Before Patrick Mahomes was a superstar in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, he was slinging the rock all over the college football gridiron as a member of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Naturally, Mahomes is still a big Texas Tech supporter, and he was in a great mood after the Red Raiders dominated Dana Holgorsen’s Houston Cougars in the second half of Saturday’s 38-21 season-opening victory.
The Chiefs star took to Twitter with a simple message after Texas Tech erased a 21-7 halftime deficit to win convincingly:
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) September 5, 2021
Ahead of this game, Holgorsen provided a bit of bulletin-board material for Texas Tech. The Cougars coach boasted Houston would “wreck Tech,” a play on the Red Raiders’ “Wreck ’em” motto. So, Mahomes referencing that in his tweet could have also been aimed at Holgorsen for those comments, in addition to simply being the standard celebratory saying for Texas Tech.
With the Red Raiders’ big win, it was a great weekend for Patrick Mahomes as he prepares for the 2021 NFL season with the Chiefs. The reigning AFC champions are a top Super Bowl contender once again with Mahomes at the helm of a loaded roster, and Kansas City will be back in action against the Cleveland Browns next Sunday to start the season. It’s a rematch of a playoff matchup from this past season, which the Chiefs barely won to advance to the AFC Championship Game.
Mahomes is ready to put up huge numbers again, which he has been accustomed to doing since his days as a Red Raider. In his final season in college before going pro and becoming a star in Kansas City Mahomes threw for over 5,000 yards and tossed 41 touchdowns. Hitting the 5,000-yard is impressive enough in the NFL, but he did it in just 12 games as a junior in Lubbock.