MANHATTAN, Kan. — 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.”
Oklahoma sophomore receiver Sterilng Shepard, on the offense's balance:
“When you have the combination of both (run and pass), it is hard to stop. We got things going early and we tried to get into the end zone early. We feel like when we start well, we end up playing well.”
Kansas State junior defensive end Ryan Mueller, on OU's run game:
“They ran all over us. I do not know how else to answer that. They ran the ball on us and we did not stop the run. It was extremely frustrating.”
Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, on the game's impact moving forward:
“At times, our kids and coaches too have been told they are not very good. They've been consistent, kept working, come back and played better. We are only as good as our next one. It's two weeks away.”