Sep 7, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Walsh, J.W. (4) throws a pass for a touchdown against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners during the first half at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State Football: J.W. Walsh Now Starting

Sep 7, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Walsh, J.W. (4) throws a pass against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners during the first half at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is J.W. Walsh.

After a very short, lackluster performance by previous starting quarterback Clint Chelf in the Pokes’ first game of the season, J.W. Walsh made the most of the opportunity once Mike Gundy made the decision to put him in the game. Walsh made a clear and impressive case as to why he deserves the starting job.

In Oklahoma State’s 21-3 win over Mississippi State in the Texas Kickoff Classic, Walsh was 18 for 27, would throw for 135 yards and have a rushing touchdown. Coach Gundy would go on to start him in an away game against UTSA where he then was 24 for 27, would throw for 326 yards, 4 touchdowns, and again rush for a touchdown. The Cowboys would pick up the win 56-35.

Walsh is a true dual threat, he can throw the football just as well as he runs. At UTSA his completion percentage was an outstanding 88.9%, that is the best any Oklahoma State quarterback with at least 20 attempts has ever averaged in a game, not even Zac Robinson and Brandon Weeden managed to accomplish this in their college football careers.

It is now clear that J.W. Walsh is the man to lead the Cowboys to success this season. Clint Chelf is great also, but Walsh really has taken the bull by the horns. Count on Walsh starting for the rest of the season.

Tags: Big 12 Clint Chelf Conference Cowboys FanSided Football Future J.W. Walsh Jw Walsh Mike Gundy Mike Yurcich NCAA Football Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Cowboys Orange Nation OSU Pokes Schedule Stillwater Wes Lunt

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