KU football loses top two quarterbacks to injury

FILE - Kansas head coach David Beaty looks on from the sidelines during the first quarter against Rutgers in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won 27-14. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart is out with a shoulder sprain and Deondre Ford is done for the season with a thumb injury, forcing freshman Ryan Willis to start Saturday’s against No. 3 Baylor.

Jayhawks coach David Beaty made the announcements Monday.

The Jayhawks (0-4) also lost top quarterback Michael Cummings to a season-ending knee injury during the spring game. Cozart was injured in last Saturday’s loss at Iowa State, while Ford was hurt in a game at Rutgers, when Cozart was already sidelined by an illness.

Willis filled in for Cozart on the final few series against the Cyclones, going 8 of 16 for 100 yards. Before that game, his only experience was two plays in the opener against South Dakota State.

The Bears (4-0) were already 42-point favorites.

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