Stats Are for Losers: Why OSU’s Defense Was Actually Fine in 2018

Last week I wrote my five takeaways from the 2018 Oklahoma State season, and leading the charge was that OSU’s defense has somehow become worse in the wake of Glenn Spencer’s departure.

My reasoning, based on a combination of watching games and looking at stats, is that OSU was less efficient and created fewer turnovers for an offense that was nearly as efficient — from a statistical perspective anyway —