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Likely start for J.W. Walsh just as exciting for buddy Josh Stewart

Gina Mizell Published: September 28, 2012

J.W. Walsh, who is likely to start at quarterback for Oklahoma State against No. 12 Texas Saturday night, admits the past two weeks have been a bit crazy.

Since stepping in for an injured Wes Lunt — and leading an offense that put up a school-record 742 yards — against Louisiana-Lafayette, his phone has been buzzing more. He stood at a podium to address reporters after the ULL game, then had cameras surrounding him at Monday’s media luncheon as he talked about preparing to make his first collegiate start against the Longhorns if Lunt’s injury keeps him out.

But it’s also been special for Cowboy receiver Josh Stewart. These two share a bond that goes way beyond friends or high school teammates, and they hooked up for two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 65-24 win against the Ragin’ Cajuns.

“It’s a heart-dropping feeling,” Stewart said. “This whole past week, people have been sending us pictures of us kind of celebrating in the end zone and stuff. And then just looking at those pictures, it’s just crazy. It definitely wows you.

“It’s a blessing to have him up here, and to be doing what we’re doing right now. As long as we can do this, we’re going to try to take advantage of it.”

Stewart leads OSU with 19 catches and has 208 yards and two touchdowns. Should Walsh start, look for the #Walsh2Stewart connection to again be in full swing against the Longhorns.

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