Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt had a pretty good start to his first season replacing Brandon Weeden, opening the season with an 84 – 0 win over Savannah State where he was 11 for 11 for 129 yards. He then went 37 – 60 for 436 yards in a loss on the road to Arizona. While that loss was devastating to Oklahoma State, the promise Lunt showed in the game was very positive.
In the Louisiana-Lafayette game, Lunt started out a hot 3 for 4 before suffering a painful dislocated kneecap. Lunt missed the rest of the game and freshman backup J.W. Walsh took over and finished 21 – 30 for 347 yards and 4 touchdowns. Not bad for a freshman that had only played mop up duty in one game before this.
This week the Cowboys host the Texas Longhorns who are currently 3 – 0, and coach Mike Gundy hasn’t ruled out playing Lunt in the game.
”I don’t really think it’s a factor,” Gundy said. ”I think they’re down their practicing for J.W. because they know that Wes is injured. Could he go out there and play some Saturday?”
It’s hard to imagine that Lunt would come back so quickly and play in a game against Texas after J.W. Walsh had such a spectacular finish to the ULL game. Texas knows that and Gundy knows they are preparing for Walsh and not Lunt, so this really seems like Gundy just using the media to try and have the Longhorns prepare for Lunt also.
”I guess he could [Lunt], but we all have a feel that J.W. is probably going to be the guy that plays the most, unless it’s something out of the ordinary.”
I wouldn’t expect Lunt to see the field unless Walsh is injured.