No. 7 Oklahoma State has grown into a Big 12 power behind a potent offense. Now the Cowboys' defense is getting some attention, too.
Holding down Baylor's point-a-minute offense to a season low for scoring put the spotlight on Oklahoma State's defenders.
''It's a shame that it's taken people so long to notice (how well our defense has played),'' said senior cornerback Justin Gilbert, who was restricted to spot duty against Baylor but should be ready for Oklahoma after an extra week to heal. ''Everybody's been doing a great job of locking in and focusing on their assignments and just working hard every day, in practice and in meetings, just doing whatever it takes to get better.''
Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12), now riding a seven-game winning streak, heads into its final bye week of the year before facing No. 20 Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2) on Dec. 7 at home with the Big 12 Conference championship at stake. Making sure the players maintain the same focused determination, especially on ...