Saturday, November 6, 2010
Cowboys making key stops early to lead
By David Ubben
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Baylor's first two drives have built some momentum, but big plays by Oklahoma State on defense have shut them down, and the Cowboys have capitalized, taking a 10-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Oklahoma State linebacker Orie Lemon nearly intercepted a third-down pass that Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III had to force because of pressure in the pocket.
On the next drive, cornerback Brodrick Brown stripped Baylor's Josh Gordon on a hitch play near the sideline.
Both of these teams obviously have high-powered offenses, but when you get those opportunities -- either a chance for a turnover or a difficult third-and-long -- the defenses will have to take advantage.
Neither will get many stops otherwise.
So far, the team that's done that is Oklahoma State.