A TIE between JOSH FURMAN and SPECIAL TEAMS!
For the first time, we have a tie in the Player of the Game poll!
Special Teams and Furman both garnered 47% of votes! Desmond Roland was a distant runner up, receiving 7% of the votes.
I would've selected Special Teams. Iowa State came into the game with one of the best Special Teams in the country and Oklahoma state showed up to play by recovering an onside kick, returning a kickoff for a touchdown, amassing hundreds of return yards, and making three field goals.
This being said, I think Josh Furman is equally deserving and fans did too. Furman stepped up huge on defense by recording ten tackles, two tackles for a loss, and two sacks in the Cowboy's win.
Although Roland scored two touchdowns, he didn't cover enough yards on the ground to gain the attention of voters.
Once again, I asked some media members on Twitter for their opinion. Be sure to give them a follow to keep up with the Big 12 and Oklahoma State.
Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) at the Oklahoman voted for Josh Furman.
@GunterS_CRFF LB Josh Furman. Led defense in tackles, two huge sacks on third down in the red zone & played every meaningful snap. Big day.— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 7, 2014
Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) at ESPN voted for Tyreek Hill and his kickoff return.
@GunterS_CRFF Hill's KR was pretty big.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 7, 2014
Be sure to drop by next Sunday to vote for the Player of the Game after the Cowboys try to go 5-1 by beating the Kansas Jayhawks.