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Oklahoma State football : Stock report for Cowboys' quarterback J.W. Walsh

by John Helsley Published: August 26, 2014

The stock report on J.W. Walsh has trended up and down.

Bullish. Bearish.

Mirrors his career, really, which has featured spiking highs and tumbling lows.

A look at the best and worst of Walsh, so far:

Best Of 2012

Louisiana-Lafayette: The Cowboys won 65-24, with Walsh entering for an injured Wes Lunt to throw for 347 yards and four TDs, adding 73 yards and a score on the ground.

Texas: The Longhorns won, 41-36, but Walsh was good. The defense … not so much. Walsh threw for 301 yards and two TDs and ran for 57 yards.

Iowa State: Playing through the pain from a lingering knee injury, Walsh threw for 415 yards and a score, completing 32 of 47 passes. He also ran for 46 yards and another touchdown in a 31-10 win.

Best Of 2013

Mississippi State: Walsh’s numbers weren’t spectacular –- 135 passing, 125 rushing — but he managed the game and a 21-3 win after relieving Clint Chelf on the third series.

UTSA: In a near flawless performance, Walsh completed 24 of 27 throws for 326 yards and four TDs and ran for another score. The Cowboys rolled 56-35.

Worst Of 2013

West Virginia: The Cowboys were a big road favorite, but Walsh and the offense never got going. OSU lost 30-21, a setback that proved regrettable when the Cowboys fell just short of a Big 12 title.

TCU: Walsh misfired frequently and made bad decisions, including one that resulted in a pick in the Frogs’ end zone. Clint Chelf came on in the second quarter and led a 24-10 win. Walsh attempted just three passes the rest of the season.

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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