December 10, 2012
The Redshirt Tracker: Regular season complete
The 2012 regular season is complete for Oklahoma State, and the contributions of the true freshman class were solid. Three true freshmen started for the Cowboys, while a total of nine saw action. One of those played minimally enough to likely get his redshirt back due to an injury. We will update the Tracker fully following OSU's appearance in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on January 1.
FRESHMAN REDSHIRT TRACKER
|Wes Lunt, QB1|
Regular season: Lunt played in five games in the regular season, and was the starter in each of those. Tallied 1,096 yards and six touchdowns and completed 80 of 128 pass attempts. Threw seven interceptions..
Game 8: Lunt started the game strong, but was below average before being knocked out of the game. He was 11-for-20 for 184 yards and a touchdown, but threw 3 interceptions.
Game 7: Lunt started and played the entire game vs TCU. Was obviously rusty, but got better throughout the game. Finished 18-of-33 for 324 yards and a score. His lone interception was costly, giving TCU a 7-0 lead on a pick-six. Overall, a solid effort under the circumstances.
Game 6: Same story as the KU game. Lunt was suited up and "available" but did not play. Will likely play in game 7 vs TCU.
Game 5: Lunt did not play at Kansas, but did suit up. Will likely be ready for ISU.
Game 4: Lunt did not suit up for Texas due to a knee and ankle injury. Could be ready for KU.
Games 2&3: Lunt played the entire Arizona game (save one fourth down play run by J.W. Walsh). Against Louisiana, Lunt only had a handful of plays before suffering a knee injury.
Game 1: Only got four series to start the game, but was ultra-efficient, going 11-for-11 for 129 yards. All four of his drives resulted in OSU touchdowns, though none were capped off via the air.
August 15: Lunt is QB1. Not much else needs to be said. He'll play.
|Blake Webb, IR|
Regular season: Webb played in 10 games, and started at Oklahoma. He caught 12 passes for 167 yards in the regular season.
Game 8: After being largely disappearing for several games, Webb turned a two-catch, 46 yard performance at KSU.
Game 7: Somewhat curiously, Webb did not enter the game vs. TCU.
Game 6: Played vs ISU but did not record stats..
Game 5: Webb played at Kansas, but did not record any stats.
Game 4: Did not play vs UT.
Games 2 & 3: Webb is one of four freshmen to play in all three games thus far. He had 1 catch for 15 yards at Arizona and 2 for 37 against UL.
Game 1: Working as Jackson's backup, Webb tallied two catches for 38 yards.
August 27: After starting camp at the slot position, Webb moved to the "Y" when Torrance Carr went out with an injury. He's listed as the number two at that position behind Blake Jackson. Fully expected to play against Savannah State.
August 15: Webb is the only other freshman thus far through fall camp who has had a coach say definitively that he will play. There will definitely be others, but Webb has shown the ability to backup either inside receiver spots.
|Kevin Peterson, CB|
|The rundown: |
Regular season: Peterson played in all 12 games and saw an increased role as Justin Gilbert's backup as the season wore on. Tallied 18 tackles, 15 of which were solo. Broke up two passes.
Game 8: Peterson played CB and special teams and had two solo tackles.
Game 7: "KP" played at corner and on special teams. He had a big pass break-up on a deep pass near the TCU goal line to force a punt..
Game 6: Had one tackle vs ISU, playing as a reserve corner and on special teams.
Game 5: Peterson did not play at KU..
Game 4: Peterson was the only true frosh to play outside of special teams, subbing in when Justin Gilbert was out for a time with an injury.
Games 2 & 3: Peterson is the third to have played in all three games, and is emerging as OSU's top non-starting CB. Nearly had a pick-six vs. UL, but dropped it.
Game 1: Peterson played extensively, but did not record any statistics in the opener.
August 27: Peterson is #2 behind senior Brodrick Brown at one of the cornerback spots. Expect to see him rotate in during the opener.
August 15: Peterson has come on very strong since pads went on and could enter the opener as the third cornerback. Likely to have a special teams role as well. Will play.
|Ashton Lampkin, CB|
|The rundown: |
Regular season: Played in all 12 games and had a particularly strong role in special teams. Totaled 17 tackles (16 solo) and had one interception. He also returned two punts for 33 yards.
Game 8: Lampkin played on special teams.
Game 7: Lampkin recorded 3 solo tackles against TCU, including one on the opening kickoff.
Game 6: Lampkin played vs ISU but did not record any stats.
Game 5: Lampkin had one tackle at KU..
Game 4: Played versus Texas on special teams.
Games 2 & 3: DNP at Arizona. Logged one tackle vs UL.
Game 1: Lampkin saw extensive time at cornerback and also fielded two punts. Tied for the team lead with three tackles, and recorded the first interception of his career. Had 38 punt return yards and moved into the #2 PR spot on the official depth chart for Arizona.
August 27: Lampkin in fact made the two-deep. Our guess is he stays there.
August 15: Lampkin came out strong in fall camp. Peterson has probably passed him, but both could wind up in the two-deep. Lampkin's redshirt status could depend on the health of Devin Hedgepeth and Andrae May. If the vets are slow to return to form, Lampkin will play. Likely will play.
|Austin Hays, WR|
|The rundown: |
Regular season: The surprise performer of the true freshman class. Hays played in 9 games, and started eight of those to wind up as OSU's top starting freshman. Hays had 25 catches for 369 yards and two scores in the regular season.
Game 8: Hays started for the third straight game and kicked-off OSU's scoring with a 54-yard touchdown. Finished with 4 catches for 81 yards.
Game 7: Hays started for the third consecutive game. Had only one catch, but it went for 41 yards.
Game 6: Hays got the second start of his young career and had one catch for 9 yards vs ISU. Was targeted frequently, but had a few drops.
Game 5: Hays joined Wes Lunt as true freshmen who have started a game. Had one catch for 9 yards.
Game 4: DNP
Games 2 & 3: Hays DNP at Arizona and missed the UL game due to injury...which bears watching going forward.
Game 1: We tabbed Hays as a non-redshirt early. Not only played a lot and early, but led the Cowboys in receiving with 8 catches for 77 yards and one touchdown. Benefitted from the T. Moore suspension, as it moved Charlie Moore from the X to Z spot, allowing Hays to rotate with Isaiah Anderson.
August 27: Hays made the depth chart, third behind Anderson and Moore. Expect to see him in that rotation.
August 15: This may be the biggest surprise of the class to readers. The unheralded recruit has shown Kasey Dunn he is capable of contributing. Could find a place in the rotation behind Isaiah Anderson and Charlie Moore. May play.
|Trace Clark, DE |
|The rundown: |
Regular season: Clark played in six games and had five tackles (four solo). He was the lone member of OSU's strong freshman class at DE to see playing time through the season.
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