Quarterback Seth Russell, filling in for injured senior starter Bryce Petty, threw for 438 yards and five touchdowns. Freshman KD Cannon had 223 yards receiving and three scores for a team missing three senior receivers.
Baylor coach Art Briles prefers to avoid certain labels for players not necessarily considered first-teamers in the eighth-ranked Bears’ fast-paced, big-play offense.
Coach Art Briles says Petty should be able to go when the eighth-ranked Bears play at Buffalo on Friday night. Petty missed Baylor’s last game with two cracked small bones in his back.
Petty sat out the Bears’ 70-6 victory Saturday night over FCS team Northwestern State because of two cracked small bones in his back.
KD Cannon burst past the Northwestern State secondary for TD catches of 50, 81 and 42 yards in the first quarter Saturday. That pushed the Bears (2-0) to a big early lead on way to a 70-6 victory.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has two cracked small bones in his back after taking an early shot and playing only the first half of the team’s season-opening 45-0 win over SMU.
Offensive-minded Baylor coach Art Briles spent a lot of time during the offseason trying to convince everyone how good he expected the Bears to be on defense.
Bryce Petty accounted for three touchdowns in the first half, and Baylor’s defense had eight sacks in a 45-0 victory over SMU at McLane Stadium along the Brazos River.
Before the Bears beat SMU 45-0 in their first game at McLane Stadium on Sunday night, a 9 1/2-foot bronze statue of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was unveiled.
Baylor coach Art Briles quickly dismisses the idea of his Bears defending their Big 12 championship.
With 10 teams playing a round-robin schedule and no championship game, the Big 12 is emphasizing its unique standing in the new playoff era.
Baylor coach Art Briles says Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher needs to worry about the ACC — and not how the Big 12 determines its champion.