Obviously the dominant storyline for the next two weeks will be Wes Lunt's injury and with that J.W. Walsh's likely ascension to temporary starting quarterback. Lunt's injury was terrible, but the good part about that storyline is the fact that it will be talked about for two weeks rather than just one thanks to the Cowboys' bye week before playing No. 12 Texas on Sept. 29. That bye week will be critical for Walsh to get further acclimated to being the leader of the Pokes offense and allowing coaches to alter the game plan to suit Walsh's play style. Mike Gundy and Todd Monken seem to have proved their ability to adjust as coaches, so it will be interesting to see how Oklahoma State fares against a powerful Texas defense. Check out the article more for info into what the coaching staff plans to do with the bye week.
J.W. Walsh highlights David Ubben's Big 12 Rewind as the conference's top offensive performer. There's no doubt that Walsh showed major guts coming in and piling up 347 passing yards and 73 rushing yards while leading the Cowboys to an explosive offensive effort. Fullback Kyle Staley also earned best offensive play on his 52-yard catch-and-run that went for a touchdown, while Wes Lunt's gruesome knee injury was labeled as the week's worst moment. Also, note that Texas earned best team performance by way of its 66-31 victory over Ole Miss (so much for my upset prediction). It's going to be a tough wait for the OSU-UT showdown in Stillwater.
More Walsh coverage here in the form of an O'Colly feature. This focuses primarily on the Walsh and Josh Stewart connection. The two were high school teammates at Denton Guyer (TX) High School, and lived their dream of tearing it up together at Oklahoma State on Saturday.