NOK - OSU football: Early down defense is crippling Cowboys lately

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OP News

Feb 17, 2018

By Scott Wright
Staff writer

STILLWATER — When a play has been needed to get off the field in the last two games, the Oklahoma State defense has almost always made that play.

OSU’s last two opponents, Texas Tech and Baylor, were a combined 5-of-25 on third- and fourth-down conversion opportunities.

It’s all the other downs that are killing the Cowboys.

OSU has given up 90 points (including one non-offensive touchdown) and 1,122 yards in the last two games while playing some of its best defense on the money downs.

The Cowboys have given up one touchdown and just 44 total yards on those 25 third- and fourth-down snaps.

A pending meeting with an Iowa State offense — at 2:30 p.m.


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