(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press J.W. Walsh is determined to bounce back from his first real dose of adversity this year.
The fate of No. 21 Oklahoma State's season just might depend on it.
After winning the starting quarterback job with an outstanding performance in the Cowboys' season-opening 21-3 victory over Mississippi State, Walsh enjoyed a near-perfect outing Sept. 7 in a 56-35 win over UTSA. For completing 24 of 27 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns, Walsh earned Big 12 offensive player of the week honors.
The sophomore has since proved to be a mere mortal, particularly during a 30-21 loss at West Virginia last week, when he completed just 20 of 47 passes with two interceptions, along with 322 yards and three touchdowns.
So which Walsh will show up this Saturday when Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1 in Big 12) hosts defending conference champion Kansas State (2-2, 0-1)?
Walsh acknowledged that he had multiple areas in which to improve.