Matt Rhule offers update about QB Charlie Brewer ahead of Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia
Baylor QB Charlie Brewer’s status remains very much in doubt ahead of the Sugar Bowl against Georgia, coach Matt Rhule told reporters.
Brewer remains in concussion protocol and isn’t practicing at this time, David Smoak of ESPN-Central Texas reported. Rhule said he wasn’t certain when he would get back to practice and wasn’t sure of his status right now for Sugar Bowl.
Brewer left the Big 12 championship loss to Oklahoma in the second quarter after a big hit delivered on a defender. The Associated Press reported after the game that Brewer was taken out of the game not long after bulling over a defender at the end of a 7-yard run early in the second quarter. He finished that series and played one more, apparently hitting his head on the ground when being sacked by Kenneth Murray, before Gerry Bohanon took over.
Referee Mike Defee went to the sideline and asked Rhule to get Brewer checked out, because the ref said the quarterback “just seems a little bit out of it.”
The Bears used three quarterbacks in the Oklahoma game, including Jacob Zeno and Gerry Bohanon. Zeno was 2-for-6 for 159 yards, while Bohanon was 4-for-15 for 56 yards. Both passed for a touchdown.
The Sugar Bowl is set to kick off at 8:45 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day on ESPN.