SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Oklahoma won 35-21 at Notre Dame on Saturday, improving their season record to 4-0 entering next weekend's conference game against TCU at home.
Here's what OU and Notre Dame players and coaches had to say after the Sooners' win.
* Senior cornerback Aaron Colvin, on moving forward from Saturday's win: “It felt good to get the win on the road in a place like this, with so much tradition and so much history. We haven't beaten these guys in a long time, but at the same time, for me being a leader, I've gotta get this team ready for TCU. We'll enjoy the win today, Saturday, but Sunday, we're gonna get on the ball.”
* Co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell: “This is a very satisfying victory.”
* Sophomore receiver Sterling Shepard, on playing for redemption: “We definitely had a big chip on our shoulder. The coaches were talking about how they were ahead back in the day (by 16 points in 1999) and (Notre Dame) ended up coming back and beating them in the fourth quarter. We stressed keep pushing in the fourth quarter and finish the game off.”
* Senior center Gabe Ikard, on OU fans who made the trip: “A big thank you to our fans. That's the most red you've ever seen at a green out. Thanks for supporting us and they gave us a shot today.”
* Co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, on Trevor Knight entering the game: “Coaches say it to the media all the time and they probably roll it off their shoulders as coach speak, but it is really true. A week ago, we talked about Blake not being the starter at the beginning of the season and his opportunity comes and he took advantage of it and seized it. Trevor Knight gets demoted, he stays ready and prepares in a great way and gets called upon in the third quarter and he took advantage of it. It was a big drive answering back after they scored. It was a critical part of the game.”
* Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, on two early-season losses putting BCS hopes in jeopardy: “Don't really care about that stuff. That's for you guys to talk about. I've got a football team here we're trying to develop and work with. You guys can have your own comments and decide what that means and you can put us in whatever bowl you want.”
* Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees, on his two early interceptions: “With the group of guys that we have, it's not too tough to fight back. Obviously, you can't spot a team 14 points like that right off the bat. It's tough to fight back. But I'm proud of the way we did. Obviously, the start hurt us in the long run.”