Oct 20, 2012; Stillwater OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback J.W. Walsh (4) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Iowa State Cyclones at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State Football: Who Should Be Starting QB?


Dec 1, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Clint Chelf (10) passes from his own end zone during the second half against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Last season we got to see all three quarterbacks lead Oklahoma State to victory. Wes Lunt, J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf all performed impressively leaving a lasting impression, but the question remains: Who should start?

I’m sure Mike Gundy is still scratching his head wondering the same thing. Wes Lunt threw for 1,108 yards, 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions with a completion percentage of 61.8% over the course of 6 games.  J.W. Walsh 1,564 yards, 13 touchdowns, 3 interceptions and a completion percentage of 66.9% after playing in 10 games. Clint Chelf 1,588 yards, 15 touchdowns, 6 interceptions and a completion percentage of 60.4%, he played in 8 games.

If I were coach Gundy I would go with J.W. Walsh as my starting quarterback. Why? Simply put, he wins games.

The loss to Texas was controversial, as we witnessed the referees blow a major call that basically awarded the Longhorns the W. Disregard that and Walsh’s record is the best of all three quarterbacks, all wins. There is a sense of less pressure being on the Cowboys when Walsh is on the field, he’s more careful with the football than Chelf and especially Lunt.

Sure, all three QBs overall played great, but in college football just one loss can be the difference between a BCS Championship game appearance and falling short of it. If the Pokes truly want to make history they’re going to need to do the smart thing … have faith in J.W. Walsh to lead them to the promise land.

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