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Oklahoma Sooners Football | Zack Sanchez Named Big 12 Defensive Player Of The Week

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Saturday was a good day for Oklahoma's football team and a great day for the Sooner defense. OU held Kansas State to just 110 total yards of offense and shut the Wildcats out on their homecoming weekend. Helping lead the charge for Oklahoma's defense was junior corner Zach Sanchez who had two picks and a tackle on the day.

His first interception set up an OU touchdown that put the Sooners up 35-0, in the second quarter. His second came on the Wildcats' first possession of the second half and Sanchez returned it 38 yards to pay dirt. It was his third career pick-six which ties a school record at Oklahoma.

Sanchez was also named the Big 12 Player of the Week following Oklahoma's 31-24 win at Tennessee. He was also given the honor last season after OU's win over Texas. Being named to the award three times ties him with Reggie Smith for the second most among Sooner defenders. Sanchez is the first Oklahoma defender to receive the Defensive Player of the Week honor twice in a season since Travis Lewis did so in 2008.