Nick Foles is back home for the Alamo Bowl and ready for the challenge.
"It's exciting to be in Texas and play in a game like the Alamo Bowl," Foles said. "We've had a tough ending to our season but our team stuck together real well. We have great junior and senior leads and the young guys have done a great job.
"Coach Stoops gave us two days to spend with our family so I think that has rejuvenating for everybody. I think we've had a great mindset for all the practices preparing for the bowl game and we're excited to continue the preparation in San Antonio so I'm ready to get back to work tomorrow."
Foles believes one of the bigger challenges the game will bring is a high level of athleticism.
"They have a high power offense which everyone has talked about and I've heard about," Foles said. "But watching their defense they're quite a bit similar to Arizona State defense. One thing I've noticed about Oklahoma State is they're a very athletic team.
"They're fast, quick and they're an athletic team. It's going to be a really fun game to play and I'm really excited about it."
Foles says he will use the practice time to improve as a team.
"We're just looking to move forward," he said. "We move forward as a team. That's just the mindset of the team. We know we're going against a great Oklahoma State team. They're very talented team.
"Well coached, great players. We just have to continue to improve ourselves as a team and just play with all our heart and go out there. We'll see what the score says at the end of the game. We just have to give it all we have."
Foles ready for challenge
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