Last week’s Big 12 slate featured only three games and several members of the Oklahoma State Cowboys defense made the most of the spotlight.
Pitted against a potent Texas Tech offense, Oklahoma State’s defense made key stops at key moments, holding the Red Raiders offense to just 27 points in what ultimately become a 41-34 victory for the Cowboys. As a result four Oklahoma State defenders were named to Pro Football Focus’s Big 12 Defensive Team of the Week — Tre Flowers, Jordan Brailford, Darrion Daniels and DeQuinton Osbourne.
PFF Week 5 – Big 12 Team of the Week – Defense pic.twitter.com/UQQGmjcBHG
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) October 3, 2017
Flowers, a senior safety, headlined this bunch with five tackles, including four solo stops. Defensive end Brailford led the way for what was an imposing effort in the trenches, adding 3 tackles, 1 quarterback hurry and a key interception early in the fourth quarter with Oklahoma State owning a 34-27 lead. On the inside of the line, Daniels and Osborne collectively contributed 6 tackles, four solo tackles, 1 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries.
As a result, the entire unit helped hold Texas Tech’s rushing attack to just 54 yards on 26 attempts, although the Red Raiders did add a pair of touchdowns. The defense held Texas Tech to just 384 yards of total offense.
Flowers and the rest of Oklahoma State’s stout defense will now get to enjoy a bye week before getting back on the field against a winless Baylor squad on Oct. 14.
The post Pro Football Focus’s Big 12 Defensive Team of the Week features several Oklahoma State standouts appeared first on Diehards.
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to exclusive deals and newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.