shough posted on Twitter. “I’ll be continuing my athletic career and obtaining a Masters at Texas Tech! #GunsUp.”

According to Rivals, Shough spoke with coaches from Arizona, Auburn, Illinois, Nebraska, Oregon State, Penn State and Washington State before choosing to Red Raiders.

During last season's 4-6 finish, Texas Tech used two quarterbacks, sophomore Alan Bowman and junior Henry Colombi, who combined for 2,667 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Shough’s quarterback efficiency rating of 160.4 led the Pac-12, but after a shaky finish to the regular season the 6-foot-5, 221-pound former four-star recruit split snaps with Anthony Brown in the Pac-12 championship game and Fiesta Bowl.


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