What members of the Oklahoma Sooners had to say after their 45-35 loss to Texas on Saturday:
Quarterback Sam Bradford: We knew they were going to be good coming into this game, and they just executed well. I thought we played well in the first half and even in the second half, they were just able to execute and stop us. ... We still have half of a season left to play. This is only one game and it's over now. We can't change the outcome of this one. We can learn from our mistakes and refocus our efforts on the rest of our games from here on out. We still have a lot of football left to play.
Linebacker Travis Lewis: Losing a great leader like Ryan (Reynolds) in a game like this was a tough blow. It's always tough to lose a player like Ryan to an injury, but it gives someone else on the team an opportunity to step up and make plays.
Wide receiver Manuel Johnson: It feels great to come home and play in my home state. I had the opportunity to play against some guys I went to high school with, but it's never fun to lose this game in this environment. ... We can't dwell on this game. It's over now. As I recall, my sophomore season, we lost this game and still won the Big 12 Championship. We just need to go play well the rest of the season and refocus.
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy: Texas has a great offense and they executed well. We needed stops and we just couldn't get them. The roughing the passers, the personal fouls, the offsides, all the different things what happened just killed us. Not saying that Texas wasn't a good team, they have a great offense, but the penalties just killed us. When we needed stops, we just couldn't get them. ... Texas is just good. They just had our number today. We had some breakdowns where we needed stops, and we didn't get them. Instead of getting a stop, we had a breakdown. We would have them backed up and then we'd get a personal foul. Offsides on third downs. There were little thing that we needed to get done that we didn't get done today, and they had our number. ... Ryan (Reynolds) is a great player. We have great depth on this team, we have guys who can come in and play. But for Ryan, this is his third ACL injury. How many times does that have to happen to one guy? I feel bad for Ryan, more than us. We'll be OK, but I'm more worried about Ryan. ... We'll bounce back, we always do. This was a big game for us, a rivalry game. This game, a lot of the time, determines who goes to the Big 12 Championship for the South. The winner of this game usually gets a jump on the rest of the competition. We lost it, but we'll bounce back. We'll regroup, get in the film room, see what we did wrong and fix our mistakes.
Wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias: It was a good game. Both good teams, both very talented. Offenses were great today on both sides of the ball. We just have to get some of those stops and on the offensive side, we have to convert some of those third downs we had. We need to get better on both sides and on special teams. We need to become a complete team.
Brian Jackson: (Receivers Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley) are really shifty. Being as tall as I am, sometimes it gets kind of difficult going after a smaller receiver, who moves in-and-out and side-to-side all the time instead of going deep for the ball. You've got to give them their credit, they had a wonderful game. Cosby and Shipley came out and did what they had to do to be successful and we just couldn't get them.
-- Keeli Garza