Baylor sticks to Shapen after QB competitors

  • Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior Citizen WriterMay 23, 2023, 12:03 PM ET


    • College football press reporter.
    • Joined in 2008.
    • Graduate of Northwestern University.Baylor is sticking to Blake Shapen as its starting quarterback after a competitors this spring that included Mississippi State transfer Sawyer Robertson.Coach Dave Aranda told regional reporters Tuesday that Shapen, who won the starting task last spring and held it throughout an up-and-down 2022 season, will remain the team’s leading quarterback. Shapen completed 63.3%of his passes for 2,790 lawns with 18 goals and 10 interceptions last season as Baylor, the protecting Big 12 champ, went 6-7 general and 4-5 in conference play.The player born in Shreveport, Louisiana, became a freshman in 2021, passing for 596 backyards and 5 touchdowns.

      Last spring, he beat out incumbent starter Gerry Bohanon, who would transfer to South Florida.Shapen began strong, passing for seven touchdowns and one interception in the first four games and displaying strong precision. But he had 3 games with 2 or more interceptions in Huge 12 play and stopped working to reach 270 passing lawns in his last seven games.Robertson, ESPN’s No. 56 overall player in the 2021 class, appeared in five games last season for Mississippi State. Aranda stated that Robertson made significant progress towards completion of spring practice but that Shapen had actually made the right to keep the starting job.

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