Oklahoma captain Gabe Ikard: 'We shouldn't get beat like this'

by Jason Kersey Published: November 7, 2013

No. 6 Baylor routed Oklahoma 41-12 Thursday night inside Floyd Casey Stadium.

After the game, senior center and captain Gabe Ikard spoke to reporters about the rest of the season, the game plan and Baylor's rapid rise over the past few years.

Q: What is there to still play for, and how do you guys stay motivated?

A: It's one of those things where the team can go one of two ways. We've got three quality opponents left. You can either pack it in and hang your head and feel sorry for yourself and get beat three more times or you can come back, be a man, show some character, respond to this adversity, come back, play and represent the University of Oklahoma well and play for your family, your teammates, everyone that's involved and loves this program.

It's one of those things where we're not used to getting beat like this. We shouldn't get beat like this but we've got to take it for what it is, come back to work and be men about what happened.

Was the game plan to hold onto the ball and run more?


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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