After an impressive performance in Oklahoma State's win over Mississippi State Saturday, sophomore J.W. Walsh has been named Oklahoma State's starting quarterback.
JW Walsh will be Oklahoma State's starting QB moving forward.— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) August 31, 2013
Walsh, who started Saturday's contest on the bench, entered after two ineffective series by Clint Chelf and never left. He finished with 18 completions on 27 attempts, totaling 135 passing yards. Walsh added 118 rushing yards on 12 carries, plunging over the goal line for one of the Cowboys' three touchdowns.
Walsh and Chelf had been locked in a quarterback derby since early August. Head coach Mike Gundy refused to name a starter until minutes before Saturday's game, when he opted for the senior Chelf. But Chelf went just 3/6 for 11 yards in two three-play series.
Not everyone was happy with the decision, including Chelf's brother (via Deadspin):
2 series lol @CoachGundy your a chicken shit.
- Colton Chelf (@coltonchelf) August 31, 2013
Chelf's tweet has since been deleted.
No. 13 Oklahoma State goes back to Texas next week for a game at Texas-San Antonio, before returning to Stillwater for its home opener against Lamar.