COWBOYS DEFENSE DELIVERS
Iowa State started strong against the Cowboys, scoring 10 points through three possessions.
After that, OSU's defense didn't much budge, forcing eight punts, two turnovers and stopping the Cyclones on downs over their final 11 series. On eight of the drives, the Cowboys didn't allow a first down.
“The coaches told us coming into the game that if we didn't give up big plays, we would stop them,” said OSU safety Daytawion Lowe. “That's exactly what we did. We stopped giving up the big plays and we started stopping them.”
OPPONENT WATCH: TCU
Most Saturday's, the Cowboys carry a decided edge with punter/kicker Quinn Sharp.
That edge — at least on the placekicking side — might not be so evident against TCU.
Horned Frogs kicker Jaden Oberkrom booted six field goals and scored 23 points in a wild 56-53 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday. He connected on kicks from 32, 41, 32, 45, 42 and 38 yards, making him 14-of-16 on field goals for the season.
By John Helsley