Coach Bob Stoops: "You have to compliment the defense. I thought coach (Brent) Venables and the staff did an excellent job. But still, in the end it's the players that have to tackle, be where they need to be, make plays and they were great."
Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson: "I think early we were pressing and there might have been a little bit of stress in the first couple of drives. You would have thought that it would have been to our advantage to gain some momentum to get the crowd into it and we went through a lull in the first quarter. So we go through that and build and have a nice second quarter. The opening drive in the third quarter, that nice long drive was a good deal."
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables: "Our guys came out basic and simple and they lined up right. They played very physical and man-to-man played very strongly. They played a really clean game, we tackled well, covered well and got great pressure. I thought that our guys created a new line of scrimmage from the outset. I thought they responded to a lot of challenges in a lot of different ways. It has been a tough and difficult year but our guys have never made excuses."
Junior defensive end Jeremy Beal: "We had a lot to prove today, especially for the seniors. We've had a difficult year and we just wanted to come out on top with a great win. I'm proud of our team today. We played extremely hard and the score proved it."
Sophomore wide receiver Ryan Broyles: "I was told to be a little farther than where he punted it (on his 87-yard touchdown return), so I didn't know if I was going to get the ball or not. I got a soft bounce, and I just grabbed the ball and my guys just started blocking for me. I went left and it all worked out for me."
Freshman quarterback Landry Jones: "We knew that we couldn't come out and play the way we played last week (in a 41-13 loss at Texas Tech) and win this game. We've played well at home all year but if we came out and played like we did last week we wouldn't have had a chance. You have to give it to the defense in this game. They held OSU to around 109 yards on offense which makes our job easier and gives us less pressure."
Junior defensive tackle Gerald McCoy: "Regardless of what happens, life is going to throw all types of different things at you. A lot of different hurdles, but you have to hurdle. A lot of ups and downs, but in the end, you have to find a way to bounce back, pick yourself up and keep on fighting. I think we went out there and proved that today."
Junior offensive tackle Eric Mensik: "Coach Wilson told us at halftime, we needed to start running the ball more and we knew as an O-line that we needed to start punching it harder and step it up and go ahead and go after it."
Junior running back DeMarco Murray: "I think we played together for the first time as a team. Special teams, defensively, and offensively, we were one unit. I thought it was a great victory today for us."
Freshman receiver Jaz Reynolds: "We are trying to make the best bowl as possible and finish with pride and not just letting somebody come in and end our winning streak on our own field. The whole week the coaches preached about pride and having effort going through every snap. So everything this week was just about pride and effort."