LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech will be without its best pass rusher for the rest of the 2020 season.
Matt Wells announced Saturday that Eli Howard underwent season-ending knee surgery this week.
Howard leads the Red Raiders in sacks with 2.5 on the season. He made 16 tackles and batted down a pass. He hasn’t appeared in a game since October 24, when he was injured against West Virginia.
The Preseason All-Big 12 selection is a senior, but the NCAA granted a free year of eligibility for football players due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so he will have the chance to return for another season if he wants to.
Texas Tech’s final regular season game is against Kansas Saturday, December 5.