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ESPN's Jake Trotter reports that Baylor redshirt senior WR Jalen Hurd underwent knee surgery on Tuesday.

Per Trotter, Hurd is not expected to be healthy enough to participate in Texas Bowl action against Vanderbilt at the end of the month. For all intents and purposes, this knee procedure will close out his collegiate career. After transitioning to receiver from running back following his transfer from Tennessee, Hurd came out to post a sharp 69-946-4 receiving line across 12 games played for the 2018 campaign. We'll keep tabs on his recovery off surgery as he heads into the draft process upcoming. Assuming he is healthy enough to test out come the combine, we could see monster athletic numbers from the wideout. Over the summer, Bleacher Report passed along from Baylor's coaching staff that Hurd was capable of posting marks including a 40-inch vertical, a 4.40-second 40-yard dash and a scintillating time of 3.8-3.9 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle. We cannot wait to see how his evaluating process plays out, as there is a ton of upside, here.
Dec 4 - 1:46 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule told reporters he was unsure if redshirt senior WR Jalen Hurd would be able to play in the Texas Bowl against Vanderbilt.

While Hurd was able to play in the finale against Texas Tech, it sounds like he might not be able to give it a go against the Commodores on December 27. If he isn't able to go, his collegiate career is over, but his strong play as a wideout in 2018 likely gets him looks at the next level.
Dec 3 - 11:30 AM

Baylor sophomore RB Johnathan Lovett rushed 28 times for 125 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-24 win over Texas Tech.

Lovett's long run was a mere 12 yards. But with heavy touches, he consistently pushed forward for positive yardage. Prior to today, Lovett hadn't received more than 12 carries in any game this season. He'll have one more audition to lock down a prominent role next season. Baylor is going bowling at 6-6.
Nov 24 - 3:48 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer went 22-of-30 for 308 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 35-24 victory over Texas Tech.

Brewer also ran for a fourth score. He was outstanding against an improved Tech defense, topping 300 passing yards for the first time since late September against Oklahoma. This was his first three-TD passing day since the week before that against Kansas. The Bears improve to 6-6 and clinch Matt Rhule's first bowl trip as Baylor's coach with the win.
Nov 24 - 3:40 PM

Baylor redshirt senior WR Jalen Hurd caught four passes for 68 yards in Saturday's 16-9 loss to TCU.

If Baylor (5-6) loses to Texas Tech next week to get knocked out of bowl season, the offense will look back at this game all winter as the one that got away. TCU was down to their four-string quarterback and generated nothing offensively outside of two long Jalen Reagor touchdowns. For Baylor to qualify for a bowl, they only needed to take care of the ball and cross the goal line a few times. The Bears failed on both accounts, losing three turnovers (the sluggish TCU offense, meanwhile, had zero turnovers) and scored only one touchdown (the extra point was blocked). There will be much soul-searching this week in Waco ahead of the regular season finale.
Nov 17 - 3:49 PM

Baylor senior DE Greg Roberts will miss the first half of Saturday's contest against TCU after being ejected against Iowa State.

Roberts (6'5/254) was ejected for throwing a punch in the third quarter. It was the second skirmish in two plays, and Iowa State RB David Montgomery was also ejected and will miss the first half against Texas. Roberts has played well for the Bears this year, and he'll be a big loss over the first 30 minutes for Baylor in their bid to beat the Horned Frogs over the first 30 minutes on Saturday.
Source: ESPN
Nov 12 - 9:04 PM

The Big 12 announced Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer will not be suspended for the first half of next week's game against TCU.

Brewer was ejected after being called for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, an automatic ejection. Luckily for him, the Big 12 ruled that he won't be forced to miss any more time. The 5-5 Baylor Bears will look to continue their fight for bowl eligibility next week against TCU.
Nov 11 - 11:05 AM

Baylor junior WR Denzel Mims caught five passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-14 loss to Iowa State.

Mims (6'3/208) used his length and leaping ability to go up and win a contest jump ball fade for a touchdown. The video is linked at the bottom, and it's a must watch for those analyzing his NFL future. The junior receiver has been plagued with an unstable offense, but Mims still has posted a 43-607-6 receiving line this season. Mims has two regular season games left (TCU, Texas Tech) before he decides if he will head to the league.
Nov 10 - 8:30 PM

Baylor redshirt senior WR Jalen Hurd caught five passes for 81 yards in Saturday's 28-14 loss to Iowa State.

Hurd (6'4/229) was hurt by Charlie Brewer's ejection, but the redshirt senior still managed to create a couple big plays as he usually does. The former running back was able to pick up 46 yards on eight carries, so he finished with 127 total yards. NFL teams will likely be split on how to handle Hurd this Spring, but his talent shows as a receiver, even if his mechanics and route running are raw. Hurd gets two more games (TCU, Texas Tech) to put out more tape as a receiver before heading to the 2019 NFL Draft.
Nov 10 - 8:24 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer was ejected form Saturday's game against Iowa State after picking up his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of the contest.

Two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties will get you ejected, and Brewer already had one to his ledger -- Baylor was penalized as a team during a third-quarter brawl -- at the time he started barking at an official. Jalan McClendon entered after the sophomore was dismissed from the game.

Baylor senior DE Greg Roberts was ejected from Saturday's game at Iowa State in the third quarter for throwing a punch.

Roberts (6'5/254) was one of two players ejected for their roles in what was the second altercation over the course of two plays, with the other being Iowa State RB David Montgomery. The senior defensive lineman, who entered Saturday's game with 29 total tackles and three sacks, is valued for his versatility of the line as he can be used either inside or on the perimeter.
Nov 10 - 6:01 PM

Baylor sophomore WR Gavin Holmes won't play this season after suffering a torn ACL.

Sad news here, as Holmes had spent the last calendar year rehabbing a torn ACL he suffered in mid-November last year. He has since torn his ACL for a second time, which will restart the rehab process. Holmes will take a redshirt this year and enter next year as a third-year sophomore. The timing of this injury leaves his 2019 campaign in jeopardy.
Nov 6 - 11:57 AM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule said Monday that junior WR Jared Atkinson will not play again this season in order to preserve his redshirt.

While Atkinson was praised by his head coach in late August for his performance during fall camp, that did not result in opportunities once the regular season began. The junior pass-catcher did not catch a pass in any of the four games he played in, with his most recent action coming in Baylor's Sept. 22 win over Kansas. Atkinson will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Nov 5 - 3:16 PM

Baylor sophomore RB Johnathan Lovett rushed six times for 104 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-31 victory over Oklahoma State.

Believe it or not, Lovett got the most carries of Baylor's running backs (WR Jalen Hurd had nine). Lovett's big moment came in the third quarter, when he ripped off a 75-yard touchdown gallop to pull Baylor within three. This was his second-career 100-yard game. The last came in the opener against Abilene Christian.
Nov 3 - 4:13 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer (concussion) went 4-of-8 for 56 yards and two touchdowns off the bench in Saturday's 35-31 come-from-behind win over Oklahoma State.

Brewer cleared out of the concussion protocol late in the week and was cleared to play but curiously didn't start. Instead, redshirt junior QB Jalan McClendon got the call for his first career start -- and struggled mightily, including a brutal interception into the end zone in the first quarter. HC Matt Rhule pulled the plug on McClendon late in the third quarter and inserted Brewer, and the offense immediately started clicking. Brewer's eight-yard TD pass to Denzel Mims to take a 35-31 lead with :07 left will go down as perhaps the most memorable play of Baylor's season.
Nov 3 - 3:56 PM


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