Oklahoma State RB Jaylen Warren Out vs. Baylor With Ankle Injury
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are trying to win their first Big 12 Championship Game taking on the Baylor Bears on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
But if they’re going to do it, it will have to be without starting running back Jaylen Warren.
During the first quarter of the game, Action Network’s Brett McMurphy reported that Warren is out with an ankle injury and his status on whether or not he will return is unknown.
UPDATE: Mike Gundy confirmed during a halftime interview with Molly McGrath that Warren will not return.
Warren has rushed for 1,134 yards this season, which ranks him in the Top 5 in the Big 12, to go along with 11 touchdowns. He’s averaging 4.8 yards per carry and 94.5 yards per game.
The Cowboys are ranked No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings and have a legitimate chance to make the College Football Playoff if they can beat Baylor.
However, the Cowboys are trailing the Bears 21-6 at halftime. Baylor is looking to win its first Big 12 Championship in seven years, and are playing in their second conference championship game in the last three seasons. The Bears made the 2019 Big 12 Title Game under Matt Rhule, but lost to the Oklahoma Sooners.
The game is airing on ABC.