Baylor quarterback Lynx Hawthorne (7) is pulled by Texas defensive end Derick Roberson (49) as Baylor offensive lineman Kyle Fuller (55) blocks Texas defensive tackle Poona Ford (95) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5,
LM Otero
December 05, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor's big-play offense is on its fourth quarterback, a junior receiver who last called signals his junior year in high school.

Lynx Hawthorne was pressed into action when Chris Johnson took a hard hit and fumbled on a run with about 2 minutes left in the first quarter of Saturday's regular-season finale for the No. 12 Bears against Texas.

Baylor said at halftime that Johnson had concussion-like symptoms and would not return.

Johnson was starting his second game since replacing freshman Jarrett Stidham, who broke a bone in his ankle in his third start. Junior Seth Russell was the top-rated FBS passer when he suffered a season-ending neck injury Oct. 24.

Baylor entered the game with the nation's top offense at 616 yards and 51 points a game.

The Bears trailed 20-0 at halftime, making it five consecutive quarters in regulation without a score. Hawthorne was 4 of 13 for 22 yards with two interceptions.


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