Bryce Petty to return for senior season at Baylor

    Bryce Petty will be back in Waco next season
Bryce Petty led Baylor to a 9-0 start and into the top five of the AP Top 25 poll. (USATSI)

If you had any doubts about whether or not Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty would still be suiting up for the Bears next season, Petty put those doubts to rest on Thursday.

"I will definitely be back next year," said Petty while appearing on KWTX-TV in Waco on Wednesday.

Which is good news for Baylor, as Petty has had a rather spectacular season in 2013. He has thrown for 3,557 yards and 28 touchdowns with only two interceptions. He has also averaged 9.5 yards per play this season, which leads the nation, and his passing efficiency of 183.75 is second only to Florida State's Jameis Winston.

Petty had been garnering some Heisman consideration before Baylor lost to Oklahoma State two weeks ago. Petty finished that game with 359 yards passing and two touchdowns, but the majority of those yards came after the game had been settled. However, should Petty put up similar numbers again in 2014 and Baylor continue winning, you have to think he'll be a stronger Heisman contender next season.

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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