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Baylor suspends two players ahead of Oklahoma State game

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The Baylor Bears have announced a pair of suspensions that will be served on Saturday afternoon. Bears’ head coach Jim Grobe has made the decision for two players to sit out over a sideline incident from last week during the team’s win over Rice.

Kicker Chris Callahan and cornerback Jordan Tolbert will be unavailable for the Bears on Saturday due to the suspensions. The decision made by Grobcame came after the two were involved in a sideline incident against the Owls, a game that the Bears won 38-10 to move to 3-0 on the season.

Paul Catalina of ESPN Radio reported the suspension news as the two absences could have a slight impact for the Bears on Saturday. Callahan has been handling the placekicking for Baylor this season, but the Bears have additional field goal kickers in order to avoid a major impact from the suspension.

As for Tolbert, the redshirt freshman has yet to carve out a role on the Bears’ defense and will have to learn from this suspension as he looks to impress the coaching staff going forward. Both Bears’ players are currently bench players and with these suspensions for a sideline incident, it is unlikely either Callahan or Tolbert climbs up the depth chart anytime soon in Waco.

The undefeated 3-0 Bears face the 2-1 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday in Waco, Texas in a game that is an impactful early season Big 12 matchup for both schools. Kickoff is currently slated for 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Baylor suspends two players ahead of Oklahoma State game

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