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Baylor QB Petty feels 'great', plans to play for No. 10 Bears with 2 cracked bones in back

  • Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty adjusts his head set while standing on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against SMU Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Despite only playing two quarters, Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping No. 10 Baylor open its riverfront campus stadium with a 45-0 victory over former Southwest Conference rival SMU. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty adjusts his head set while standing on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against SMU Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Despite only playing two quarters, Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping No. 10 Baylor open its riverfront campus stadium with a 45-0 victory over former Southwest Conference rival SMU. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (14) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against SMU Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (14) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against SMU Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former President George W. Bush, left, pats Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (14) on the head after the coin toss before the NCAA college football game between SMU and Baylor Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Former President George W. Bush, left, pats Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (14) on the head after the coin toss before the NCAA college football game between SMU and Baylor Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty says he plans to play for the 10th-ranked Bears in Saturday's night game against Northwestern State despite two cracked small bones in his back.

Petty said he felt "great" Tuesday, a day after an MRI revealed the issue.

The reigning Big 12 offensive player of the year took a shot to the back on his first series of the season in a 45-0 win over SMU on Sunday night. Petty played only the first half, and was clearly in discomfort while throwing for 161 yards with two touchdowns. He also ran for a score to put Baylor up 31-0.

Bears coach Art Briles said Petty won't play if he's not 100 percent. When asked about that, Petty smiled and said he'd be 100 percent.