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Oklahoma football: What they're saying about the Sooners' win over Kansas State

by Jason Kersey Published: November 23, 2013


photo - Oklahoma's Durron Neal (5) fights of Kansas State 's Kip Daily (7) during an NCAA college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State University Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Oklahoma won 41-31. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Durron Neal (5) fights of Kansas State 's Kip Daily (7) during an NCAA college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State University Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Oklahoma won 41-31. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma improved to 9-2 on the season and 5-2 in Big 12 Conference play with Saturday's 41-31 win at Kansas State.

Here's a look at what players and coaches had to say following the Sooners' victory:

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, on Bob Stoops passing Barry Switzer as OU's all-time winningest coach. Stoops spent seven years on Snyder's KSU staff in the early 1990s.

“Bobby is a tremendously talented football coach. I think everyone is aware of that, as well as Barry Switzer was. Two really wonderful coaches. … I am sure it certainly means something for Bobby. It was not a good win because it came here, and I told him that before the ball game. I wished him well, with the exception of today.”

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, on the Sooners run defense:

“Our plan was to control the line of scrimmage and be great against the run game. Our plan wasn't to give up big passes, but that kinda kept them going. I feel to beat these guys you have to be great against the run game, and we were.”

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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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