The Oklahoma State Cowboys scored 33 unanswered points to defeat the TCU Horned Frogs Saturday afternoon. TCU held a 14-3 lead after one quarter, but the Cowboys defense stiffened and quarterback Wes Lunt threw for 324 yards and a score.
Lunt, who had missed the previous six games with a knee injury, struggled early. Oklahoma State opted to run three times and punt in their first offensive series, and Lunt's first pass attempt was intercepted by TCU safety Elisha Olabode. The Cowboys did not get a first down until there were less than 3:00 left in the first half, when Lunt completed two passes on a 70-yard field goal drive. Two more Quinn Sharp field goals brought Oklahoma State within five points at the half, and Lunt took over from there.
Cowboys Ride for Free was singing the praises of Lunt after the game:
Seriously, Lunt showed why he is the proper QB to be running this offense. No disrespect to the toughest QB to ever play for OSU, but Lunt stretches the field in so many ways, and his passes hit receivers in stride. Yes, the interception early that resulted in a TCU pick 6 was on both Lunt and Stewart, but as the game wore on Lunt settled in, and more of his throws were on the money. His deep throws are Weeden-esque.
Lunt's return could not have been timed any better, as backup J.W. Walsh was lost for the season last week. Oklahoma State now prepares for a trip to Manhattan next week to face league leader Kansas State.