DALLAS — Iowa State senior offensive lineman Tom Farniok represented the Cyclones at Big 12 Media Days, and spoke some about his brother, OU junior Derek Farniok.
Farniok started the Sooners’ 33-24 Bedlam upset of Oklahoma State after starting tackle Tyrus Thompson was injured the week before.
“He played well,” Tom Farniok said. “He had one holding call that was just a horrific call, and he had one other one where he just got beat and had to grab onto the guy. I think he gave up one pressure. I mean, for your first start in a big-time game like that, that’s a solid game.
“Then you look at the final drive when it was go-time, and he was on. He made the blocks he needed to. That says you can lean on him when it’s a high-pressure time.”
Derek Farniok came to OU a big and strong — but very raw — talent. The Farnioks are from Sioux Falls, S.D.
“I think it was an eye-opener,” Tom Farniok said. “He was used to being the biggest, strongest guy, but he was very, very raw.I talked to Stoops a little bit today; he said he’s doing well and coming into his own.”