Clint Chelf or J.W. Walsh?
We won't know until Saturday.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said during his Sunday evening media conference call that he will not publicly name a starting quarterback before the Cowboys' contest against Iowa State after both Chelf and Walsh played against TCU.
“We wouldn't publicly name one,” Gundy said. “We'll let those guys practice and then we'll see how it goes this week and then decide how we want to approach Iowa State.”
Chelf replaced Walsh early in the second quarter against TCU after Walsh had thrown two interceptions, including one in the end zone. Chelf finished the day completing 10 of 25 passes for 178 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception.
It was the second in-game switch at quarterback this season as the Cowboy offense struggles to find consistency.
Chelf started the Cowboys' season opener against Mississippi State before Walsh was inserted on the game's third offensive series and then started the next five games. On the season, the dual-threat Walsh has completed 59.9 percent of his passes for 1,324 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions while adding 284 rushing yards and three scores.
Gundy added that the quarterback questions shouldn't change much in of OSU's practice structure.
“We're not gonna change our reps,” Gundy said. “They split reps. They have for quite a while, so we don't have to change any of that. We'll just evaluate them during the week and then how we feel like our matchups are against Iowa State and just move forward from there.”
GUNDY WON'T REVEAL KIP SMITH'S INJURY STATUS
Gundy, noting that he does not divulge injury information, would not give an update on the status of punter/kickoff specialist Kip Smith, who left the TCU game with an apparent leg injury.
Gundy did, however, say Smith's injury is not believed to be season-ending.
Without Smith, Michael Reichenstein punted twice, averaging 32 yards per boot. Ben Grogan took over kickoff duties, with his only kick going out of bounds.
GILBERT ENJOYS WATCHING RETURN GAME SUCCESS
Justin Gilbert has the reputation of being one of the best special teams weapons in the Big 12, as he's already tied the conference record with five career kick returns for touchdowns.
Against TCU, though, it was other Cowboys making big plays in that area. Josh Stewart returned a punt 95 yards for a touchdown to set a school record, while Brandon Sheperd returned a kickoff 50 yards to help set up OSU's game-clinching drive.
“I like it,” Gilbert said. “I like those guys making plays. Seeing those guys step up and make plays, me as a teammate, I have no choice but to cheer them on. As long as we're winning games, I'm happy with it.”