It’s being reported that Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham suffered a broken ankle against Oklahoma State, and is out for the season.
Just confirmed: #Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham is out for the season with a broken bone in his ankle.
— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) November 25, 2015
The last two weeks have not been kind to the Bear’s freshman phenom. After being banged up by the Sooners, Stidham’s availability against Oklahoma State was a question through much of the week. He made the start against the Cowboys, but after Emmanuel Ogbah got a hold of him a couple of times in the second quarter, it was clear Stidham was suffering, and he didn’t return after the half.
Stidham will finish the season with 68.8% passing completion percentage for 1,265 yards through the air, and 12 touchdowns to just two interceptions.
It’s a big loss for Baylor since season-starter Seth Russell is battling a season-ending injury of his own.
Third-string quarterback, and wide receiver, Chris Johnson will take over behind center. Johnson, with his athleticism and speed, was moved to receiver after it was clear the Stidham was next in line behind Russell. He hadn’t thrown a pass in a game since early 2014, but looked more than serviceable against the Cowboys in the second half of the game. He went five for ten for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 42 yards and a touchdown on the ground.