Texas coaches, players say penalties were momentum killers

by Michael Baldwin Modified: October 3, 2010 at 6:59 am •  Published: October 2, 2010

TEXAS COACH MACK BROWN

"(Penalties) were absolute killers. Even on our long touchdown drive we overcame two offensive holding penalties. I can't comment on them. I'm going to go home and watch them as soon as I can, see whether they were there. One young man said he got pushed and he pushed back. The first time the two hit each other it was offsetting penalties. But those are excuses. They called them on us. That's what it is. We will go home, look at them and try to correct them."

TEXAS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR WILL MUSCHAMP:

"Twice on that first drive of the game we were off the field on third down and had a penalty. I've never seen that. I don't know (what happened). It's very frustrating."

TEXAS WIDE RECEIVER JAMES KIRKENDOLL

"We just came up short. We have to give OU credit. They played good. They made some plays that mattered. We were right there at the end... We just didn't make a lot of key plays that we should have made. With penalties and turnovers we just have to regroup and learn not to do those things again."

by Michael Baldwin
Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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