Getting Defensive: Some Crazy Numbers

Despite Kevin Peterson's shut down of the nation's leading receiver in Kevin White, Jordan Stern's 20 tackles (fifth most in a game in school history), and Emmanuel Ogbah's sack that now has him as the sack leader in the Big 12, the defense was not stellar on Saturday. However, with TCU scoring 82 points and racking up 785 yards on Texas Tech a quick review of today and last week is in order.

Let's just say it is not as bad as it seems. The defense remains very thin on depth with safety Larry Stephens and cornerback Ashton Lampkin still out with injuries.

Versus TCU
OSU defense allowed: 42 points, 676 yards of total offense (415 passing, 261 rushing)
Texas Tech defense allowed: 82 points, 785 yards of total offense (480 passing, 305 rushing)
TCU is averaging 50.4 points per game, 573 yards of total offense (360.1 passing, 212.9 rushing)

This Week vs. West Virginia
OSU defense allowed: 34 points (really 27), 448 yards of total offense (238 passing, 210 rushing)
West Virginia is averaging (including today): 36 points per game, 527.1 yards of total offense (346.2 passing, 180.9 rushing)
This season only Alabama (393 yards) has held West Virginia for a lower total offense. OU allowed 513 yards and Baylor allowed 456 yards.

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