Oklahoma State Cowboys’ quarterback J.W. Walsh showed the country his impressive game last week was not a fluke. He started against the University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on Saturday and led the Cowboys to a 56-35 win.
Walsh was 24 for 27 with 326 yards and one rushing and four passing touchdowns. He averaged 12.1 yards per throw. Their third touchdown consisted of seven plays, 63 yards and only lasted one minute, 40 seconds. The Cowboys scored a touchdown on five of their first six possessions in the first-half.
He left the game with six minutes left in the third and Clint Chelf took over with the Cowboys up 42-7. Last week, Chelf got off to a rough start against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but he was consistent this week. He was 11/16 with 192 yards and two touchdowns.
Coach Mike Gundy planned on using a two-quarterback system, but after Chelf’s shaky start last week he used Walsh the rest of the game and named him the starter against UTSA. Gundy was very impressed with Walsh:
“J.W. played well,” Gundy said. “He obviously threw the ball effectively. We did a nice job of taking care of the football. We were able to run an up-tempo offense for the most part. He was able to execute our offense with a lot of speed.”
The Roadrunners tied the game 7-7 when Kenny Bias ran in a touchdown, but did not do anything else until the fourth quarter when the Cowboys took out the majority of their defensive starters. Quarterback Eric Souza threw three touchdowns and quarterback Tucker Carter threw one with 1:15 left in the game.