WACO, Texas – Nathan Peterson finally enjoyed the kind of quarterback-cracking fun he's been seeking all season and yet, he wasn't satisfied.
Peterson racked up three sacks, highlighting a defensive effort that produced a season-high five sacks total among 10 tackles for losses.
His problem: Baylor quarterback Blake Szymanski twice escaped Peterson's chase.
"That's all I've been thinking about, the two that got away,” Peterson said. "
I just think about those things. I think three's good, but five would have been so much better.”
The team's five was better, much better, considering the Cowboys had produced but 15 sacks in their previous 10 games.
Personally, Peterson boosted his season sack total to six and his career total to 20.5 – good enough for fourth place on the all-time OSU chart, passing Rodney Harding and John Washington in the process.
"I haven't had the pass rush I've wanted this year,” Peterson said. "The whole d-line hasn't. We've struggled.
"This game helps us out. It improves our confidence.”
Some of OSU's success was the result of an increased rotation along the defensive front.