Cowboys' heralded offense sputtering against Georgia defense

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The Oklahoma State offense was expected to be the least of the Cowboys' worries against Georgia.

But the Bulldogs' defense has repeatedly stepped up, keeping Oklahoma State flummoxed as the Bulldogs have claimed a 7-0 lead with 11:09 left in the first half.

The Cowboys, who averaged 41 points per game last season, have have been limited to four first downs and only 79 yards as they have advanced no deeper than the Georgia 44 in their first three possessions.

Oklahoma State is particularly having problems keeping junior linebacker Rennie Curran contained. Curran's key blitz on the last possession killed the Cowboys' most consistent offensive possession.