For the second time this season Oklahoma State’s Zach Sinor has earned recognition from the Big 12 Conference. The sophomore punter from Castroville, Texas booted a 50 and a 59-yard punt, and also had three of his four punts downed inside the twenty-yard line, in OSU’s 37-20 upset win over West Virginia on Saturday. On the season he is averaging 43.2 yards per punt and has had 23 of his 39 punts downed inside the twenty.
Sinor wasn’t the only Poke to pick up accolades from the upset win though. Junior defensive tackle Vincent Taylor also contributed six tackles (three for loss) and 2.5 sacks. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Taylor leads the nation with three blocked kicks. On the season he has produced 30 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
The duo become the seventh and eighth Oklahoma State football players to win a weekly award from the Big 12 Conference. Sinor was also named the Co-Special Team’s Player of the Week on September 19th. He shared the award that week with Kansas State’s Dominique Heath.