Matt Rhule says Zach Smith is still Baylor’s starting QB

Zach Smith will remain the Baylor Bear’s starting quarterback going into Baylor’s game against Texas, according to head coach Matt Rhule.

“We’ll go out to practice. If we played today, I’d put Zach out there first and have Charlie ready,” Rhule said. “I think at this time, Zach’s done too much. He led that comeback against Oklahoma and it’s too quick to say Charlie played great. Charlie will be ready, but we don’t want to have too quick a trigger on our quarterback…We’ve tried to play both quarterbacks since the Kansas State game. We know Charlie is a gamer. We’ve done it the past four games, I don’t know why this week would be any difference. We’d probably have a package ready to go. We’ll see kind of where it leads.”

The sophomore completed 59.3 percent of his passes against West Virginia before he was replaced by freshman Charlie Brewer.

Brewer promptly lead the team back into the game, and nearly forced overtime against the AP Top 25 ranked Mountaineers.

The Bears are still winless on the season, and are more than likely not going to make a bowl game. If they lose one more game, not even academic standings will get them into the postseason.

It would be a setback for Matt Rhule, but not a big one. The Bears are playing lots of freshmen and sophomores, and have had a ridiculous amount of injuries to deal with.

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