The Oklahoma State Cowboys are in the top half of the Big 12 in fewest penalties per game and fewest penalty yards per game.
That’s not good enough for defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer.
Spencer wants to reduce the number of penalties called on the Oklahoma State defense. In particular, pass interference penalties draw his ire, according to Scott Wright of The Oklahoman.
“It’s very subjective,” Spencer said. “You watch tape, and there’s guys battling hand-on-hand and the call’s not made, and other times it is, so we try to teach proper timing, getting your head around and searching for the ball.”
It doesn’t help that Oklahoma State has played some potent passing offenses in recent weeks. After having to deal with TCU’s efficient air attack, the Cowboys faced Texas Tech’s high-volume passing game.
The Pokes are doing fine defensively. But limiting penalties could push them over the edge.
At the very least, it’ll make Spencer considerably happier.