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Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Gundy says there's been no talk of a medical redshirt for Wes Lunt

It's not clear when Wes Lunt will return, but coach Mike Gundy says the Cowboy quarterback's status is on more of a day-to-day basis.
by John Helsley Published: October 18, 2012

It's been more than a month since Cowboys quarterback Wes Lunt played in a game. And heading into Saturday's contest against Iowa State, his status is still questionable, at least publicly.

If Lunt is not ready to go against the Cyclones, we will have reached the halfway point of the season with the true freshman playing in one full game (Arizona), one quarter (Savannah State) and less than one drive (Louisiana-Lafayette).

And with two losses already in the books for OSU, has there been any talk of medically redshirting Lunt?

“No,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said earlier this week. “Certainly, when he was lying on the field out there, everybody thought he was done for the season, so it was not anything that would have to be up for discussion.

“Then we found out that it wasn't that type of injury. Now, it just becomes a day-to-day basis on stability and strength and pain tolerance.”

When will we see Lunt again? Perhaps this weekend. Perhaps not.

But since finding out the injury was not of the season-ending variety, the plan has always been to bring him back when ready.


The Cyclones will be without leading rusher James White after the running back had knee surgery Thursday.

While he leads Iowa State's ground game, White has run for just 264 yards, an indication of the struggles for a rushing offense that ranks last in the Big 12 and 85th nationally. The Cyclones haven't produced a 100-yard rusher since Shontrelle Johnson went for 120 in the season opener against Tulsa.

Johnson hasn't gained more than 44 yards in a game since.


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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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