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No. 10 Baylor could have lot of offense sidelined with Petty questionable, 4 WRs hurting

  • FILE  - In this Aug. 31, 2014, file photo, Baylor head coach Art Briles watches his team warm up before an NCAA college football game against SMU in Waco, Texas. Quarterback Bryce Petty was hurting the whole half he played in No. 10 Baylor's season opener. Antwan Goodley got hurt early and didn't even have a catch. It's no wonder coach Art Briles described the offense as “hit and miss.”(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2014, file photo, Baylor head coach Art Briles watches his team warm up before an NCAA college football game against SMU in Waco, Texas. Quarterback Bryce Petty was hurting the whole half he played in No. 10 Baylor's season opener. Antwan Goodley got hurt early and didn't even have a catch. It's no wonder coach Art Briles described the offense as “hit and miss.”(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • 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 wide receiver KD Cannon (9) catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against SMU Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon (9) catches a touchdown pass 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)

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty could be watching from the sideline with his top receivers Saturday night.

Petty is questionable for the 10th-ranked Bears against FCS team Northwestern State (0-1). He played only the first half of the season opener against SMU after cracking two small bones in his back.

Coach Art Briles says there's no reason for Petty to play if he's not 100 percent.

With the goal of winning another Big 12 title and getting into the new four-team College Football Playoff, the Bears (1-0) need Petty for the long term. And tougher games.

Baylor's top four returning receivers from last season are hurt going into the second game.

But sophomore Jay Lee and standout freshmen KD Cannon and Davion Hall all contributed in the opener.