Baylor who has the No. 1 rated offense in College football will pursue a playoff spot without Seth Russell. The quarterback will undergo a season-ending neck surgery after he was injured playing Iowa State. The team announced on Monday that he will miss the rest of the 2015 season.
Seth Russell broke a bone in his neck during the fourth quarter. A specialist has recommended surgery which will entail a six month recovery period.
“Seth exemplifies the spirit and will of our football team,” head coach Art Briles said, “and through this our team will keep that spirit alive and well for him.”
Losing Seth Russell, the Heisman candidate is a huge blow for the Bears who are 7-0 and ranked No.2 in the nation. Russell has 29 touchdowns and 2,104 yards passing in his first season and ran for 402 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Freshman Jarrett Stidham will replace Russell.