Texas coach Mack Brown
On the win: I'm proud of the guys. There was a tremendous amount of pressure on our guys tonight because A&M had nothing to lose and we have everything in the world to lose. I felt like they made the statement they needed to make. ... I thought [Colt McCoy] made a huge statement tonight because I do think he's the most valuable player on one of the best teams in the country. I've said it repeatedly, and I'll say it again tonight -- we would not be where we are without him.
On the BCS rankings: This team has been unbelievable this year, and whether we get to play next week [in the Big 12 Championship Game] or not -- I hope we do -- I think we'll end up in a BCS game somewhere. Hopefully we can continue to play like we did tonight.
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy
On the fans: That's the loudest I've ever heard it. I thought the Missouri game would be the loudest, but tonight was just awesome.
Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo
On holding A&M to negative rushing yards: You have to control the line of scrimmage. That's the main thing in each and every ball game. If you can't do that, that's when they can take advantage and ruun the ball and work the play action. Roy [Miller] and company did a great job up the middle. They did a great job pushing the pocket and making our job easier off the ends.
Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp
On UT's six sacks: We've done a great job all year pressure the quarterback with four guys rushing. We feel like we had some advantages based on some protection things they did, and the kids did an outstanding job of executing in those situations.
Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis
On Texas' focus: We told the guys that they cannot go out with the attitude that we needed to follow a bunch of polls. We just needed to play. It was a rivalry game and we knew they were going to play hard. All we wanted to do was win the ballgame.
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman
On the loss: Texas played a whale of a ball game, and we didn't. I thought our guys played their hearts out. We were overmatched at different times in the ball game and didn't handle that very well. I thought our guys played hard, but obviously, playing hard doesn't guarantee a victory. You have to play well, coach well and get it done, and we didn't get it done.
On Texas' offensive success, including 14 of 17 on third down conversions: We just didn't stop them on third down. Give Texas all the credit. They've got a heck of a football team, and [Colt McCoy] is a heck of a quarterback. ... We didn't convert on third downs, and they did.We didn't stay on the field, and they did. That was the name of the game.