Cowboys Coast Over Cards in Home Opener

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Oklahoma State’s defense held Lamar without a touchdown, and the Cowboy offense poured on the points in a 59-3 rout of the Cardinals on Saturday night in Stillwater in OSU’s home opener.

J.W. Walsh completed 17 of 30 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 45 more.

Jeremy Smith scored three first half touchdowns and rushed for 40 yards on just 10 carries.

OSU’s defense held Lamar to 245 total yards and just 13 first downs.

Already leading 31-3 at halftime, OSU got the second half started with Josh Stewart returning a punt 67 yards for a touchdown to make it 38-3.

After a J.W. Walsh 2-yard touchdown pass to Blake Jackson, Clint Chelf came on to finish the game for the Cowboys at quarterback.

Chelf was 6-of-6 for 90 yards passing, and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Blake Webb that wrapped up the scoring.

Chelf also scored on an 8-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter.

Oklahoma State scored on their first four possesions and five of their first six in the first half and lead Lamar 31-3 at halftime.

A Desmond Roland 2-yard touchdown run got the scoring started for OSU, capping a 10-play, 57-yard drive on the Cowboys’ opening possession.

Jeremy Smith then scored on a four-yard and one-yard touchdown run on the next two possessions to give OSU a 21-0 lead after the first quarter.

Smith added a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Ben Grogan kicked a 39-yard field goal as the Cowboys pulled away.

J.W. Walsh threw a late interception that set up a Cardinals field goal to end the first half.

The OSU defense held Lamar to just 133 total yards in the first half.

Walsh was 13 of 22 for 141 yards and rushed for 37 more in the opening 30 minutes.

The game was OSU’s first home game and the first since the 5-part expose’ of the OSU program was released by Sports Illustrated.