IRVING, Texas – For the second-straight week, Texas has the top defensive player in the Big 12 Conference. Malcom Brown was named the league’s defensive player of the week Monday after leading a dominating performance in Saturday’s 28-7 road win against Oklahoma State.
The junior defensive tackle recorded a pair of sacks and forced a fumble as the Cowboys recorded their lowest point total and offensive output (192 total yards) since a 27-0 defeat at the hands of Oklahoma in 2009. Oklahoma State was able to convert just 2 of 13 third-down attempts and had 34 rushing yards.
On the season, Brown leads the team in tackles for loss (14) and sacks (6.5). He ranks eighth in the league in sacks (0.59 per game), though that mark is first among defensive tackles.
Cedric Reed was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on after recording a season-high 13 tackles, including a career-high tying four for a loss and a career-best three sacks, in the 33-16 win over No. 24/25 West Virginia on Nov. 8.
Texas, which ranks 29th in the FBS in total yards allowed (346.5 per game), 19th in points allowed (21.0 pg) and No. 13 in yards allowed per play (4.59), has had three Big 12 defensive players of the week this season. Jordan Hicks won for his performance vs. Kansas Sept. 27.
Release on TexasSports.com