Sooners, Cowboys Take Home Big 12 Accolades

Monday, September 17th 2018, 6:39 pm
By: News On 6

OSU quarterback Taylor Cornelius earned national notice and linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga is the big 12 co-special teams player of the week after the win over Boise State.

A former Booker T standout also played a huge role. No matter where he lined u, and he was all over the place, Jordan Brailford found his way into the Boise State backfield. 

OSU's redshirt junior defensive end led the Cowboys with 3 sacks, flashing the talent that's been shown off and on thanks to injuries during his time in Stillwater.

"It's exciting to see him out there, and I think I mentioned that to you guys the other day is that he's got a great look on his face, his body language is awesome, he's smiling all the time and I guess that's what you do if you feel good. You know if you have nagging injuries you're just kind of in the dumps all the time, so we'd certainly like to keep him healthy. I think he's a really good player," said OSU Head Coach Mike Gundy. 

The Cowboys face a different style of attack this week in the Big 12 opener. Texas Tech leads the nation in total offense and freshman quarterback Alan Bowman is the league's newcomer of the week after throwing for 605 yards in a win over Houston.

Gundy: "They've got em a young quarterback that's come along. A really good player. This league will be disappointed to see him for the next 3 or 4 years or however long it may be," Gundy said. 

In Norman, OU quarterback Kyler Murray is the big 12 offensive player of the week and kicker Austin Seibert the league's co-special teams player of the week after the win at Iowa State.

It seems appropriate after sloppy tackling in its win over Iowa State, that number 5 Oklahoma would be playing Army this week. The Black Knights force defenses, to be honest, be disciplined and tackle well against a triple option that a lot of fans saw the wishbone and that triple option, but you don't many of them around the country.

"As a unit, when we make mistakes, we try to not make the same mistake twice, and when we make mistakes, it's always eager to get better," said Kenneth Murray. 

"You're gonna give up a competitive catch every now and then, the biggest thing for us, we have to get people on the ground. Gonna be a big emphasis point, and if guys don't tackle, then they won't be on the field," said OU Head Coach Lincoln Riley. 

Riley said at his news conference Monday that Army runs it a lot, 2nd most rushes per game in fact, but he's concerned about their throwing ability, they throw it for 140 yards per game.