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OSU's Lewis Named Big 12 Player Of The Week

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Cowboy linebacker Shaun Lewis was honored as the defensive player of the week after a knockdown performance against Missouri. (AP Photo) Cowboy linebacker Shaun Lewis was honored as the defensive player of the week after a knockdown performance against Missouri. (AP Photo)

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IRVING, Texas – Oklahoma State linebacker Shaun Lewis has been awarded the Big 12 defensive player of the week award after a knockdown performance in the Cowboys' 45-24 win over Missouri.

The sophomore from Missouri City, Texas had nine tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in Oklahoma State's victory over the Tigers.

Related Story: Defense And Ground Game Big In Cowboys Win Over Tigers

Lewis' interception set up an OSU touchdown and his fumble recovery halted a Missouri drive in the red zone.

All in all, the Oklahoma State defense limited the Tigers to seven second half points.

Joining Lewis in this week's conference awards are Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege who is this week's offensive player of the week and Kansas State's Tyler Lockett who was named the special teams player of the week.

Last year as a freshman, Lewis started the final six games of the season and finished fifth on the team in tackles with 58, second in tackles for loss with eight and in interceptions with three. He also tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries and he led the team with three forced fumbles.

Lewis' honor this week is the first conference honor he has received.

Oklahoma State returns to action Saturday hosting the Baylor Bears at 2:30 p.m.

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