Starting quarterback Wes Lunt left the game Saturday after a hard hit before throwing his third interception of the night. Wildcats defensive end Meshak Williams delivered the hit. Lunt was seen on the sidelines getting physically ill after the play and did not return. The Cowboys had no choice but to go with junior Clint Chelf.
If you remember, Lunt missed several games already this season due to an injury in week three. In comes his replacement J.W. Walsh, who is now out for the remainder of the season after an injury in the Pokes win over Iowa State Cyclones.
Oklahoma State fans haven’t seen much of Chelf considering the junior was the backup to Brandon Weeden. He has a career total of 804 yards, seven touchdowns and three picks. Many questioned his ability preseason when 2 freshman quarterbacks came in and took QB spots one and two and left Chelf as the No. 3 guy.
As of Sunday, Lunt’s status for the Cowboys is still uncertain. Head coach Mike Gundy declined any comment after the game, but with West Virginia Mountaineers looming next weekend, we should hear more during Monday’s press conference. And Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen is no stranger to the Pokes offense considering he is the one that installed it in Stillwater when he was the offensive coordinator there in 2010.
Despite who starts at quarterback for the Pokes, the match-up should be an interesting one.