Titles to turmoil for Baylor’s fifth-year seniors
Baylor was coming off its first Big 12 football championship when Chris Platt signed his letter of intent in the spring of 2014, and the speedy receiver didn't play as a true freshman that fall when the Bears shared the title again.
Baylor WR Platt, DE Jones likely to miss rest of season
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor receiver Chris Platt is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury.
Coach Matt Rhule said Tuesday defensive end Xavier Jones also is likely done for the year because of a broken bone in his foot.
Both Platt and Jones were hurt in the Bears' 49-41 loss to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday in their Big 12 opener.
No. 3 Oklahoma at Baylor
5:30 p.m. Saturday
McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
Last game: Baylor lost on the road to Duke 34-20, rushing for only 57 yards on 27 carries. Zach Smith threw a late interception that handed the game to the Blue Devils. Smith started in place of Anu Solomon and went only 12 of 34 for 263 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Russell has 4 TD passes, No. 16 Baylor beats Oklahoma State
WACO, Texas (AP) — Seth Russell has been keeping an eye the past few weeks on a determined receiver in Ishmael Zamora and a frustrated one in Chris Platt.
What the Baylor quarterback saw from the pair of sophomores against Oklahoma State didn't surprise him.
Russell threw four touchdown passes, including an 89-yarder to Platt for the go-ahead score in the third quarter, and the No. 16 Bears held on to beat the Cowboys 35-24 on Saturday night in the weather-delayed Big 12 opener for both teams.