COMPILED BY GINA MIZELL AND JENNI CARLSON, Staff Writers Published: December 31, 2011

*OU coach Bob Stoops using bowl preparation to move forward: “We have started some steps in what we've done as a program. These guys have been awesome. I said that coming in here, I was really excited how they worked (in Oklahoma). We didn't have a full week here, but they were awesome. They really went hard and they prepared well.”

*OU defensive end Frank Alexander on the team's motivation: “We came out and treated this as a national championship. Even though we didn't make it. This was our national championship.”

*Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt Jr. on nearly being hit by an overhead camera late in the game: “I feel like somebody was trying to kill me. It was lucky it didn't hit me. That corner was pretty sharp, though.”


*Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on the game: “We had opportunities in the first half, drove down, came up short on fourth down. We had a critical error, an unforced error on a play that would get the ball over the 50. We did some things to hurt ourselves. But Oklahoma had a big part of that, too.”

*Stoops on brother Mike being on the sideline: “He was at the Tech game, too, and that didn't work real well. It means he's my brother and he lives not too far away. Why would he not come to the game?”

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