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.”
* OSU cornerback Justin Gilbert on his interception return for a touchdown: “I jumped up on the route, turned around and saw the ball and put my hands up as fast as I could. I was able to stick it. Once I caught it, I stuck my foot in the ground and knew I only had the quarterback to beat. I can outrun him. It was more reaction. I saw him break on the out route. My instincts reacted to the ball.”
* OSU receiver Charlie Moore on Roland's performance: “It was awesome, especially when the receivers sometimes were down there blocking. One play, I remember blocking and just seeing Des shoot past me and that's always fun, just (to) go chasing him. I'm proud of him. He ran good. But the line was giving him some huge holes, so give them credit, too.”
* Iowa State linebacker Jeremiah George on the mindset of the Cyclone defense: “This is the Big 12. Everybody is trying to go out there and score 100 points, so that doesn't bother me. It's more about how we come out and how we finish the drives.”