Oklahoma Player Quotes

Redshirt Freshman Quarterback Landry Jones

On the first and 45:
"I was just thinking take care of the ball. If it's the route that's not there, take your checks down and let your playmakers go run. And fortunately for us, Ryan [Broyles] made a great play on that third down and got the first down for us."

On the performance of Ryan Broyles:
"He is just a playmaker. That's all you can define him as. You go out there and put it in his hands and he's going to make something happen."

On the performance of the offense:
"We stepped up, and in the second half, we just got things rolling again like we did at Kansas. We just have to keep it going and get better every week."

On his confidence leading the team:
"Every game you just have to keep getting better. And I'm getting better. I'm seeing the stuff easier out on the field and seeing the coverages more."

On his confidence in his receivers:
"I don't know if it's knowing which guys are standing out and making plays. I have confidence in all my receivers. It's just getting the ball to them and putting it on target and they're going to make plays for me."

Sophomore Wide Receiver DeJuan Miller

On his game performance:
"I felt like I was getting my chance to show what I can do. I'm more talented. I don't want to sound too cocky, but that's just the inner confidence that I have in myself that I know I can play at a high level. When my number is called on third down, those catches are the biggest catches for me and to keep the drive alive and to keep it going. I felt real good today. I felt in a rhythm, and we really came out with a good victory today."

On the performance of the offense:
"The offense knew that we needed to go out and every time we touch the ball, score. Whether it's a touchdown or a field goal because we knew at that point the defense was kind of struggling, so we knew we had to pick up the slack."

Junior Running Back DeMarco Murray

On Quarterback Landry Jones' performance:
"Landry is growing each week. He's a great player and a great competitor. He knows the job is his now, and he's a great guy."

On the overall game performance:
"It was good for us to be on top in the fourth quarter and have a close game. I don't think we've done that yet, so that was a good job by us. We completed the challenge. It was a great game. Kansas State played their hearts out. We were just able to come out on top this week."

On the offense  helping out the defense:
"We know how talented our defense is. The thing is we just have to play smarter. We can't have forced turnovers. All year long the defense helped out the offense. They gave us opportunity after opportunity, so tonight was our turn to help the defense and keep them off the field."

On preparing for the game this week after missing a game due to injury:
"It was a little tough. I wasn't sure I was going to play this game until we were stretching. It was tough missing last week. It was a great rest for my body, but it was hard."

Sophomore Wide Receiver Ryan Broyles

On the performance of the wide receivers:
"It's good when guys step up, it's definitely a good thing.  We just have to keep moving up from here.  We have a lot of talent and a lot of guys have the chance to play, we just have to make the best of it."

On the younger wide receivers:
"I tell all the guys that anybody can make plays.  You have to get out there and make an opportunity and you have to make it happen when you get the chance.  I'm glad the guys did."

On the offensive performance during the fourth quarter:
"We definitely stepped up.  After the first half, we came in here and made some corrections.  We kind of settled down and we knew we had to make plays.  Landry (Jones) definitely stepped up."

Junior Defensive End Jeremy Beal

On the performance of the defense:
"Everyone was good.  We had some adversity there in the second half.  It was good to go through that and get a win like that."

On the offense:
"I thought the offense played exceptionally well.  Especially in the second half when they answered every time they scored.  That helped us out a lot.  The defense, we didn't play as well as we needed to, especially in the second half, but we came out in the fourth and made some key stops that helped us to a win."

Junior Defensive Back Quinton Carter

On his performance:
"I just think they ran to my side a lot.  I had a lot of fits and had a lot of chances to make a lot of plays.  I just try to tackle better and I did that."

On his improvements this season:
"Just getting experience, being able to read the quarterbacks better, being able to break down film better, really just the whole feeling of the game and the whole speed of the game.  I have been adjusting pretty well."