Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken talked to The Oklahoman after the Cowboys' 36-14 win over TCU on Saturday:
What was the key to coming back from the early 14-0 deficit?
“I think that's a credit to our players. It helps being at home because you've got the crowd there. The reality is that the things that happened early were self-inflicted. The whole idea is to play good football, limit penalties and turnovers and do the right things. So when you do that you give yourself a chance. There are some things that go into that, but that's what we did. We just settled in and our defense played great.”
How frustrating is it settling for field goals?
“We're going to scratch and claw as best as we can as a team to get wins. And that's what I'm going to focus on. How well our guys played individually. Is it frustrating to kick field goals? Absolutely. There's no question. But you just have to figure it out.”
How nice is it to be able to count on Joseph Randle week in and week out?
“He's has definitely been consistent. The running backs are our most experienced group. When they play, you should know what to expect. When you have newcomers, you don't always know how they're going to play because the sample size is too small. With guys like Randle, Smith and the guys that are playing up front, you should have an idea of what they are going to do.”