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Baylor QB Petty has bone cracks

Bryce Petty was seventh in Heisman Trophy voting last season.

Bryce Petty was seventh in Heisman Trophy voting last season.

WACO, Texas — Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has two cracked small bones in his back.

Petty had an MRI exam Monday, a day after taking an early shot to his back and playing only the first half of the 10th-ranked Bears' season-opening 45-0 win over SMU.

The diagnosis was two cracked transverse processes, small bones that stick out from each side of a vertebra.

Petty was day to day, coach Art Briles said.

"I was battling through some stuff that whole first half," Petty said after the game. "I couldn't really plant and throw as well as I wanted to."

Alabama QB derby: Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said the battle for the No. 1 spot remains open between Blake Sims and Jake Coker, a FSU transfer. Coker got in only to run out the clock in No. 2 Alabama's 33-23 win over West Virginia but is expected to get his first significant action Saturday against Florida Atlantic.

Arkansas stuck: Arkansas coaches got stuck in an elevator during halftime of Saturday's loss at Auburn but did not blame the defeat on the malfunction. "It wasn't that big a deal when we finally got out," offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, one of four coaches who got stuck, told "I got to be able to communicate (via text message) with the coaches down at halftime in the locker room." The Razorbacks lost 45-21 after being tied at 21 at halftime.

Iowa State: Leading receiver Quenton Bundrage (torn ACL) is out for the season.

Maryland: Receiver Taivon Jacobs is out for the season with an injured meniscus in his right knee, coach Randy Edsall said.

Texas: Quarterback David Ash won't play Saturday against BYU because of concussion symptoms, coach Charlie Strong said.

Washington: The No. 25 Huskies will turn to Cyler Miles at quarterback Saturday against Eastern Washington, coach Chris Petersen said. The sophomore replaces Jeff Lindquist, who struggled in a 17-16 win at Hawaii.

Track: Carl Lewis, who won 10 Olympic medals (nine gold) and eight world championships in sprints and the long jump, agreed to become a full-time coach at Houston.

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