Cowboys' defense sparkles in Young's debut

September, 5, 2009
9/05/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin


STILLWATER, Okla. -- Who was it that says they don't play defense in the Big 12?

They might want to look at the job that venerable Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young's defense has turned in with a 24-10 victory.

Patrick Lavine's came up with an interception with 2:45 left to seal Oklahoma State's big effort.

It was the third turnover that Young's unit has turned in. The first two all both to scoring drives for the Cowboys.

The Oklahoma State fans are getting chesty in the latter stages of this one. Many of them are chanting "Big 12, Big 12" after the strong performance of the conference today.

Lavine's pick also has sent most of the Georgia fans scurrying for the exits.

I'm headed down for the locker room to talk to some of the Oklahoma State defenders about their unexpectedly strong performance.

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