Is Chelf Now The Starting Quarterback?

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Clint Chelf played all but the first three series of the game after replacing starting quarterback J.W. Walsh in the second quarter. The fifth-year senior saw his first extensive duty of the season after being pulled early in the season opener against Mississippi State. Did he do enough Saturday to regain the starting job?

Chelf was 10-of-25 passing for 178 yards despite throwing a terrible looking interception on his first play after replacing Walsh. He directed the Cowboys on three scoring drives – two in the first half and then a victory-clinching four-play, 47-yard drive after TCU had pulled within 17-10 midway through the fourth quarter.

"We felt like we needed a spark on offense, and so we made a change," said OSU head coach Mike Gundy. "We'll evaluate our offense this week, and our game plan for the next game."

Walsh was 9-of-18 passes for 115 yards with two interceptions before being pulled from the game. His second interception came after the Cowboys drove 88 yards in 14 plays in the first half. But the drive came up short when Walsh's pass to Tracy Moore was intercepted in the end zone.

Did the interception force Gundy to make the switch to Chelf? "At the time it was," said Gundy. "It's a combination of things. You're playing against a team that has been very, very effective at stopping people and eliminating people from scoring points. There are different ways in our opinion that you have to attack them, and in this game Clint gave us some advantages in attacking their defense."

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