Baylor’s starting quarterback Blake Shapen is out for two to three weeks with an MCL injury sustained in Saturday’s surprise surprise loss to Texas State.
Coach Dave Aranda announced the news Monday as the Bears braced for a crucial home game against Utah, which was ranked 14th last week.
Shapen was injured, returning, but was eventually knocked out in the fourth quarter in the 42-31 loss to the Bobcats. He completed 21 of 31 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns before leaving. He also rushed for a touchdown.
Sawyer Robertson, transfer from Mississippi State, will be the starter in Shapen’s absence. Robertson commissioned Shapen on Saturday night, completing 6 of 12 passes for 113 yards and an interception.
A 1-0 loss to the Utes this Saturday would see Baylor go 2-0 for the first time since 2017.
Aranda also said starting player Devin Lemear will be out for at least two weeks with an elbow injury and full-back Garmon Randolph will miss at least this week’s game with a high ankle sprain.
Baylor started as a 26.5-point favorite over Texas State.
https://deadspin.com/baylor-qb-blake-shapen-knee-out-2-3-weeks-1850802375?utm_source=regular Baylor QB Blake Shapen (knee) will be out for 2-3 weeks