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Martin Finds His Correct Motivation for Waco and Baylor on Saturday – Pokes Report


STILLWATER – Tremendous senior Brock Martin is a salty dude. I count on that out of a three-time state championship wrestler from Oologah and an All-Massive 12 defensive finish that’s greatest mates with present NFL rookie sensation and Detroit Lions linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez. Martin is the form of man that tells all of it and expects no sympathy and takes none. Tuesday after observe he was requested how life is off the football area.

“Good, Nice, aside from I hit a deer final Monday, Cimarron Turnpike, totaled my automobile,” Martin mentioned matter of reality. “Making an attempt to get that found out, apart from that every thing is nice.”

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Martin with the deal with and a compelled fumble vs. Arizona State.

Don’t fear, he has insurance coverage. Though after I requested with concern in my voice. Martin mentioned, “You must to be able to drive.” I agreed, however famous you solely want legal responsibility and I hoped he had complete. He grinned and confirmed. On the sector Martin is off to a superb begin this season. Taking part in the “Leo” defensive finish place the place Collin Oliver and Hint Ford additionally play, he has the better numbers with eight tackles, two tackles-for-loss, and a sack. General, the trio have 16 tackles, 5 tackles-for-loss, and three sacks. The hope is the numbers will go up Saturday in Waco when the No. 7/9 Cowboys go to No. 16/14 Baylor Bears. Not the identical precise staff, however near it that beat the Cowboys 21-16 within the Massive 12 Championship Sport final December in Arlington, Texas.

I requested Martin how he processes the emotion from that loss and channels it into the very best for his effort Saturday.

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Brock Martin

“I attempt to not be motivated by issues that occurred final yr or issues which are out of my management,” Martin began his clarification, “I performed in that recreation final yr and clearly, had somewhat management over it. I attempt to not dwell on it. I don’t dwell on it. Like I’ve mentioned many occasions earlier than it comes up as a subject of dialog over the previous couple of months. I attempt to not let a single occasion inspire me to play my greatest. I attempt to self-motivate. I attempt to consider the explanations that I play football as my motivator like my household, my son, and all that stuff, girlfriend. These are the issues that inspire me, not destructive or constructive issues that occurred up to now.”

Martin could not use that consequence for higher ends in McLane Stadium, however his motivation is that is the Massive 12 opener. Oklahoma State is one in every of three unbeaten groups left within the Massive 12 and he needs to assist hold the Cowboys excellent. He additionally has that saltiness, I spoke of. It was there after I requested about gamers, notably defensive gamers that generally desire enjoying on the highway to enjoying in entrance of the pleasant crowd at Boone Pickens Stadium. Bingo, we hit on one thing there.

“I’m the highway man,” Martin answered fast. “Don’t get me fallacious, I like to play in entrance of our crowd. We have now one of many best crowds in all of college football. I like listening to  the chippy-ness of the away crowds. Typically I really feel like I play higher in away stadiums. I believe I benefit from the hostile emotions that they carry and form of making it my very own.”

Hostile emotions, possibly some towards that deer he hit, possibly some towards Baylor, however principally just a bit hostility on the market he can seize, make it his personal, and use if to gas a number of massive performs on Saturday. No matter it takes to go along with household and all that great things that motivates Martin.



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