Bryce Petty, QB for the Baylor Bears and very famous with internet bookmakers, perhaps left the team’s game on Saturday due to a concussion, but he’s all set to take on the Kansas State Wildcats next week.
“Can I cuss on here?” the player said when he was asked if there is the possibility that he’d end up missing his college career’s last game at home. “Hell no. I’m going to play, no doubt. I’ll pass all the tests.”
The QB left the game on Saturday in the middle of the third quarter after he suffered what team officials said was a “mild concussion” after Texas Tech LB Sam Eguavoen gave him a high hit, and he received a personal foul penalty.
Petty’s place at QB was taken over by Seth Russell, and Baylor held on to take out Texas Tech at 48-46.
Petty had a meeting afterwards with reporters, saying that as a “precautionary” measure he sat out for the remainder of the matchup.
“I feel good,” said the player. “It was a little muddy there on the sideline. But everything is fine. I’m OK. Just a headache here or there. Nothing crazy.”
After he took the hit, Petty stayed on the ground for a few minutes before he got back up on his feet and walked to the sideline in a slow pace, going to the locker room afterwards, and many fans were very concerned when they saw this. Before the quarter finished, the player returned to the sidelines. He still had his jersey on, but no longer wearing a helmet or shoulder pads.
Art Briles, Bears coach, said that it would take either three or four days before the team would know if the player would get the green light to take on the Wildcats, and many fans can’t wait to find out what awaits him.
“We’ll go through the process and see what happens,” said Briles.
The Bears also lost the services of RB Devin Chafin because of a dislocated elbow, something that left many worried fans. The three carries by Chafin took place later during the first quarter of the game, and they were made on consecutive plays.
Last week, Shock Linwood and Chafin both left 100-yard rushing matchups against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, impressing many fans along the way. Internet bookmakers saw that last year, both of the players had 100 yards against the Red Raiders.