Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops Quotes

Opening statement...

“Any win is a good win. Coming here in a difficult place to play, I thought our offense in the first half played incredibly well both run and pass. Defensively we gave up some big plays. Josh Freeman scrambling around buying extra time, throwing the ball with that arm made it tough containing him, but fortunately in the second quarter we buckled down and come up with some big turnovers and had five on the day. So that part was positive, but then again there is a lot of stuff that still needs to be improved on.” 

 

On Oklahoma’s effective running backs and offensive line...

“DeMarco (Murray) and Chris (Brown) had great days. I thought our line blocking did a nice job both protecting and being physical running the football. It really makes a difference.”

 

On the 83 combined first half points and late second quarter play of his team...

“Yeah it was crazy. It was good to see us get a punt return as Ryan (Broyles) had some room and made something happen with it. After it was tied our guys really responded and came up with some key turnovers. The offense clicked, moved the football and scored points. The end of the half we really had a flurry that really separated us.”

 

Final thoughts on the game and Josh Freeman...

“As a coach you always want to be perfect, but you have to give credit to Kansas State. Josh (Freeman) does a great job for them and he is competitive and a big guy. Sometimes we had three guys on him trying to bring him down and he still gets away. Guys like that are going to make their share of plays too, but fortunately we had more.”