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Oklahoma State football: Fox Sports announcers praise play of Cowboys' J.W. Walsh

REMOTE PATROL -- Impressed with J.W. Walsh's running skills? The Fox Sports broadcast team certainly was, calling on Oklahoma State to give him a little more freedom.
by Mel Bracht Modified: September 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm •  Published: September 15, 2012

* Baldinger admitted he was surprised with the lopsided score after the Ragin' Cajun's 2-0 start. “I thought talent-wise they could play with Oklahoma State. Obviously, it's not the case.”

* OSU fullback Kye Staley's speed on a 52-yard touchdown pass earned high praise from Baldinger. “That doesn't look like a normal fullback. That looks like a big-time wide receiver turning the corner.”

* Baldinger said the Cowboys had something to prove after last week's disappointing loss at Arizona. “They are trying to score as many points as they can and make a statement.”

* However, he criticized OSU's onside kick after the Cowboys had taken a 38-0 lead in the second quarter. “Isn't this piling on?”

FLIPPING CHANNELS

* On ESPN's “College GameDay” at Knoxville, Tenn., analyst Lee Corso and guest picker Kenny Chesney picked Tennessee to beat Florida. Analyst Kirk Herbstreit took the Gators.

* North Carolina, coached by former OSU offensive coordinator Larry Fedora, nearly pulled a miraculous comeback at Louisville before losing 39-34 when a fourth-and-goal pass fell incomplete. “What a comeback attempt for North Carolina,” ESPN play-by-bay announcer Bob Wischusen said of the Tar Heels, who trailed 36-7 at halftime.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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