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OSU football: Brailford named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

OSU football: Brailford named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley (9) is sacked by Oklahoma State defensive end Jordan Brailford (94) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

STILLWATER – Oklahoma State defensive end Jordan Brailford was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

The redshirt junior finished with a career-high eight tackles, including three sacks and five tackles for loss, in the Cowboys’ 48-28 victory against Kansas on Saturday. His five tackles for loss marked the most for any Big 12 player in a game this season and is tied for the second most in OSU history. His three sacks tied for third all-time at OSU.

Brailford has seven sacks this season, which is tied for the lead in the FBS. As a team, OSU has accumulated 24 sacks, which leads the nation. The Cowboys had 30 sacks in 13 games last season.

Brailford and the Cowboys (4-1 overall, 1-1 Big 12) return to action at 2:30 Saturday when Iowa State comes to Boone Pickens Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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Cameron Jourdan has covered Oklahoma State athletics since January 2017. He has written for The Oklahoman, The Tuscaloosa News and the Stillwater News Press, among others. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @Cam_Jourdan

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