Less than two minutes into Saturday's game with Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma State's star quarterback and the future of Cowboys football, Wes Lunt, left the game with what looked to be a serious knee injury.
Lunt went down after a pass play on the team's first drive of the game. Ragin' Cajuns cornerback Melvin White attempted to wrap up Lunt by the ankles, but instead he rolled up the freshman's knee.
The Oklahoma State medical team took a long look at Lunt's left knee while the Cowboys faithful looked on in shock. The quarterback was helped off the field and was not able to put any pressure on that knee.
After watching the Cowboys continue to put 10 points up on the board, Lunt left the sidelines for the training room with the help of the staff and a pair of crutches. His left knee was wrapped with ice, and he appeared to be in some serious pain.
The Cowboys quarterback was replaced by freshman J.W. Walsh. The Denton, Texas product was a top-five quarterback recruit as a senior in high school.
Walsh is considered to be a much more athletic player than Lunt, but does not have the same size or the same passing ability. Walsh will likely make more of an impact running the ball with his great speed and agility.
The injury to Lunt silenced the Oklahoma State crowd, but Walsh was able to wake them up a bit by easily leading the Cowboys to touchdowns on each of his first two full possessions.
After a loss to Arizona last week, the feeling was the defense was a question mark; but OSU fans were happy with what they saw in Lunt at quarterback. Everyone in Stillwater will hope the highly recruited backup is able to continue the high level of play the Cowboys are used to at the quarterback position.
With 4:32 remaining, Walsh had his Cowboys leading 17-0 and on the verge of scoring for a fourth time in as many possessions, thanks to a solid running game.
UPDATE: Via NewsOK.com's Anthony Slater, Fox Sports is reporting that the injury to Lunt was not serious and he is expected to miss two-to-three weeks.