OSU football: Tylan Wallace gets going in second half of win over Tulsa
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State star receiver Tylan Wallace’s last game was on Oct. 26, 2019, at Iowa State and a lasting image was his devastating stiff arm on a long touchdown.
Since then, he had an ACL surgery and a mixture of nicks and bruises in preseason camp, including a possible groin injury that ESPN reported on its broadcast.
So, it was understandable that the Cowboys took it easy on Wallace in the first half of Saturday’s 16-7 win over Tulsa.
He did not catch a pass, rotating with other receivers.
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But then the Cowboys let him loose in the second half.
“Once I got out there and played a little bit, I felt completely fine,” Wallace said.
Wallace caught three passes of more than 20 yards in the third quarter, igniting the Cowboys’ offense. He finished with four catches for 94 yards, an average of 23.5 per catch.
“Tylan was good all day,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “We just couldn’t get the ball to him early. Once we started going at him, he was fantastic and made plays.”