Oklahoma was able to take more strides in a 38-17 win against Kansas State. Here are some of the best quotes from the players and coaches.
OU 38, KSU 17
“Joe’s a great player. That hurdle was crazy. If you looked at me on the sideline, I probably did the Matrix. That was one of the best plays I’ve seen all year. He landed on his feet, just like a cat.” – linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo on Joe Mixon’s hurdle touchdown
“That felt really good to put us in the driver’s seat. I didn’t think Coach (Lincoln) Riley was going to call that play. I thought maybe he would milk the clock a little bit more and just take it out from there. For him to call that play means he really trusted me.” – wide receiver Dede Westbrook on the 88-yard touchdown call in the fourth quarter
“Will gives us more flexibility. We’ve played him in spread sets. Kansas State spreads us all over the field like everyone else, too. It’s good to have Will. He’s comfortable in that position. We’re playing Kapri (Doucet) and Caleb (Kelly) as well, so all three of those guys will continue to contribute.” – defensive coordinator Mike Stoops on Will Johnson’s return
“They are doing a great job. Erick (Wren) has played very well at center and Ben Powers at guard has done great things. Ben, physically, is probably a little more suited to play guard. Physically, he’s what you want in a guard. That group has played so well, and we knew that with all of the early injuries, we needed continuity. The production has been there, so why change it? Again, it’s a long road and something else could happen, and Alvy (Jonathan Alvarez) will be asked to step up again.” – offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley on the offensive line play
“It was good to see Trev. I’m very happy for him and he’s a guy everyone in this room should be happy for. He’s worked his butt off to be where they’re at and they’re undefeated. He’s got a big game next week against Bama. I believe Trevor is undefeated against the SEC, if I’m not mistaken, so. Hopefully, Trev keeps that going and we’ll be watching.” – quarterback Baker Mayfield on former OU and current Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight being back in Norman