Game Quotes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 21, 2009

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  Head Coach Bob Stoops

Opening Statement:
"I give my compliments and congratulations to Texas Tech. Their team really played well and really beat us on both sides of the ball. It was pretty obvious that offensively we would move the ball to some degree but not produce touchdowns. Defensively, they rushed the ball a lot on us. We knew that was a big factor in the game. Again, compliments to Tech and really disappointed in our defense's effort. They just can't allow them to run the football the way they did and outside of that we never could get the stops. We couldn't produce the stops that we needed when we needed them. They executed and we didn't."
On the defense sort of giving up and not playing hard for the first time this season:
"I think it's the first time all season that our defense has looked that way. I don't think it's fair to say that they gave up. They weren't as sharp as they have been all year. Therefore, again you get worked."
On not being able to stop the run:
"They executed it and blocked it better than we were able to get off blocks and tackle. They didn't come up with any new run plays. It's what we worked on the whole week and again, they executed better than we were able to defend it."
On the penalties and if Tech's defense did anything to throw them off their game plan:
"Yeah, they played well. We were three-of-13 on third downs so they're making third-down stops and we're not able to make those plays and you're off the field continually. Then we give up a turnover as well to give them good field position."
On the poor play of quarterback Landry Jones:
"Again, I think you're isolating one guy and I don't know think that's fair either. It's fair to offensively say that that's the case and your quarterback is a part of that but receivers dropping balls doesn't help. Their supporting cast has to be there as well and we haven't been good away from home."
On coming out at half only down 17-6, was there still plenty of hope:
"Yeah, you still have a legitimate shot. Sure, you still feel like you have a great opportunity. (On the 90-yard drive) Yeah, that doesn't give you a lot of confidence after that, but in the end, we didn't come out of halftime very well and they went on a long drive."
With the good defenses on both teams, was there a feeling that this may be a low scoring game:
"Well, you never know but I thought we'd play better defense than that."
On the secondary struggling:
"Everybody struggled. Defense, again, when you allow them to run the football like that they have you on your heels and they're not a team you can play on your heels."
  Sophomore WR Ryan Broyles

On going from 55 points last week to only a touchdown today:
"We just came out and couldn't make the big downs when we needed them. We didn't make big catches. We didn't make big blocks when we needed them."
On whether Tech did anything to knock OU out of a rhythm:
"No, I wouldn't say that. We just didn't come to play."
On his touchdown at the end of the game:
"I know everyone is making a big deal about me celebrating, but I'm out there playing. I feel passionate about the game. It hurts even talking about it right now. It's a long game, and things didn't work out our way."
On losing to a team that has also lost four games:
"I am really at a loss for words. We really just got outplayed more than anything. It's been a long season. We've still got another game left, and we are going to prepare for that one."
  Junior DE Jeremy Beal

On Tech's long drives:
"It's very disappointing when they'd have a long drive like that and we couldn't stop them, especially since they ran the ball so well. It's kind of disappointing because they just outplayed us."
On if it's even more disappointing with the defense playing well all year:
"Definitely. When the defense has been playing so well throughout the whole year, it's disappointing to come in here and have a performance like this. It's always disappointing."
On whether OU came apart or not:
"I don't know if we came apart or not. I guess we didn't have the focus. A lot of credit (goes) to them. I guess we didn't come prepared to play the game."
  RS Freshman QB Landry Jones

On OU's ability to go vertical in the second half:
"I think we did a good job, and Ryan (Broyles) did a good job getting vertical on those guys. The offensive line gave me time all game. It was good to see us do that, but we came up short, and we can't play this way if you are expected to win on the road."
On OU's struggles on the road this season:
"I think it's something that has to do with intensity. Going on the road, you just can't expect something to happen; you've got to make it happen. You have to create your own energy and stuff like that we've been kind of talking about in practice, and that's what we were hoping to do today. We just didn't get it done. We didn't execute the plays we needed to. I didn't play very good, and obviously I need to play better for us to win."



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