Solid First Half for Oklahoma State

Zach Lancaster

As the announcers said on the broadcast, Oklahoma State has had just about as good of a defensive performance against Iowa State as we've seen all season. With that being said, Spencer Sanders and the offense has been able to bounce back from last week's fourth quarter meltdown against Baylor.

Oklahoma State enters halftime with a 21-13 lead as the defense held Iowa State to a field goal at the end of the first half. It was corner A.J. Green that came up with a huge stop in the end zone on third and long to force the field goal.

Safety Kolby Harvell-Peel is easily the Pokes top defensive performer in the first half. He's recorded six total tackles, but the more impressive stat is that he's recorded five first half pass break ups. There's plenty of games that DBs don't record that number in an entire game, maybe two, but certainly not the first half.

While Iowa State has still put up 328-yards of total offense, 32-yards more than OSU, the Cowboy defense has came up huge in several situations, including holding ISU to 3-of-10 on 3rd down situations.

On the offensive side of the ball, Oklahoma State has scored their three touchdowns on three big plays. The first of which was a 71-yard reception by Tylan Wallace, who leveled an ISU defender with the wickedest stiff arm seen all season.

The next was a 50-yard touchdown reception by Braydon Johnson, who turned on the jets to record his second score of the season.

The Heisman candidate Chuba Hubbard also turned on the jets to get on the board today with a 65-yard scamper.

Second half action is coming up with Oklahoma State receiving the opening kick, let's see if the Pokes can keep the momentum rolling.

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