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Game MVP: OSU Defense

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Jabber Muhammad

The first half of Saturday night’s Bedlam contest didn’t feature many positives for No. 22 Oklahoma State (7-4, 4-4).

Less than 200 yards of total offense, three turnovers, and just short of 400 yards of offense surrendered by the Cowboy defense wouldn’t warrant much silver lining in OSU’s 28-13 road loss to Oklahoma (6-5, 3-5).

Amid the plethora of mishaps that occurred for the Cowboys through the first half, in the end they still had a feasible chance to come out victorious— largely due to the defensive unit, which pitched together an impressive sub-100 yard performance in the second half. The Sooner offense— which had torched the defense for 28 points through four touchdowns after just one quarter of play— was held at bay in the final two quarters of action, only managing to

record three first downs in that span.

In spite of the surplus of injuries within the defensive unit, it still managed to pitch a second-half shutout and allow the OSU offense— which was at a standstill for the majority of Saturday’s game— to have several chances to mount a comeback against the Sooners.

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