Cotton Bowl: What they're saying about OSU's Cotton Bowl loss

by Gina Mizell Published: January 4, 2014

Missouri held off Oklahoma State 41-31 on Friday night in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Here's what some of the players and coaches had to say about the game:

*“It's a tough way to lose the last two games. It's really hard on our team. I was proud of our effort. We had our chances.” — OSU coach Mike Gundy

*“It hurts to lose, but this class, I've developed some relationships that I'll keep for the rest of my life. I couldn't be more proud to know these two guys (Clint Chelf and Shaun Lewis).” — Cowboys linebacker Caleb Lavey

*“Sweet. That's awesome. Make sure you document this so you have all your research and your background. We were prepared for both quarterbacks. I thought that was a joke.” — Gundy after being asked about Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk by a reporter from Sports Illustrated.

*“Instant replay. I mean, that's what's caused it, right? There was how many reviews? Four? Five? I'm going to guess that pushes it over the four-hour limit. There were a lot of forward passes: 40 for them and 57 for us.” — Gundy on the length of the game, which exceeded four hours.

*“As long as you win, I don't care how long they (go).” — Missouri coach Gary Pinkel on the length of the game

*“I just don't know if there's a better facility out there that puts on a show and is accommodating to the game. It's very impressive. I think whoever made the decision made a good decision to give these people the opportunity to have that national championship game.” — Gundy on the Cotton Bowl hosting next season's national championship game that is part of the inaugural four-team playoff.

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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