Baylor QB Seth Russell throws career-high 6 TD’s in rout over Rice


No matter the opponent, Baylor quarterback Seth Russell had himself a heck of a day. One that lasted less than three quarters. 

Some quarterbacks leave a game early due to ineffectiveness, some leave due to injury, and others leave because they performed so well that staying in the game isn’t warranted. That was the case today for Baylor quarterback Seth Russell who threw six touchdowns in the Bears win.

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I am certain a lot of people scratched their heads with my prediction pick that had Baylor beating Ohio State in the College Football Playoff. But after a day like today, it’s easy to get convinced that’s possible with the performance by his game today.

Russell was 12-of-16 for 277 yards and six touchdowns before leaving otherwise he could have thrown for eight or nine touchdowns if he had to play the fourth quarter.

To put his day into perspective, he threw for two more touchdowns than he had incompletions. That is a day that several quarterbacks across the nation would beg for over the course of three weeks. For example, Maryland quarterback, Caleb Rowe, was 10-of-17 for 67 yards and four interceptions in their loss to West Virginia.

I’m not vaulting Russell into any Heisman race quite yet because he still has a great deal to prove against the upper echelon teams of the Big 12. November will be the month we find out what both Russell and Baylor have when they play Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU.

If he can keep this momentum from now through the end of November, he won’t just be in the Heisman conversation but also have Baylor on the cusp of entering the College Football Playoffs as I predicted.

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