The UTSA Roadrunners now have an idea of who they will face under center when they take on the nationally ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys this Saturday at the Alamodome.
J.W. Walsh was picked to start at quarterback for the Cowboys. Clint Chelf started the Cowboys' opener against Mississippi State, but as expected Walsh also played in the 21-3 victory.
Coach Mike Gundy named Walsh the No. 1 quarterback on Monday.
The sophomore from Denton, Texas, was 18 of 27 passes for 135 yards, and rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown.
Gundy said he is unlikely to take Walsh out at all now.
"We started to see results from what J.W. was giving us," Gundy said. "And at that point when you're playing a team that has the capability of beating us, we need to stay with what we thought gave us the best chance to win the game. J.W. is our quarterback now. Clint could play. I'm not sure we have a time frame for that, I'm not sure we ever will. We're comfortable with the way that J.W. played and we think that he gives us the best opportunity for success."
Walsh said knowing he's going to be the starter all week will not alter his mental approach as he gets ready to face UTSA, which won at New Mexico 21-13 in its opener Saturday.
UTSA overcame a 13-point deficit in the first half to get the season opening win on the road. Roadrunners QB Eric Soza threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns, and added 48 yards on the ground.
More than 40,000 people are expected at the Alamodome for Saturday's game which kicks-off at 11 a.m..