Last Thursday night, the Baylor Bears and their starting QB Bryce Petty had a point to prove to the nation. Although they have been putting up ridiculous, video-game like numbers on offense, everyone wanted to see it be done to someone with some name recognition. Like their opponent on that night, the Oklahoma Sooners.
Well, Petty and his team did exactly that, blowing out the perennial Big 12 Conference power, 41-12. After getting off to a slow start through much of the first half, Petty and the offense eventually got into that rhythm and cruised to the win to stay undefeated.
For his personal efforts in that game, Petty has been named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for Week 11 of the college football season.
— Maxwell Award (@TheMaxwellAward) November 14, 2013
In the rout, Petty finished with 204 yards on 13-of-26 passing with three scoring strikes and no interceptions. Everyone wanted to see if he could perform against a good defensive unit, and he did just that.
He has also vaulted his way up some people’s Heisman polls after last week as well.