For the second consecutive game, the Oklahoma State depth chart lists Wes Lunt “or” J.W. Walsh as the Cowboys' starting quarterback heading into Saturday's road contest against Kansas.
With Lunt coming off a left knee injury sustained against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 15, both he and Walsh were also listed atop the depth chart for OSU's last game, against Texas. Lunt was not yet healthy enough to play against the Longhorns, so Walsh made his first collegiate start and passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns.
OSU coach Mike Gundy said he expected Lunt to return to practice by the end of last week.
The only notable change to the most recent depth chart is the “or” taken off the starting center spot, as Evan Epstein returned from the injury that forced him to miss the ULL game to start against Texas. Additionally, Jeremy Smith is still listed as the No. 2 running back, despite missing much of the UT game with an undisclosed injury.
OSU's 14 FIRST-TIME STARTERS RANKS SECOND IN NATION
Fourteen OSU players have made their first-career start in 2012, which is tied with Arizona State for the second-highest total in the nation. Air Force has had 17 first-time starters this season.