Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh, a former Guyer standout, earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors after his record-setting performance in the Cowboys’ 56-35 win at UTSA on Saturday.
Walsh completed 24 of his 27 pass attempts on the day for 326 yards and four touchdowns — accounting for more touchdown passes than incompletions. His 88.9 percent completion rate set a new OSU single-game record with a minimum of 20 pass attempts. He also scored a rushing touchdown after being named the Cowboys’ starter after last weekend’s win over Mississippi State. Walsh started the game by completing 10 consecutive passes, then had two incompletions before completing 10 consecutive passes again.
This is the first Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honor for Walsh and is the first for a Cowboy since Walsh’s high school classmate and teammate from Guyer, Josh Stewart, earned the recognition following OSU’s win over West Virginia last season.