OU Gameweek: They Said It

"They make you work hard to beat them defensively. Offensively they've got good balance run and pass, always very sound in the kicking game."

It's Senior Day for the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, who host Iowa State in their final home game of the year. Bob Stoops has never lost to the Cyclones. Here's what he had to say this week and the state of his team.

Stoops

  • "[The Cyclones] play really good, disciplined football in that, watch every part of what they're doing and it's executed really well and a smart plan all the time. They make you work hard to beat them defensively. Offensively they've got good balance run and pass, always very sound in the kicking game. And their players play really hard. So all of it together, they're always in good, tight games."

  • "[Baylor] outplayed us. We've played and executed every game but here we run it and get nothing. Is that coaching? I don't know. Is it? Maybe we didn't coach it hard enough this week. We've been coaching it for eight weeks and all of a sudden it isn't any good. Sometimes you get beat, so there's always some times like here's a bad call or in this situation we should have done this."

  • "We could've executed our passing game better last week. There were plays and routes that were open and we've got to be able to hit them. We've got to be able to throw it more accurate in some instances. That would help. But, the other night we needed to be able to run the football better than we did and find ways to get them off us in the way they were defending the run game, but that gets back to us being able to throw the football."

  • "[Quarterback play has] been inconsistent. That's the fairest thing to say. I'm not going to sit here and give a grade publicly to everybody."

  • "I don't know [if Trevor Knight will play this week]. Everybody (in the media) was disappointed that he played last week, so no, I'm not answering. I'm not changing what we're doing with the quarterbacks."


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