Oklahoma State Football: Ogbah, Sinor earn Big 12 Player of the Week Honors


For the third week in a row, Oklahoma State football players have received Big 12 Player of the Week honors.

For the second time out of the three, they claimed the defense and special teams spots.

Both of those defense spots have gone to Emmanuel Ogbah. This time, freshman punter Zach Sinor joins Ogbah with claim to the special teams portion of the award.

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Ogbah has been as good as advertised in what is likely his last season in Stillwater before declaring for the NFL draft, where his first round draft stock is climbing each week. Last Saturday’s performance against West Virginia certainly helped his cause.

The junior defensive lineman scored a defensive touchdown off one of two fumbles that he forced, and racked up a season-high eight tackles, which included a sack and a tackle for loss. He also had one quarterback hurry. Ogbah now leads the Big 12 in sacks (7.5), tackles for loss (11), and forced fumbles (2.) He also has nine quarterback hurries and 33 total tackles, including 22 solo.

Meanwhile, Sinor’s stellar punting routinely pinned West Virginia deep into their own territory. The standout freshman punted eight times, putting the Mountaineers within their own 20-yard line three times, and close to that every other time. Because of Sinor’s efforts, WVU always had a long field to deal with, which came in especially handy in the fourth quarter, as he punted a minimum of 49 yards on three punts, pinning the Mountaineers at their own 9-yard line on their final possession of regulation.

Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson was named a co-winner with Ogbah after his performance against OU, while TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin received Offensive Player of the Week after gaining 425 yards of offense in a close win at Kansas State.

Other Oklahoma State Big 12 Player of the week recipients this season include Ben Grogan and Mason Rudolph.

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