"Offensively, we did a lot of good things even though we had a short field most of the time. I was very pleased with the two minute offense right before the half. Barmann did a good job of taking control of the offense, our kids executed the two minutes the way we wanted them to. I like the way that we ran the ball and blocked, on both the offensive line and wide-receiver. There was much improved blocking on the offensive side of the ball.
"On the defensive side, we played the run very well, we played pass defense very well, we got the quarterback out of rhythm and we played hard nosed, tough, defensive football.
"There are things that we need to work on in all areas of the game, but we are going to continue to play opponents that are Big 12 quality and Big 12 conference opponents, so we know we have to elevate our game in all three areas," said Mangino.