Baylor is getting healthier at running back with the return of JaMycal Hasty, but freshman John Lovett is still expected to start this week.
Lovett was listed as the starter on the team’s depth chart for this week’s matchup with Oklahoma State. Matt Rhule confirmed at his press conference Tuesday that Lovett would get the start. Hasty is returning to practice this week and expected to play after missing the past four games due to a knee injury.
Rhule said the Bears will have four running backs ready to go against the Cowboys. Junior Terence Williams and freshman Trestan Ebner will both be available as well. Williams’ status with the program was in doubt last week due to off-the-field issues. The coaching staff, along with the player leadership council, chose to let him stay on the team.
Lovett has run for 321 yards (5.3 yards per carry) and 3 touchdowns this season. Hasty ran for 56 yards and a touchdown in the season opener against Liberty before he suffered his injury. He had 623 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns in a reserve role last season.
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