Here's what members of the Texas Longhorns had to say after their upset victory over Oklahoma on Saturday:
Quarterback Colt McCoy: The most important thing for me to do was get a win. That was the main goal. To be able to execute Coach Davis' plan was awesome. We were able to attack and throw the ball, and we have to give credit to the offensive line. If there are any awards at the end of the season, they are team awards. I truly feel that way. ... (Chris Ogbonnaya) is going to make plays because he is a playmaker. He runs great routes out of the backfield, picks up blitzes well. When his number is called, he is going to get you those tough, hard-fought yards. They blitzed and blitzed all day and played their linebackers in tight, so that made us throw the ball a lot. Finally, they backed off and Chris popped two long runs. And that was the difference. ... I watch defense. I watched OU's defense all day, so I don't know what they do on offense. Sam Bradford is a great leader. I mean, look at him today -- he ran them up and down the field. He is a special player and we knew coming in that they were going to score some points. I have to give credit to our defense, because they stopped them they needed to. Coach (Greg) Davis had a great gameplan and we were able to execute perfectly.
Defensive end Brian Orakpo: I really thought we had a good gameplan coming in with Coach (Will) Muschamp. They have a great offense, and these guys make huge plays. Sometimes, we shot ourselves in the foot when it was third-and-long, but we did a great job of handling adversity. We started getting off the field when we needed to, and that's when the big plays started coming. The sacks and interceptions and big tackles really motivated our team. (Roddrick) Muckelroy is a tackling machine. There are games where I finish with two tackles because Muckelroy finished with 14. He is that type of guy. I felt that we did a great job and finished it off when it mattered in the second half. ... As far as blitzing and things go, give credit to their offensive line. Those guys are big. We have a god defensive front and Coach Muschamp felt that we could bring some pressure with just rushing four guys. That was the philosophy and gameplan coming in -- don't rush more if we don't need to, because they have great wide receivers and tight ends that make plays. We tried to do that all game, and we were somewhat successful with it.
Running back Chris Ogbonnaya: I just kept telling the offensive line to remain patient, because I knew Colt (McCoy) was going to get me the ball. I knew that he was giving dummy signals with his hands because of all the time we have spent together over the last three years. The offensive line probably doesn't get as much credit as they deserve. The guys that were in there just kept grinding, and I told them that we just need to keep doing that. We ended up having the opportunity to break a couple of big ones, and I just wanted to thank them for that opportunity. A lot of times, they are the unsung heroes of our team.
Defensive tackle Roy Miller: We had a couple of missed assignments and alignments, but like eerybody said, we just needed to keep fighting on third-down conversions. We just kept feeding off of the offense. (Roddrick) Muckleroy was a beast, just like (Brian) Orakpo said. Being on this team is so hard just because you have to compete with these guys in practice. It is just fun being on this defense. I really enjoy it. ... We were definitely getting double-teamed. A lot of things weren't going too well and we just kept playing hard. Were just able to keep fighting and (Brian) Orakpo just kept on making a bunch of plays and we just kept feeding from plays like that.
Wide receiver Jordan Shipley: We needed a big play and I have to give all the credit to the guys blocking. They opened up the holes and they made it happen. It was a lot of fun to be able to make a big play. ... (Colt McCoy) is one of the better quarterbacks in the country right now. He is playing at an extremely high level right now and has a lot of confidence. We are all trying to win the next game right now and that is our attitude. ... A lot of credit goes to game preparation. (Colt) works harder than anybody that I have seen. Lifting weights and watching file -- that goes a long way for him. ... Being around the game as long as we have, it gives you a base for everything we do out there, whether it be sandlot plays or busted plays. It goes a long way.
-- Keeli Garza