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.