Bears improve to 8-0 for the second time in school history
Junior one of 17 honored by national quarterback award.
True freshman Jarrett Stidham to replace Russell guiding nation’s top offense.
Corey Coleman had two touchdown catches, his sixth consecutive game with multiple scores.
BU junior had 540 total offense in win over West Virginia Saturday.
NCAA Football: Baylor squares off against Iowa State at McLane Stadium.
Corey Coleman caught three more touchdowns and second-ranked Baylor won its FBS-best 19th consecutive home game
Seth Russell tossed three touchdown passes, Shock Linwood ran for 135 yards and a score, and third-ranked Baylor romped to a 66-7 victory.
Check out the photo gallery from the No. 5 Baylor football game against Texas Tech.
Fourth-year junior... Tall, quick, athletic quarterback, listed as starter on post-spring depth chart... Career totals of 1,231 yards and 11 passing TDs, also 332 yards and six rushing TDs, in 15 games as backup in 2013 and 2014... 2014 pass efficiency rating of 164.6 led Big 12... Projected 2015 preseason All-Big 12 by Phil Steele (second team) and Athlon (third team)... Timed at 4.49 in 40-yard dash... Vertical jump measured at 41.8, broad jump at 10-feet, 4-inches.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in eight of 13 games, started once, as second-string QB for 2014 Big 12 champions... Led Big 12 with 164.4 pass efficiency rating... Totaled 804 yards and eight TDs on 48-of-85 passing, and 185 yards and three TDs on 32 rushes (5.8 average) on season... Played entire second half in season-opening win over SMU, threw for 124 yards and TD (13-of-23, interception) and ran for season-high 46 yards... Made first career start (in place of injured starter Bryce Petty) in second game vs. Northwestern State, led BU to win and tied school record with six TDs accounted for... Only played one half, totaled 438 yards and five TDs on 16-of-25 passing (added rushing TD), named Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of Week... Threw season-long 81-yard TD pass to KD Cannon in first quarter... Threw for 64 yards and TD on 2-of-3 passing, and had season-long 31-yard rushing TD, in win at Buffalo in third game... Threw for 21 yards and ran for 44 in win at Iowa State in fourth game... Threw one incompletion at West Virginia in team's seventh game... Threw for 69 yards and ran for 25 and TD in win over Kansas in eighth game... Totaled nine passing yards and 14 rushing in win at No. 16 Oklahoma in ninth game... Took over for injured Petty in third quarter in win over Texas Tech in 11th game, threw for 82 yards and TD on 8-of-17 passing and ran for 29 yards on seven carries.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in seven of 13 games as backup QB... Earned first career letter... Threw for 427 yards and three TDs on 26-of-43 passing (60.5 percent) with three interceptions on season... Also ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries... 37 of 43 season attempts came in first six games of season... 381 of 427 season passing yards thrown in first four games... Played extensively in five of season's first six games... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Wofford, threw first career TD (season-long 70-yarder to Corey Coleman in third quarter) and ran for first career TD (13-yard rush in third quarter)... Finished with 99 yards on perfect 4-for-4 passing and totaled seven rushing yards... Threw for 114 yards and one TD on 6-of-9 passing and rushed for 18 yards in win over Buffalo in second game... Passed for season highs of 119 yards, one TD, seven completions, nine attempts, and rushed for 29 yards in win over ULM in third game... Threw for 49 yards and rushed for six in win over West Virginia in fourth game... Did not play in fifth game... Ran for season-long 40-yard TD and threw for 39 yards in win over Iowa State in sixth game... Had seven-yard completion and ran for 15 yards in win at Kansas in seventh game... Played once over final six games, ran for 29 yards on three rushes (attempted no passes) in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game.
2012 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Dressed for 12 of 13 games (all but season opener), but did not see any game action.
High School: Dual-threat quarterback from Garland (Texas) High School... Three-sport star played football for head coach Jeff Jordan at GHS... National position rankings: No. 41 by 247Sports.com, No. 47 by ESPN.com, No. 70 by Scout.com... No. 106-rated prospect in Texas according to ESPN.com, rated No. 155 by 247Sports.com... Rated No. 72 by Dallas Morning News SportsDay's Dallas-Area Top 100, fifth among quarterbacks... Named 2011 second-team All-District 10-5A as senior after leading GHS to 9-3 record and area second round of playoffs... 2011 stat totals: 103-188 passing for 1,502 yards and 12 touchdowns, rushed for 471 yards and seven TDs on 83 attempts... Selected 2010 honorable mention All-District 10-5A as junior for 7-4 Garland squad... Threw for 779 yards on 66-of-134 passing and seven TDs as junior despite hand injury... Also ran for 395 yards and three TDs on 81 rushes... Letterman in football, basketball and track (4x200 meters) at GHS.
Personal: Son of Ronnie and Andrea Russell... Full name is Seth Andrew Russell... Born Jan. 27, 1994, in Dallas, Texas... Majoring in speech communication and aviation science.