Chalk Talk: Why OSU’s Third-Down Defense Struggled Versus TCU

The Oklahoma State defense struggled against the TCU Horned Frogs in the Cowboys’ 44-31 loss. OSU allowed TCU to convert 58 percent of its third downs, and quarterback Kenny Hill was able to pick apart the defense despite rarely throwing the ball more than 10 yards downfield.

The Cowboys struggled for a number of reasons, but poor awareness and alignment played a large factor in the loss. Here are some