Freshman Tracker: Tylan Wallace Records First Career Reception

Written by Kyle Boone

A week ago, true freshman running back J.D. King made a splash in his first game as a Cowboy with a near 100-yard, 1-TD performance against Tulsa.

On Friday, it was more of the same for King. The Georgia native lead the team in rushing with 64 yards on 8 carries and has now clearly cemented his status as the second option behind Justice Hill as OSU prepares for its final non-conference game this weekend.

Fellow freshman and former four-star recruit Tylan Wallace joined King among the freshmen to make their mark in the box score this season with his first career reception that came from the arm of Keondre Wudtee for 7 yards.

On the other side of the ball, another true freshman — Thabo Mwaniki — made his first career start. Mwaniki finished the game with 3 unassisted tackles and most notably became the first OSU freshman to start on defense since Ramon Richards did it at cornerback in 2014.

Here’s a look at how the freshmen fared in Week 2 of action. We’ll be updating this tracker each week as the season progresses, although once conference play begins, I will be surprised to see the participant list grow more than what it is after this weekend’s tilt at Pitt.

J.D. King RB Tulsa 8 carries, 64 yards 14 carries, 159 yards, 1 TD
Tylan Wallace WR Tulsa 1 rec, 7 yards 1 rec, 7 yards
Thabo Mwaniki S Tulsa 3 solo tackles 5 solo tackles
Lamarcus Morton CB
LC Greenwood WR
Chuba Hubbard RB
Tracin Wallace QB
Baron Odom TE
Jake McClure K
Malcolm Rodriguez S
Jelani Woods QB
Kris McCune S
Brendan Vaughn LB
Brendon Evers DT
Brock Martin DE
Tre Sterling S
Braydon Johnson WR
  • Clint

    Can probably take Brendan Vaughn off this list…

    • Ric Willies

      BRENDAN VAUGHN LB 1 felony charge/1 misdemeanor charge

    • TeaTown Cowboy

      Wishing the best for the young man, innocent until proven guilty….

      • Patrick, Orlando

        Lol, I think the scale, cash, and amount of weed speaks for itself

        • T-Bone

          For weighing food, doesn’t have a bank account yet, and thought it was incense.

          • Patrick, Orlando

            Best reply yet!!!

      • Chris Baker

        I hear you and he 100% deserves a fair trial, in a court of law. I do think Gundy’s hands were tied, pound and a half, plus scales/etc and more than 2k cash. Trial might somehow show it wasn’t his or it was planted or whatever, but with what the report said, I kind of think this had to be the decision.

  • Nicholas D.

    Beat OU.

  • A

    I actually saw kris mccune earluer this week. I asked him what position he was playing and he said corner. He also had a brace on his leg amd said he was getting redshirted this year

  • TeaTown Cowboy

    Nice catch, many more go to, Tylan!

  • Zombie Willham

    Wudtee bidding for a cameo in Happy Feet 3.