Backup QB Austin Kendall will reportedly start under center for Oklahoma.

By Emily Caron
September 29, 2018

Heisman Trophy front runner Kyler Murray did not start at quarterback for the Sooners on Saturday against Baylor as punishment for being late. Murray overslept on Friday, causing the tardiness, according to an ABC report.

Backup QB Austin Kendall took the field under center instead. Murray entered in the first series on Saturday to lead the Sooners' first TD drive.

Head coach Lincoln Riley is using this incident to emphasize that the same rules apply to everyone on the team, even a star quarterback.

Riley suspended 2018 NFL No. 1 draft pick Baker Mayfield last season in a similar scenario, starting Murray as the team's signal caller during Mayfield's two-play suspension due to an incident during a game at Kansas the week prior. 

One of the nation's top passers this season, Murray has completed 60 of 88 passes for 1,028 yards and 11 touchdowns for a completion percentage of 68.2% along with 240 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. The redshirt junior tallied four touchdowns during Oklahoma's overtime win over Army.

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