Former Texas Tech QB McLane Carter headed to Rutgers

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As the old saying goes, there must be a McLane in Lubbock. (Or something like that.) So, with ex-Nevada wide receiver McLane Mannix now in place at Texas Tech, former Red Raiders quarterback McLane Carter is now free to leave.

Carter announced his intent to leave Texas Tech last month, but on Sunday evening he revealed his destination, and what a destination it is.

A Gilmer, Texas, native, Carter began his college career at Tyler Junior College before transferring to Texas Tech ahead of the 2017 season. In nine games over two seasons, he completed 51-of-97 passes for 677 yards with four touchdowns against four interceptions.

Those admittedly middling numbers are Heisman-level compared to what Rutgers returns. The Scarlet Knights sank or swam with true freshman Artur Sitowski last season and he mostly swam, hitting 49.1 percent of his 273 passes for 1,158 yards (4.2 per attempt) with four touchdowns against 18 interceptions. As a team, Rutgers threw five touchdowns and 22 interceptions en route to a 1-11 finish. The Knights’ 78.84 pass efficiency rating was the second-worst in the past 10 years.