In weekly thing here where we keep up with our former stars on the gridiron, let’s see what everyone did this week at the collegiate level. There are obviously several local athletes now playing on the big-time college stage.
1. J.W. Walsh, Oklahoma State, QB (Guyer): In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, Walsh came in after starting QB Wes Lunt was injured on the sixth play of the game and proceeded to put up some pretty insane numbers, accounting for more than 400 total yards, passing for four scores and rushing for another. Check back in the blog for more details on his performance. Just know this, it was good.
2. Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State, WR (Guyer): Stewart had 104 receiving yards and caught two touchdown passes from Walsh, his roommate and best buddy, the first of which ended in a spontaneous celebration between the two in the end zone that had to have Guyer fans feeling pretty proud. It was a career day for the sophomore wideout.
3. James Franklin, Missouri, QB (Lake Dallas): Franklin was nursing a shoulder injury and ended up not recording any stats as the Tigers’ quarterback, giving way to backup Corbin Berkstresser in Missouri’s somewhat surprising win over Arizona State.
4. D.J. Beshears, Kansas, WR (Ryan): The senior, who is one of the best kick returners/all-purpose guys in the Big 12, had three kickoff returns for 49 yards and didn’t record any offensive stats.
5. David Johnson, TCU, DT (Argyle): In the Horned Frogs’ disappointing 20-6 win over Big 12 cellar dweller Kansas, the 6-2, 270-pound sophomore starter collected two tackles and a quarterback hurry against the Jayhawks.