OSU football Notebook: Walsh available
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Sunday, November 11, 2012
11/11/12 at 3:18 AM
While Clint Chelf was Oklahoma State's starting quarterback, Wes Lunt and J.W. Walsh also were cleared to play, offensive coordinator Todd Monken said.
Lunt took a hit to the head last week against Kansas State, while Walsh has been out with a leg fracture sustained three weeks ago, an injury originally thought to potentially be season-ending.
"(Walsh) just got off his crutches at the end of last week and they said it has really kind of filled in, the crack that he had, and that he was available if we needed him," Monken said. "The problem was Wes wasn't really ready at the start of the week. ... There are only so many reps in a week."
Monken said he didn't know which quarterback would start next week against Texas Tech.
"We will go into next week and we'll figure out what we are going to do," he said. "Somewhere during the week we'll figure it out."
Cowboys rack up penalties: OSU was flagged 10 times for 100 yards, including seven personal-foul penalties. When the teams headed to the locker room for halftime, coach Mike Gundy stopped the officials to apparently discuss some of the calls.
When asked about the conversation, Gundy joked, "I was just telling them they looked nice in their uniforms today."
Record day for Smith: With 363 yards of total offense, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith set a school record with 10,772 career yards.
Teammate Stedman Bailey tied a school single-game record with 14 catches.
Injury update: Receiver Tracy Moore missed his fourth straight game with an injury. While there has been no official announcement, a source close to the football program said Moore would qualify for a medical redshirt and return for a fifth season next year.
Another receiver, Charlie Moore, limped off the field after a punt return late in the game, not putting any weight on his left foot.
In the third quarter, he scored on a 5-yard catch, marking the fifth straight game in which he has had a touchdown.
Brandon Webb started at left guard in place of Jonathan Rush, whose status is unknown. The starts of Webb and Chelf brought the number of players making their first career starts this season to 17.
Moving on up: With 13 points (two field goals and seven PATs), kicker Quinn Sharp moved into the top 10 on OSU's all-time scoring chart. He is tied for ninth with 252 career points.
Celebrity sightings: Former Cowboys and current NFL players Justin Blackmon, Josh Cooper and Brandon Weeden were on the sideline Saturday and received an ovation when introduced to the crowd.
Blackmon's team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, played Thursday night while Cooper's and Weeden's Cleveland Browns are off this week.
No. 6 crowd: The attendance was 57,799, the sixth-largest crowd in Boone Pickens Stadium history.
Uniform tracker: The Cowboys wore black helmets with the OSU logo along with gray jerseys and gray pants, another never-before-been-worn combination.
GA's brother involved in incident: Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville made headlines Saturday for an apparent altercation with an offensive graduate assistant during the Red Raiders' win against Kansas.
The graduate assistant, Kevin Oliver, is the older brother of OSU offensive graduate assistant Bryson Oliver.
While Tuberville appeared to smack Kevin Oliver in the head, he told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal he was simply trying to pull Oliver off the field.
The student section congratulates OSU players after their win over West Virginia in Stillwater. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World