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Oklahoma State football: What they're saying about the Cowboys' win

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: October 26, 2013

Here's a look at what players and coaches were saying after Oklahoma State's 58-27 win over Iowa State on Saturday:

* OSU running back Desmond Roland on his 58-yard touchdown run: “Once I broke it and I saw the safety and I was like, ‘I can't let him tackle me.' So I broke that and I spun off and all I saw was Josh Stewart. He said (to) follow him, so that's all I did. I followed him and Jhajuan Seales and he made a block downfield.”

* Offensive lineman Parker Graham on the passing game struggles: “I think (Iowa State was) dropping a lot of guys (into coverage). And that's why the run game was so effective. They probably came into the game thinking, ‘They haven't rushed very well, so we're going to stop their pass.' That's why we came in and had a good game on the ground for us.”

* Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads on the game: Looked like another top-15 team that we played today. That's a good football team. I give a lot of credit to Oklahoma State for coming out fast and executing very well. When you're playing an opponent like that, you can't give them anything. You can't make mistakes and you can't have foolish penalties. We had way too much of that in 60 minutes to give ourselves a chance to win.

* OSU linebacker Caleb Lavey on the opportunistic defense: “I didn't get either (defensive touchdown), but I ran down there and celebrated with both of them. It was so much fun. I loved seeing Tyler (Johnson) and (Justin) Gilbert take those to the house. It was very exciting for the defensive players.”

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