Postgame Quotes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 04, 2010
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  Head Coach Bob Stoops

"At halftime, we had given up two big running plays and that was about it. We worked so hard and I told the kids to feel positive about it because we weren't far off.

(On being down 17;0): "I told them to just keep playin' ball. That's what we told 'em before the game, just keep playing because it's gonna be a long night."

"It's really special. I feel fortunate to be with these kids and these schools. And beating Nebraska, like this, in this game? Are you kidding?. It's just great to get another championship."
  Sophomore DB Demontre Hurst

(on breaking up final pass) "I was just anticipating. I knew where they were gonna go and I tried to make a good play. I made a good play ... and we're Big 12 champions.

(on the defense): We had some mistakes, gave up some big plays early in the game and we had to bounce back. We just kept our heads up and things turned out good."

(on the pressure on Nebraska's QBs and the sacks): "The D line was huge, the biggest part of the game, getting pressure on their quarterback. That made things a little easier on us in the secondary."

  Senior DE Jeremy Beal

(On the defensive line) "JaMarkus (McFarland), Stacy (McGee), Frank Alexander, Pryce Macon they all did a great job tonight. Hats off to those guys. The number of sacks we had (7-48 yds) that's unheard of. Offense played great, defense played great, great game all-around."

(On being down 17-0): We kept on fighting, just kept on fighting. There were a lot of emotional waves and luckily we came back and won.
  Sophomore QB Landry Jones

"I am speechless right now. First of all I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity, I know it sounds cliché. He has given me so many things right now I just want to give him praise. I can't say enough about him and what he's done for me. My teammates - it just shows the character of our team. Being down 17-0, fight back into the game and finish it off. That was a great win for us."

On playing calm at the end of the game:
With the way our defense plays, our offense is never out of the game. I can't say enough about what Nebraska's defense does and it's offense does.

  Senior WR Cameron Kenney

On winning the last Big 12 Championship:
"It means everything. We came here to work and everyone did their job and we succeeded.
It's just a great feeling knowing that we successfully played the game. Against Nebraska you have to be great."

On the defense's last stop:
"It was everything. We knew we had to bring everything we had and give it all we got. Everyone stepped up."

  Junior LB Austin Box

Talking about the defense:
Coming out early, I think we were a little tentative. They made some plays on us, not to take anything away from them. When the game got going and the defense settled in and started making some plays we were playing our kind of defense.

Two stops at end of fourth Q:
That's huge. We knew with about three minutes left with their offense backed up, we'd have to make more stops to win the game. So we just trust in our defense, trust in our coaching and went out and executed and made the plays.

On bowl game:
It's a long season. Right now I'm kind of worried about having a few days off to kind of rest up. But we know winning this game will have a BCS berth. And whoever they throw at us, we'll be ready.

  Junior LB Travis Lewis

On the intense defense tonight:
We wanted it. We wanted this bad. This has been a long season. We have been tested in so many ways. We have been with our backs against the wall. We came out here and defense totally dominated.

Fitting the last play is that it's a defensive stop:
It shows what kind of guys we have on this team. WE have a lot of guys with character, a lot of guys that really wanted this and we're bringing the Championship back home.

This is my third Big 12 Championship and this means the most. All we went through, all of the controversy. To win this game in the fashion that we did is huge.

On his three takeaways:
They gave me the opportunities and I took advantage of them. I missed a lot of tackles and I gave up some big plays. But we never gave up and kept fighting.




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