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Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy expects quarterback Wes Lunt back in lineup soon

Cowboys coach said it is important not to rush Lunt. The bye week will give Lunt's knee more time to heal.
by John Helsley Published: October 1, 2012
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photo - Oklahoma State's Wes Lunt (11) walks to the OSU huddle during a college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas (UT) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Wes Lunt (11) walks to the OSU huddle during a college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas (UT) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

“I thought we did the things that we do at Oklahoma State, things that normally win the game,” said Cowboys running back Joseph Randle. “We gave it our all. We fought to the end.

“Even before that last (trick) play, everyone in the huddle thought we were still going to win the game. We just lost.”

HORNS PREPARED FOR WALSH

Texas coach Mack Brown said he never believed Lunt would start at quarterback for Oklahoma State on Saturday night against the Longhorns.

Brown said Monday that a look of the video footage that captured the left knee injury Lunt sustained early in the Cowboys' win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 15 convinced him to focus on Lunt's replacement, J.W. Walsh, who started and played the entire game.

“What we have to do is look at the video and try to figure out, after 37 years of this stuff, if he was on our team, would he be playing or not?” Brown said. “After watching the injury, we did not think he would play.”

OSU had listed Lunt “or” Walsh as the projected starter against the Longhorns.

Still, the Longhorns spent last week preparing for the dual-threat quarterback in Walsh, rather than a pocket passer in Lunt. And Walsh, a redshirt freshman making his first collegiate start, threw for 301 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against UT while adding 57 rushing yards.

“That's what's worse,” Brown said with a chuckle. “We still couldn't stop him.”

By John Helsley and Gina Mizell

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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