Baylor's Art Briles: 'Big turnaround' needed for Bryce Petty to play

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Thursday September 4th, 2014

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty will likely not play in Saturday's game against against Northwestern State because of a back injury.

According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, Baylor coach Art Briles said that it would take a big turnaround for Petty to play because Petty isn't practicing. Petty has insisted he will be 100 percent by game time. 

Petty was injured in Baylor's 45-0 win over SMU and is listed as day-to-day with a "transverse process." Petty went 13-23 for 161 yards and two touchdowns against the Mustangs.

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"I'm bummed out because it's never fun being hurt," Petty said, according to "Bummed out because I just watched tape and everything is off. You never want to make any excuses."

Sophomore Seth Russell and redshirt freshman Chris Johnson are listed as backups in case Petty is not able to play. 

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