Things just got interesting in the Big 12 title race as No. 2 Baylor just announced that their starting quarterback, Seth Russell, would be out for the season due to a neck injury sustained in their game versus Iowa State.
Brutal: Baylor QB Seth Russell will undergo season-ending surgery. Was on pace to break NCAA single-season pass efficiency record.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) October 26, 2015
The phenomenal junior has had a heck of a year throwing for over 2000 yards and 29 touchdowns and has completed 59.5 percent of his passes with six interceptions.
Seth Russell this is bad, the baylor Bears will miss him terribly
— Sam Viebrock (@veebz554) October 26, 2015
Terrible loss for Baylor to lose QB Seth Russell for season. What a great start he had. True freshman Jarrett Stidham steps up. Sic 'Em!
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 26, 2015
Thoughts and prayers with @BUFootball QB Seth Russell who will undergo neck surgery. This has been a brutal injury season.!
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) October 26, 2015
Taking Russell’s place is the five-star freshman out of Stephenville, Texas Jarrett Stidham.
Stidham has complete 24-28 passes for over 300 yards and has thrown for six touchdowns.
Seth Russell out for year. Successor Jarrett Stidham: Baylor’s highest-ranked QB recruit in 10-yr history of ESPN 300 (3rd QB/37th overall).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 26, 2015
The Bears come to Manhattan a week from Thursday for a nationally televised week-day match-up.