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OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden: Cowboys are ‘really, really confident'

COMPILED BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: October 22, 2011
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Here's a look at what players and coaches were saying after Oklahoma State's 45-24 win over Missouri:

* OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden on the Cowboys' confidence: “In our locker room, we've got a lot of confidence. That shows when we play. We're playing as a team. I mean, look at what our defense did today. They created turnovers, and (James Franklin is) a good quarterback. We're just playing with confidence, and it hasn't been like that forever. Guys are really, really confident in their abilities and coaches putting them in the right place.

* OSU center Grant Garner on the Cowboys' road success: “We don't approach it any differently than any other game. I think sometimes it's more fun to play on the road, because everybody's against you. It really is us versus the whole stadium. I think we have great team chemistry, which just enhances our ability to depend on each other.”

* Missouri coach Gary Pinkel on playing from behind: “We had our opportunities. Against a team like this — a really, really good football team — we have to take advantage of every single opportunity, and we have to make it work to your advantage for you. We just didn't do that today.”

* OSU receiver Michael Harrison on stepping in for injured receivers Justin Blackmon and Hubert Anyiam: “We had a few injuries, but in practice, when someone goes down, another person steps up. I was ready for it. I'm always ready for it.”

* Missouri defensive lineman Jacquies Smith on the OSU running game: “We had gaps in fundamentals and things of that nature. We got them out of throwing the ball and they started running it. We didn't stop it, simple as that.”

* OSU coach Mike Gundy on running backs Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith: “They're just good kids and they run hard and they play unselfish football. We asked our offense to do that in August, because there were so many playmakers. We have to play unselfish football.”