Senior defensive end and defensive captain Greg
Senior defensive end and defensive captain Greg Richmond
It's tough to play in
"It was a missed opportunity for us.
We went off into a hostile environment playing against one of the best teams in
the Big 12. It's just something that we let slip away from us. We have a great coaching staff. We
have great leaders on our team. We just need to focus on the things that we did
wrong in the
The defense, however,
was able to stunt
"It was something that we just had to calm down and relax. When we got the chance to make a play and in position to make one, we just have to make it. Jammal Lord, he's a great athlete. He's the type of guy you can't get a big kill shot. You've just have to break down and be a fundamental tackler, and just let your whole team gather ‘round and bring him down.When we have the opportunity to make plays, we've gotta make ‘em. As a defense we have to get off the field. We have to make plays so that we can get off the field."
"I feel good about it, but there's a whole lot of things that we could have done better as far as playing our techniques and just getting off the blocks and makin plays."
Several young players on the defensive line got to showcase their talent in the game, and like the rest of the defense, they did well.
"It was wonderful. It was something that I had been talking about all summer, that we have some good guys that can play up front and that can get the job done."
After the loss, the
psyche of the team took a huge blow, especially for the young players. But the
team leaders are trying to help it heal quickly.
"Just simply keep your heads up. We're still a good football team. One game is not going to determine our season and where we're going to be at the end of the year so we've just gotta keep the focus on our future."
Next on the agenda for the Cowboys is the Wyoming Cowboys. OSU feels confident about their chances and is keeping a positive attitude.
"The same mindset that we had going
in to play against
"We just gotta take care of our side of the ball. We've got a great offense; we know they're going to come around. Everybody has their bad days sometimes, but we still have great confidence in our offense, we know they're gonna get the job done."
"We'll probably start this afternoon, watching just a little film, see what they do, things we need to expect from them. It's gonna be a great one. It's Orange Peel weekend. We're probably gonna have a lot of fans out there."