Baylor head coach Dave Aranda revealed Monday that starting quarterback Blake Shapen will be out for 2-3 weeks with an MCL injury.

That puts former Mississippi State quarterback Sawyer Robertson in line to draw his first career start for the Bears on Saturday against No. 14 Utah (1-0).

“We’re confident and excited for Sawyer and his opportunity,” Aranda said.

Baylor lost its season opener at home to Texas State, 42-31. It was Texas State’s first-ever win over a Power Five team. Shapen completed 21 of his 31 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns, but he was hobbled near the end of the game and had to be replaced by Robertson.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore completed six of his 12 passes for 113 yards and one interception after entering the game midway through the fourth quarter.

Shapen tossed a 2-yard touchdown to make it a 42-31 game with 8:52 to play. Texas State then went three-and-out to give the ball back to the Bears. Shapen took the first four plays of the drive, completing a 15-yarder on fourth-and-13, before being replaced.

He completed his first pass for 19 yards before being sacked. He missed on three of his next five passes before the interception on first-and-goal from the 5.

Baylor’s next possession ended with a fumble after Robertson ran for 31 yards but lost control of the football at the end of the play.

Robertson spent two seasons at Mississippi State (2021-22). He played in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2022, going 6-for-11 for 23 yards and an interception, while rushing twice.

Utah and Baylor kick off at 9 a.m. PT on ESPN on Saturday.