OSU-Texas Tech: Halftime thoughts, notes and stats
By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater
Oklahoma State leads Texas Tech 35-14 at halftime in Stillwater. Here’s some thoughts, notes, stats and quotes:
- A couple defensive lapses are the only thing that kept Oklahoma State from a flawless first half of football, in every aspect. Regardless, that 30-minute performance is about as good as it gets against a ranked team. And a 21-point deficit seems almost fortunate for Tech.
- Mike Gundy has shuffled his quarterbacks like board game pieces this year, confusing fans and media members on a weekly basis. But one thing we now know they were always truthful about: OSU has three legitimate Big 12 quarterbacks.
- Clint Chelf was great in the first half, moving the offense effectively with intermediate routes and some perfectly thrown deep balls. He went 11/17 for 229 yards, throwing three long-range touchdowns (of 30, 60 and 66 yards).
- And he was aided by the surprising return of J.W. Walsh. Walsh has been healthy enough to practice the past two weeks, but it still sounded as if Gundy was hesitant to put him on the field. Not in the first half. OSU finally revealed an effective version of the Walshcat (or Walshing Machine or Car Walsh), leading to two touchdowns, one on a Walsh to Kye Staley pass and the other on a keeper. Not sure where Walsh’s career (at OSU or eventually somewhere else) goes from here.
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