OSU football notebook: J.W. Walsh 'a little disappointed' in performance

Walsh: “There was a lot of times where there was open guys and I just missed them.”
by Gina Mizell Published: September 15, 2013

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy categorized his offense's performance as “pretty average” in the Cowboys' 59-3 victory over lowly Lamar on Saturday night.

His quarterback, J.W. Walsh, agreed after completing 17 of 30 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown.

“A little disappointed,” Walsh said of his outing. “There was a lot of times where there was open guys and I just missed them. There was a lot of throws where I would like to take it back and put it on them. ... the good thing is we win like that and there's still a lot to correct

As the Cowboys head into their first bye week, Walsh said he would most like to see the offense's up-tempo attack become more consistent. It was there against Texas-San Antonio — when Walsh sharply completed 24 of 27 passes — but not always against Mississippi State and Lamar.

“There's times where we'll have spurts where we're flying and going real fast,” Walsh said, “and then there's times where we sputter.”

GUNDY ENJOYS WATCHING WALK-ONS PLAY

One positive for OSU about a blowout game against an overmatched opponent was the chance for plenty of walk-ons to play, such as DeShawn Franklin, Bryant Reber, Beniah Harrigan, Kevin King and Deonte Cruse.

“We got an opportunity for young people to play,” Gundy said, “a number of guys that have walked on our team and worked extremely hard and give us a great look in practice, and their moms and dads got to see them get on the field tonight and play.

“So it's always pleasing for our coaching staff for those players to get in and compete.”


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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