Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has passed one concussion test and has another one scheduled for Thursday as he hopes to get cleared to play in the team's regular season finale against Kansas State on Saturday.
Baylor head coach Art Briles was asked on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” about Petty’s status for the game.
Petty was hit in the head during the third quarter of Baylor’s 48-46 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. He left the game and did not return. Seth Russell came on in relief and completed 8 of 17 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Petty said he woke up with a headache on Monday, but insisted that he should feel well enough to start against Kansas State, a game that could decide the Big 12 championship.
Petty, a senior, has completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,893 yards with 25 touchdowns and five interceptions this season for fiffh-ranked Baylor, who lead the nation in total offense and scoring offense.
The Bears are sixth in the College Football Playoff rankings this week, three spots behind TCU, which they beat 61-58 on Oct. 11.
- Scooby Axson