Back to Zach: Baylor making change at QB after 0-2 start

Baylor quarterback Anu Solomon (12) is pulled down by UTSA linebacker Josiah Tauaefa (55) on fourth down during Baylor's final possession in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Waco, Texas. UTSA won 17-10. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor is making a change at quarterback after losing its first two games.

New coach Matt Rhule says sophomore Zach Smith will start Saturday at Duke. Anu Solomon, a graduate transfer from Arizona, started the first two games against Liberty and UTSA.

Smith was Baylor’s starter as a true freshman the final four games of last season, including a win in the Cactus Bowl. Smith took over after Seth Russell’s season-ending ankle injury.

Solomon and Smith were in a tight competition for the starting job throughout the spring and in preseason camp. Rhule didn’t name a starter until four days before the season opener.

Rhule said he has liked Smith’s attitude and said the quarterback is moving around well after recovering from an ankle issue.

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