STILLWATER — Oklahoma State rolled to an easy 59-3 victory against FCS opponent Lamar on Saturday to remain perfect to start the season.
Here is what some of the players and coaches from both Lamar and Oklahoma State had to say about the game:
* Lamar coach Ray Woodard on the strength of Oklahoma State: “Well, this is not just a Big 12 team. It's a very good Big 12 team. It's as good of an offense as I've seen in the country this year. We're going to be a better team after coming in here to play. We were overmatched tonight. They were the better team. Hats off the them.”
* OSU safety Daytawion Lowe on creating momentum going into conference play: “It's always good to come out and dominate before conference play because it gives us confidence. It lets a bunch of guys get some experience under their belt because we may need them in conference play. It's really a confidence booster.”
* OSU quarterback J.W. Walsh on what worked so well for the offense: “We had good tempo going. The guys up front were blocking real hard, and the running backs were running really hard. We were able to wear them down up front. Early on we were in a rhythm and on the same page. That really got us going.”
* OSU coach Mike Gundy on the opportunity for backups to play: “Fortunately, we're far enough along as a program that we take control of these games early, and it gives us a chance to work some other guys. If we had to punt again, we would've let Michael (Reichenstein) punt. I think as a coaching staff, it's important that we work through those situations. That's what we did tonight.”
* Lamar quarterback Caleb Berry on what the Cardinals learned from the game: “Like any other game, don't make mistakes and execute, and you have a chance of winning. If you don't, you're probably going to lose.
* Berry on the difference between playing FCS and FBS teams: “Their speed is much greater than some of the FCS teams. Not all of them, but some of them. The speed is much more difficult to deal with.”
* Woodard on the positives the team can take from the game: “We got some exposure for our program. We got to come up here and see what it's like to play in front of a crowd like this. We got to play against some guys that were strong and fast. Luckily, we came out of it relatively healthy because we played hard. There are a lot of positives from tonight, but the scoreboard wasn't one of the.”
* Woodard on what types of improvements need to be made to compete the rest of the way: “I've been pretty honest with our players. We went out and watched film on a Division II school and we knew we were better than them, but we watched OSU on film and figured they were bigger and faster than us.
“We did a lot of things right tonight. We didn't have a whole lot of penalties, and we only had one turnover. We're doing some things right, but we were outmatched at times. That just goes to show the difference between their level and our level.”