ROSTER REPORT: McLane Carter's ankle sprain makes him a game-time decision

Red Raiders quarterback McLane Carter (6) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Mississippi Rebels at NRG Stadium.Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Red Raiders hope to get Jah'Shawn Johnson back on the field soon.

When Texas Tech quarterback McLane Carter went down in a heap, rolling his leg up under him as well as an Ole Miss defender, it didn't look promising that he would be back in the game for a while.

But on Sunday, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury said it was a high ankle sprain and Carter's ability to return to the field would depend on his pain tolerance.

Kingsbury said Carter will be a game-time decision against Lamar. But "game-time decision," at least in the Kingsbury vernacular, is just the catch-all for any injury that doesn't obviously sideline a player for an extended period. Our guess is that we'll see freshman Alan Bowman back in action to start Saturday's game.


--S JahShawn Johnson missed the Ole Miss game as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury. Kingsbury said he hopes to have Johnson back in practice in the next couple of weeks.

--DB Vaughnte Dorsey was ejected for targeting in the second half versus Ole Miss. Hell have to sit out the first half versus Lamar.

--CB Desmon Smith was ejected for targeting in the first quarter versus Ole Miss. Hell be eligible to return to action to start the Lamar game.