Bears turning to freshman QB Zach Smith

Published: Nov. 14, 2016 at 8:26 PM CST
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The Zach Smith era has arrived at Baylor a bit earlier than expected. Smith took over Saturday after Seth Russell went down with an injury, and now the Bears are his team to lead for the rest of this season.

Smith says he'll be nervous Saturday when he makes his first college start against Kansas State. His teammates have a lot of confidence in him, citing his strong arm, maturity, and intelligence as reasons they think he can have success even as a freshman.

Baylor acting head coach Jim Grobe echoed those thoughts on Monday and says Smith's maturity gives him confidence going forward.