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October 21, 2012

OSU QB out for the season

— OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma State starting quarterback J.W. Walsh will miss the rest of the season after hurting his knee in a 31-10 victory over Iowa State on Saturday, the latest blow in an injury-marred season.

Coach Mike Gundy said Sunday night that he believes Walsh was hurt within the first 10 or 20 plays of the game but never complained or came out of the game with the injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season.

Walsh ended up throwing for a career-high 415 yards and running for 46 more in the win. He threw for one touchdown and ran for another, in the fourth quarter. Gundy said the injury was not career-threatening.

“He finished the game. He ran, made throws. I’m speaking a little bit out of turn because it wasn’t an injury that progressively got worse. It just happened and then he was able to play with the pain,” Gundy said.

“I can only say that it was a pretty amazing performance. I would hate to use that term for a guy or a player on my team that’s only a freshman, but for him to finish the game the way he did and run the football and never say a word was really a terrific performance.”

Walsh inherited the starter’s job after freshman Wes Lunt was hurt in the third game of the season.

“I just hate it for them because coaches, this is our life and we understand and we deal with these situations. But it just tears you up inside when you have to see young men working their tails off get put in those situations,” Gundy said.

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