Oklahoma’s defense is undeniably better. Just watch the footage of Saturday’s lockdown of Texas Tech. Middle linebacker Kenneth Murray is playing up to his Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year billing and then some.

Oklahoma State’s defense looked much improved in stifling Kansas State Saturday night. Safety-turned-linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez is the best defensive player nobody outside Stillwater knows about. Everybody will soon.

A defensive success story brewing in our state? Potentially, yes.

But not just here... Would you believe across the Big 12? The league that treats defense as a nuisance?

Take a look at some FBS numbers...

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Proud father of Gretchen and Holden. Devoted husband to Christy, who has been my best friend since biology class at Booker T. Washington. I covered the Oklahoma Sooners for 15 years. That was both challenging and rewarding. Now I get to write columns.