NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma senior safety Gabe Lynn was recognized as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in OU’s 16-7 win over West Virginia, the Conference announced Monday.
Lynn finished the game with three tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception. The Sooners’ defense has now allowed just seven points through two games, tying for fourth in the nation among FBS programs.
With Oklahoma leading 13-7 in the third quarter and West Virginia on the OU 49-yard line, Lynn recorded the first interception of his career when he picked off a pass over the middle by the Mountaineers Paul Millard.
On West Virginia’s very next possession, Lynn again brought the drive to a halt. Kevin White took a pass from Millard and got all the way down to the Oklahoma 19-yard line before junior defensive back Quentin Hayes stripped him of the ball. Lynn scooped it up for his second career fumble recovery and returned it 27 yards to the Oklahoma 41.
Lynn becomes the first Oklahoma defensive player to earn weekly conference honors since Ronnell Lewis won on Nov. 7, 2011.