October 6, 2006

Defense willing to carry the load

The Oklahoma State offense scores a touchdown, on average, once every 12 plays. There's more. It has faced down-and-goal situations nine times. And nine times it reached the end zone. Why are these numbers important? Because Oklahoma State hasn't yet faced the Kansas State defense. And the Kansas State defense has zero tolerance for those kinds of numbers. And these days, the defense doesn't really care who it's playing against.

For a second straight week, the K-State defense, which is behind only Missouri and Texas in the Big 12 and ranks 28th nationally (280.2 yards) and 20th in scoring defense (14.2 points), believes the final outcome will fall on its shoulders.

That happens when the offense manages one touchdown, one field goal and commits seven turnovers in two games.

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