The Oklahoma State Cowboys defeated the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, 66-24, on Saturday afternoon in Stillwater, Okla. Freshman starting quarterback Wes Lunt left the game early in the first quarter with a knee injury, but fellow freshman J.W. Walsh filled in as well as the Cowboys could have hoped.
Walsh completed 21 of 30 passes for 347 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 73 yards on six carries and adding another touchdown on the ground. This came after Walsh replaced Wes Lunt, who will miss two to three weeks after being injured on a first-down pass attempt during the Cowboys' opening drive. Prior to the injury, Lunt completed three of four passes for 23 yards.
After taking a 44-0 lead into the half, the Cowboys' reserves saw a lot of action in a second half that saw them get outscored by Louisiana-Lafayette, 24-21. ULL quarterback Blaine Gautier threw for 236 yards and a touchdown, and picked up another score on the ground.
Oklahoma State had a couple of 100-yard receivers, as tight end Blake Jackson hauled in five catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, wide receiver Josh Stewart led the team with nine catches, totaling 104 yards, and two scores. Running back Joseph Randle eclipsed the century mark on the ground, as he racked up 105 yards on 24 carries while finding the end zone twice.
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