Beal Talks Miami Loss, Big Game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Now, here's Jeremy Beal's thoughts on the Sooners' second loss at Land Shark Stadium in the past nine months.

Junior defensive end Jeremy Beal on Jacory Harris' play
It wasn't just him. It was just the whole offense as a whole, you know. I mean they had some good plays on us. They outplayed us on offense, and we didn't step up in the fourth quarter to make some plays as a defense.

On Javarris James' 50-yard run in the second quarter
It was just a good play. They ran a good play, and we didn't defend it well.

On if they expected Miami to bounce back from a tough loss to Virginia Tech
Yeah. I mean, being Miami, Miami-Oklahoma, it's a historic rivalry. You know, anybody's going to bounce back like that. After a loss like that, anybody's going to bounce back and play like they did, and we expected it, but we didn't play well enough to win.

On what was wrong defensively
I really don't know. You know, I guess we've just got to [evaluate it]. I mean, I can't tell you until we watch film and correct the mistakes we made. You know, I can tell you after that, but right now I mean, I just don't know. They outplayed us.

On what they did offensively
Yeah. They did a lot of stuff and quick passes and yeah, they did a great job trying to get the ball out of Harris' hands, and they played a really good game.

On his personal game
I just felt like I needed to step up, and I think everybody every week tries to get better, and that's the goal for everybody, and I just try to do that every week.

On if it was his best game so far
Stats wise, it may be, but technique wise, no. I did not play [well]. I don't feel I played a good game technique wise, but I just got lucky and got some stats and sacks and stuff. But I think as the defense overall, we need to play better, including myself.

On how to refocus and what the goals are
I mean, we don't really try to think about the whole Big 12 as a whole. We just try to think about Baylor coming in next week and try to focus on that. We just try to go out and beat Baylor.

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