JENNI CARLSON COMMENTARY — Who would have thought after Oklahoma State lost to West Virginia that we'd be talking about the Cowboys and Baylor squaring off to be the Big 12 championship frontrunner? But that's exactly where we are after OSU smacked Texas on Saturday.
BY JENNI CARLSON, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Published: Sat, Nov 16, 2013
Notch a four-score road victory against a team that was previously undefeated in conference play, and there are bound to be plenty of top grades. Oklahoma State got them in all three phases of the game.
OPPORTUNISTIC DEFENSE: A
The Cowboy defense didn't exactly dominate. The Longhorns had...
Here is a look at Oklahoma State's 38-13 win over Texas by the numbers:
0: Interceptions by Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert last season.
2: Interceptions by Gilbert on Saturday against Texas, upping his season total to six.
3: Consecutive wins in Austin for the Cowboys.
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football games. Her mom kept the scorebook during baseball games and yelled her head off no matter the sport. They passed along that passion to Carlson and her two younger brothers.
Carlson played golf in high school and planned to play in college, but when she started at the University of Kansas, she decided to focus her attention on journalism. It’s a decision that she’s never regretted.
Her first big story was a profile on Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams for the yearbook, and Carlson has enjoyed interviewing sports figures and sharing their stories every since. Carlson is a 1997 graduate of Kansas. She and her husband, Ryan, were married in 2009 and live in Oklahoma City. They welcomed their first child, Millie, in June 2012. Carlson was the president of the Association for Women in Sports Media from 2008-10 and chair of the board from 2010-12.