Baylor will play without its leading receiver and rusher against North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Baylor coach Art Briles announced Saturday that receiver Corey Coleman will undergo hernia surgery and running back Shock Linwood had surgery for a Jones fracture in his foot. Neither will be available for the Bears on Dec. 29 (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).
Coleman, the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver and a unanimous All-American, will be missing his final game as a Bear. The junior announced earlier this month he intends to enter the NFL draft.
Coleman suffered the injury before Baylor's loss to Oklahoma in November, which explains his drop-off in production over his final four games. Coleman still finished with 1,363 receiving yards and a nation-leading 20 touchdowns on 73 receptions.
Briles also said injured quarterback Jarrett Stidham (foot) will not be back in time to play against UNC. Chris Johnson, who suffered a concussion in Baylor's regular-season finale loss to Texas, is expected to make the third start of his career.