Gundy said 3 of his 4 picks in one game were all as he was being hit. 4th one was a throw off his back foot. People don't realize our OL was decimated the last 2 years and he gave us a big chance in many games in survival mode back there. The more I look at him and watch his leadership and confidence, the more I like the kid. Baylor has a 1st Rd nose tackle (possible top 5 pick) and several NFL defenders, inc Pitre the safety last year. Aranda is a defense guy. When the DL can hit the QB in 3secs the DBs know most routes will be <15yds, which makes them easy to jump and step in front of. It's all a chess game, which is why Knowles was so good because we had NFL DL pressure consistently with 2 NFL corners. SS has grown up a lot and has learned to protect the ball more.
He's had some rough games against Baylor in his career. A lot of emphasis is on the games last year, but man... 2019 was a tough one too. Throws a pick on 3rd and goal on the same play he threw a perfect pass for a TD earlier in the game to end the first half. A would've put OSU up by 10 at half... Then a fumble in the 4th that was returned for a TD that basically sealed the win for the Bears. Hopefully he gets some redemption Saturday.