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OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables: Run game, turnovers key to the game

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING — Oklahoma and Texas A&M players and coaches sound off after the Sooners' 41-25 win in Norman.
COMPILED BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, Published: November 5, 2011

Here is a look at what players and coaches had to say about Oklahoma's 41-25 win over Texas A&M:

Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman: “Well, I didn't think it was just the second half. I think it was a slow start to the entire game.”

Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables: “Run game and turnovers were all we talked about all week. We knew that it would come down to that, and at the end of the day it did.”

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill: “You can't throw interceptions; it'll kill your drive. I looked up at one point in the fourth quarter and we had more yards than them. That just goes to show what turnovers will do to you.”

Oklahoma defensive end Ronnell Lewis on mounting injuries: “Yeah (they're frustrating), but we just have to keep building. That is what a team is about. We just keep building off of that and continue to make the plays.”

Sherman on the third-quarter woes: “You can't play football without the football and we were playing without the football.”

Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel on Roy Finch: “To see Roy handle and play the way he did is a positive sign. The way he has been playing and practicing has been smart. That's why he has been starting the way he has.”