Oklahoma State football: Blowout gives Cowboys chance to play more than 95 players

OSU FOOTBALL — Oklahoma State used more than 95 players in its 84-0 blowout of Savannah State. The Cowboys were able to let young players and walk-ons play extended minutes, something that will benefit the players and the team going in to next week's game at Arizona.
by John Helsley Published: September 1, 2012

Sophomore Desmond Roland, new to a potentially significant role, ran for 105 yards and three scores – on nine carries.

The Cowboys have a dynamic duo in backs Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith. But there's room for Roland to contribute, too, if he's up for it.

“As soon as last season was over with,” Roland said, “I felt like I needed to mature up, get in the weight room a little bit and show the coaches that I want it. When it came to my time, I feel like I showed them.”

Lunt's backup, redshirt freshman J.W. Walsh, made his OSU debut, completing 13-of-21 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. While he lost a spring battle with Lunt for the starting job, he still figures in the offense, whether in a package designed to utilize his running skills or running the full offense.

“Words can't describe how I felt playing tonight,” Walsh said. “It's something you've got to cherish.”

Lampkin may have cherished his interception a bit too much, at least initially, carrying on enough to draw the ire of co-defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer and cornerbacks coach Jason Jones.

“It was a nice play,” Spencer said. “He read the quarterback well, he sank back well. I'm going to have a little talk with him, and Coach Jones did, too, about a little excessive celebration. We'll get that out of him.

“That's not how we act after we've done something big. We need to act like we've done it before. He's young. And I'm glad to correct those kind of attitudes and errors than some others.”


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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