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Red River Showdown quoteboard

What OU is saying after hard-fought 45-40 win against Texas.

A collection of some of the best quotes from a record-setting, crazy Red River Showdown.

Oklahoma 45, Texas 40

That’s a guy that’s been in this game before, that’s done a lot in this before. He knew. The thing I loved is he was really settled in early with his decision-making. I just kept telling him, ‘The throws will come. Just hang in there.’ He did.

“Then it took our receivers a bit to catch up. They put a couple on the ground that we don’t normally, but our guys kept confidence. Our guys have a strong belief in what we’re doing here. They believe in themselves and their ability to execute their offense and I think that showed, despite the tough start.” – offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley

“That turnover was big, too. Will has done some good things. We have to make the game where Will can be a factor because he’s a very talented player. That’s part Will, that’s part us getting him in position where he can really use his ability to play.” – defensive coordinator Mike Stoops

“I think that the energy picked up. I think everyone’s mentality has changed. For the most part, we’ve approached it as a will and a want to. Nothing is going to be handed to us. We have to go take it. That’s just been the mindset.” – offensive tackle Orlando Brown

“It was great. I just went out there with my brothers and was able to compete to the best of my abilities. The record wouldn’t even be possible if it wasn’t for the offensive line and the other receivers doing their job.” – wide receiver Dede Westbrook

“Coach Kish just always told me to stay ready no matter what. He always preaches a player is a play away from his last play so just stay ready. That's what I had to do. You have to focus in. Being a backup, you have to practice and you have to study like you're a starter so when stuff like that happens, you have to step in and play football.” – linebacker Emmanuel Beal

“It’s special to me. I grew up in Austin so I know what this rivalry is all about. I’ve been waiting a long time to finally get a win against these guys. It felt good to go out and celebrate with the team.” – quarterback Baker Mayfield




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